Last week, with no apparent malice intended, the Stone Temple Pilots forced us to confront the fact that there was more than one Stone Temple Pilot out there, firing Scott Weiland for--I'm just speculating here--being Scott Weiland, or writing something called "Sex Type Thing," or (and this is just ... More >>
If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>
Summerland TourSaturday, July 7, at Billy Bob's TexasThis tour consists of bands that have, at one time or another, annoyed the hell out of everyone in the Western world. The lineup -- all platinum selling artists -- consists of Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground.
He sat in the cab of a green Isuzu pickup in front of the girls dormitory, dressed in a pair of rumpled cargo shorts and a thrift store t-shirt. He was waiting to take a girl to the Flaming Lips show. She was three years his senior and had introduced him to the Lips; even loaned him a copy of their ... More >>
Homegrown Music & Art FestivalSaturday, May 26, at Main Street Garden ParkFor the third annual installment of Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, the margins for bands have expanded to include all Texas acts. So this year's bill will feature Black Joe Lewis, Hayes Carll, Octopus Project and man ... More >>
This video tells the amazing story of the Tenacious D reunion. With that reunion comes a new album, Rize of the Fenix, and a massive tour that will pass through Dallas. On Friday, July 20, Tenacious D and opening act The Slights will be at Palladium Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m ... More >>
Our author's reaction to KXT's playlist of late.Yesterday morning, on the way in to work, I flipped the dial, as usual, to KKXT-91.7 FM, otherwise known around town as KXT, the just-over-a-year-old music-only NPR affiliate. What happened next was deeply unsettling: I was mentally transported back ... More >>
Against Me!, Cheap Girls, FencesTreesJanuary 24, 2011Better than: seeing some lo-fi band that thinks it's punk rock.Ally Jayne HoffmanFor more photos from last night's Trees show, check the slideshow.The easiest way to describe the 80-minute onslaught Against Me! offered up to its enthusiastic Tr ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.
Wild Light (New Hampshire)Adult NightsWe received this one recently to ... More >>