New Order, Ishi
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 Horrors, StepkidsProphet Bar -- Big RoomSeptember 20, 2011Better than: unpleasant surprises.The HorrorsThe Horror's new, third album, Skying, is hardly revelatory. But it's decent enough. The same can be said of their live show, which came to the Prophet Bar's big room in Deep Ellum last nigh ... 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 >>
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 >>