Jim O'Rourke

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Ask Fan Landers: Should My Weird Band Hire a Publicist?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Beth Orton

    Friday, February 18, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets

    Sunday, October 7, at House of Blues

  • Music

    May 24, 2007
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    June 22, 2006

    Sonic Youth

    Rather Ripped (Geffen)

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Loose Fur

    Born Again in the USA (Drag City)

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Beth Orton

    Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    The Minus 5

    Down with Wilco (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Loose Fur

    Loose Fur (Drag City)

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Crooked Fingers

    Red Devil Dawn (Merge)

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Side Streets

    Don't like where Sonic Youth is going? Wait. They'll be back.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002


    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Photo Finish

    Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Out & About

    Edith Frost

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    'N Sync

    Celebrity (Jive)

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Wide Open Spaces

    Mandarin proves it's not where you're going, but how you get there

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Royal Treatment

    Neil Michael Hagerty's new album reflects the break he needed from Royal Trux

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Youth in Revolt

    Two decades later, Sonic Youth is younger than ever

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Out & About

    Melt-Banana; 90 Day Men, Black Heart Procession

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    The forever frown

    More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Switched off

    For Stereolab, pop music is all academic

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Their noise

    After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they're not working for you.

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Thompson's twins

    Three decades later and smarter, Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson holds a mirror up to his first freakout

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Who's there?

    Smog's Bill Callahan opens up for the finest album of his career

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Super Sonic

    Don't call it space-rock, even if the Falcon Project's new record is set in...outer space

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
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    June 4, 1998

    The aging of Sonic Youth

    The ultimate Amerindie band embraces the past, the present, and the future