Mike Dillon sounds weary but resilient. It's inevitable when he comes back to Dallas. His memories of the city and Deep Ellum in the 1980s haunt him like the ghosts of old relatives. Back then, when the neighborhood was in its heyday, he played in two of the scene's most renowned bands as the frontm ... More >>
DC9 at Night spent four days in Austin at SXSW, along with another three hundred thousand or so people. It was never going to be a normal experience akin to spending the night out in Deep Ellum, but there were constant reminders that this is a very special event taking place in a city that prides it ... More >>
Every week, more and more shows are added to the Dallas concert calendar.This week is no different. The winter is drawing to an end, and our springtime bookings are starting to fill up fast. This week, the biggest bang on our radar came in the form of an AT&T Performing Arts Center announcement feat ... More >>
Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on its news page, and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-met ... More >>
We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
Public Image LtdThursday, November 1, at Granada TheaterBefore the group hits Fun Fun Fun Fest, Dallas gets its own intimate show. It will be cool to see what John Lydon does best: walk around the stage in clown pajamas.
Fort Worth's The Vatican Press has been kicking around for the past few years, sprung from a lineage of classic post-hardcore and emo. Frontman Eddie Hennessy even grew up with the guys in Jimmy Eat World, and recently reunited with his old band Haskel to open for them. The band is preparing to rel ... More >>
Hank Williams, IIILast week, Hank Williams III released four CDs of new music -- songs that he had written over the span of six months. Sure, a lot of the ideas have been percolating in Williams' brain for a while as a nasty spat with his former record label has worked itself out. But the sh ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>
Ableton Live becomes the latest technological advance to shape music.
Both local and national talent are on display this hump-day evening. Choose wisely.
Les ClaypoolAs the leader of the geeky power trio Primus, Les Claypool somehow managed to turn his love of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart into a tangible career in rock music. Indeed: For the better part of three decades now, Les Claypool has stood tall as one of the strangest ducks in the roc ... More >>
Wednesday, May 25 at the Palladium Ballroom
Les Claypool of PrimusAmong the many arguments that dominated our corner of the high school cafeteria was the topic of world's best bass player. One kid was confident that Flea was the greatest. Another kid was a really big fan of Dave Matthews Band, so he thought that guy was really good. But in ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 21, 2010...Les Claypool and Primus are readying their first new album in 11 years.Vince Neil wants the world to know he thinks Sharon Osbourne is the most "evil, shittiest person" on Earth. Point taken.If Bono has learned anything from wo ... More >>
Why, yes, that is R. Kelly playing from my computer speakers in the office right now. Which means it must be the weekend. And means I must be running late on posting Good Friday. My sincerest apologies. Here are your weekend plans, friends. First up, the shows we've already hyped.Tonight's kinda cra ... More >>
Counting Crows wishes it was something just a little more sexy. '90s fans unite: Counting Crows is kicking off a new summer tour in late June, hitting major amphitheaters around the country and stopping at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on August 4. According to the pr ... More >>
Eagles of Death Metal, Klopek, Austin Brown Sounds, The Improv The Door Dallas December 12, 2008 Better Than: Just the plain old Eagles. Cory Graves Variety was the unifying theme of last night's seemingly random assortment of warm-up acts for the Eagles of Death Metal s ... More >>
Stewart Copeland's been busy the past 25 years
Wednesday, June 20, at House of Blues
Claypool and pals milk a dead horse
Friday, August 25, at Dan's Silverleaf
Thursday, July 22, at Double Wide