Karine Fleurima spins under the name DJ Wikkid Beat, and draws inspiration from international funk, soul and rock from the '60s and the '70s, as well as Brazilian music. She got her start making mixtapes for some of the restaurants she worked at in New York City, and after receiving positive feedbac ... More >>
Another new documentary on the Starck Club revisits the storied Dallas nightclub of the '80s
If I had to explain Madonna's Super Bowl performance in one word that isn't followed by question marks and exclamation points, it would be synergy. She was in a commercial before the event, and her new song, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" was featured afterwards. OK, fine, the Super Bowl is commerce, and ... More >>
Before we all go running blindly into 2012, I'd like to leave you with a few odds and ends that didn't fit into a year-end list, or that I plain forgot, or that I hope will happen in the new year. Loving:Violitionist Sessions The folks at Gutterth have found a creative way to take a local music sna ... More >>
Monday, March 14, at American Airlines Center
The Starck ProjectGrace Jones back during better (?) days at the Starck ClubGot a most curious e-mail over the weekend from a publicist wanting to invite the Unfair Park-ers to a press preview on December 11, when "former Starck Club reopens as Zouk." Say wha? But, sure enough: Zouk has a website ... More >>
Dammit! Rihanna has finally gone and broken my heart!
Wade Randolph Hampton, aka DJ WISHFM, is seasoned at his craft. The DJ/booker/promoter and now, band manager, has been spinning for 25 years at this point. Never one to slow down, Hampton books for The W's rooftop club, Ghostbar, serves as that club's resident DJ, and manages popular local acts i ... More >>
From Dallas to Austin to England and back again, Cory Kilduff, half of trans-Atlantic DJ duo Ocelot, has not only been making a name for himself here in the Lonstar State, but with shows all over the country and overseas. Oh, and the duo's got a forthcoming album about to drop in June (listen to ... More >>
Good Lord, was Blood Simple really 25 years ago, USA Film Festival honoree M. Emmet Walsh?A little late in the day, but the USA Film Festival just sent out the schedule for this year's shindig, which runs April 29 through May 3 at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station. To save us all the t ... More >>
"Are you one of the beautiful people? Is my name on the list? I want to be with the beautiful people... I wanna feel like I'm missed..." Eels - "Guest List" I went to high school with a kid named Greg Holman. His father was a painter named George, who lived in the old Expo Park space that l ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Luqa's a culinary force of elegant simplicity
The coke-drenched era of nightclubs is over, but now a new group of entrepreneurs is ready to reinvent the scene
Is electroclash already over or just getting started?
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?
A.J. Gonzales emerges from the '80s time warp with ever-stellar cheese enchiladas