The xx Wednesday, February 13, and Thursday, February 14, at The Granada Theater Achingly hip Londoners the xx have a two-night stay at The Granada this week, meaning twice as many Dallasites will be swept away by songs from their now-ubiquitous debut album and the recently released Coexist. We're k ... More >>
The Dallas City Council yesterday voted to spend some $7 million of your money to cover the latest cost overruns for the second Calatrava suspension bridge over the Trinity River. The city already had to cheap down the first Calatrava suspension bridge so much that now it's not even a real suspensi ... More >>
Blowfly Saturday, February 9, at Dada, $11/$15 Clarence Reid is better known as the gonzo performer Blowfly, a caped and masked X-rated rapper who is now in his 70s, and still releasing albums with titles like Black in the Sack. Watch the trailer for his upcoming documentary, The Weird World of Blow ... More >>
Bryan Street Tavern's Big Fucking Anniversary Party Bryan Street Tavern Saturday, October 6 For what was billed the "big fucking anniversary party" at Bryan Street Tavern on Saturday, a host of local acts, mixed in with a handful of bands from Tennessee and Brooklyn, had the attention of plenty as ... More >>
Back in late August we mentioned that the city had hired a search firm to find a permanent (well, you know what I mean) director of the Dallas Public Library System. Corinne Hill's been serving as interim director since Laurie Evans retired in June 2010, and by all accounts she's done a bang-up j ... More >>
Reunited Jayhawks just glad to be playing, and a wide range of new fans are happy too.
With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>
Sunday, August 21, at the House of Blues
Dolly PartonVerizon Theatre in Grand PrairieTuesday, July 19, 2011Better than: Reality. Rachel ParkerDolly Parton at Verizon Theatre in Grand PrairieDolly Parton inhabits her stardom as fully as she fills out her glittering outfits. "I buy 'em two sizes too small and take 'em in," she joked. Sh ... More >>
Plus: A dead soldier brings Second Thought to life in Dying City.
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.Tony EdwardsTony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
Is it just us, or has this week been a deceptively awesome one for shows around town?
Holy crap! We have a shitload of killer shows in our area tonight!
Fair to Midland Back in November, the Sulphur Springs-sprung progressive hard rock act Fair to Midland announced a new label home and promised its fourth full-length come springtime. Well, clearly, they really meant summertime. A new press released issued late yesterday announces a new release da ... More >>
SortaIt's no secret that the folks over at AllGood Cafe have always loved the band Sorta, the now-defunct Dallas supergroup that called it quits shortly after the untimely and shocking death of Dallas music legend Carter Albrecht. Since that breakup, the band's members haven't disappeared from th ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
Former cornerback Dwayne Goodrich comes to grips with his hit-and-run of three Good Samaritans as he plans for life after prison
Poetry about the acts on Edgefest 17's bill? It's music to our ears.
A man from Weatherford has filed suit today against Meditronic -- "the global leader in medical technology [for] alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world" -- claiming the damnedest thing: "body-snatching." The full release is after the jump, but t ... More >>
Larry Neal has invented a flying motorcycle, and he wants you to try it
Only a few weeks into her Anchorwoman gig in Tyler, and already everyone's giving Lauren Jones a hard time. A few media tid-bytes this a.m.: ESPN is launching ESPN Deportes Radio, an all-Spanish-language radio network making its bow in three hot spots: Dallas, Knoxville and New Jersey. Says here th ... More >>
Henry Cho hits the Improv
Some of the best music of 2006 wasn't exactly officially released (wink, wink)
Somebody recorded The Old 97's performing in Kentucky in 1999. Lucky for you, you can download that show in 2006. For free. Better hurry. Over the weekend, "Jennings in Boston"--otherwise known as the person who runs the very top-notch MP3 blog known as rbally--posted a 7-year-old Old 97's show reco ... More >>
Kenny Chesney and crew hit Frisco
Bid the butterflies adieu
Andy Rooney says female sideline reporters are no good. Well, they're OK by me!
A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way
Cohen plays Fugazi like an Instrument
Fred Curchack, one of America's foremost performance artists, whips up an orgy of self-confrontation with Live Love Acts
Earnest eggheads came to Texas with an idea that for-profit schools can save public education. So far, it ain't working.
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up