Dallas, what the hell? It is offensively cold outside. I don't appreciate it, and I don't want any part of it, but despite my wants or needs, the polar vortex has laid its wrath upon us with great vengeance and furious anger. I took my dog for a walk this morning, and even in double layers, I wanted ... More >>
Jeff Schattle has been working and/or watching live music in Dallas for a solid 27 years. From historic spots he worked like Dallas Music Complex, Bronco Bowl, Deep Ellum Live, The Basement, Bomb Factory, Lakewood Theater and more, Jeff Schattle has worked, and born witness to, the evolution of Dall ... More >>
After a few days too full with family, hot stuffing, dry meat, sugary cranberries, and sticky pecan pie, folks rolled out to It'll Do dance club thirsty for a calorie-burning, head-clearing workout. James Murphy, late of LCD Soundsystem, was on the scene to lead us through the cleanse. DJ Redeye, I ... More >>
This week, Red Bull launches its Sound Select series in five new cities, including Dallas. And it's starting strong: Tonight at Prophet Bar, the energy drink/lifestyle brand has curated a local lineup that includes Erykah Badu, Larry Gee and Dustin Cavazos. Admission to the now at-capacity show wa ... More >>
Edie Brickell might not live in Dallas anymore, but she still thinks very fondly of her roots here. Her latest project is The Gaddabouts, a supergroup featuring session musician legends like drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Pino Palladino, and they released the double-disc set Look Out Now! last week. ... More >>
Deep Ellum is in many ways the music capital of Dallas. Yes, the area has had its ups and downs. No, it hasn't always been the center of the music scene, especially with Denton consistently pumping out artists at a rapid rate. But, fact is, without a doubt, Deep Ellum has for over a century now b ... More >>
Moments ago, an old Friend of Unfair Park sent along this obituary that appeared on Variety's website last night: Guitar great Cornell Dupree died at his Fort Worth home Sunday at the age of 69. For those unfamiliar with the name, you're certainly well-versed in his estimable body of work -- which e ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for a Wednesday night, especially if you're into poppy punk or prime Americana.
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Curse Your Branches (Barsuk Records)
Weekend's here. Rock 'n' roll and party time. Let's dive right in. First, the shows we've already hipped you to this week...Tonight at the House of Blues, the Meat Puppets will toss you into a "Lake of Fire." Also, up in Denton, there's the Mothfight!, Florene and Red Faced Laughter show at Bee's Ma ... More >>
Sunday, June 14, at the Majestic Theatre
It says on iTunes that Carter Albrecht's solo album Jesus is alive ... and living in London has been available since February 9. Carter's father, Ken, and Robert Jenkins, whose Summer Break label is co-releasing the disc in conjunction with the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, say that's wrong, and ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>
Saturday, September 20, at the Granada Theater
The Beach Boys are popping up everywhere this year in music but don't seem to be getting their due
You want eclectic? We got your eclectic.
Slayer's leader talks spirituality, slaughterhouses and Simon
Thursday, August 9, at the Double Wide
Prog-rock legend Belew powers up the Granada
No need for ACL--there was plenty to see within Dallas city limits
Stranger Things have happened to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Two long-lost reissues shed light on a punk icon.
A New Bohemian's new sound
Joe Strummer is dead. Merry effin' Christmas.
You could call The Dismemberment Plan boring. But you won't.
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Music heals, now more than ever
There's much to learn -- and forget -- about TNT's All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
Night & Day II (Sony Classical)
Sean Na Na, Ted Leo
A handy guide to the worst local records of the '90s
In case you just woke up this morning, The Sopranos returns Sunday
Tom Z's restless experimentalism has earned him adoration from music's cognoscenti everywhereexcept in his native Brazil
The Deep South decadence of Memory Dean
Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff
Frank Sinatra isn't dead.He's just an 80-year-old man
America's greatest songwriter descends to hell and aspires to heaven in Faust
1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music