In recent years, the Top 40 Country Music charts have been littered with an increasing amount of songs that now fit easily into an even more specific, sickening realm of modern country music - "Bro-Country." With frat-boy bravado and an even greater emphasis on sophmoric, ignorant cliches than usual ... More >>
This past June, we provided a list of the 10 best Texas Country/Red Dirt/Whatever tunes in 2013 up to that point of the year. With 2014 looming, we're still not sure what the nebulous terms slapped onto the songs and bands that made up that list really mean. With an entire year of music to listen ba ... More >>
Lloyd Banks runs Rockin' Rodeo in Denton, but he's been perched up north doing live music venues for a decade and a half: national touring acts mixed with local and regional bands, not only as opening acts, but also plenty as standalone showcase acts. He's managed a band or two over that time as wel ... More >>
While Dallas-Ft. Worth is a massive media market, and we certainly have our share of beloved faces and voices that we've welcomed for many years. For fans of Texas Country / Red Dirt Music, there might not be a personality in North Texas more revered than Justin Frazell. What makes Frazell's story a ... More >>
Wednesday, April 24 Tonight Craft and Growler will tap a keg of Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s new barley wine, Numb Comfort and they have the free glasses to prove it. Thursday, April 25 Goodfriend is holding a fundraiser for the family of Ben Harris of Redhook Ale Brewing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ... More >>
Summer is upon us (kind of has been since January), and that means it's time to get your butts wet on the Gexa Energy Pavilion lawn. Unless, of course, you're rich enough to have "reserved seating money." You kind of have to for the just announced Drake show on Wednesday, May 16, which will cost ... More >>
GirlsOne of the biggest records of 2011 came from San Fransisco's Girls, who successfully mine early rock and roll influences to create notable and at times brilliant albums. Gorilla Vs. Bear has championed the band for years, and the blog is bringing Girls to the Granada Theater on Friday, March ... More >>
Honky-tonker keeps Chippin' Away until he gets it right (or passes out).
It would be a stretch to say that this week's show announcements are all that strong. There are some notable ones -- though perhaps not for the right reasons. For instance: On Sunday, November 20, the Palladium Ballroom has Korn and a handful of opening acts with names that don't mean anythi ... More >>
Thursday is diversity night this week, as freak-folk and hardcore country reign supreme.
TobaccoLess than a year ago, Tobacco, the Pennsylvania-born electronic musician and frontman for the experimental group Black Moth Super Rainbow, released his latest solo album, Manic Meat, a dark and seedy work that outshone its 2008 predecessor, Fucked Up Friends. As a solo artist, Tobacco ... More >>
British Sea PowerBrighton's explosive British Sea Power are fresh off the release of their fourth studio album, Valhalla Dancehall, which, unfortunately, doesn't quite match up to the power chord anthems on their previous record, Do You Like Rock Music. Rather, the new album hearkens back to thei ... More >>
Eisley--not so green anymore.After spending the better part of a decade on the rollercoaster ride that comes with being on a major label, the Tyler-based band Eisley is back on the road. And much has happened for them in the last two years: "We had four weddings in 14 months," says band manager a ... More >>
Ray BensonLate last night, Lori Conrad at KTVT and KTXA sent word: Channel 21's about to launch a music show: The Texas Music Scene (catchy?), which will air on TXA 21 after Texas Rangers Friday Night Baseball around 10:30ish p.m. every week beginning this Friday, matter of fact. But those expect ... More >>
Caity ColvardKevin Fowler, sporting the Confederate-flag Mardi Gras beads that pretty much sum up the scene at Fair Park on Saturday.Mardi Gras Texas Style drew thousands of fans to Fair Park on Saturday, for a bill of 20 country acts including the Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Cor ... More >>
Friday, February 24, at Gilley's