Let's not bury the lede here: John Densmore played drums for one of the ten most famous rock bands ever, and he's coming to hang out with you at Good Records tomorrow, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. The occasion is a signing for his new book Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial, which deals wit ... More >>
It soars into the air, a sparkling baton for rock singers. It's chrome-plated shaft sears fingertips upon contact. It spins first, then tumbles while singer Ayrn Black of Scorpion Child dances and jams with the solos being played on a Flying V and a Les Paul. He doesn't need the microphone for anoth ... More >>
When the fossils of a giant plant-eating reptile were found in South East Asia, paleontologists wanted to give the world's largest lizard ever discovered a proper name. They just couldn't decide between Jim Morrison, a rocker with an affinity for lizards, or Hunter S. Thompson, a rock & roll journal ... More >>
Way back in 1965, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and some hippie poet named Jim Morrison formed The Doors. The Doors would go on to become one of the most popular and iconic bands of the 60's. Mazarek's keyboard playing was a large part of what distinguished The Doors in the first place. Sadly, Mazarek p ... More >>
At 72, keyboardist Ray Manzarek has just about done it all. Best known at the keyboardist for the Doors, Manzarek has stayed busy as a performer and producer for the past three decades. Joining forces with renowned slide guitarist Roy Rogers in 2008, the duo have recorded two critically acclaimed ... More >>
SovietWe've been high on fresh-faced local garage-punk upstart Soviet since, well, pretty much the second we first heard of them. And our appreciation of the band's aggressively slackerish approach has only increased in the weeks since, bolstered by the band's fiery, and sometimes confrontational ... More >>
After a bumpy start on Thursday, with things then smoothing out a bit on Friday, it shouldn't have been terribly shocking that Saturday made for some clear sailing. Seemingly everything went off without much trouble. Of course, any night of concerts that starts with a stage full of rap video-st ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
Jesse HugheyEach week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Buzzbrews, 4334 Lemmon Ave., 214-521-4334 When: All day Monday, 3 to 7 p.m. ... More >>
Another Monday comes around just in time to spoil all those good feeling brought on by the Cowboys finally winning a game. Not to worry, though: This evening's musical offerings are decidedly eclectic and one shouldn't have too difficult of a time finding some kind of ear candy.
Back in April I interviewed Ray Manzarek for When You're Strange, Tom DiCillo's doc about The Doors. I thought I'd lost the transcript till earlier this week, when I stumbled across it in a virtual file folder buried amongst the clutter kept in this creaky computer's dark, musty recesses. There i ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, October 19, 2009...The ghost of Jim Morrison has allegedly been caught on film. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but what better band to do it: The Flaming Lips have recorded a track-by-track "reimagining" of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The ... More >>
Wild Child takes over House of Blues
The Summer of Love got all sorts of coverage on its 40th Anniversary. So wheres the love for 1968?
See the fake Doors at HOB
Heck, why does anybody?
Wednesday, November 21, at the Palladium
Born Into This (Roadrunner Records)
Will we remember Carter Albrecht, Darin Archer as they were?
Friday, August 24, at House of Blues
Jimi, Janis, Jim and Kurt haunt the Granada
4050 skips the chophouse boilerplate
Austin's Black Angels fly high with a gust of drone 'n' roll
Where does Ryan Adams fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?
Audrey II eats up the stage
Annie Leibovitz makes a permanent mark
Before we talk football--go, fight, win!--one last look at the boring sports
Penny Lane grows up and looks kind of like her mom--no, her Sister
The Texas-Jerusalem Experience (Bella Union)
The Modern Age (Rough Trade/XL/Beggars Banquet)/The Walkmen (StarTime International)
Can you please solve all our alcohol-related mysteries?
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (Astralwerks)
Belonging only to history
In the wake of the Ellington 100, lesser zombie boxed sets walk among us
Local artist leaves us something to remember him by
The cocktail country of the Lucky Pierres proves to be the right mix
A Denton shrink plumbs the murky psyches of self-destructive rock artists and concludes they don't have to die young, drunk, and depressed
With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream