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  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    I Pretended to Be a Jimmy Buffett Fan for a Day

    Beginning the night of December 2, 2013, the day before a Jimmy Buffett show, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan imaginable. For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed champion of wearing Hawaii ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Cross Canadian Ragweed, Drowning Pool and Kinky Friedman on Their Worst Gigs Ever

    When things go horribly wrong and then keep going that way, there's no better strategy to maintain your sanity than to think about the story you'll have. Music writer Jon Niccum has collected a bunch of those stories from musicians and published them in a book called The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Neon Indian, Atmosphere, Jacuzzi Boyz, Erasure and This Weekend's Other Top Shows

    Alan Palomo's take on Max Headroom.​With the recent release of their new record, Era Extraña, the once-Denton-dwelling members of Neon Indian are blowing up once again, which means now's as good a time as any to catch them. You can do just that tomorrow night, as they headline the Granada Theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Kings Of Leon & Band Of Horses, Civil Wars, and Over 100 New Show Announcements

    Kings Of Leon​The first time the Kings of Leon came to town, they played an intimate show at the Gypsy Tea Room. And what a different time that was: Critics referred to them as The Stokes of the South, and before long, Kings Of Leon found themselves as the opening act for Julian Casablancas & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Music-Related Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Mother's Day is nigh upon us--and c'mon, you can do better than some crappy (and sappy) card. It's time to give your mom a gift that reflects how you really feel about her. Now, she may not enjoy the following music-related gift ideas, but make sure you throw that gift receipt into the package befor ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Tights Fit

    Elf has all the trimmings of a holiday standard

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    The artist formerly known as print

    Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Stacks of wax

    Adventures at the bottom of the music trade

  • Music

    May 6, 1999