And what happens when they get it wrong.
K. Flay Last Night: Grieves, Budo, K. Flay House of Blues December 14, 2011 Better than: Hip-hop in a suburban church. This suburban triple-header brought out a crowd of 150 or so to the Cambridge Room at House of Blues, and the almost exclusively white 20-something crowd was treated to a ... More >>
OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>
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 a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Bryan Adams (Ontario, Canada)Bare Bones (Decca)If Bryan Adams hadn't have been ... More >>
At 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for the Monday after Turkey Day. But, OK, maybe not the best, either.
It's the very early goings in the 2010 installment of Austin City Limits, and, apologies to all you die-hard Blues Traveler fans, but, so far, nothing's really blown us away. Well, nothing except Those Darlins, who we already knew we loved.Oh, and the weather, which indeed is proving to be the sm ... More >>
City of Arlington staffers are looking forward to feasting on coconut shrimp and grilled mahi mahi if the Rangers stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. Mayor Robert Cluck this week made his second-ever edible sports wager, offering the mayors of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg a dinner from ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickDan LandsbergAs we told you yesterday, Chef Dan Landsberg puts an inventive twist on American-style fare at Tillman's Roadhouse in Oak Cliff. For a further peek at the mind behind Tillman's down-home/upscale menu, today we pose a few questions about the chef's likes and ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickIn part two of our continuing three-part chef's series we asked chef John Tesar a few questions while we visited with him at Dallas Fish Market. Chef Tesar was more than happy to discuss the birth of his son, Kim Pierce's secret spot and Anthony Bourdain's drinking habi ... More >>
Surely, you've noticed the pledge drive efforts going on over at KKXT-91.7 FM of late, yeah? Us too.Annoying? Mostly. Necessary? Most definitely, given the station's public radio domain.But it's not all bad: Anyone and everyone who pledged to the station this week--and anyone and everyone who doe ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Kings Of Leon couldn't quite sell out the American Airlines Center last time they came through town, so the band is aiming a tad lower this year, scheduling its 2010 Dallas tour stop for the intimate-by-comparison Superpages.com Center.The band performs Thursday, September 23, with doors opening ... More >>
Alright: Another weekend! No sense in beating around the bush. Let's just jump right in and check out the show-going options on the DFW plate for the next couple of days. First, as always, the shows we've already plenty hyped up.Tonight at The Green Elephant, various hip-hop and DJ acts will grac ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Pete Freedman School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis at Buffalo Billiards.The first night of SXSW saw four pretty major draws around town--Echo and the Bunnymen at Emo's; The Decembrists at Stubbs; St. Vincent, Department of Eagles and M. Ward at the Central Presbyterian Church; Peter Bjorn & ... More >>
Could you be Brett's bed's Rock of Love?Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, February 24, 2009... Big fan of Bret Michaels? Well, now you can own his old bed frame. Luckily for you, the quite possibly DNA-soiled linens and mattress are not included. Bruce Springsteen's a ... More >>
P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli3839 McKinney Ave.214-720-2227Dude Factor: 8, or "Jimmy Johnson," on a scale of 1 (Jack Johnson, the musician) to 10 (Jack Johnson, the boxer)Ah, P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli. From the first day we ventured into the old McKinney Ave. location, we knew we'd found a dude-frie ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>
Just over three months into 2008 and we're already fussing over which albums will make our year-end best-of lists
So you want to be a rock superstar, huh? First you've gotta find a home for your sound
Badfish resurrects Sublime; we regurgitate lunch
Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime (Cornerstone R.A.S.)
Friday, February 11
Tuesday, December 14
For one week, Sarah Hepola saw every band that invited her. God help her.
May 23; May 24
NextStage has a full dance card
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk)
Mason Jennings spent a decade chasing a dream. Now he's finally waking up.
Skyscraper National Park (Hardwood/Badman) / Sleeping on Roads (4AD)
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.