Last night, one of the most renowned post-punk bassists of all time sat in with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I can't think of a more random gathering of talents under one roof, though admittedly this sort of thing does seem to happen on Fallon. When the little romantically subversive ... More >>
New Order, Ishi Palladium Ballroom Friday, October 12 The lead-up to Friday night's sold-out New Order show was dense with social media's critical musings, especially that this was not the real New Order, due to the absence of bassist Peter Hook. There were claims it would never be as good as the b ... More >>
Marina was her name. She had a short, dark mod haircut, and knew how to bring out her blue eyes with layers of teal scarves. We were Myspace friends. Still are, I think. But I never knew what became of her. Last I heard, she went north to try her luck in New York. Some of the best times of my life h ... More >>
The KangsThe biggest show this weekend, for better or for worse, is headlined by a group of Followills known as Kings Of Leon. The show will take place tonight at Gexa Energy Pavilion. And, with Band Of Horses as the opening act, we suggest that the tour be called The Bands That Started Off Great ... More >>
The ChURcH has been Dallas' go-to spot for all sounds dark for nearly two decades now. And while the DJs, musicians and various performers who call the twice-weekly event at the Lizard Lounge home prefer to keep the sounds of the night decidedly sinister, the overall vibe is simply one of good ol ... More >>
Tribute bands... ugh. From Jason Bonham's Zeppelin Experience to Peter Hook's, I guess, Joy Division Experience, the tribute band is a big sad ball of has-been. Or in Bonham's case, a never was.
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 5, 2010...If you're constructing a stage in ancient Mayan ruins and it collapses... should you really keep the show scheduled?Peter Hook plans on performing the seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures in it's entirety on the anniversary o ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, October 7, 2009...Peter Hook admitted he's forged Ian Curtis' signature on Joy Division memorabilia he sold. He says it was partly as a "joke." Not funny Hooky. Not funny.The "emo haircut" is dead?Jay Reatard's band has quit. Wow, how much of a ... More >>
Last year, brothers Mick and Raul Espinoza were plying their new wave craft under the moniker Mahteo. They even recorded a pretty cool debut album, The NuWave Republic. Although that record mined the classic '80s influences of Joy Division and The Cure a little too blatantly, it nevertheless had ... More >>
VNV NationListening to VNV Nation is reminiscent of listening to alternative music when it was a viable and legitimate form of music. The band isn't something you're going to hear on a traditional modern rock radio station; combining elements of electronica, dance music and a little bit of industria ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, May 13, 2009... When you go to a karaoke bar to belt out drunken tunes, most people don't expect to get one upped by Rick Astley. The Flaming Lips will release a double album follow-up to At War With The Mystics. Wayne Coyne says it sounds like ... More >>
Saturday, April 25, at the Granada Theater
The Beach Boys are popping up everywhere this year in music but don't seem to be getting their due
Sunday, July 20, at Hailey's, Denton
The NuWave Republic EP (Scotoma)
Wednesday, October 17, at the Cavern
Thursday, May 17, at Andy's Basement, Denton
The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin
Saturday, February 10, at Secret Headquarters, Denton
Despite bad news, we can all still have a good time
Saturday, November 18, at Gypsy Tea Room
Wednesday, August 23, at the Double Wide
Tuesday, May 2, at Rubber Gloves
Friday, April 21, at Hailey's Club
Fear Is on Our Side (Secretly Canadian)
Friday, March 3, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Thursday, January 26, at the Cavern
Collisions (Beggars Banquet)
Saturday, September 3, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Giving Up the Ghost (Secretly Canadian)
This Stays Between Us EP (Idol Records)
CMH Records is having a classical gas with every band, like, ever
March 14; March 17
Interpol vs. Joy Division: What does Ian Curtis think? No, really.
The Top 10 musical ties of 2002
Los Pacaminos (Tornado/What)
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths
The Last Broadcast (Capitol)
Get Ready (Reprise)
We admit it. We screwed up.