It's about time Dallas has a throwback weekend, don't you think? Well, even if you don't think so, that's a good part of what you're going to get. From here to Choctaw Casino, bands who had their day in that exciting epoch of history between the 1970s and the '90s will be swarming the North Texas ar ... More >>
Another weekend come and another weekend gone. Hopefully we all spent some quality time with our beloved mothers yesterday, having most likely spent all day Saturday doing some quality day drinking. (Or maybe we were just day drinking with our mothers.) It was perfect weather for both, in fact. Nat ... More >>
Greg Richling, bassist for The Wallflowers, was pretty happy when Jacob Dylan called him and decided to get The Wallflowers back together in 2011. It had been over six years since the band had recorded and Dylan's solo career had brought him some of the best accolades of his career. Thankfully, The ... More >>
Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
Flogging Molly House of Blues Sunday, March 4 Sunday night's Flogging Molly show more or less served as the triumphant closing ceremony for what might have been the most Irish-intensive week in recent Metroplex history. Last Monday, Boston shamrockers Dropkick Murphys kicked things off, while the N ... More >>
I'm really worried about what the Reverend Robert Jeffress is going to say at Dallas First Baptist Church Sunday about the quake in Japan. I live within a three-mile radius of First Baptist, and I'm afraid I won't be far enough away. The ad for his sermon that appeared here on Unfair Park ye ... 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 >>
The Hold Steady, The WhigsJuly 10th, 2010Granada TheaterBetter than: sitting at home and watching that episode of Lost where Hugo mentions The Hold Steady.All photos by Evan ClintonThe Hold Steady got the Granada rockin' on Saturday. Check the slideshow for proof.There were a few understandable q ... More >>
Whenever we old sonsabitches (early 40s, say) sit around to talk about the best shows ever at our favorite venues ever, this one always comes up: The Clash at the Bronco Bowl on June 6, 1982 (scroll down, you'll find it). I've got the previous night's tour poster framed and hanging in the house, ... More >>
"We're Bill Burroughs meets Jerry Lee Lewis at the funeral of Robert Johnson on the Millennium Falcon piloted by Joe Strummer and Neil Young," says The Gourds' Kevin "Shinyribs" Russell in an interview with William Michael Smith in this week's issue of the print product. He goes on to describe t ... More >>
According to a press release that apparently went out to every media outlet in the world today, Dallas' own Norah Jones has a new album coming out in November--her fourth overall, and first in two years. After the jump, the press release in full, since it features some Jones quotes on the new, as ... More >>
...Oh, and we got a few well-known out-of-towners to share some of their favorites too
The Hold Steady The Loft at Palladium August 5, 2008 Better Than: Jay Reatard on $55 worth of acid. The biggest spazz in the best bar band in America. (Noah Bailey) Craig Finn is a total spazz. On stage Tuesday night with his band the Hold Steady, he was seemingly care free, dancing like a go ... More >>
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
I spent a few minutes this morning talking to our old pal Zac Crain, who now says he can't believe he ever wanted to be mayor in a city where 71,000 people turned out to vote -- an "apocalyptic" figure, says the wanna-be candidate booted off the ballot. "I feel like I wasted a year, beating my head ... More >>
Joe Ely graces area bookstores
The Singles (Columbia Legacy)
Two long-lost reissues shed light on a punk icon.
Thursday, April 7
How It Ends (Cicero)
Holiday gifts for the music lover in your life
London Calling: Legacy Edition (Legacy/Epic)
White Riot: A Tribute to the Clash (Uncut Magazine)
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners and wants no sympathy
Plus: Empty Pocket, Sensitivity Training, Parting Words
Illumination (Yep Roc)
Plus: Kaboom, Edited for Content
Joe Strummer is dead. Merry effin' Christmas.
Small World Big Band (Warner Music UK)
For 10 years, Joe Strummer made little noise. Finally, the Clash front man returns with a record he can call his own.
Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news
Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
The Strafers tune in to rebel radio and the Clash's echoes
Green Day's Billie Joe hopes he gets old before he dies