Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 is now officially on the horizon. It's the second weekend in November (the 8, 9 and 10), and today the Fest announced which bands will be playing each day, and also who will be playing the Nite Shows. You get into those for free with your festival wristband. You can see the f ... More >>
OK, it's been a while, but the DC9er mixtape series is officially back in action. We're resurrecting the weekly DJ profile with a Q&A and mixtape from Dallas' '90s hip-hop enthusiast, DJ Sissy Ross. Check out her Q&A and original mix below.
The Wakarusa Winter Classic is a traveling battle of the bands, spanning 17 cities in the Midwest and South. Six groups play Dallas' competition tonight at 2826 Arnetic, and votes from the crowd ultimately decide the winner. Winning bands earn a spot on Wakarusa's lineup, which features Avett Brothe ... More >>
Of all the events taking place this weekend, Lights All Night, which goes down tonight (Friday) and Saturday at the Dallas Convention Center, seems to be dominating the sphere with an astounding 35 electronic music acts. Last year's inaugural Lights All Night took place at the Plaza of the Americas ... More >>
Friday, December 30 & Saturday, December 31, at Dallas Convention Center
Oh, the decisions. As was the case last year, Fun Fun Fun's Saturday schedule forced some hard choices; today's toughest might be Washed Out and Deerhunter's simultaneous sets, thought there are plenty of other conflicting sets. But one of the things that makes Fun Fun Fun great is that the three ... More >>
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid" was as close to Devo as Fun Fun Fun Fest-goers will get this weekend.As cool as the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest today and tomorrow may be, the Friday night kick-off party was clearly for the nerds--former and current. Chris Hardwick was intended to be the ... More >>
The folks who run Austin''s Fun Fun Fun Fest have made it clear: Heading into their fifth year of operation, they aren't planning on slowing down their ever-growing momentum. Quite the opposite, actually: The fest is ramping up to seriously challenge ACL as Austin's premiere fall fest.Seriously: ... More >>
Aside from the snow, the big story this weekend is, of course, the NBA All-Star Game and the musicians, celebrities, models, gold-diggers and hookers swarming the city. This week's cover story tells you why this is such an important weekend for Dallas' mainstream-leaning hip-hop artists, and the ... More >>
That's right, kittie, the Spune Rites Of Spring Fling is coming. With the holidays upon us, we know it's hard to think about anything beyond New Year's Day. But if you've already got your 2010 calendar handy, mark a couple of dates, because Spune has a couple of intriguing seasonal festivals in t ... More >>
See, it is about who you know: When the (pretty kickass) independent hip-hop label Definitive Jux--home to El-P, Aesop Rock, Dizzee Rascal, Del The Funkee Homosapien, RJD2, Mr. Lif and more--was looking for a DJ to remix the recently released album from rap trio Hangar 18, local DJ and beatmaker Rob ... More >>
Wednesday, March 14, at Hailey's, Denton
Dine with Iggy and the Stooges March 5. Well, kinda. Remember back in the day, when you had to actually purchase a physical object in order to listen to music -- you know, records and CDs, as opposed to bits and bytes? And remember when that much-anticipated album was due out on some Tuesday, and yo ... More >>
If you want to clear up Soul Position's contradictions, don't study its Blueprint
Things Go Better with RJ and AL (Rhymesayers)
Dallas' Rehash was buried in vinyl crates. Luckily, Belle and Sebastian dug through those crates.
Magnificent City (Decon Inc.)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Wednesday, December 8
Rapper MF Doom's new works of hip-hop fiction reinvent the hero principle for the modern age