The Rail Club has been a mecca for metal since opening its doors in 2010. But new owner Josh Campbell hopes to expand it to include other genres of music, making it a mecca for all musicians. "When it comes to music, I play metal and I love metal," says Campbell. "But I don't think a venue can ope ... More >>
Don O. has been playing blues records on 89.3 KNON for thirty years now. He was there when KNON broadcast out of an old house with no air conditioning and he's never been late for a single airshift (despite 20 miles of traffic each way). He's since been informally knighted as the KNON historian, an ... More >>
For over a year, a registered "spiritual organization" was the hottest after-hours spot in Dallas. Then it all came crashing down.
Friday, February 1, at Trees
Reggie Watts brings his bag of tricks, which includes beatboxing, loops and and songs about the interminable depths of a woman's purse, to Denton on Saturday, as part of the Hot Wet Mess. It's a rare chance to catch him in North Texas, and an even rarer chance to see him play next to a water slide. ... More >>
At some point, the vacant triangle of land running along the west side of Central Expressway just north of Lemmon -- the plot where the McKinney Avenue Trolley recently laid down its new turntable -- will house tall buildings, mostly offices, 30 and 40 stories high.That's the idea at least, but the ... More >>
Finally a toilet fancy enough to keep in the living room of your magnificent, glass-enclosed, hilltop house. This weekend's First Dallas Modern Home Tour begs the question: Everything else in your retro-futuristic frame is perfect, but how do you hide the commode? Well, if you're feeling especia ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe Green Dragon takes its inaugural spin.Back in June, the plot of land near the Cityplace DART station at Haskell and N. Central Expressway was a vacant lot with a big hole and a big plan. It would be the future site of a trolley turntable, a novelty attraction to be ... More >>
...among other things.Electronica is an infant genre compared to most, its creation depending solely on tools and instruments designed in the last half of the 20th century. And its interpretation is constantly evolving. Because, even though it remains relatively new type of music, there remain so ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but the people who make the scene move.Brian FiegelmanBrian Fiegelman came to DFW from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. His friend Scotty Tee ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe construction team lowers the turntable trestle at Cityplace Station.For 14 years, a salvaged portion of a Southern Pacific Railroad bridge from 1909 gathered dust, waiting to be recycled as main support of the trolley turntable now under construction at Cityplace Statio ... More >>
A-Trak, Kid Sister, The Gaslamp KillerTreesApril 19, 2011Better than: a rousing game of DJ Hero.Pete FreedmanA-Trak at Trees last night. There weren't any grand entrances at Trees last night. Mostly, there were just transitions.And, in many regards, that was fitting. This show, after all, was cur ... More >>
From the Vinyl Preservation Society of Texas Facebook pageJust last night I was telling the wife about how, like, about 20 years ago I was part of a small group of music freaks and geeks who'd gather 'round the turntable every so often to drink bourbon and swap songs and stories about why this gu ... More >>
DJ Love isn't a Dallas native, but the seasoned DJ has made quite the name for himself around these parts thanks to several weekly gigs, a monthly gig, his own record label and an album that's about to drop. A few other things distinguish him from the rest of the local cop: For one, he exclusivel ... More >>
Having grown up in the '80s, DJ Sean Michaels gives credit to the era for the his diverse taste in music, and he claims that much of his inspiration came from the time period as well."My music pallet is not just one type of music," he says. "Some of my favorite stuff was the '80s alternative stuff l ... More >>
Rusko, Dub AssemblyTreesApril 30, 2010 Better than: anything that has been at Trees since its re-opening.RuskoThis was the Trees of old. By 9:30 p.m., the room was already buzzing and already a quarter full; the line outside already wrapped to the parking lot between the venue and Franzini's ... More >>
DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>
Friday, November 20,at Hailey's Club in Denton
Ray and Peter LekAmateur and wannabe DJ's had their chance to shine Friday night at the Green Elephant, where the turntables were thrown open for 15-minute sets from all who'd volunteer.Check out the Lek Brothers' photos from the night in our slideshow here.
Bee Girls invade the Angelika
Speaking of band shells, really, Fair Park, anyone? Anyone? Back in the spring, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts realized they might have a wee bit of a problem, what with the DSO playing inside the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the DCPA buildin ... More >>
Fort Worth gets Moody
The turntablist's friends and collaborators will remember him for his love of the craft
Tweeners the Goldfish Girls can werk it
See guns a-blazin' in Fort Worth
Thursday, January 25, at ellum:ONSTAGE
Things get complex
Double Death (Narnack)
Dallas DJs drop two needles on the record and change turntablism forever
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.
The Cavern is officially a no-shave zone
Friday, September 30, at Liquid Lounge
The Dallas rap scene is good and plenty, so why don't more people know about it?
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Founder's Plaza at DFW Airport
Suburban cops to kids: Turn that rap stuff down
For Hydroponic Sound System, mixing hip-hop with everything else is just Routine Insanity
Calvin Johnson isn't a musician. He just plays one onstage.
The Invisibl Skratch Piklz are so good, they had to retire -- sort of
Dan "The Automator" Nakamura loves hip-hop -- but he loves music more
A new recording technology is music to Andrew Litton's ears