It was Fourth of July weekend in Austin, 2011, the near-constant pop-tat-tat-tat-pop of fireworks in my neighborhood no doubt masking the sound of my driver's side window being smashed. I had just moved into a new place, and my backseat and trunk were full of CDs that I had no room for, physically o ... More >>
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This summer's musical choices have been made. Our thighs have been chafed from festivals, our livers raked over the fiery coals, our eardrums gently caressed. And now, as we drift into the last quarter of the year, we're taking one look back at some of o ... More >>
Milwaukee-based trio Jaill comes back to Dallas at Bryan Street Tavern this Friday, with the Coathangers and Sealion, in support of their latest album, Traps. We caught up with singer Vinnie Kircher last week while the band was in the middle of an eight-hour drive, and he shared plenty about the fi ... More >>
With the passing of storyteller Maurice Sendak today, many of a certain age found ourselves thrown back into specific childhood memories of his books. After re-watching In the Night Kitchen, the animated short based on his controversial book of the same name, I started piecing together a very specif ... More >>
This weekend marks the sixth year of Rockers vs. Mods, "a tribute to the 1960's British rivalry between the Mods & Rockers," according to the event's website. It happens over three days at different locations (so you can ride your motorcycle or scooter, duh) and will feature performances from ... More >>
Monday, March 26
"Thank you for being sad," Mike Hadreas said last night. "Thank you for staying sad throughout the whole show."
Fine, you got me. I've been on a sad music kick lately, and seeing the Seattle singer and pianist at Dan's was just the sort of morose ex ... More >>
Since the 2005 release of his modern outlaw coming-out party, Put the "O" Back In Country, Shooter Jennings has proudly waved the banner his mother and father, Jesse Colter and Waylon Jennings, had helped design decades ago.
After the surprising release of his 2010 concept album, Black Ribbons, Jen ... More >>
After what literally felt like four years, Rick Perry has finally ended his campaign for President, thrown his support at Newty G., and is returning to Texas. He said it best himself: "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat."
Ah, but he's given us so many amazing moments. Who co ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans
, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene --
those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people
who make the scene move.Tony EdwardsTony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
Apple's HomepageGood News, Everyone!This morning, a headline on CNN read, "Beatles come to iTunes." Innocuous enough, yes, but, gosh, where the hell else are you going to buy music from (arguably) the world's biggest band? At Best Buy? Apple's official announcement (the above pic is from their ho ... More >>
Blitzen Trapper with Fruit Bats, Pearly Gate Music
House of Blues
October 14, 2010
Better Than: The Houston show, it appears.
All photos by Kiernan MaletskyBlitzen Trapper's Eric EarleyBlitzen Trapper opened with "Wild Mountain Nation," which is about as good a show opener as it is possible to ... More >>
If you listened to the phenomenal Texas Love Triangle Mix created by Oak Cliff's own DJ Tommy Boy for Vice UK when it was released back in May, you were no doubt captivated by the mix's lead song, a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" offered up by one George Quartz (formerly of the greatness that wa ... More >>
Neko CaseGranada TheaterNovember 23, 2009Better Than: Sitting at home playing with your dogs.
Patrick MichelsCheck out more photos from the show here in our slideshow.
It wasn't hard to see that it was Neko Case's show last night at the Granada. With the singer's penchant for songs filled with ani ... More >>
Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing.
And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>