Perry Farrell

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Screaming to Dallas (Yes, It's Still a Big Deal).

    Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are coming our way this summer. Make no mistake, this is big news, and not a mere nostalgia trip for for those of us who were in high school or entering college 20 years ago. The announcement of a tour featuring a co-headlining double bill of Nine Inch Nails and Sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    A Backstage Jam Session with Jane's Addiction

    In some ways, getting backstage at Gexa Energy Pavilion is a letdown. Semi-trucks that carry the bands' stage lighting and equipment hummed a familiar chorus, and several tour buses formed a barricade that left an opened area in the center where a small group of people conversed and smoked cigarette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Here's What Happened During the Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt

    This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest scavenger hunt began at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, when I found the Raving Lunatics - Sheriff Red, Inmate 66247, P.P.O.P. and Sherlock Ownz - at the Libertine Bar. Each team registered for the hunt received a packet with a list of tasks separated by point value. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, The Duke Spirit - McFarlin Auditorium - 5/10/12

    Jane's Addiction, The Duke Spirit McFarlin Auditorium Thursday, May 10 Last night's show was definitely a situation where the venue didn't seem right for the band and its audience. Jane's Addiction put on a great 85-minute performance, but McFarlin Auditorium is not a good venue for a rock show, an ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Ten of This Weekend's Top Shows: Jane's Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Memoryhouse and More

    Jane's Addiction, The Duke SpiritThursday, May 10, at McFarlin AuditoriumAfter seeing Perry Farrell (who is strangely older than my parents) perform a really bad set at South By Southwest a few years ago, seeing Jane's Addiction doesn't pique my interest as much as opening psych-tinged act The Duke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    If You Ever Need Tony Romo to the Stage, Just Start Playing "Sweet Child o' Mine"

    I never understood why Metal Skool (formerly Danger Kitty) once again changed its name to Steel Panther two years ago -- it was such the brand name already, thanks in large part to Special Guest Stars Kelly Clarkson and Jeremy Piven and Kelly Clarkson and Perry Farrell  and old Skooler Tony Rom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Listomania: Eight Jewish Musical Icons To Celebrate On This Final Night of Chanukah

    ​When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    ACL '09: Pearl Jam Regains Its Rightful Place Atop The Rock World

    Photos by Patrick Michels​It had been 15 years--according, at least, to one of Eddie Vedder's asides during the closing set of this weekend's Austin City Limits Music Festival--since Pearl jam had played what he called "The Live Music Capital of the Nation." And, as such, Vedder promised the mud-c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009
  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Ozzfest 2008 is One Show Only...In Frisco

    Can the city withstand being the focus of speculation by thousands of metalheads?

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Clipd Beaks

    Thursday, December 6, at the Public Trust with CTRL.ALT.DEL and Gravity Propulsion System

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Perry Farrell's Satellite Party, Mink

    Friday, August 24, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006


    Charles Attal Presents, the Austin-based booking company that attracts all those quality bands to the Gypsy Tea Room, is also responsible for Chicago's Lollapalooza Music Festival. Yeah, that's too far of a drive for most of us, but we got a note from CAP today about a promotion that should be of at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    In remembrance of Robert "Tuck" Tucker; Lollapalooza's Texas

  • Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    July 1, 2004


    This summer's best concert just got canceled. So what happened?

  • Music

    August 7, 2003


    August 8

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Jane's Addiction

    Strays (Capitol)

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    DJ Rap

    Paul Oakenfold contemplates the needle and the damage done

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Paul Oakenfold

    Bunkka (Maverick/Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    January 31, 2002


    February 7

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Out & About


  • Music

    February 18, 1999

    Budokan rock

    Floor 13 wants want...them

  • Music

    February 11, 1999
  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Fair game

    Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    The next generation?

    For Lollapalooza, this may be the last generation

  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    Bridging the gap

    311 blurs the line between rock and rap

  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    Little mascara

    The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Black and white

    Madonna isn't a failed icon; she's a failed artist