"Vintage Silvertone Acoustic guitar," "1977 Dobro Duolian," "Martin 00X1 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (14 Fret)" are just some of the headlines advertising guitars on Craigslist, but how are you supposed to play them, hear them, feel them? When you order a guitar online, you're missing an important p ... More >>
Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>
Rob Zildjian is eulogized thusly on that great modern document, Wikipedia: "Robert Zildjian (14 July 1923 - 28 March 2013) was the founder of Sabian Cymbals, the second largest manufacturer of cymbals in the world."
There's a lot in that one sentence, if you know where to look. The largest manufac ... More >>
Tony Rand and his two boys, Greg and Bill, owe the government money, and a lot of it. Last year, they admitted that their humble family business, Aspen Exploration, was more of a Ponzi scheme that leveraged the company's supposed oil and gas holdings to raise $100 million from investors. Rather than ... More >>
There are plenty of places to go in Dallas to get music equipment. Whether you're a professional musician, the parent of a tween or just a person with a rather expensive hobby, there are six Guitar Centers in the metroplex. Truth is, Guitar Center has almost everything you need: Plenty of new and vi ... More >>
Danny HurleyGuitars to drool over. See a full slideshow from this weekend's Dallas International Guitar Festival right here.Nothing says "American" like the electric guitar. For decades, the sculpted lines, illustrious finishes and unique tones of these instruments have inspired a variety of musi ... 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 >>
Rachel Parker"Hey kid, anyone ever tell you what 'Louie Louie's really about?"
Blame it on the last weekend of the fair, clear skies after weeks of rain, and this down economy, but Saturday's attempt to top 1,800 guitarists strumming to the same tune in the same room came up far short of the reco ... More >>
As if a convention center full of instruments and gear weren't exciting enough, this weekend's Texas Guitar Show at the Arlington Convention Center also includes a chance to be part of a world record: At 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday, attendees and exhibitors alike will put their Buckethead-vs.-Zakk-Wyld ... More >>
Sunny Day Real Estate, The Jealous Sound Granada TheaterOctober 5, 2009Better than: seeing 10 crappy bands that cite Sunny Day as an influence. Sunny Day Real Estate doesn't always blend in this easily.Sunny Day Real Estate returned to Dallas with such a rush that you couldn't help be deeply move ... More >>
Eric Johnson, not Eric Johnson.Not to be confused with the Eric Johnson of The Fruit Bats [Editor's Note: Or the NFL tight end from my hometown], the Eric Johnson appearing at House of Blues tonight is the legendary guitar slinger from Austin. Drawing praise from the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric ... More >>