When guitarist Ana da Silva met bassist Gina Birch in art school and started going to gigs in London in the late '70s, their fate was already sealed. The Raincoats' 1979 self-titled debut and 1981's Odyshape, both on Rough Trade, were products of that creatively and politically off-center time, and ... More >>
Rough Trade Christmas Bonus "Rough Trade"
This news from former Lift To Experience frontman Josh T. Pearson comes as a bit of a shock. In our story about the painful release of his record Last Of The Country Gentlemen earlier this year, he told us, "I called it Last Of The Country Gentlemen because I didn't know if it would be my last or ... More >>
The Strange Boys' Ryan SambolDallas' The Strange Boys are turning into quite a prolific act. They've released a record every year since 2007, and this year's Live Music, set to be released next week on Rough Trade Records, follows 2010's gritty and well received Be Brave. But even with the proxim ... More >>
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorite ... More >>
Sorry about the weak blogging day, but illness, vacations and deadline day for the print version of Dallas' Only Alt-Weekly has slowed us down a bit today. Hopefully things will be back to normal tomorrow.But we're not too busy to pass this along: The Strange Boys PR folks sent word yesterday tha ... More >>
Wednesday, November 26, at The Lounge on Elm Street
England has been raving about half-Texas, half-Manchester band The Earlies for two years. Now it's our turn.
July 5; July 8
Yes, The Strokes are as good as advertised
Sam Prekop and The Sea and Cake may have a plan, but that doesn't make anything easier
Three decades later and smarter, Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson holds a mirror up to his first freakout
Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels roll on a perfect road
Brandon Boyer's Denton label offers pure pop pleasure, seven inches at a time