This weekend Kanye West released two new singles off his upcoming album, Yeezus, in the most grandiose possible fashion. On Friday, he announced the video for his newest single, "New Slaves," would be projected onto 66 buildings across six cities around the world in one night. Crowds gathered by the ... More >>
Ever been backstage at House of Blues Dallas? Rachel Behring painted the cool murals you see on the walls back there of some of rock and soul's legends. But hell, that's just her showing she loves where she works ... and who wouldn't? Behring spent a good stretch of time managing backstage at HOB, a ... 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 >>
All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with Rob Zombie, who will be performing with Marilyn Manson on the Twins of Evil Tour at Verizon Theatre tomorrow night. It'll be a fright night filled with elaborate stage designs, terrifying costumes and metal. I had a chanc ... More >>
Jane's Addiction, The Duke SpiritThursday, May 10, at McFarlin AuditoriumAfter seeing Perry Farrell (who is strangely older than my parents) perform a really bad set at South By Southwest a few years ago, seeing Jane's Addiction doesn't pique my interest as much as opening psych-tinged act The Duke ... More >>
Friday, November 11, at the Prophet Bar.
Hull.Metal has long been a canvas for the otherworldly. When the paper version of DC9 spoke to The Sword's lead man, J.D. Cronise, back in February, his answer to why metal is such fertile soil for the magical and mystical was rather matter of fact. "The music itself is just kind of extreme ... More >>
MTV has gotten some flack for censorship over the course of its 30 years on the air. The station, in addition to helping proliferate the music video concept, is equally known, it seems, for bleeping words, playing only censored versions of certain videos, relegating racy videos to late-night pla ... More >>
Metta World PeaceWhen Lakers forward Ron Artest announced last week that he is legally changing his name to Metta World Peace, the Internet exploded with bafflement and criticism. Obviously, this is coming from sports fans. We in the music world are accustomed to odd stage names. Dallas' own Eryk ... More >>
Monday, March 14, at American Airlines Center
OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, November 4, 2010...It turns out the split of Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish may have been caused by Tish doin' the deed with Bret Michaels. Maybe she just wanted a guy who had a career, ya know?Damon Albarn just can't seem to stick to o ... More >>
This guy is the Yankees' only hope. In other words, 'tis over.10. And that, my friends, is why I wanted the New York Yankees. Between CC Sabathia and Mariano Rivera, this is a flawed pitching staff. Just ask the Rangers, who in this series have posted 5, 7, 8 and 10 runs in building a comm ... More >>
Let's start this off right: We're absolutely not saying these bands suck. We're saying they suck in the heat and humidity of an overpacked, porta-potty using festival. And, with ACL approaching fast and other festivals that people like coming up real soon, there's a lot of choices in that butt-sw ... More >>
Andrea Grimes, my Skinny Pina Colada and the cast of Dallas Comedy House's Megaphone ShowAs many of our Internet-savvy readers have figured out by now, Andrea Grimes is back at ye ol' Dallas Observer. After less than a week back on the beat, Grimes and I had enjoyed way more than one alcoholic ... More >>
The Big Pink, A Place To Bury StrangersGranada TheaterApril 9, 2010Better than: Tinnitus, but only by a little.Kevin TodoraThe Big Pink went loud at the Granada on Friday.Heading into Friday night's show at the Granada Theater, you had the feeling it was gonna be a special night. Electro-rock act ... More >>
As part of Live Nation's continuing No Service Fee Wednesday (now going by the initials NSFW, which caused me to open the press release quite a bit quicker than I might have otherwise, I'll have to admit), Live Nation is once again offering tickets for select shows at an "all-in" ticket price of $29 ... More >>
They're doing it again. Live Nation is offering $24.99 (and, in a couple cases, $19.99) lawn tickets for select Starplex (I still refuse to call it Superpages.com Center) shows today only during this week's installment of No Service Charge Wednesday. Until 11:59:59 tonight, lawn tickets purchased at ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park who's thinking of spending the Fourth of July tea-partying out at Southfork Ranch -- "but only for Mickey Dolenz," she writes, and I smell fresh-baked sarcasm -- directs our attention to a forthcoming Dallas appearance by Ann Coulter, who'll be at the Fairmont Hotel on August ... More >>
Demonstrated by A.J. Iammarino of Trader Vic's Dallas Guess what? Marilyn Manson is now shilling absinthe. Yep, as if Cabo Wabo and Trump Vodka weren't enough, now everyone's favorite goth poster boy is in bed with the naughty green fairy. We'll file it somewhere between the Danny DeVito Limonce ... More >>
Yep. Here's the press release announcing it: Dallas, TX – November 21, 2008: The 2008 Billboard Touring Awards took place last night at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in New York City. House of Blues Dallas came away with the honors in the Top Club category. Other nominees in the category inc ... More >>
Wednesday, November 26, at Palladium Ballroom
An Ideal Husband awaits at SMU
The misfits are for everybody anywhere
A prayer journal reveals life on the other side of Korn
BurlesqueFest busts out at the Gypsy Tea Room
Before she was a "star," Kelly Clarkson was already in the studio
Feardotcom's cheap thrills work--for the most part
With so many other things to ask Le Tigre about, who's got time for music?
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell
It doesn't matter what we say or think
Muzzle the Barking Dog, Glass Houses Dept., Highway From Hell, Bitter Holiday
Nile is the sole practitioner of "Ithyphallic Metal." Grab a dictionary.
Butthole is back
Why does karaoke still exist?
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
Who's improv bit is it anyway?
Rockville Music closes shop; Puerto Rico gets DJ Nature's call; Rubber Gloves still waiting for the Old 97's other shoe to fall; Pantera plays Detroit Rock City; Buck Jones Blushes
Fireworks goes back to the garage
Gal-lapalooza sports the best outdoor vibe so far
Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet
The musical midway of Citizen Lane
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?
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