Earlier, we told you about the sudden, rapid expansion of Oliver Peck's Elm Street festival. This year, Reverend Horton Heat is onboard and helping curate five days of music at three venues in Deep Ellum from September 11 to 15. Today, the full schedule has been announced. It's below, with three s ... More >>
Oliver Peck's annual tattoo feats on Friday the 13th are already the stuff of legend and record (he's literally in the Guinness book for it). But this year marks the start of a huge development for the event: It will now be a five day tattoo and music festival, and Reverend Horton Heat will co-prese ... More >>
We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
A three-day fest like Wildflower - the biggest party Richardson throws -- isn't the full on marathon something like Bonnaroo is, but you've still got to pace yourself. With that in mind I decided to take it easy and catch just a set or two on Friday in an effort to be ready for Saturday's early day ... More >>
The Fort Worth Music Festival Will Rogers Memorial Center Friday, September 28 All the highways and random roads that lead from Dallas to Fort Worth throw me completely out of whack and often I end up lost and late. This happened Friday night as I braved Texas' "HOLY SHIT IT'S RAINING" traffic and ... More >>
School of Seven Bells, Air Review, Calhoun, The AngelusSaturday, April 14, at Fort Worth Modern Art Museum It's hard to deny this show as being one of the biggest this weekend. Kind of strange, though, that School of Seven Bells' last three trips to the Metroplex have only seen one show in Dallas -- ... More >>
Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>
File this under Shows You Should Totally See Because It's For A Really Good Cause and Stuff... Wednesday, November 23, at Trees, the good ol' Texans Reverend Horton Heat are performing, with Sawd Off Sick and Missile, for a special "Thanks For Giving" Concert. The good-cause-part: the proceeds a ... More >>
I see our music blog's celebrating MTV's 30th today by ticking off a few Dallas-music-related moments featured on the former music network over the years. I have since reminded our music editor: I'm old. So old I recall off the top of my bald head a few that were left off the list -- like, say, the ... More >>
Friday, February 11, at the House of Blues
In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we turn our eyes back to September 12, 1991, which was a big week for the Reverend Horton Heat. He and his band were preparing to embark on a tour of Russia and Scandinavia that they were calling the "Arctic Border Blues Festival." The Rev was ... More >>
Gloria LevarioReverend Horton Heat took the Granada Theater stage Saturday night, along their tour supporting the band's latest release, Laughin' & Cryin' With The Reverend Horton Heat.The band kept the energy running high, joined onstage for a few songs by Eleven Hundred Springs' Matt Hillye ... More >>
Few things say Dallas music quite like Reverend Horton Heat and his demonic blend of rockabilly and punk rock elements. Hell, even when he's a little hokey, as he was on this past year's Laughin' and Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat, he's still pretty fun.So, too, should be his gig this Saturda ... More >>
Saturday, December 19, at the Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
Laughin' & Cryin' With Reverend Horton Heat (Yep Roc Records)
Get ready to have another "Psychobilly Freakout," folks: Laughin' & Cryin', the Reverend Horton Heat's first non-holiday album since 2004's Revival, is due out Tuesday, September 1. Actually, the album isn't so much a psychobilly freakout as it is a countrified detour from the punk-tinged roc ... More >>
Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>
MSTRKRFT performs Friday, March 20, at House of BluesGrab your calendars, folks. After the jump, the latest batch of upcoming show announcements to come through our inboxes over the past week.
Theresa K. Lux InteriorYour daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 5, 2009... Lux Interior, lead singer for the seminal psychobilly band The Cramps, has died at age 60. Without The Cramps there probably wouldn't be a Reverend Horton Heat, folks. Probably. Time to turn your ... More >>
A little blast-from-the-past treat this mornin': Eleven mighty years ago, way back in 1997, local label Big Iron released a now-out-of-print little Christmas gem called Honky-Tonk Holidays: Christmas in Deep Noellum. And included on that release, this gem: Old 97's -- "Holly Jolly Christmas".Suh-wee ... More >>
Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc)
Saturday, December 23, at Gypsy Tea Room
Thursday, December 14, at the Cavern
Cynicism is a disease that only the Reverend can heal
In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?
Reverend Horton Heat has a guitar named after him, the Necro Tonz arebreaking up and When Pop Music Goes Bad, Part 2
Saturday, July 31
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
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The Rev. is a Fun-Guy; Floor 13 is still downunder; Bedwetter has dried up; Pimpadelic are Southern Devils; Plus, much, much more
The Toadies finish off Liberty; Deep Ellum Center for the Arts gets Musically Incorrect; Broose bows out
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards
James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene
"Taz" Bentley explains why he left the Rev for Tenderloin
After seven wacky years, 14 Records prepares to close its doors
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?