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My Bloody Valentine | New Fumes Saturday, August 17, 2013 Verizon Theatre There is a universal truth about My Bloody Valentine, agreed upon by nearly everything ever written about them. They play ridiculously loud. It was at about two thirds of their way into "A New You," a soft poppy gem by thei ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
There is no physical way you could carry or wear enough clothing to properly prepare for Texas weather. I thought at the beginning of the day that a sweater might have been overkill. About two hours later I felt distinctly underprepared. Actually, given that it was too much in warm weather and soake ... More >>
Do you want to know if Chan Marshall imploded last night at South Side Music Hall? The line to get in the place spills out of the long alley in front of the door and into the industrial blacktop that surrounds the complex. The crowd is whoever: pretty people and people who look more like me, peopl ... More >>
Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?
Turbo Fruits put on a very memorable set a few months ago at Bryan Street Tavern, and the Nashville group returns tomorrow with PVC Street Gang, Sealion and Savage and the Big Beat at Dada. Frontman Jonas Stein remembers that show, along with other musical firsts. Was guitar the first instrument th ... More >>
Don't tar James Hinkle with that "bluesman" brush. Sure, the guitarist and singer is one of the last active links to Fort Worth blues godfather Robert Ealey. Hinkle was just 18 when his mentor, guitarist Freddie Cisneros, pushed him onstage with Ealey at the singer's legendary New Bluebird Nite Club ... More >>
A case out of Marshall, reported today by Courthouse News, is truly the Bermuda Triangle for moral compasses. Janna Ardoin brought Chester, her Chinese Pug, into Patchwork Pet Resort and Veterinary Clinic with his eyeball dangling from its socket, attached by the merest of threads. She had three ch ... More >>
Casey HessCasey Hess of the Dallas Observer Music Awards-nominated Descender (Best Hard Rock Act) is -- perhaps too quietly these days -- one of Dallas' great rock heroes. Since his stints in a few influential and popular area bands going back to the 1990s glory days of Elm, Main and Commerce, fe ... More >>
Patricia RodriguezGiven her DJ nickname of Tigerbee, maybe it's not surprising that Patricia Rodriguez is a very busy person. When she isn't working on her artwork, she serves as one of the main people behind the theme-party DJ troupe, The Lollipop Shoppe. She's also spent time playing bass with ... More >>
Dallas Museum of ArtPortrait of Mrs. Emery Reves by Graham Sutherland, 1978It's been three long months since Arnold Leon Schroeder Jr. filed his federal suit, so perhaps you've forgotten the details. Long story short: Schroeder -- the sole son of Marshall, Texas's own Wendy Russell Reves -- claim ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, CSSGranada TheaterApril 22, 2011Better than: sticking around for the headliner, apparently.All photos by Danny HurleyCansei de Ser Sexy's Lovefoxxx dives into the Granada crowd. See more pictures here. Perhaps it was to be expected given the circumstances at the Granada Theater on F ... More >>
Dallas Museum of ArtPortrait of Mrs. Emery Reves by Graham Sutherland, 1978A federal lawsuit filed in Dallas on Friday has all the makings of a Vanity Fair feature story, down to the famous names who make cameo appearances -- among them, President Franklin Roosevelt, Coco Chanel and Winston Churc ... More >>
The DeftonesTreesMay 4, 2010Better than: ..any abbreviated, afternoon mini-set at a festival concert, for damn sure.DeftonesThe Deftones took to Trees last night for an eleventh-hour-announced, quickly-sold-out concert, and delivered a boastful, deafening, 21-song set to an expanse of shoul ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow & The Missing Men, Disco DoomGranada TheaterOctober 22, 2009 Better Than: a Thursday evening at home in your rocking chair. At his Good Records performance held earlier last night, Lou Barlow expressed his love for playing in the endangered venue of ... More >>
Noah W. Bailey The Baptist Generals' Chris Flemmons at the Sub Pop Showcase.Band: Baptist GeneralsWhere: Sub Pop Showcase at Radio RoomWhat It Was Like: If you're ever seen the Baptist Generals play one of their "rug shows" then you know what a special experience these all-acoustic sets can b ... More >>
They were loud, rude, bratty and obnoxious. They smoked pot, drank lots of beer, did drugs and slept in their clothes. If you were a guy who hung out at Theatre Gallery during the late '80s, chances are pretty good that one (or more) of them fucked your girlfriend. And they got away with it all be ... More >>
Over in Marshall, a Fort Worth woman named Donna West has taken cross-dressing franchise Tyler Perry to federal court, claiming that Perry used her 1991 play Fantasy of a Black Woman as the basis for his 2005 movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. West actually filed the suit in May 2007, but the trial's ... More >>
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