Ever been backstage at House of Blues Dallas? Rachel Behring painted the cool murals you see on the walls back there of some of rock and soul's legends. But hell, that's just her showing she loves where she works ... and who wouldn't? Behring spent a good stretch of time managing backstage at HOB, a ... More >>
Are you experiencing Festival Fatigue yet? Too bad. One more all-day-er has been announced for the summer: In addition to Toronto and Brooklyn, Chicago-based punk circus Riot Fest is expanding its reach to Dallas on September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
Rise Against, Descendents, Municipal Waste, ... More >>
Usually with this column, we might interview one or two people from a band. With Darstar, all five members were kind enough to share the first shows they saw and played. And, if you wanted a reminder of how effective Smashing Pumpkins were in their heyday, listen to what Lisa Hardaway has to say.
With plans for a follow-up to this year's acclaimed Division, 2012 looks good for pop-punk trio Here Holy Spain. To tide you over, they have a song on this year's Idol Christmas compilation called "God-Damn This Christmas."
As the band wraps up the year, all three recently shared with us t ... More >>
Warped Tour LaunchGexa Energy Pavilion
June 24, 2011
Better than: spending all day on traffic control at the new In-N-Out Burger.
Rachel ParkerThe crazy kids today and their crowd-surfing ways.Let's address the elephant with the pink tutu standing in the corner: Sure, there were doubts about t ... More >>
The Warped Tour has always had a lot of bands and a lot of different bands. Sure, you're not going to see these bands end up on any Pitchfork best-of, but the tour doesn't exactly play to people who decree most things in life as "meh," either.Even in its first few years, you could see a hardcore ... More >>
This morning, we received a press release from the skateboarding folks at Vans Warped Tour headquarters. Turns out that this year, the 16th year of the tour's existence, The Vans Warped Tour will launch right here in Dallas on Friday, June 24 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Tickets will go on sale via L ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for the evening before the gluttony begins.
The Posies, Aqueduct and Salim Nourallah at The Granada Theater
Back in the 80's, Seattle's The Posies were always on the verge of major success. When the band signed to Geffen Records in 1989, it looked as if main Posies K ... More >>
No, it's not promoting the Dallas show. But it's a sweet poster.Quite a busy Tuesday evening with OK Go at the Granada and Sarah Jaffe up at Dan's Silverleaf. But if you have an inkling for a bit more ska and hip-hop in your musical diet, then I suggest heading down to the House of Blues.Headlini ... More >>
Once upon a time, Less Than Jake was a ska band--horns, the whole deal. Then something happened; the band went pop-punk. And while 2006's In with the Out Crowd wasn't a terrible record by any means, by that point it was clear that this was a band that had evolved. Nonetheless, 2008's release from t ... More >>
Vans Warped TourSuperpages.com CenterJuly 5, 2009
Better Than: falling asleep on the beach and getting a funny-looking tan.
The weather could have been way worse for Sunday's Warped Tour date. It could have rained all day. Or it could have been sunny and extremely hot.
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Warped Tour at Superpages.com Center on Sunday, July 5Anti-Flag, Bad Religion and Less Than Jake headlined the 15th annual Warped Tour. For $40, it offered something for all types of Hot Topic-clad teenage rockers, from the roots of punk to the MySpace man of glamour, Jeffree Star. That's fierce...
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1. God damn, Texas is hot in July.Even with cloud cover and a bit of a sprinkle, walking around Superpages.com Center on Sunday was like strolling with Dante through Hell. Outdoor festivals in the middle of summer just don't seem like the brightest of ideas.2. Bikini tops should only be worn at the ... More >>
So, first and foremost: Happy (almost) Fourth of July, everyone! Now, let's talk about the weekend in music, per protocol. As always, the stuff we already discussed up first.Tonight's pretty busy, actually: Asylum Street Spankers, Porterdavis and The O's play the Granada; The Edge gets the 20th Ann ... More >>
Remember the great ska craze of the mid-90s? My memory of that era is a bit cloudy, but from what I recall it was a thankfully short-lived phenomenon in which kids rediscovered English ska punk from the '80s, which itself was a rediscovery of the original version of ska, a Jamaican dance music that ... More >>