Music festivals are a tough business. It's hard to make them stick. Organizers don't usually expect to break even for the first five years, often longer. Even if a festival survives, it's not the end of the story. Maintaining what you have often means expanding your model and your audience. But for ... More >>
"Visually, to me, this is the best show ever. I get to watch sports highlights with subtitles and a heavy metal show." -- Dick Valentine, lead singer of Electric Six That quote, ladies and gents, might perfectly sum up the madness that occurred between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. at the G ... More >>
There's something in the air this week besides Wintery Mix. It's almost Valentine's Day, that magical time of year where even really solid romantic gestures seem tacky and contrived. But hey: Everyone deserves a little love. And a whole bunch of bands are choosing North Texas this year. So open up ... More >>
Alright Dallas, your weekend is looking pretty flush. We've got twelve great live music picks for you this week, but unfortunately, seven of them take place between Friday and Saturday alone. Whereas last week brought us a bunch of weekday shows (see also: cubicle hangovers), you'll be able to catch ... More >>
Morrissey Monday, February 18, at Palladium Ballroom, $39.50 We were really looking forward to road-tripping to Wichita Falls to see Moz at the end of the month, but since some of his U.S. tour dates were postponed, we'll just have to throw roses at him in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 1 ... More >>
First off: Let's all say a prayer for Bret Michaels.Now let's take a gander at what's in store for this weekend. First, the shows we've already discussed.Saturday sees our poster-winning show from The Slider Pines, Kirby Brown and Glen Farris coming to life at the Double Wide. But, for the most p ... More >>
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After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they're not working for you.
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More than a decade after fronting one of Dallas' first new-wave bands, Joshua and Mischo McKay go out of this world