By Johnny Whiteside While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Al ... More >>
If you're looking for some variety to help spice up your weekend, then the concert schedule around North Texas should be just the thing to help make it happen. We're talking everything from Pegasus Music Fest to John Fogerty to Tech N9ne. If you have yet to set up any weekend plans, take comfort in ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
This year, Dallas Observer music blog DC9 at Night and Houston Press music blog Rocks Off teamed up to bring you only the greatest moments from last week's SXSW madness. Here are the 12 best shows and moments we saw. See also: -There's an App to Get You Laid at SXSW, But You Absolutely Don't Need t ... More >>
The Dave Grohl-directed documentary Sound City, is a loving and thoroughly entertaining docu-valentine to the legendary studio just outside of L.A. where many landmark albums were recorded. Throughout the film's first half, we're given glimpses of behind the scenes action on the making of such class ... More >>
According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Don is headed for Texas. Although this forecast sounds like something to be happy about -- Dallas could use some much-needed rain from Don's periphery -- CBS is reporting that North Texas will most likely see no effects from the storm, ... 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 >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Torn ACL fest? Austin City Limits announced its lineup today for its September 26-28 festival...and we're a little underwhelmed by it. There are a lot of good bands on the bill, sure. But we're most excited about the fact that both Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... More >>
After a Rangers game a few years back, my in-laws caught Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the John Fogerty-less oldies revival act playing many of his classic hits that he rarely played as a solo act. My in-laws claimed Fogerty’s replacement (one John Tristao) was almost as good as the original. No ... More >>
Friday, December 7, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
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