I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>
Saturday night, 9:20 pm, Inside The Hive
The woman I indirectly report to slides a clear storage box at me in the green room area just behind the stage. The box is filled with plastic-ware, individual sized chip bags, bottled water and napkins.
"Make it look pretty!" she says, not intentionally ye ... More >>
There is no physical way you could carry or wear enough clothing to properly prepare for Texas weather. I thought at the beginning of the day that a sweater might have been overkill. About two hours later I felt distinctly underprepared. Actually, given that it was too much in warm weather and soake ... More >>
Update: Killer Mike will also be performing at The Hive, at 8 p.m.
There is a severe thunderstorm warning in effect in Denton right now, possibly bringing with it high winds and a risk of hail. A.Dd is performing in their scheduled, 5 p.m. slot at one of the outdoor stages, but the Cannabinoids ha ... More >>
So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>
I know this is hard, trust me. This weekend's options seem almost endless. Between 35 Denton's four-day lineup of hundreds of musicians, and other major names like Eels and Andrew W.K. rolling into town, it feels like you'll never sleep again, right? Well, that's probably true--at least for now--but ... More >>
Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30
Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, released on Feb. 5. The best thing about Ee ... More >>
Listen: I'm not one to get into too many Internet flame wars. Especially not inter-city ones. (We've got plenty of petty bullshit to put up with here, thanks.) But, OK, since these dudes think I should say something about the post written yesterday by our pals at the Houston Press music blog call ... More >>
Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experiment ... More >>
Estelle, Solange House of BluesMarch 9, 2009Better than: Catching up on the TV shows backlogged on my DVR.As someone who admittedly knows very little about Solange's singing career, I just have to say: The girl gives it her all. Her black-suited, shaggy-haired band played a particularly funky rendit ... More >>