When it comes to live music venues, Dallas has polychromatic shades of bar staffs, from its draft-pouring, quietly rustic bartenders to the sophisticated mixologists with novel ways of concocting a drink. When you frequent a venue often enough, it's nice to be remembered. This could very well mean y ... More >>
Coheed and Cambria are currently on tour promoting the reissue of their second album, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. They play tonight, September 15, at South Side Music Hall with Thank You Scientist. The New York-based four-piece is playing the record from start to finish, but doing much mo ... More >>
Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with The Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," h ... More >>
For nearly 20 years "Thrashin'" Alan Tuggle has been promoting metal on his radio show Hard Time Radio on KNON. It's a position that has also afforded him opportunities to interview idols of the metal scene from Ronnie James Dio to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. He's become a fixture in the local music ... More >>
Ever since Mike Scaccia and Dimebag Darrell broke on through to the other side, many Dallas metal fans have been longing for someone to step into the limelight and accept the legendary guitarslingers' mantels and inspire a whole new generation of headbangers. Never fear true believers (hey, didn't ... More >>
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. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>
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. Similarities emerged at CD Source and Good Records this week with top artists reaching high sa ... More >>
Step One: Admit the world and worry obliterating limitations of Indie Rock, Top 40 and basically everything else. Boss getting you down? Spouse (or partner) ripping you a new one? Fido pissing in the house? Friend forgetting to pay you the $20 that you loaned him (or her) last Friday night? Is your ... More >>
2012 did not end with the bang promised by the Mayans. Fortunately, 2013 is gearing up to be the year of Heavy Metal. Some of the industry's oldest and newest legends are conjuring some tunes to help nurse the no-apocalypse blues. Here are the ten metal albums likely to get the most attention in 201 ... More >>
When Arlington thrashers Warbeast flew overseas to co-headline a tour with legendary Pantera/Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, the band's pulverizing riffs and grueling lyrics slew metal fans across Europe. A joint album seemed like another one of the devil's pipe dreams until the two entities announced t ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Christopher Todd Penn was a just a kid when he was held at knife-point in the bathroom of an Iron Maiden concert. He shouted "NO" and ran for his life, instead of giving up the goods. Later, after relocating to the area, he became more of a Tripping Daisy fan. Then he did merch for them. Now he's ... More >>
See also: Playing Fugazi's Repeater for my kids I have been graced with a 15-year-old son who loves punk and metal. What's a better bonding experience than sharing a moment listening to Iron Maiden or Bad Brains? But when it comes to my 12-year-old daughter, her boy-band, country-pop leanings leav ... More >>
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 >>
August is typically the cruelest month, in terms of temperatures, lack of energy and things to do. Looking back through the blog, however, we certainly got our fair share of photo ops. Here are a few to remind you of the month that was.
See also: The fans of Iron Maiden Iron Maiden, Coheed and Cambria Gexa Energy Pavilion Friday, August 17 Talking to a number of people who saw Iron Maiden's last show back in June 2010, the common complaint was too many new songs and not enough old songs. The six-piece gave the nearly-filled Gexa ... More >>
Seeing that the first show I ever took my son to was Iron Maiden, I get a special feeling every time the legendary metal act makes its way to our area. Anyone who calls themselves a metalhead knows the "hits," so in honor of the band playing tonight at Gexa Energy Pavilion, here is my list of the te ... More >>
Every Thursday, we bring you ten of the weekend's best shows. Of course, you can find even more of them with our handy concert calendar. Fang IslandThursday, August 16, at DadaMore on this show here. DJ Ruthless RamseyFriday, August 17, at Elm Street BarAudra's got a good preview about the world's " ... More >>
Coheed and Cambria comes back to Dallas on Friday, previewing material from their forthcoming double album, The Afterman, and supporting metal legends Iron Maiden. Drummer Josh Eppard took some time to share his love of the New York Mets, his experience as an Iron Maiden fan, and what it was like to ... More >>
Like the beast it's named after, Atlanta's Mastodon is fairly ugly and makes a hell of a racket. In just over a decade, the band has released five albums and each has been better than the last, culminating in 2011's The Hunter. Speaking from the tour bus and in anticipation of tonight's show at The ... More >>
As the queue of local artists itching to lay down covers forms to the left, our weekly feature Covering Tracks returns with a live performance from Ryan Adams.The mercurial former frontman of alt-country (remember that?) icons Whiskeytown is certainly known for genre-bending. In his solo career, he' ... More >>
Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
Maleveller, Eagle Claw, The House Harkonnen Double Wide August 13, 2011 Better than: teaching your nephew how to play Mastodon songs. Dylan HollingsworthMalevellerLast year, Maleveller could only play a certain amount of songs live. Because, well, they only had those songs to choose from. Durin ... More >>
Mike MezeulThis is your son on rock. Fuckin' Slayer! No, we don't mean that. We're actually referring to this perfect photo from last year's Iron Maiden show at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Over the last year, we've collected a number of great fan photos from concerts around Dallas, but few fans display ... More >>
Taylor MomsenThe Pretty RecklessFebruary 19, 2011House of Blues' Cambridge RoomBetter than: my Chuck Bass impression.It was easy to anticipate what the crowd at the House of Blues' Cambridge Room was going to look like on Saturday night -- moms dropping off their high school-aged daughters in min ... More >>
Roger CaldwellFrom the Fans of Iron Maiden: check out the full slideshow. While we're not going to go so far as to nominate a Person of the Year (boo, Zuckerberg, boo), we feel a picture show of the most memorable fans of the year would be appropriate. Thanks to our many photographers in the ... More >>
An interesting array of shows taking place around our area this Thursday evening. A celebration in one corner of town, some legendary soul at another, some inspired metal in yet another corner, and, up north, some impressive local acts working it for a worthy cause.
Saturday, October 23, at the Double Wide
Iron Maiden, Dream TheaterSuperpages.com CenterJune 9, 2010(Just Slightly) Better than: Staying home and watching Spinal Tap for the 200th time.Roger CaldwellIron Maiden fans are the best. For more photos of their revelry, check the slideshow.On a night when the weather took a breather from unbea ... More >>
Proof that Sting sucks.Summer, that season when old farts get back in the tour bus to milk a few more million bucks out of nostalgic fans, is just around the corner, as evidenced by three big Superpages.com Center concert announcements this week. First, Iron Maiden will open its The Final Frontie ... More >>
Hailing from Austin, Dead Earth Politics claims all of the cool metal influences: Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Slayer, Mastodon, etc. And surprisingly, the quartet does incorporate most of them into its loud and dense onslaught. Lead vocalist Ven Scott was gracious enough to send over a track off the b ... More >>
This week's announcements are a pretty short list, but over the last few weeks we've seen the early summer slots fill up pretty quickly. Can't complain, though, when it includes an Iron Maiden tribute and the guys behind everyone's favorite Snoop Dogg cover. Jump for the details.
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, January 28, 2009... Scarlett Johansson remains dead set on adding "singer" to her resume: She has now covered Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye" for the soundtrack for He's Just Not That Into You. You know the movie your girlfriend is goin ... More >>
Tuesday, March 1, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Thursday, August 2, as part of OzzFest, at the Smirnoff Music Centre
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
Sunday, February 12, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Friday, January 21, at Double Wide
Recent releases document the Maiden voyage
Reunited Who and Sex Pistols cheat death one more time
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