It sounds like tormented spirits screaming through the amplifiers as the guitarists play through the grinding riffs of "South of Heaven" by Slayer. They are fast, loud and soulful, as if generations of thrash musicians were inspiring them. Picks ignite strings that reverberate in rapid succession. F ... More >>
Locally-based Hormones are a familiar fixture at Bryan Street Tavern. They played the venue's Big Fucking Anniversary show a few weeks ago, and will play there again this Saturday, October 27, with The Gorehounds. They will do two sets: one with original songs and the other with songs by Death from ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really ... More >>
Patricia RodriguezGiven her DJ nickname of Tigerbee, maybe it's not surprising that Patricia Rodriguez is a very busy person. When she isn't working on her artwork, she serves as one of the main people behind the theme-party DJ troupe, The Lollipop Shoppe. She's also spent time playing bass with ... More >>
Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music. While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>
1100 Springs, Roger Alan Wade, Lucero & Shooter Jennings at MusInk's Second nightFair Park Centennial BuildingApril 10, 2010Better than: Watching the Rangers continue to fail to come anywhere near our already low expectations.Kevin TodoraLucero dirtied MusInk up a bit.Seeing a lively crowd en ... More >>
It's not hard to see how The Flaming Lips earned its repuation as festival kings.In this week's print edition of the Observer, you'll see some of the fruits that came from a conversation I shared with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne a little over a week ago as part of a preview for the NX35 Con ... More >>
Jenny Lewis, Heartless BastardsGranada Theater June 23, 2009 Better than: The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. For photos from the show, be sure and check out our slideshow too.If not for the crashing rumble of IPA bottles getting tossed into the trash punctuating each song throughou ... More >>
The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>
After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
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Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show
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Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad
Pumpkins double the pleasure and pain on Mellon Collie