We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>
There's something in the air this week besides Wintery Mix. It's almost Valentine's Day, that magical time of year where even really solid romantic gestures seem tacky and contrived. But hey: Everyone deserves a little love. And a whole bunch of bands are choosing North Texas this year. So open up ... More >>
Last night, one of the most renowned post-punk bassists of all time sat in with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I can't think of a more random gathering of talents under one roof, though admittedly this sort of thing does seem to happen on Fallon. When the little romantically subversive ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that live music shots were, while certainly appreciated by the bands, just a nice nuance for local musicians to get. With online socializing skyrocketing, photography as well as video have become crucial tools for a band at any level. We're lucky to have a pretty good gaggle of sh ... More >>
Anton Corbijn turns the tried-and-true thriller inward.
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 5, 2010...If you're constructing a stage in ancient Mayan ruins and it collapses... should you really keep the show scheduled?Peter Hook plans on performing the seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures in it's entirety on the anniversary o ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, October 7, 2009...Peter Hook admitted he's forged Ian Curtis' signature on Joy Division memorabilia he sold. He says it was partly as a "joke." Not funny Hooky. Not funny.The "emo haircut" is dead?Jay Reatard's band has quit. Wow, how much of a ... More >>
The Beach Boys are popping up everywhere this year in music but don't seem to be getting their due
When Balloons Were Sleeves (Lion Dog)
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
60 or so bands played the Melodica Festival this weekend, and it would have been literally impossible to catch each and every performance during the three-night fest. Still, we ran ourselves ragged trying. The result: About 12 acts caught in full, another handful of performances seen mostly in full, ... More >>
Friday, March 3, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Thursday, January 26, at the Cavern
Love, sex, obsession, pain-- it's all in a day's work for Trent Reznor
Interpol vs. Joy Division: What does Ian Curtis think? No, really.
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths
A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?
Pleasant Grove--they make rock better, so you don't have to