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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsIt 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 >>
Can the city withstand being the focus of speculation by thousands of metalheads?
Thursday, December 6, at the Public Trust with CTRL.ALT.DEL and Gravity Propulsion System
Friday, August 24, at House of Blues
In remembrance of Robert "Tuck" Tucker; Lollapalooza's Texas
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
This summer's best concert just got canceled. So what happened?
Paul Oakenfold contemplates the needle and the damage done
Bunkka (Maverick/Warner Bros.)
Floor 13 wants you...to want...them
Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all
For Lollapalooza, this may be the last generation
311 blurs the line between rock and rap
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up
Madonna isn't a failed icon; she's a failed artist