Saturday in Dallas was a day you could choose to paint in the starkest possible contrasts, if that's your thing. Two big gatherings cut from an extraordinarily different cloth were happening within a relatively pleasant fifteen-minute stroll of each other, and how often do you get to travel from one ... More >>
As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>
Fair Park's Centennial Hall
Saturday, December 1
Against my better judgment, I decided to review this year's Unsilent Night Festival at Fair Park. It's not that I had anything against the bands. I'd spent the previous night watching Machine Head ignite the crowd at the House of Blues ... More >>
Bettye LaVette, Bobby Patterson
Thursday, November 29, at The Kessler Theater, $25-$35
Bettye LaVette's 1965 single "Let Me Down Easy" was the song that should have put the Detroit singer in the ranks of the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. LaVette's fame came later in life, however, namely as she's re-eme ... More >>
Intense barely scratches the surface when talking about Suicide Silence. The California extreme metal outfit has been around for just over a decade, and in that time, they've created three of the severest slabs of deathcore to be found.
Speaking from a Houston restaurant in anticipation of tonight' ... More >>
This week in print, I check in with Sarah Alexander and Nevada Hill, two Denton musicians who host Tiger Dick, a weekly radio show devoted to the unheard and unseen.
Dallas Distortion Music chats with Alan Ayo about their first year in business.
Kelly Dearmore asks Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial ... More >>
Kelly ClarksonThis edition of show announcements is topped by two shows happening on the same day, Friday, February 10. The first of which will be headlined by Burleson's own vocal powerhouse Kelly Clarkson. Her most recent album Stronger was released on October 21. The following tour will take h ... More >>
Mike MezeulThis is your son on rock. Fuckin' Slayer! No, we don't mean that. We're actually referring to this perfect photo from last year's Iron Maiden show at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Over the last year, we've collected a number of great fan photos from concerts around Dallas, but few fans display ... More >>
Dave Grohl, Slayer's Kerry King and Dio's Simon Wright are among the rock and metal icons that have been confirmed to participate in an upcoming all-star benefit jam at Los Angeles' the Key Club, held in Arlington native and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's honor. The event, called Di ... More >>
Roger CaldwellMegadeth made its triumphant return to Dallas last night at the Palladium, joined by Machine Head and others around the midway point of its Endgame tour.Plenty more photos from the show are up here in our slideshow from photographer Roger Caldwell.
The 11th grade Biology teacher once shared this insightful observation aimed specifically at those of us with long hair: "Sons, this country is divided into three groups of people: the people who shower before work (re: white collar workers); the people who shower after work (see "blue collar"); and ... More >>