Justin Wilson

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Dallas Filmmakers Premiere Descendents Documentary at Texas Theatre

    Last year, the teaser trailer for Filmage debuted to much acclaim. Looking back at the career of The Descendents (including the formation of All when frontman Milo Aukerman left the band), local filmmakers Matt Riggle, Deedle LaCour and Justin Wilson have documented something that many punk rock fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Top Chef Seattle: Season Finale. Part 1. Because This Season Won't Die.

    On the Season Finale of Top Chef: Seattle, they told us that the season finale would be a two-part season finale. I swear, this season won't die, you guys. At least the photographers at Bravo keep getting "I'm farting" pictures of Tom Colicchio. Everyone likes those. Enjoy.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Local Filmmakers Tease a New Documentary on Descendents/All

    See also: Riot Fest 2012 expands to Dallas, brings Descendents and more This morning, a teaser trailer for Filmage, a documentary on punk bands Descendents and All, went online. Not surprisingly, the clip spread like wildfire amongst fans who remember the band back in the '80s with Milo Goes to Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Nervous Curtains' Latest Video Features Magic, Ghost Rabbits

    Is Nervous Curtains' new video for "Wired to Make Waves" a commentary on child labor? Hallucinatory tale about the dangers of a life in the magic biz? Carnivàle with the rabbit from Donnie Darko? The answer is: Maybe. Shot in part at Canton Co-op by Justin Wilson, who also did their 2010 video fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Justin Wilson and Matt Pittman on tonight's Red Animal War "reunion" show

    ​Whenever Red Animal War plays, it feels more like an event than a show, which is great because the four-piece doesn't shortchange an audience with their Texas-tinged version of post-hardcore. In the last few years, the band only plays around the holidays, but for plenty of good reasons. This ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Red Animal War

    Friday, December 23, at Double Wide

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Tonight Is Crazy Busy. Nights Like These Make Us Wish Teleportation Were Possible.

    What a busy musical evening we have on our hands tonight! The only problem? Making a decision on where to go. Anybody got a coin?

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Bonus MP3: Here Holy Spain -- "Can't Control"

    Today marks the release of Dallas punk trio Here Holy Spain's sophomore album, Division, a disc that Daniel Hopkins called in this week's paper, a "blistering, driving and tearing" release. And that was just in the lead. He also had this to say: [They] paint a pretty clear picture of what their live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Watch: Descender -- "Armor"

    The cover of Descender's latest.​In this week's upcoming dead-tree issue of DC9, Alan Ayo takes a close look at Descender's sophomore release, Dark Water, which he sees (SPOILER ALERT!) as a fresh beginning for a band, which, despite featuring members of Deep Ellum mainstays Doosu and Burden Broth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Red Animal War Confirms New Material On The Way. But, First, Expect Saboteur To Release Its Own Long-Awaited Full-Length.

    ​Well, this might not be as big as the news that Prince is coming to town for Super Bowl XLV, but, for some people, it sure will be: After alluding to as much on stage at his band's New Year's Eve performance at the Curtain Club, Red Animal War frontman Justin Wilson has confirmed that his long-re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Video: Nervous Curtains -- "All Yesterday's Parties"

    Nervous Curtains "All Yesterday's Parties" from Liberal Media/Charlie Tango on Vimeo.Sean Kirkpatrick just sent an amazing music video for one of the best tracks off Nervous Curtains' Out of Sync With Time, which we wrote about in a March feature. Not only does it feature one of Dallas' best bands i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Getting Fatter on a Tuesday at the Alligator Cafe

    ​Alligator Cafe4416 Live Oak St.214-821-6900Dude Factor: 10, or Justin Wilson, on a scale of 1 (Jared Leto) to 10.Today being Fat Tuesday and all,  we decided to load up the Dude Food crew and head out to indulge in some fattening Cajun food. The fact that we missed out on Charles Barkley's w ... More >>

  • Film

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    Pepperidge Farm sent two boxes of crackers to my office. Wilonsky saw them and ran over to Jimmy's, returning with some cured meat and a hunk of cheese. My desk is now covered by crumbs, two empty boxes, white wrapping paper of the kind you find at, oh, an Italian shop selling salami, and a dirty kn ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Today's AFI Dallas Schedule is Packed With Rare Gems, Two With Big Ol' Dallas Ties

    I am none too pleased about how my AFI Dallas International Film Festival schedule worked out for today: Instead of attending the Very Special Screening of Frederick Wiseman's Neiman Marcus documentary The Store, scheduled for the AMC NorthPark at 4:15 p.m., I'll be moderating a 5:30 panel about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2009

    A F.I.G. Leaf: A Recap of AFI Dallas's Saturday, and a Look Ahead at Its Sunday

    Hell of a time not to have Patrick Michels around -- 'round midnight this morning at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue, where nude and semi-nude women turned a life drawing workshop into a performance-art piece amidst other computer animation exhibits, open bars and a laptop deejay trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Big Fan: AFI Dallas Announces Its Complete Line-Up, Minus the Closing-Night Movie(s?)

    Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    AFI Dallas Announces Its First 15 Films

    The AFI Dallas International Film Festival just released its first list of films selected for this year's shindig, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as noted last month, most of the screenings taking place at the AMC NorthPark. Among the offerings are three world-premiere docs, a Zooey De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Make Up Your Mind: Toadies Performing "Possum Kingdom" At Possum Kingdom

    Hey, remember that Dia De Los Toadies festival shindig back in August? Course you do--we gave away tickets. Anyway,, a site that's showed no shortage of love for the Toadies' still-newish No Deliverance record, has another exclusive with the band today, this time of the band performing--get ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Cook or Kook?

    Yan shows Central Market how it's done

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    We Brake for Brake! Vegas

    Denton rockers Brake! Vegas took some time with DC-9 to answer some earth-shattering questions prior to their show tonight at The Door in Dallas. Why them? For me, it was the name alone. I just like saying it with that exclamation point. Not to mention they have some T-shirts with some snazzy logos. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    A Slowride to Heavy Rotation

    A while back, we here at Unfair Park debated the lodgerific ingredients of Slowride's "Morals and Dogma" video, crafted by Tactics Productions (a team of locals that include Kris Youmans, Kris Hardy, Justin Wilson and others). Looks like we weren't the only one to take interest in the piece loaded w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    Freemasons, Eh? Not Entirely.

    Maybe there are some Freemason artifacts in Slowride's video, which was directed by Kris Youmans (The Paper Chase, Happy Bullets) and edited by Justin Wilson, but it looks to me like a large part of it was shot inside Waxahachie's 10,000-square foot Webb Gallery. Tom Sale's suitcase dioramas are fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006
  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    The War Within

    Justin Wilson has led three of Dallas' best hard rock bands in the past year. Is anyone listening?

  • Music

    November 10, 2005


    Saboteur (End Sounds)

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    News about the Polyphonic Spree, the Feds and Red Animal War

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Talented Success

    The Mermaid Purse is a supergroup, sort of?

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Get the Feelin'

    Red Animal War to release new album

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    War Stories

    Or: What do confiscated videotapes, cops and stolen apples have to do with Red Animal War?

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    It's a big fuckin' deal

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Trees closes its doors...for a while