Music festivals are a tough business. It's hard to make them stick. Organizers don't usually expect to break even for the first five years, often longer. Even if a festival survives, it's not the end of the story. Maintaining what you have often means expanding your model and your audience. But for ... More >>
"Visually, to me, this is the best show ever. I get to watch sports highlights with subtitles and a heavy metal show." -- Dick Valentine, lead singer of Electric Six That quote, ladies and gents, might perfectly sum up the madness that occurred between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. at the G ... More >>
For nearly 20 years "Thrashin'" Alan Tuggle has been promoting metal on his radio show Hard Time Radio on KNON. It's a position that has also afforded him opportunities to interview idols of the metal scene from Ronnie James Dio to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. He's become a fixture in the local music ... More >>
In the DFW metalplex we've seen legendary guitarists meet an untimely end to their careers. Ten years ago, Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera and Damage Plan was murdered by a deranged killer while playing a show in Ohio, and recently, Mike Scaccia of Ministry and Rigor Mortis died of heart attack wh ... More >>
Justin Carter's violent threat on Facebook lands him in jail, and limbo.
Ever since Mike Scaccia and Dimebag Darrell broke on through to the other side, many Dallas metal fans have been longing for someone to step into the limelight and accept the legendary guitarslingers' mantels and inspire a whole new generation of headbangers. Never fear true believers (hey, didn't ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
by Chris Gray Sci-fi fans across the world were saddened when prolific author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday, Wired magazine reported. The typewriter-loving Bradbury was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Bradbury was best-known for writing that set the standard for post-WWII science fiction such as Fahrenhe ... More >>
One of the many incarnations of Okkervil RiverStill fresh from the release of their new album I Am Very Far, Austin's Okkervil River seems to be working quite hard to let everyone know about it. The album is quite solid, thanks in part to the production work of local producer John Congl ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Summer AmshoffThe thing with beautiful "rock chicks" that dance onstage is that most of them stop ... More >>
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Music Festival with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, more... Superpages.com Center September 10, 2010 Better than: expected, but not as good as watching the Rangers sweep the Yankees Hot, humid air filled seemingly every crevice of Superpages.com Center ... More >>
After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
The Austin-based Paul Green School of Rock, which served as the inspiration for the 2003 hit comedy School of Rock, will open the doors to its first Dallas area branch in June. The school, with its mission statement of "saving rock 'n' roll one kid at a time," has already opened enrollment for its ... More >>
Rigor Mortis were once "Condemned to Hell"--and irrelevance--but the Dallas metal legends have risen
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