100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom"
Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins
99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft"
Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
"Between the Hank Williams pain songs
And Jerry Jeff's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas"
With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
Usually with this column, we might interview one or two people from a band. With Darstar, all five members were kind enough to share the first shows they saw and played. And, if you wanted a reminder of how effective Smashing Pumpkins were in their heyday, listen to what Lisa Hardaway has to say.
Mike BrooksScratch Acid at Trees
Since this Sunday is Christmas, we decided to do something a little different with this week's edition of My First Show. Checking back in with a number of the people we interviewed this year, we wanted their takes on the best shows they saw, and to also get a ... More >>
Last Night: Scratch Acid, Baboon
December 8, 2011
Better than: Watching a Whitney marathon.
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Scratch Acid might not make the kind of music that elicits universal joy. Difficult and straining can only begin to describe this Birthday Party-ins ... More >>
Mike BrooksLast night: Baboon's horsehead blues
Since we've already got Baboon on the brain today -- have you seen the insane slideshow from last night's Scratch Acid show yet? -- let's add one more bit of news. Kirtland Records will be releasing the debut album from The Boom Boom Box, featur ... More >>
Sure, most people wait until Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas tree. But not The Polyphonic Spree. Tim DeLaughter's giant band has announced its ninth Holiday Extravaganza show. The show, which will feature The Spree along with a few other acts (including We're Not Dudes and Syncopated Ladie ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
They were loud, rude, bratty and obnoxious. They smoked pot, drank lots of beer, did drugs and slept in their clothes. If you were a guy who hung out at Theatre Gallery during the late '80s, chances are pretty good that one (or more) of them fucked your girlfriend.
And they got away with it all be ... More >>
In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron.
Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression.
Example: One of our ... More >>