All band reunions are welcomed, no matter how big or small the band is. Yet certain bands never reunite and Los Angeles' Failure was thought to be one of those bands. The trio's third album, Fantastic Planet, a multi-layered opus of songs featuring lyrics about the romance and awful dark side of dru ... More >>
The names of some music festivals are real head-scratchers. "Bonnaroo" and "Lollapalooza" are silly but effective. Others don't leave much to the imagination. Locally, there's the upcoming Fort Worth Music Festival: not a ton of mystery there, but at least we know where it's going down, right? Some ... More >>
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are coming our way this summer. Make no mistake, this is big news, and not a mere nostalgia trip for for those of us who were in high school or entering college 20 years ago. The announcement of a tour featuring a co-headlining double bill of Nine Inch Nails and Sound ... More >>
In some ways, getting backstage at Gexa Energy Pavilion is a letdown. Semi-trucks that carry the bands' stage lighting and equipment hummed a familiar chorus, and several tour buses formed a barricade that left an opened area in the center where a small group of people conversed and smoked cigarette ... More >>
Radiohead American Airlines Center Monday, March 5 Around 9:30 last night, the sold-out American Airlines Center was singing along to the climactic roar of Radiohead's 2003 single "There There": We are accidents / waiting to happen Here's the question: Who is Radiohead? Are they rock music's mos ... More >>
With the arrival of 35 Denton this weekend, festival season is officially upon us. But festivals have gotten complicated, and you can no longer just grab your buds, hop in your Civic hatchback and chill in a tent for three days. You need provisions, a plan, intestinal fortitude, hand sanitizer, Red ... More >>
Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.
Record Hop, goofing off in a photo booth. That's Porter on the right.Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Guitarist Scott Porter has helped anchor Record Hop with two ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Matt PittmanMatt Pittman is a busy man as of late. When not working on new material for the (thankfully) still-active Red Animal W ... More >>
Dallas' Power Trip was the sole regional participant at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so we asked frontman Riley Gale to document the band's experience at the festival, to help give our readers some insight into what things are really like behind the scenes at a concert of that scope. Belo ... More >>
The Henry Clay PeopleCalifornia's The Henry Clay People have come a considerable way in just a few years. Currently out on tour with Silversun Pickups and Against Me! while supporting their ballsy new album, Somewhere on the Golden Coast, the quintet chose to go the route of compromise with not o ... More >>
We'd been wondering when Erykah Badu would schedule a hometown performance in support of her new album, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. Earlier this week, when Badu announced her tour schedule, we got our answer: She'll be playing the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on June 14. After the ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsIt had been 15 years--according, at least, to one of Eddie Vedder's asides during the closing set of this weekend's Austin City Limits Music Festival--since Pearl jam had played what he called "The Live Music Capital of the Nation." And, as such, Vedder promised the mud-c ... More >>
AMADOU AND MARIAM BREAK OUT OF A FLABBY, GENERIC GENRE
The Jim Rose Circus delights Granada goers
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James Chippendale James Chippendale is the president of Dallas-based CSI Entertainment Insurance, which provides liability coverage for concerts -- among them, Pearl Jam, the Dixie Chicks, the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza. CSI's offices are on Taylor Street in Deep Ellum, but y ... More >>
Dan's Silverleaf hosts the ultimate tribute
The Polka Fest returns for another year
If only some great Dallas festival was flagging down southbound SXSW drivers right now...
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Party like a star with MTV's Duff
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Hyah! Hyah! Sha-Clack-Clack! Or, the hip-hop poetry of Saul Williams.
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It's a smash hit
Blonde Redhead turns some Lemons into lemonade on its latest album
With Adore, Billy Corgan has finally made a record as good as he thinks it is
The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos
Roadcrew tries to ease the rigors of playing live
Gal-lapalooza sports the best outdoor vibe so far
311 blurs the line between rock and rap
Ethyl Merman makes 'dance music for the poor'
The hyped-up supernatural thriller Hideaway is too sloppy to be scary