Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>
Bands that mash up several genres can produce some amazingly unique music as well as some unadulterated shit. New York's Mindless Self Indulgence is quite capable of doing both within the same song. For nearly 15 years, Jimmy Urine and crew have created what they like to call industrial jungle pussy ... More >>
Mike MezeulBroken Social Scene at the House of BluesThe number of good shows and exciting, inspiring, heartbreaking moments in the Dallas music scene this year were, to put it SO very mildly...numerous. It probably can go with out saying. Except we're going to say it. We're going to talk about it ... More >>
3 Doors DownLove 'em or hate 'em, 3 Doors Down have been around since the mid-'90s, with five albums in their canon. They're currently touring on last year's mega-selling Time of My Life, but you can still hear songs on the radio from their debut album. Led by vocalist (and the band's original dr ... More >>
Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & KimGexa Energy PavilionSeptember 27, 2011Better than: seeing SR-71 right now.Rachel ParkerBlink-182's Mark Hoppus mugging for the camera at gexa Energy Pavilion last night. For more photos from the concert, check out the slideshow.They're a little older ... More >>
The new Blink-182 album is in stores tomorrow.Tomorrow night at Gexa Energy Pavilion, things will come full circle for Blink-182: The San Diego-sprung outfit will celebrate the release of their new album, Neighborhoods, their first release in eight years and their first since their ugly split in ... More >>
Sara KerensMy Chemical Romance at House of Blues in MayHere we are at the midway point of the year, or something. The heat's at blow-torch temperatures, The Rapture's well on the way (not the 2012 one), and DOMA's gonna rear it's wicked head soon.In honor of this half-year-ish thing, we'd like to ... More >>
The Warped Tour has always had a lot of bands and a lot of different bands. Sure, you're not going to see these bands end up on any Pitchfork best-of, but the tour doesn't exactly play to people who decree most things in life as "meh," either.Even in its first few years, you could see a hardcore ... More >>
Blink 182 are back, and they're looking for corporate sponsorhipsThis week's most notable show announcements come our way via huge corporate sponsorships -- one from Honda Civic, and the other from 7-Eleven. The former, which features the newly reunited pop-punk forefathers Blink-182 and their mi ... More >>
My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive and The ArchitectsThe House of BluesMay 21, 2011(Just Barely) Better Than: Staying home and watching the Mavericks beat the Thunder.Sara KerensMy Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. For more pictures from the performance, check out the slideshow.New Jersey's alt-rock ... More >>
My Chemical RomanceYou know the look: Checkered sneakers, skinny pants, that forlorn gaze through a cascade of floppy bangs. Emo kids are easy to spot. Or are they? Can you tell that a band is emo by the way they look? In this week's paper, we talked to My Chemical Romance guitarist Frak Iero a ... More >>
Third Eye BlindNot the strongest weekend we've ever had, but there are still some pretty solid shows happening around town. The show scheduled for Saturday at the Taste Of Addison Main Stage isn't really one of them, but it's definitely the weirdest bill we've seen in a long time: Third Eye Blind ... More >>
The Get Up Kids, Steel Train, River City Extension The Loft January 23, 2011 Better than: polishing your multi-colored Hot Water Music vinyl records. Alexander FloresThe Get Up KidsAren't you glad when a reunion tour isn't a fluke? Fifteen months ago, The Get Up Kids triumphantly retu ... More >>
Scott ColePeople on VacationWe've spent a good chunk of space here in the past few weeks talking about People on Vacation, the new collaborative project from Smile Smile's Ryan Hamilton and Bowling for Soup's Jaret Reddick -- probably too much space, considering that the band has yet even to make ... More >>
Not a song, but we sure are thankful for this.It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on t ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, November 16, 2009...Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance has confirmed that his band's new album will be "100 percent concept free."Former super-duo The Judds will reunite in 2010. Dan Deacon and his glasses have canceled the rest of his tour because o ... More >>
Wednesday, September 30, at the Granada Theater
Myspace has been running a free concert series called The List--a pretty interesting deal in that, if you befriend The List's Myspace page on the networking site, you can get into certain free performances when the company decides to put them on in your city. And it's not just slouches offering up t ... More >>
The Wedding, The Fold and Ocean Is TheoryThe MaxFebruary 16, 2009 Better than: Any other rock show you went to last night, promise. Two weeks ago, BrokeNCYDE got real raunchy for a crowd of 15-year-olds at the Max. With choruses like, "Let's get freaky now, let's get fucking freaky no ... More >>
Poetry about the acts on Edgefest 17's bill? It's music to our ears.
Saturday, April 5, at House of Blues
Strength & Loyalty (Full Surface/Interscope)
It's so sad when they go so young
Ginuwine takes care of this Bachelorette Party
An SAT for DFW
Tuesday, February 6, at The Door
Dude, where's my hook?
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year
Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, 2006 wasn't at all bad
Saturday, August 26, at Hailey's
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A lesson on how not to musically suck--just act the exact opposite of these turds
Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.
Why attend 1,400 concerts when you can read an abbreviated list instead?
The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin.
The shiniest and catchiest of 2005's snap and fizz
Friday, September 30, at Liquid Lounge
The music blared, the bodies fell. Our intrepid reporter braves Vans Warped Tour.
Wednesday, June 8th at Trees
Granada benefit show to help tsunami victims
Downtown music and Four Questions With Mur's Max Hartman