Punk rock is an unusual genre. Punk shows can be exhilarating, enthralling, chaotic, confrontational and offensive. Last night at the House of Blues, it was all of those and less. I've been going to see punk bands for over three decades and I thought I had just about seen and heard it all. Then I w ... More >>
The New York Times ran a story yesterday about all the hate the right-wingers are expressing for school teachers. In the opening they quoted placards from Madison, Wisconsin, saying, "You are glorified babysitters who leave school at 3:30 pm. You deserve minimum wage." They interviewed a 30- ... More >>
Keith KlenowskiThe NationalIn this week's print edition we featured The National's Saturday show at the House of Blues. But the article--concentrating mostly on the band's latest album, High Violet--offered only a glimpse into an interview with bassist Scott Devendorf. Here, we're giving you the ... More >>
David Simons new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent Citys surreal, heart-breaking reality
Golden Spirits has come up with an idea so perfectly suited to the artificial luxury embodied by Dallas ultra-lounges that you'd think the Madison, Wisconsin distillery was based here. Well, to use the old bumper-sticker phrase, Million Vodka wasn't born here, but it got here as fast as it could. ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
Law (Layered Music)
What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.
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The News' M&M boys, Moroney and Mong, take over. Maybe.
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After two albums, Rainer Maria can make the time to take its time
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Delight is in the details at Saigon Bistro
A first album is born, among other things