The new currency of big festivals is electricity. You, might, if you wanted to make a terrible pun, say it is the current-cy. No, keep reading. It gets better, I promise. A few years back, we all had cell phones that could seemingly hold a charge forever. The trade off for this, of course, is that t ... More >>
Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year. Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly gimmicky measures to make money. But there's more to it than that. Lik ... More >>
Patrick MichelsA look back inside two of the Nokia Theatre's newly remodeled suites. Check back soon for a slide show with more photos.Nobody's ever accused the Nokia Theatre of having too much character, but thanks to a down-to-the-guts remodeling of its luxury suites, the Grand Prairie venue is ... More >>
Butthole Surfers at the Granada Theater on Friday, Oct. 30I just realized Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary and I went to the same college (20 years apart, mind you). That's kinda strange, considering the guy who voiced Barney the big purple dinosaur also graduated from Trinity Universit ... More >>
In an odd quirk of scheduling, four major national acts bless our area's venues, offering up an incredibly hectic start to the music week begins this evening. Besides Sunny Day Real Estate at the Granada, Rob Thomas at Nokia and Artic Monkeys at the Palladium, you can also catch Jack W ... More >>
Yeah, yeah. I know that these oldie tours are an easy target for the cool, indie rock naysayers out there, but most of the acts on tonight's Hippiefest bill at Nokia Theatre are just a wee bit older than Aerosmith and ZZ Top, and I didn't hear anyone complaining about that recent gig. Anyh ... More >>
It's Friday! Party time! Excellent! After Tuesday's festivities, it almost feels redundant to have an actual weekend. But there are plenty of musical reasons not to waste the weekend catching up on all the things that hangover kept you from finishing on Wednesday. As for stuff going on Friday, ... More >>
Britney Spears @ the American Airlines Center, Tuesday, Mar. 31 This is the first edition of roundup since B. Spears graced the stage in Dallas last Tuesday. Bald and umbrella-wielding last year, the (un)disputed Princess of Pop has reclaimed her throne. Britney showed off her musicianship showma ... More >>
Roger CaldwellDisturbed closed out a long list of bands playing at the Nokia Tuesday night, including Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira. Roger Caldwell's shots from the show are up in our slideshow here.
T.I.Nokia TheatreMarch 11, 2009 Better than: Watching T.I.'s Road To Redemption on MTV, which is no Rock of Love, that's for sure. During one of his (too) many monologues to a crowded--but not nearly sold out--Nokia Theatre last night, T.I. thanked God for allowing him to reach t ... More >>
Slipknot, Coheed and CambriaNokia Theatre, Grand PrairieFebruary 22, 2009 Better Than: Accidentally stumbling onto the set of a Rob Zombie movie without realizing you've been written into the plot. Last night at the Nokia Theatre, the earth shifted, the foundation cracked, and hell poured out t ... More >>
Was there a weekend? It sure doesn't feel like it, but the videos don't lie so it must have happened. Oh well, it's Monday now, and there are videos to watch. Don't forget that Christmas is closing in and it's high time we all started getting those wish lists ready for Santa. Now let's see. I want ... More >>
I think we're all in agreement here, right? Of the two nights the Edge booked for its How the Edge Stole Christmas festivities this year, night two is clearly the tops.And, lookie lookie, night two is tonight. And, lookie lookie again, we've got a pretty sweet package lined up for people interested ... More >>
Nokia hosts a kegger
Local boys make good
Staind's frontman gets "intimate"
Get ready for a new jack holiday
Got thousands of dollars? Then a new wave of corporate-sponsored music venues wants to talk to you.
Friday, December 2, at Nokia Theatre
Radiant goes Over There, Ward Richmond goes to jail and every band in Dallas gets put on hold