Husker Du

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Remembering Evan Chronister, a Devoted Dallas Music Fan and Mentor

    Evan Chronister's name might not sound familiar to the average participant in the DFW music scene. He didn't play in a band. He didn't put on shows or put out records. He occasionally manned the turntables for the Lollipop Shoppe DJ night and would always create a stack of free mix CDs for it. But w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Numero Group to Release Pioneering Bedhead Box Set

    In the world of film and DVD, the Criterion Collection is the king of digging up deserving films and offering them to the public. Each of their releases gets the deluxe treatment, filled with extras that highlight why the movie is worthy of such royal massaging. For music buffs, there are a few nota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Top 9 Rock Bands Who Went Soft

    It's a tradition as old as pop music itself: A band discovers how much money can be made by scrossing over to the pop market and start crafting softer music accordingly. It has happened to the best of bands. Most of the time, but not always, this occurs when a band has sadly decided to "mature." Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Doing the Rounds on Dallas' Record Store Day, 2014

    We all have our Record Store Day stories. Maybe we pulled an all-nighter to stake out a spot in line before the stores had even opened. Maybe we planned our day to avoid the rush and make a quick record-grab-and-go. Or maybe we just went to stand around in the sun, have a beer (or four), and work of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Rubber Gloves Fights Money Grubbing ASCAP with New Monthly Covers Show

    It's easy to find a brief night of escapism through live local music at one of Denton's staple establishments, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. It's usually a safe bet that when you enter the doors of this time-honored venue on Sycamore Street you won't be talking over some band's rendition of CCR t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    NOFX Ruined Last Night's Punk Show at House of Blues

    Punk rock is an unusual genre. Punk shows can be exhilarating, enthralling, chaotic, confrontational and offensive. Last night at the House of Blues, it was all of those and less. I've been going to see punk bands for over three decades and I thought I had just about seen and heard it all. Then I w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    The Ten Best American Hardcore Punk Albums

    Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Jeff Liles Tells Stories From Dallas' Past and Looks to its Bright Creative Future

    There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Record Store Day Results are in at DFW Shops

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Alt-Country Bands Ever

    With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Mark Kozelek: "I Like Good Words, Whether by Danzig or Sonny Bono"

    Whether it is with Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, the work of Mark Kozelek has always been marked by quiet desperation and a dry, dark sense of humor. A singer/songwriter of immeasurable skill, Kozelek is right at home twisting AC/DC into introspective folk songs. We spoke to Kozelek from his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Making My 16-Year-Old Cousin Listen To Therapy? and Hootie & the Blowfish

    Unlike Jesse Hughey and Darryl Smyers, I do not have children yet. I come from a large family. My father is eldest of five, so it's understandable why I, a 33-year-old, have cousins who are teenagers. Something I've wondered about with my cousins is the kind of music they like these days. Is their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Top Ten DFW Punk Albums

    See also: The top 10 North Texas blues albums See also: The top 100 Texas songs The Telefones, Vibration Change Released in 1980, this album is more punk in spirit than execution. Songs like "Rocket Rocket" and "The Ballad of Jerry Godzilla" fuse punk rock's oomph with a new wave sensibility. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Five Dallas Music Venues We Wish Were Still Open

    In any major city, musical venues come and go. Some closures are well-deserved: bad sound, weak promotions, etc. But other times, a place shutting its doors is a kick in the teeth for any local music fan. Here is my list of five long-gone musical establishments I wish were still open. Agora Ballroo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Brent Best Explains These 42 Slobberbone Covers

    ​I've still got a few of the work-week rock-and-roll adioses stashed away, and guess I'd better use 'em or lose 'em between now and the next week or so. So let's start with this -- a bootleg officially known as The Bone Collection, featuring 42(ish) covers performed by Slobberbone and, in a few in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Will Hayes of Wolves at Bay Talks Changing Names, Being Vegetarian and the Cultural Relevance of Wolves

    ​Hailing from Hamden, Connecticut, Wolves at Bay is a young punk band that's venturing to Texas for the very first time, bringing with them a heady mix of metal and old-school punk that recalls the greatness of Hüsker Dü and Suicidal Tendencies. From a tour stop in North Carolina and in anti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Q&A: Mike Watt Talks The Minutemen, The Stooges and How The Hell He Ended Up On A Kelly Clarkson Album.

