This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
"Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rightfully take the top three spots this week with their excellent ... More >>
Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>
This is one of our favorite weekends of the year, where a good handful of acts nominated for the Dallas Observer Music Awards perform all over Deep Ellum on Saturday night. The much-anticipated headliners, Toadies, Old 97's, Centro-Matic and Sarah Jaffe will perform on Elm Street in the lot acros ... More >>
Ke$ha, LMFAO, Spank Rock
Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park
August 4, 2011
Better than: trying to get by without water in this climate.Taryn WalkerK. E. Dollar sign. Ha?
The Gexa Energy Pavilion's stage housed a two-story steel scaffolding with vertical LED light rods and a large diamond in the ce ... 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 >>
While awaiting several calls back about items forthcoming, allow me to dispense with these four VIP ducets to Wednesday's Iron Fork event at the Fashion Industry Gallery, where chefs John Tesar and Scott Romano will square off whilst attendees dine on samplings from the likes of Il Cane Rosso and ... More >>
It's perhaps the most common request among the Friends of Unfair Park: Where oh where is Peter Frampton's January Sound Studios sessions, which aired on KZEW back in February of '75? The complete show too -- not just "Do You Feel Like I Do," the version of which hopped to the top of the local pop ... More >>
While we await some call-backs for items forthcoming ...Last night, in the comments of Monday's KZEW item, someone asked (yet again) if anyone out there had a copy of Peter Frampton's January Sound Studios sessions from '75. "I wanna know where the GOLD at," writes one Friend of Unfair Park. Well ... More >>
Hell of a time to get (re)obsessed with KZEW concerts -- only, what, 35 years after the fact? But when a Friend of Unfair Park sent me chasing after the Peter Frampton show, look what I found instead last night -- Robin Trower at the Travis Street Electric Company on March 20, 1975.This, like the ... More >>
The Besnard Lakes, Woven Bones, Binary Sunrise
May 20, 2010Better Than: Hanging anywhere near the pavilion at the Bryon Nelson. I hear douchebaggery is contagious.The Besnard LakesThe Besnard Lakes really know how to bring the drama. The Canadian quartet's show at the Granada Thea ... More >>
I attempt to lift my pen peck my keyboard today with a heavy heart, and an empty stomach. For, alas, two staples of my life's diet are no more.
R.I.P., NIN. And Luby's, 4:45 p.m. dinners will never taste the same.
Trent Reznor, one of the most chaotic, rhythmic, unique and dark nois ... More >>
The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>
Yep. Here's the press release announcing it:
Dallas, TX – November 21, 2008: The 2008 Billboard Touring Awards took place last night at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in New York City. House of Blues Dallas came away with the honors in the Top Club category. Other nominees in the category inc ... More >>