Also known by his stage name, Honus Honus, Ryan Kattner has been leading the odd band Man Man for a decade. Speaking from his home in Philadelphia and in anticipation of tonight's show at Dada, Kattner was equal parts affable and quick-witted. On the heels of Man, Man's find new album, On Oni Pond, ... More >>
This week brought some pretty promising show announcements, so scroll down to see what's coming through DFW soon. See also: - "Canned Festival, a New Music Fest from the Makers of Untapped, Coming to Downtown Denton"
North Texas' biggest music festival has a new venue -- and the same old commitment to sonic weirdness.
The Hive is a gaping 12,000-square-foot warehouse at the edge of the 35 Denton umbrella, situated a few feet from the train tracks on the corner of Bell and Sycamore Streets. Next weekend, it will become the largest indoor music venue in Denton -- maybe for four days, and maybe for years to come. ... More >>
Man Man, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers Sons of Hermann Hall May 6, 2011 Better Than: Wearing sunglasses at night. Doug DavisHonus Honus and Pow Pow before the lights dimmed One of the images that comes to mind when I hear the musical chaos known as Man Man, is the clown scene in the Disne ... More >>
Autumn de WildeWilcoAs we enter a pretty solid weekend of shows, we can't help but look to Saturday night as the best of them all. That's when Wilco performs at the University of North Texas. The tickets for the show have been sold out for weeks. But, starting tomorrow at noon, according to the b ... More >>
Listen: When you all wear the same uniform, people are gonna accuse you of being a cult.There are plenty of bands over the years who have used the word "cult" in their names. From '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult to '80s Brit rockers The Cult to '90s art rockers Cloud Cult to current indie darl ... More >>
Stephen MaskerMichael Cera playing his infinite playlist. (GET IT?!?!)Two days down. Two more to go. Last night saw bands like Dr. Dog, Japanther, Babar (the band, not this dude), and Mister Heavenly. And if you're not familiar: Mister Heavenly is the freshly formed super group just recentl ... More >>
If nothing else, Michael Cera is cooler than Danny Masterson, right?After announcing last week the addition of another 135 bands to its bill, you'd think the folks up at Denton's 35 Conferette might need a breather -- or, I dunno, maybe some time to focus on the actual logistics of the fest, sinc ... More >>
Oh, the decisions. As was the case last year, Fun Fun Fun's Saturday schedule forced some hard choices; today's toughest might be Washed Out and Deerhunter's simultaneous sets, thought there are plenty of other conflicting sets. But one of the things that makes Fun Fun Fun great is that the three ... More >>
Bad news, fans of things that are fun: Giggle Party is bailing on Dallas-Fort Worth for the greener pastures of San Francisco. Right after this weekend, in fact. Turns out bassist Jason Reichl is headed that way for real-life, not-at-all-music-related career reasons--and GP keyboardist Kat Michie ... More >>
Spent all day Saturday (well, for the most part) at Good Records for the store's combined 9th Birthday Bash and National Record Store Day Celebration. And, given the at-times cool and at-times brutally humid weather, that kind of marathon was something of a beating. A fun beating, but a beating none ... More >>