Harry Nilsson

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    May 20, 2014

    Eels Never Play the Same Show Twice

    Eels/Chelsea Wolfe Annette Strauss Square 5/19/2014 I have seen Mark Oliver Everett and his rotating band of anonymous indie rockers several times now. Not once, in all of these times, have I heard the same song. Sure, I've literally heard the same song a few times. But it's never been played in an ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Untapped Festival at Gilley's, 9/7/13: Review and Photos

    GC:: You'd better get used to Untapped. The Spune/Paste Magazine baby is beginning to spread out of Texas around the country, and the second Dallas incarnation (after a successful Fort Worth version earlier in the year) had shifted and expanded into the parking lot outside the Gilley's complex, comp ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 13, 2012

    How To Start a Record Collection, Part Two

    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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    September 5, 2012

    The Six Best Concerts of the Summer

    See also: Ten of August's best music photos 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 >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Vinnie Kircher of Jaill On Driving To Denton And Not Puking

    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 >>

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    May 8, 2012

    In the Night Kitchen Forever: Maurice Sendak's Life Was Tied To Music and Art

    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 >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Rockers vs. Mods, Big Folkin' Festival and This Weekend's Shows

    ​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 >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Perfume Genius - Dan's Silverleaf - 3/26/12

    Perfume Genius Dan's Silverleaf 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 >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Shooter Jennings On Fitting in With Nashville: "I Just Know I Don't Want to Do It."

    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 >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Play Me Back Home: A Playlist For Rick Perry

    ​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 >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Sondre Lerche; here, in arms

    Thursday, November 10, at House of Blues' Cambridge Room.

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    June 21, 2011

    Tony Edwards Wants To Help Build Your Band's Brand With His Growing Street-Team Company

    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 Edwards​Tony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Listomania: Ten Songs That Love the Beatles

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper with Fruit Bats, Pearly Gate Music at the House of Blues

    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 Earley​Blitzen Trapper opened with "Wild Mountain Nation," which is about as good a show opener as it is possible to ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Bonus MP3: George Quartz -- "Coconut"

    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 >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Last Night: Neko Case at the Granada Theater

    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 >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: You Shoot, We Score

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2008

    The Walkmen aren't as Dark as You Think They Are

    Singer Hamilton Leithauser wants to give his band's dark reputation the boot

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    June 7, 2007

    Flower Power

    Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark on peace, love and understanding

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    April 5, 2007

    David Vandervelde

    Wednesday, April 11, at Dan's Silverleaf, Denton

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    November 23, 2006

    The Walkmen

    Pussy Cats (Record Collection)

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    June 15, 2006

    Half Lit

    Richard Swift takes a Novelist approach to the singer-songwriter genre

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    June 1, 2006

    Three Dog Night

    Friday, June 2, at Billy Bob's Texas

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    November 13, 2003

    Badly Drawn Boy

    November 18

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    January 2, 2003

    The Ties That Bind

    The Top 10 musical ties of 2002

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    October 10, 2002

    Barnes Storming

    Athens' Of Montreal gives its whimsical psychedelia a raucous jolt

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    March 28, 2002
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    July 19, 2001

    The Hard Ones

    The Beta Band is a group that almost anyone could like, but most people don't

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    September 14, 2000

    Still Alive!

    Peter Frampton, the golden god of the 1970s, is, once more, Almost Famous

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    January 29, 1998

    The enchanted forest

    Carl Stephenson on Beck, the Geto Boys, trip-hop, and the fine line between dream and reality

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    November 14, 1996
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    May 2, 1996

    Bass player for mayor

    Ex-Killbilly member Richard Hunter runs for Fort Worth office--no, seriously