Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has an ... More >>
We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
The clumsily titled Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival swept into the Gexa for the last date on its cross-country metal bandwagon, and once more metal was ordained by the corporate gods on a day that didn't so much swelter as annihilate. The sun beat down like a double-pedal to the head as thousands of ... More >>
Nowadays, the chance to see The Nervebreakers live is shrinking smaller than a diaper pin on a denim jacket. So, to help all fans of Dallas punk who might not have been around when the band was making local music history, DC-9 asked a few prominent figures about their memories of The Nervebreakers f ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
Uproar Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Sunday, September 16 See also: The tattooed fans of Uproar Festival "Buttrock: a term to identify a band trademarked with cheap, unoriginal song lyrics; the vocalist hiding his lack of vocal talent by producing a deep and 'raspy' voice (i.e. Nickelback, Creed) ... More >>
Vigo says this show should've been his.In a Dallas federal courthouse on Tuesday, a civil lawsuit was filed against Dallas-based concert promoter Gabe Reed, accusing Reed and his company, Gabe Reed Productions, of fraud, breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation as pertains to a handful ... More >>
Mission Of BurmaThis week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>
Forever The Sickest Kids (Universal Motown)
A funny thing happened last week when Dallas pop-punk outfit Forever The Sickest Kids released their self-titled, second full-length album -- namely, that the response to the album was huge, with sales figures placing the band's album in the iTunes top 10 sales chart almost immediately. Even more ... More >>
Patrick's forthcoming with pictures and words from the downtown blow-em-ups this morning, as Big Bob Jeffress and Mayor Tom held hands and made First Baptist go boom, but first, this just in from the Texas Theatre: Love-him-or-hate-him Neil Hamburger's been booked into the joint for what it's cal ... More >>
Tim DeLaughter and The Polyphonic Spree perform at Festival At The Switchyard on Friday.Well, we've finally recovered from our Austin City Limits Music Festival hangover--and just in time, too. This weekend's Festival At The Switchyard in Carrollton is yet another suburban rock fest featuring som ... More >>
Tessa AngusBRMCBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club's 2010 album Beat The Devil's Tattoo isn't quite as popular as their previous efforts, but they still have some pretty big tour plans in support of the disk, including a few Texas dates with Stone Temple Pilots. Initially, though, the band wasn't coming ... More >>
Papa Roach, Hellyeah!, 12 Stones, Seasons AfterMay 5 2010Palladium BallroomBetter Than: cutting your lift into pieces, suffocation, and no breathing.Roger CaldwellPapa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix makes love to the camera. For more of photographer Roger Caldwell's shots of the night, check out his ... More >>
HellyeahSay, remember when Papa Roach hit single "Last Resort" had us contemplating suicide and thinking that nothing was all right or fine? Good times. The band has come a long way four albums and 10 years later, settling into hard rock without the mediocre rhymes.You know what else is cool, tho ... More >>
What has drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott of Arlington's canon metal band Pantera been up to of late? Setting up for a stampede, turns out: His metal supergroup, Hellyeah, announced last week some new tour dates. Oh, and there's this: The band is also finishing up recording Stampede, the followup to its 2 ... More >>
Last year's logo was pretty awesome...It was a couple weeks back now that KDGE-102.1 FM The Edge announced the lineup for the 2009 version of its annual How The Edge Stole Christmas show. And, uh, you'll have to pardon us for missing the announcement when it first came to pass. For pretty obvious ... More >>
I just spent way too long on Youtube searching for videos from this past weekend in area concert-going (apparently our spring semester interns' last days have come and gone), and all I came up with were videos from Edgefest 19 up at Pizza Hut Park this past weekend.But beggars can't be choosers I gu ... More >>
We already reminded you once, but what the heck, let's do it again: Sunday is Mother's Day. Remember it. Write it in permanent ink on your hand. Don't spend the next year in the doghouse with mom, because, really, moms rock. Now, onto some actual rock. As always, let's lead with the show's we'v ... More >>
Saturday, October 25, at Pizza Hut Park, Frisco
By now, you may have heard that the folks over at The Edge (KDGE, 102.1-FM) are going to be throwing a second Edgefest in 2008--this one called Edgefest 18, and scheduled to take place on October 25, again at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. The last Edgefest took place back in late April, and, in case y ... More >>
Sunday, April 24, at Smirnoff Music Centre
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