The Baptist Generals' Jackleg Devotional to the Heart comes out in a little less than a month via Sub Pop. It will be the Denton band's first record in ten years and it is exactly as masterful as you'd expect. Want proof? "Fly Candy Harvest," the video for which you can see for the first time right ... More >>
Pets are like family. Really, they can be better than family; They don't complain about your haircut, career goals or new girlfriend. For these 10 Dallas-Fort Worth musicians, their pets are everything: sources of inspiration, a friend when it gets lonely and most importantly, an ear to their music. ... More >>
The thing about the Baptist Generals is that they are one of the most inventive local bands for a thousand miles in any direction. Truly. Listen to 2003's No Silver/No Gold for some sort of example, and then listen to these two tracks off of Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, due to be released at the ... More >>
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I came across this video last night, for Beck's "Pay No Mind," which I hadn't seen in about 18 years. I remember watching it one bore ... More >>
In case you missed it, Mind Spiders made the New York Times' must-see list, along with locals A.Dd and Jessie Frye. So let's add the premiere of their new (and first) video, Meltdown track "Wait For Us."
The video, directed by The Texas Theatre's Jason Reimer, was shot in Dallas, Fort Worth and N ... More >>
Photo by Barak EpsteinWe began this holiday tradition three years ago: auctioning off a hard-to-get-hold-of local trinket, with every last cent made going toward the North Texas Food Bank. This year's offering is a particularly special one -- a collection of offerings from the Texas Theatre, grac ... More >>
This morning, there's Big News out of England: CBS Drama -- "the home of drama classics from the US," it proudly proclaims, meaning ... Medium and Touched by an Angel -- will, come fall, begin running all 357 episodes of Dallas in the order in which they originally aired. Says the head channel-ch ... More >>
If you'd driven by the Texas Theatre oh, 'bout an hour ago, you'd have seen this scene -- the great Harry Shearer standing out on W. Jefferson, bracketed by Jason Reimer on the left and Barak Epstein. Random, right? Not really: Shearer was at The Thin Line Film Fest in Denton last night for a rar ... More >>
I hadn't seen Alex Cox's Straight to Hell since forever, but Barak Epstein at the Texas Theatre was kind enough to provide a copy yesterday in advance of its re-appearance at the Oak Cliff movie house tomorrow night -- the first of four nights paying homage to the filmmaker. Well, technically, it ... More >>
Barry KoodaAs I was otherwise occupied yesterday, my wife and the 7-year-old who lives in our house made it over to Oak Cliff for the Blues, Bandits and Barbeque wingding, from which our own Kevin Todora returned with this slide show. But the weekend's event also marked the return of the Better B ... More >>
The original announcement came back in May: The Texas Theatre, threatened by the wrecking ball as recently as the mid-'90s, was on the road to recovery as a revival house -- a much-needed, much-welcomed addition to the local cinemascape. At present, the Texas is closed for much-needed, much-welco ... More >>
Here's a fun item to end the day on: You can thank a cast of local musicians for the above submission to this year's Doritos Crash The Super Bowl competition. The clip was directed by History at Our Disposal frontman Jason Reimer and stars Dove Hunter's Jayson Wortham as the husband with a late-nig ... More >>
So, first and foremost: Happy (almost) Fourth of July, everyone! Now, let's talk about the weekend in music, per protocol. As always, the stuff we already discussed up first.Tonight's pretty busy, actually: Asylum Street Spankers, Porterdavis and The O's play the Granada; The Edge gets the 20th Ann ... More >>
OK, maybe it's just because I'm all fired up for a day off tomorrow, followed by sweet victory and fireworks on Saturday. But I've really enjoyed this clever flyer by DayBowBow art director Blaire Grady. Apparently, so did DayBowBow readers, as it was the readers choice of a few different mock-ups c ... More >>