Mercury Rev

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    July 11, 2013

    Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev Found Love and Stopped Getting Arrested

    For nearly a decade, Alpha Rev has been one of Austin's most dependable alternative rock outfits. Surprisingly, in that time, the band has only released four albums, culminating in the recently released Bloom. However, the dedication to song writing and presentation of epic themes does suggest a ban ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Bosnian Rainbows and Zorch - Trees - May 28, 2013

    It's an average night in Trees. The bar is dark, the lights are half-assed, the drinks are flowing and there's a reasonable crowd. Rock is playing over the PA, and there's a low chatter. The only clue that something weirder than the usual fare served up at Trees is going on is that I followed a guy ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: The Vas Deferens Organization is Not For Everyone

    ‚ÄčIn this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Observer music writer Matt Weitz wrote a 1996 piece on the Vas Deferens Organization -- an avant garde music collective that engineered recordings so strange, they made Ariel Pink sound like The Beatles.Interestingly enough, though, it ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    January 18, 2007

    The Earlies

    The Enemy Chorus (Secretly Canadian)

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    August 3, 2006

    Dirty on Purpose

    Wednesday, August 9, at Hailey's

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    July 20, 2006


    After a tour with the Flaming Lips, loads of hype and an amazing new record, the only thing Midlake's missing is confidence

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    February 12, 2004
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    November 20, 2003
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    August 14, 2003

    Get a Clue

    Steve Burns doesn't worry about his TV-show past, so neither should anyone else

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    July 24, 2003

    Kodak Moment

    Thanks to sticks and Strokes, Longwave's Steve Schlitz doesn't have to move back to Rochester just yet

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    April 24, 2003


    The Complete Works Volume One (Arista)

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    January 16, 2003

    Crooked Fingers

    Red Devil Dawn (Merge)

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    January 9, 2003

    Dot Allison

    We Are Science (Mantra)

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    January 2, 2003

    Scavenger Hunt

    The best was hard to find, harder still to ignore

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    January 3, 2002

    Chamy's Eleven

    You might have heard these, and definitely should have

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    December 13, 2001

    Space is the Place

    Miranda Lee Richards opens up with a stellar debut

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    December 6, 2001

    Big Dreams

    Mercury Rev looks to the future without forgetting its past

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    November 29, 2001

    Mission Accomplished

    Wrapping up the North Texas New Music Festival; plus, The Beat turns one

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    September 6, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network

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    September 21, 2000

    Good Harvest

    Virtual unknowns in America, Wheat finds a bumper crop of fans in Europe

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    September 23, 1999

    Under control

    The Chemical Brothers' beats may be rockin' fewer blocks, but they won't Surrender

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    August 5, 1999

    Cheers for Spears

    A "rock star" writes an open letter to Britney Spears

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    June 17, 1999

    Out There

    The Chemical Brothers

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    May 6, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    February 12, 1998

    Spoth the ravin'

    Mark Ridlen continues his sonic adventure

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    January 8, 1998

    Every which way but loose

    The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos

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    November 13, 1997

    Next step

    Colin Boyd's no doormat

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    December 26, 1996

    Cruising the neon glories

    The Vas Deferens Organization searches for the timeless

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    September 12, 1996

    Bad news

    Death of Rockadelic co-owner leaves a scene in the lurch

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    July 18, 1996

    Back to the future

    Mazinga Phaser's neon glories

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    June 6, 1996

    Crawlin' back from Chicago

    Mike Morgan slows his mojo hand with a soulful sound

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    March 7, 1996

    Bastard of young

    How the Hebrew school bully got the Perfect gig with a Replacement

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    February 22, 1996

    Rocker, Texas Ranger

    Baboon kicks Chuck Norris' ass in a Deep Ellum club...sort of

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    June 15, 1995

    Shock rock

    Hagfish tries to figure out if they're punk, pop, or just plain horny

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    May 11, 1995

    Home front

    Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web