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  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    How I Learned to Love My Dad's Taste for Nu-Metal Music

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 20 Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios

    Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some years there are random ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Good Show's Tom Urquhart: "Robyn Hitchcock Says Music Is Communion, and I Believe That"

    Tom Urquhart's Saturday KTCU FM 88.7 radio show, The Good Show, is up for another nomination in this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards, for Best Radio Show. It's exactly what Fort Worth needs a little more of: A vehicle to make their local music scene all the more cohesive and accessible. Urquhar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Play Me Back Home: A Playlist For Rick Perry

    ​After what literally felt like four years, Rick Perry has finally ended his campaign for President, thrown his support at Newty G., and is returning to Texas. He said it best himself: "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat." Ah, but he's given us so many amazing moments. Who co ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Bedford Cops Are the Coolest

    It's very exciting to be a police officer in Bedford -- like a C.S.I. episode scored by Trevor Rabin, from the looks of the recruitment video below. I mean, that S.W.A.T. scene? Sign me up. Which is precisely the point of this five-minute help-wanted pitch -- the theme of which is "Who Do You Want t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Gerard Dirkx on Going Solo, The Telefones and Opening for the Toadies

    Gerard Dirkx was a founding member of The Telefones, Dallas first and best new wave band. Formed in 1979, Jerry Dirkx played lead guitar and sang, Chris Dirkx played drums, Steve Dirkx played bass and Will Clay played saxophone and synthesizer. The band's first single, “The Ballad of Jerry Godzill ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Killer Tracks

    Tarantino and Rodriguez on the rhythm of movies and music

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Sympathy for the Devil

    T.O. brings out Dallas' dark side

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Tangled web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more