    If known only for his work with the legendary trio known as The Minutemen, bassist Mike Watt would still have his place in rock 'n' roll lore. But even after that band disintegrated following the death of singer/guitarist D. Boon, Watt pressed on and formed another acclaimed trio: Firehose. And, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Bad Brains at the Granada Theater

    Bad Brains, Spector 45 and Here Holy SpainThe Granada TheaterFriday, October 29, 2010Better than: reliving my punk rock past at home listening to actual recordsBad Brains​Before a sizable, middle-aged horde, legendary Washington, D.C. punk act Bad Brains put on a formable display of full throttle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Good Friday: Danielson, Black Eyed Peas, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Venus Flytrap, Robert Deeble, Josh Alan Friedman, Mark Growden, Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, B.J. Thomas, Shannon McNully, Matthew Good, Automatic Loveletter, Off With Their Heads

    ​With Pete down in Austin attending to all things SXSW, it falls to me to come up with some show recommendations for our area. And there's a lot of stuff going on. Tomorrow brings a Dillinger Escape Plan show to The Granada Theater, and Sunday is especially busy with 97.9's Car Show in Fair Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Gig Alert: Lemuria, O'Pioneers, and Empire! Empire! Tonight at 1919 Hemphill

    ​Another packed indie bill tonight at the DIY paradise known as 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth. And unlike some previous outings, the headliner is actually the best band of the bill.Hailing out of Buffalo, Lemuria has been around since 2004, but the trio of Sheena Ozzella (guitar, vocals), Alexander ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Clearing Out the Mailroom: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    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. Late of the Pier (Castle Donington, England)Fantasy Black ChannelDarryl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Listen: Will Johnson Plays Centro-Matic, Husker Du, New Material At A Recent Dan's Show

    Matt Pence The Captain's Dead blog, which, let's face it, is about as good a source on Centro-matic as any thanks to its incessant fanship of the band, has an awesome bootleg available for yourdownloading pleasure of frontman Will Johnson (pictured above) performing solo at a recent Dan's Silverleaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Gig Alert: Off With Their Heads, Over Stars and Gutters at Rubber Gloves

    Hailing from Minneapolis, Off With Their Heads continues the impressive lineage of Twin Cities punk rock that began with Husker Du, Soul Asylum and The Replacements back in the '80s. From the Bottom, the band's most recent effort, is packed full of spite and bile, just as good punk record should b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Last Night: No Age, Abe Vigoda and Infinite Body at The Loft

    No Age, Abe Vigoda and Infinite Body The Loft June 30, 2008 Better than: Risking life and limb arguing with skinheads back in the '80s at Studio D or The Theater Gallery. Is this what punk rock has come to? Although all three acts hail from California, home of Black Flag, Fear, TSOL, Bad Reli ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Ageless Spirit

    No Age's sound isn't quite punk—but that's still the simplest way to describe the band's attitude

  • Music

    June 5, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Bob Mould

    District Line (Anti-)

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Last Minute Shopping?

    Still need a present for that one cousin or brother? Think you're screwed? Not quite. We've been sharing shopping ideas throughout the month. Here are all of our ideas in one place. Go to town. 25 Toys for Those 25 and Older Yodeling pickles, boxing nuns, flying ninjas and four-legged women -- it d ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007
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    November 1, 2007

    Rock Gods, er, Gourds

    The Smashing Pumpkins (but not their hair) return

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    These Bands Are Your Bands

    Dan's Silverleaf hosts the ultimate tribute

  • Music

    July 27, 2006


    Brent Best and his longtime friends in the Drams don't have a bone to pick

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Soul Asylum

    The Silver Lining ( Sony)

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Hey, Paisano!

    Modern Machines deliver catchy irony by aping the Replacements' former glory

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Mono, Pelican

    Monday, May 22, at Hailey's

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Hold, Please

    How 34-year-old Craig Finn became famous singing about drug-huffing 20-somethings

  • Home Entertainment

    October 6, 2005
  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Rain or Shine

    We drove to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in ponchos, but we left wearing surgeon's masks

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Bob Mould

    Body of Song (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Young Gun

    Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Husker Du--and that's a good place to be

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Head Full of Beer

    The Slobberbone chronicles: An oral history

  • Music

    January 6, 2005


    Walking cloud and deep red sky. Flag fluttered and the sun shined (Temporary Residence)

  • Culture

    April 17, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen turned into a very mighty weapon

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    All His Life

    Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    The Shins

    July 12

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    November 29, 2001
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    October 4, 2001

    The Who?

    Little Grizzly finds itself, and its new album, somewhere along the way

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Band Aid

    Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts, and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives

  • Music

    January 5, 1995
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