The names of some music festivals are real head-scratchers. "Bonnaroo" and "Lollapalooza" are silly but effective. Others don't leave much to the imagination. Locally, there's the upcoming Fort Worth Music Festival: not a ton of mystery there, but at least we know where it's going down, right? Some ... More >>
This year's Bonnaroo music and arts festival is officially underway. From June 13-16, nearly 80,000 Bonnaroovians, as they call themselves, will gather at a 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. For three days, the Bonnaroo farm will become the seventh largest city in Tennessee. The lineup feature ... More >>
Coacapalaroo Festival is new to the United States this year. No, "lying on the internet day" was Monday. Instead, the three major US alternative music festivals, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, all seem to have shared the same bookers this year. They may as well be an extremely large touring ... More >>
Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER See also: What your Lollapalooza outfit says about you Are you ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFs?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on S ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Fort Worth's The Vatican Press has been kicking around for the past few years, sprung from a lineage of classic post-hardcore and emo. Frontman Eddie Hennessy even grew up with the guys in Jimmy Eat World, and recently reunited with his old band Haskel to open for them. The band is preparing to rel ... More >>
About a year has passed since Fitz & The Tantrums made their Dallas debut at the Cambridge Room at the House of Blues, fresh on the heels of a much-discussed, breakout South by Southwest performance. From a pure output standpoint, very little has changed since that performance before a sold-out, ... More >>
Pete FreedmanThe sweet, sweet ACL crowd.Before this weekend, I'd never been to Austin City Limits Music Festival. Actually, I'd never been to any outdoor music festivals the scale of ACL. I've probably been to eight or nine South By Southwests, and, before heading down to Austin this weekend, I h ... More >>
Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr; Design by Alexander FloresThere is no free space because SXSW is so damn expensive. Click here to embiggen.And so we come to it at last: South by Southwest 2011. Surely, the great music festival of our time. But one does not simply walk into SXSW. Nay, there ex ... More >>
Dallas' Power Trip was the sole regional participant at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so we asked frontman Riley Gale to document the band's experience at the festival, to help give our readers some insight into what things are really like behind the scenes at a concert of that scope. Belo ... More >>
Friday, August 13, at Superpages.com Center
Saturday, April 25, at the Granada Theater
Since 2005, NX35 events have showcased Denton bands at the massive South by Southwest music festival in Austin. Not this year, though. Chris Flemmons' brainchild is staying squarely in the 940 this March, with four days of music planned for 12 venues in the four-block area surrounding the Courthouse ... More >>
With such a diverse roster on its bill, Projekt Revolution might be the closest thing out there to the old Lollapalooza days. Just ask Chris Cornell.
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After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
Can the city withstand being the focus of speculation by thousands of metalheads?
Hoots and Hellmouth. (Doug Seymour)Would it behoove any venue to simply have its own mini-fest while all these bands are migrating south to Austin for SXSW and back north when it’s done? I can appreciate the slew of shows happening all over DdFW, but cover charge and tickets start to rack up and a ... More >>
The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin
Monday, February 26, at Gypsy Tea Room
Things change, and that's fine, but can we get some love for the good bands?
Saturday, July 1, at Smirnoff Music Centre
The days of great summer music festivals in Dallas are history. Aren't
ACL history visits the Gaylord
If only some great Dallas festival was flagging down southbound SXSW drivers right now...
Taking this picture of Ashlee Simpson with my cell phone made my feel creepy, but in a good way. But since you can barely tell who it is, well, what's the dif? This item appeared on this blog for about two minutes yesterday, before vanishing into the ether; dunno how or why, and no longer do I care. ... More >>
Saturday, September 24, at The Cavern
The Dallas Music Festival is over. Thank God.
This summer's best concert just got canceled. So what happened?
Music, mud wrestling and middle fingers at the Vans Warped Tour
The Dallas Music Festival kicks off. That's a good thing, right?
South by Southwest comes to Austin, but why can't Dallas get in on the action?
Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW
I could have spent the entire weekend posting from the film side of the annual spring-break multimedia orgy South by Southwest, which wraps up Sunday; God knows there are dozens, if not hundreds, of pasty-faced folks doing that very thing after every panel, after every screening, after every party. ... More >>
Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all
During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away
For Lollapalooza, this may be the last generation
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up
At South by Southwest, the magic moments count the most