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    October 14, 2014

    The Best North Texas Music Venue Beer Selections

    Let's face it: Going out to catch live can be about a lot more than just the music. A lot of the time, it can also be about spending time with friends. Or it can be about having a quality drink. (Oftentimes, both.) There is of course a time and a place to have whatever sort of cheap swill to drunk o ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, November 5-8

    Japandroids, Bleached Monday, November 5, at Trees, $15/$18 Canadian rock duo Japandroids are on a semi-world tour after releasing their second full-length album, Celebration Rock. The album is just as the title suggests. See them with Los Angeles' punk sister duo, Bleached.

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    November 5, 2012

    This Is Not a Love Song: Thoughts on Fun Fun Fun Fest 7

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4 In its seventh year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has settled into a very curious meta place. Standing in a crowd at any one of the four stages, you were often watching a show via someone's iPhone or iPad. That Terrence Malick has been f ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    10 Acts to Catch at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I've been to every Fun Fun Fun Fest since its inception in 2006, back when it was a one-night event and Spoon played to a small crowd of very cold attendees. Since then, the fest has grown in scope and size, seen legends and up-and-comers grace its stages, and matured out of its original Austin loca ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    The Overserved's Guide To Dallas During Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I haven't always been a festival person. Managing the stages and sets of so many performances, trying to balance the experience with both previously loved artists and the opportunity to experience something new is fulfilling, but can be overwhelming. One great thing about being the bratty cousin to ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Top Five Schedule Conflicts at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Headlined by reunited legends like X, Run-D.M.C. and Public Image Ltd, this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest has a little something for the older folks, as well as the young. With that much talent over three days, there are bound to be some tough decisions between stages. Here are a few scheduling conflic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Ten of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Wanda Jackson, Helio Sequence, John Legend and More

    Check out our amazingly comprehensive concert calendar for more Wanda JacksonThursday, September 27, at Granada Theater, $24-$49The last time the incomparable Wanda Jackson came to town, she was backed by the King Bucks at the Kessler Theater. On air on 1310-AM The Ticket a few days later, King Buck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Japandroids Do Nick Cave's "Jack the Ripper"

    The last time Vancouver's Japandroids came through town, they played the modest live room at Bryan Street Tavern. Odds are they'll command a larger venue next time around, considering the widespread anticipation of sophomore album Celebration Rock. The duo gets the most noise per capita of any band ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    With Neon Indian, St. Vincent and Bryan Street Tavern, Dallas Takes Over Today's Blogosphere

    ​It's a beautiful day in the blogosphere for Dallas artists. First of all, Pitchfork is tossing out "Best New Music" like parade candy, and North Texas natives are scooping it up. It seems St. Vincent's much-anticipated third album, Strange Mercy, hit a home run on the music site, w ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Last Night: Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Bryan Street Tavern

    Japandroids, Bass Drum of DeathBryan Street TavernSeptember 7, 2011Better than: staying in and playing the Republican Debate Drinking Game.Japandroids​Hyped as 'a big bill in a tiny venue' by promoter Parade of Flesh, last night's Bass Drum of Death and Japandroids bill turned out to be more of a ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Wilco Announces November Show at Fair Park; Carrollton Snags Third Eye Blind for Festival

    Wilco is coming for you!​The hits just keep on coming this week and the fall concert calender keeps getting beefier and beefier: Wilco, the inspiration for countless terrible area bands and a handful of decent ones, has announced today that it will be returning to North Texas on November ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Bright Eyes, Cults, Twin Sister and a Pretty Darn Good List of Other Show Announcements

    Bright Eyes​Bright Eyes is the biggest band to come out of Omaha ever. Fronted by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst, around whom the entire city's scene more or less revolves, they're one of the most revered acts of the last decade. But that hasn't stopped them from trying their hands at some outside m ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Download: Soviet's Forever Today EP

    ​Soviet frontman John Spies knows that his band's music might sound a little familiar. But there's reason for that, the 21-year-old explains: The band got its started when he and his drummer, the 20-year-old Andrew Weir, plugged in their equipment and began "copying Japandroids songs and fucking t ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Parade Of Flesh Offers Multi-Show Passes; Also, Relocates Upcoming Pastime Tavern Shows

    Despite what the flyer says, this show is actually going to be at Good Records. Act fast and you can include it in your 20-something show Parade of Flesh pass.​John Iskander, grand marshal of Parade of Flesh, is offering passes good for all of his upcoming shows through the end of the year--an esp ... More >>