That record you see at right, signed by Warren Zevon, was given to me by Craig DePoi the night Warren played Club Dada -- July 27, 1992, to be exact. I remember it like it was yesterday. Craig, then working behind the bar at Trees, knew of my fondness for Warren, and after his set asked him to si ... More >>
Johnette NapolitanoJohnette Napolitano leads Concrete Blonde back to Dallas later this week for a Friday night gig at the Granada Theater that will no doubt stand as one of the best shows in town. With only a string of shows slated -- three in Texas and all around Halloween time, no less -- Napol ... More >>
If you're planning on doing anything illegal in the next three days (not that you would), may we suggest keeping well away from the Aloft Hotel on Young Street? That place is crawling with cops. This morning marked the start of the SMILE Conference -- Social Media Internet Law Enforcement -- whic ... More >>
Tally HallMichigan's Tally Hall has been together for over a decade, yet has only released two proper, full-length efforts. That's because, like many bands, Tally Hall has been plagued by the major label blues.Seems the folks at Atlantic Records were happy to sign and record the band, just not to ... More >>
Jim's on vacation this week. So I'll use that opportunity to highlight a short film starring his boy Will, the Woodrow Wildcat presently residing in Los Angeles, where, between acting jobs, he's busking on Venice Beach, in Santa Monica and in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard ... More >>
T Bone BurnettThe Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy swears it's kind of a big deal, having created a "best practices guideline" and leading various charges, etc., since forming 10 years ago. OK, whatever. Doesn't really matter.Because, if nothing else, what it's doing in the ... More >>
What kind of fool offers to serve Americans lion burgers? Bet he resembles this extinct species.Food lovers, many of whom aren't inclined to get worked up about disallowed goals, have saved their World Cup-related outrage for an act of culinary one-upmanship that unfolded last week in Arizona ... More >>
Rumor 'round town is that another TV show's setting up production offices in Dallas -- this one, from the man responsible for everything from Armageddon and Top Gun to the C.S.I. franchise, among his myriad hit teevee shows. And, yes, that's one Jerry Bruckheinmer, the man who once told me he mak ... More >>
Wrong everclear?Way back in 1995, Everclear's "Santa Monica" (off the album Sparkle and Fade) was one of the best songs on the radio. And, although often unfairly accused of being Nirvana-lite, Art Alexakis and his revolving cast of backup musicians were capable of channeling a lot more than grun ... More >>
LP33.tv, a music site out of Santa Monica, California, recently interviewed the sometimes Denton-based electro-pop duo Roy G. and the Biv for a short featurette about the band's jazz background, pop sensibilities and the "pretty solid" grasp the duo has of its futuristic, uh, future. Check it out in ... More >>
View image Danny Fine, left, and Bob Musgrave in an outtake from Bottle Rocket Spent the better part of last night watching every single second and scrap on the Criterion Collection Wes Anderson-approved Bottle Rocket two-fer, available today (ya think?), and there are copious revelations containe ... More >>
Café R&D serves up pretty, tasty dishes, but where's the meow mix?
Owen Wilson's a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard
Never fear—we've got your Halloween mixtape here
For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle
Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything
Art Prostitute makes a Move to the big city
See the cover of Business Week? That's local promoter Aden Holt's face square in the middle--and for good reason.
Sounds Eclectico (Nacional)
At WaterTower Theatre, Living Out shines; The Nerd's life of leisure suits the Pocket
Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing
The Deep Ellum Film Festival grows up--nicely
Sounds Eclectic Too (Palm Pictures)
In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.
Plus: She's a Keepie, The Fix Is In, Kill Us With Crap
The record industry crippled Napster with litigation. But has it made things worse for itself?
Los Angeles artists bring their defiantly difficult work to Dallas
The city wants us to spend millions for a buddy-buddy deal at the Texas Theater
Fourteen years after breaking up, the Plimsouls return with a new record and an old sound
Rickie Lee Jones leaves Chuck E. behind and looks toward tentative tomorrows
Sam Phillips might be pop music's savior