Run The Jewels' stage banter Together, Killer Mike and El-P have put out one of the best albums of 2013, so it was surprising to see them in such an early time slot on Friday. The 6 p.m. crowd was noticeably thin, of course, but it made Dallas' first time seeing Run The Jewels material live an intim ... More >>
Index Fest, which takes place in Deep Ellum on October 18 and 19, already announced three waves of bands, including Andrew Bird, Run the Jewels, Jason Isbell, Titus Andronicus and a ton of great North Texas bands. Today, they've sweetened the pot further with another batch of bands. This one inclu ... More >>
As Nevada Hill paints a large mural on the eastern wall of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, a giant heart in the middle whose many arteries extend all around it and each connect to its own building, he is coated in sun screen and flecks of paint, and he is wearing a sort of tan sun hat with a brim t ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>
35 Denton has just announced this year's schedule. It was a daunting lineup when viewed as a straight list -- in scrollable, chronological breakdown form its magnitude hits home. The two main stages alone comprise 15 commendable bands, and they aren't even operating on the festival's first night.
35 Denton fast approaches, and today our friends to the north just added a whopping 111 more bands to the bill. This batch is heavy on area bands, including big names like AD.d and The O's and some of our recent favorites such as Pinkish Black. Though there's a little bit of everything. Tickets are ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
In this week's paper edition of DC9 at Night, Chris Parker effectively details the sonic evolution of Brooklyn's Pterodactyl. In fact, when describing the splendid craziness that is the band's recently released third album, Spills Out, as "still somewhat woolly with subtle spiky slashes of guitar ... More >>
Marnie Stern, Tera MelosSons of Hermann HallFebruary 24, 2011 Better than: corporate team-building exercises. Marnie Stern Marnie Stern stepped onto the small, half-circle stage at Sons of Hermann Hall, looking casual and cool with her hair braided down the side, wearing a cut-up Elvis Costello ... More >>
Marnie SternVirtuosic guitar player Marnie Stern will be headed to Sons of Hermann Hall tonight to promote her latest, self-titled album, a work that is currently being praised for its intimate songwriting style and bluntly honest lyrics, a noticeable change from her previous, more technique-driv ... More >>
You know what I like? A show poster that isn't just about the artist or about a unique illustration, but one that takes the setting of the show into account.
Holy shit, Sherlock, we have a busy musical Thursday evening on our hands! If you can't find a quality show to go to tonight, then you're not a real fan of music.
TobaccoLess than a year ago, Tobacco, the Pennsylvania-born electronic musician and frontman for the experimental group Black Moth Super Rainbow, released his latest solo album, Manic Meat, a dark and seedy work that outshone its 2008 predecessor, Fucked Up Friends. As a solo artist, Tobacco ... More >>
In this week's paper, Doug Davis gets pretty gaga over Austin's Ume, whose spastic, churning blend of punk and thrash has been earning the band all sorts of accolades of late, thanks in no small part to the contributions of magnetic frontwoman and bona fide guitar heroine Lauren Langner Larson, who ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling ... More >>