Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>
Patrick MichelsRevisit your old grade school or the patch of neighborhood grass where you played football as a kid and you'll likely find the once-vast expanses, um, seriously shrunken.Maybe it's the workings of global warming. Or perhaps the earth contracts naturally as it spins through space--I do ... More >>
David Dennard sends along the sad news today: David Hill, guitarist and singer in seminal Dallas new-wave band N.C.M., died at 4:30 this morning after a bout with liver cancer. In the photo above, that's Hill at far left, along with Neal Caldwell and, at the drums, Randy Caldwell. Dennard has known ... More >>
David Dennard sends along the sad news today: David Hill (pictured right), guitarist and singer in seminal Dallas new-wave band N.C.M.,
died at 4:30 this morning after a bout with liver cancer. Dennard has known Hill since the 1960s, when
Dennard was in the Novas and Hill was playing in the competin ... More >>
So good, its bano--isn't that the slogan?
There's no shame in the occasional trip to Taco Bueno. Hard to resist the convenience and the colorful signage. Besides, if Dean Fearing can take guests to Primo's--only a few steps up--the rest of us are welcome to pick up fast food.
But (and there's a ... More >>
Noise is not for everybody.
Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery.
“Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>