If we can measure a band's success in terms of bigwig festival slots and NPR features -- and let's face it, we can -- The National just may be the "It" alternative band of the year. By Neph Basedow They'll play South Side Ballroom this Saturday -- their biggest headlining show to date in Dallas. ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueMonotonix's Ami ShalevFor astute music fans in the North Texas region, the name Monotonix has become quite familiar. In the last couple of years, the Israeli garage-punk trio has made a few stops here, including a 2009 NX35 slot that got the ball rolling pretty hard on their Metrop ... More >>
Speaking of MTV, the strictly music (and definitely not reality TV-based) cable network chimes in today with a recap of last night's Silver Jews concert--purportedly Dallas native David Berman's final show.Makes sense, as we've all seen how much love MTV has given artists like the Silver Jews prior ... More >>
One-time Dallas native David Berman, the mastermind behind longtime indie folk favorite (20 years!) the Silver Jews, has reportedly decided to end his project.The news is all over the web this morning--Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME and many other places, too, I'm sure--and for devoted fans of Berman's w ... More >>
Silver Jews Hailey's Club September 20, 2008 Better Than: Robert Wilonsky’s “Till 2” show on The Ticket...if only for a night. David Berman got a warm reception at Hailey's. (Noah W. Bailey) Local Silver Jews fans had been waiting some 14 years by the time the band took the stage last nigh ... More >>
Silver Jew David Berman left Dallas when he turned 18. And, maybe for good reason, he never looked back.
Tuesday, September 9, at Granada Theater
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
Courtesy one of your better MP3 blogs, Songs: Illinois, comes a link to The Quavers' cover of "Dallas" -- which is not the Jimmie Dale Gilmore "Dallas," nor the Steely Dan "Dallas" (worth grabbing, as you're already here), nor the Alan Jackson "Dallas," nor the Jimmy Buffett "Dallas." No, this is th ... More >>
Richard Buckner makes room in his pickup for indie-rock friends but not songwriters
Tanglewood Numbers (Drag City)
Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South
Pavement isn't breaking up. It's just learning how to grow old together.
Smog's Bill Callahan opens up for the finest album of his career