What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually de ... More >>
Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great.
It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>
One listen to King Tuff's eponymous sophomore effort and you will be hooked. Whether it's the glam-inspired "Anthem" or the painfully catchy "Alone and Stoned," the 12 cuts vary wildly, but are linked by an intensity that is as disarming as it is unique.
Speaking from a tour stop in Tampa and in a ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER
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Are you ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFs?!
This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on S ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here.
Walking into the A&R Records plant on Riverfront Boulevard is like stepping into some alter ... More >>
The Black Angels There's a definite aesthetic at play with Austin-based psych rockers The Black Angels -- a droney, swirling sheen present in almost everything the band does. It's very much intentional: Vocalist Alex Maas doesn't like to say that his band is in the music industry so much as he li ... More >>
Taylor MomsenIn yet another case of art imitating life, Taylor Momsen seems to be drawing inspiration from the trouble-making character she plays on The CW's Gossip Girl. In real life, Momsen has displayed quite the wild streak lately. Recent reports have shown her diva-like attitude on the set ... More >>
The big winner at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night? That, surely, was The Arcade Fire, who, whether you've heard of them or not, walked with the coveted Album of the Year title at this year's festivities. But, really, Texas as a whole didn't do too bad as the Texas Music Office in Austin has remind ... More >>
Last week, while working on this week's cover story in the paper version of Unfair Park, I discovered that the owners of 508 Park Ave. have filed with the city a permit to tear down the former Warner Brothers Film Exchange, built in the late 1920s. Long story, available soonish in a rack or on a com ... More >>