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    March 27, 2012

    Todd Rundgren - House of Blues - 3/26/12

    Todd Rundgren House of Blues Monday, March 26 Billed as a "greatest hits" tour, Todd Rundgren's show last night at the House of Blues was a textbook presentation of his professionalism. Even dogged by a nasty cold and throat issues, Rundgren and his band delivered over two hours of classic power-po ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    R.E.M. May Be Gone Now, But We'll Always Have That '86 Fair Park Band Shell Show

    ​If you care at all, by now surely you've heard: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills have called it a day. Good Lord -- has it really been 31 years? "I hope our fans realize this wasn't an easy decision," Stipe writes on the band's website, "but all things must end, and we wanted to do it rig ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    At Mission Of Burma's First Reunion Show, They Sold Out a Venue They Were Originally Banned From

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mission Of Burma​Roger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 24, 2011

    For Your Easter Sunday Listening Pleasure: R.E.M. Sends One Out to the Grads of SMU

    Via.​Speaking of great shows at Moody Coliseum ...Floating out in the ether, all by its unmarked lonesome, is this resonant echo: R.E.M. at Moody Coliseum on November 18, 1987 -- a stop along The Work Tour in support of that year's Document, the band's fifth and final album for I.R.S. Records. I w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Giveaway: Three Pairs Of Tickets To See Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 Tomorrow Night At The Granada

    George Wright In this week's print product, Elliott Johnston offers up his approval of noted underground eccentric Robyn Hitchcock, practically imploring you to check out his performance with his backing band, The Venus 3 (REM's Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin, The Minus 5's Scott McCaughey), tomorrow n ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Saturday, April 4, at the Granada Theater

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    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    More Gift Ideas: 'Tis the Season for Reissues

    Still looking for that perfect gift for the music lover in your family? Well, the holiday season is traditionally a time when compilations, box sets and reissues flood the marketplace--and this year is no exception. What is exceptional, however, is the surprising high quality of this year's re-issue ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Gold Needles in the Pop-Rock Haystack

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year

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    June 22, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    In this corner: Salim Nourallah. In the other corner: Doug Simmons. Let's roll!

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    October 7, 2004


    Around the Sun (Warner Bros.)

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    May 22, 2003

    The New Boss?

    Pete Yorn on Bruce, bongs and Burrito

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    April 17, 2003
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    November 7, 2002

    Deep Down

    Deep Ellum has too many opening acts and not enough headliners

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    May 23, 2002

    Pine Bluffing

    Joe Cripps spent the past couple of years trying to coax a new record out of Delta blues legend CeDell Davis. In August, he finally will.

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    May 23, 2002

    Brave Combo

    Joe Cripps and Barrett Martin ride a Fast Horse to record-label utopia

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

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    January 31, 2002

    A Marked Man

    Pimpadelic, Tommy Boy Records split

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    October 4, 2001

    Various Artists

    Brand New Boots and Panties (Gold Circle Records) / Listen to What the Man Said (Oglio Records)

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    December 16, 1999

    The forever frown

    More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery

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    August 5, 1999

    More Oar: A Tribute to the Skip Spence Album

    Various artists (Birdman Records)

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    July 15, 1999

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Jewels for Sophia (Warner Bros. Records)

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    July 15, 1999

    Rocket from the Cripps

    Joe Cripps leaves Brave Combo for brave new worlds

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    April 15, 1999

    Havana good time

    Brave Combo's Joe Cripps goes to Cuba, becomes friends with Peter Buck, and talks to Castro

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    February 18, 1999

    Budokan rock

    Floor 13 wants want...them

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    December 31, 1998

    The Crit and Shap Poll

    You've had the best; now, the year's most overrated records

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    December 10, 1998

    The music man

    Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?

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    October 22, 1998

    Grown Up

    R.E.M.'s new adventure in hi-fi is its finest in years

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    July 23, 1998

    The Buck stops here

    With Tuatara and R.E.M., Peter Buck goes on some new adventures in hi-fi

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    May 28, 1998

    Rock bottom

    Tucked away in the cellar of a Denton pizza shack is a club that offers punk rock bands a place to re-discover why they make music in the first place

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    March 19, 1998

    Only a memory

    The Deep South decadence of Memory Dean

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    June 12, 1997

    Power trio

    Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5

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    April 17, 1997

    Lip service

    Cowboy Mouth's manic responsibility

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    February 2, 1995

    Roky's road

    The father of psychedelia is not insane, just a little crazy

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    January 5, 1995

    Chocolate and cheese

    1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music