For three decades, Anthrax has been one of the most consistently interesting bands to emerge from the thrash metal heyday of the early 1980s. Founded by guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax has always stood out among the sweaty throng. The band was one of the first metal bands to incorporate rap music int ... More >>
The finger-pointing game has begun in the wake of this year's Electric Daisy Carnival. Although any legal repercussions in regards to the festival that took place this weekend have yet to be determined, we're keeping our eye on the whole thing -- mostly because, let's face it, music and leg ... More >>
A few months back we spoke of the late, great Texxas Jam, and I'll be honest -- that poster at right is mine. It's framed and hangs in the Unfair Park home office, near the framed flier for Joe Jackson's June 2, 1984, Body and Soul Tour stop at the Fair Park Bandshell. It's my sole souvenir from ... More >>
Shake Till I Let You Go (Lizard King)
How I learned to love an old new genre
Shrunken Heads (Yep Roc)
A few days back, whilst gathering info on the Texas! Music Center -- about which good Friend of Unfair Park Jeff Liles has much to say in the comments section -- we were reminded of a Fair Park jewel going to waste: the Fair Park Band Shell. Now, to be fair, as Fair Park executive general manager Da ... More >>
Heavy bargaining for souls at Jubilee Theatre, Lyric Stage; hell is Glory of Living
Want a straight answer from the most promising pop-rock singer in Texas? Good luck.
After years of being a musical punch line, Captain Kirk sets his new CD on stun
Freaks and Geeks Original Soundtrack and Score (Shout! Factory)
Rhino assembles the definitive '70s punk collection. Pretty much.
At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music
Joe Jackson got the band back together, after saying it would never happen
Los Pacaminos (Tornado/What)
For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
(Quality Park Records)
Night & Day II (Sony Classical)
With his new book and live CD, Joe Jackson fans can finally get what they want
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
Or: Sometimes, writing A Hit Single is as easy as it looks
After 11 albums, the Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
Caravan of Dreams
It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC
Budapest One is a brand-new band making some venerable -- and tremendous -- rock and roll
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
There was no bigger or better Texas band in the 1980s than The Judy's, who are long gone but not forgotten
Joe Jackson lugs the baggage of a onetime pop star into an ambitious middle age
Farewell to 1995, a year in music we'd rather forget