It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
The first time I saw Screaming Females was 2009 at The Parlor in Austin, a small, narrow pizza place that sends gusts of warm pizza dough wind into the venue every time the oven is opened. Within five minutes of their set, guitarist and singer Marissa Paternoster ripped into her first solo.
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As I was standing in the photo pit of the Murder City Devils' stage the Friday evening of Fun Fun Fun Fest, a band started playing on the other side of the large, divided stage. I couldn't see them, as I was 40 yards to the band's right, literally with my elbows on the unused stage but, boy howdy, c ... More >>
Danny FulgencioA scene from Monotonix's last stop through town.Back in November, we had our rock 'n' roll worlds, well, rocked. The perpetrators of said rocking? Tel Aviv's Monotonix, of course. Back then, the sweaty fun actually started before the band stormed The Loft in Dallas. In a Q&A we ... More >>
Mono, BalmorheaThe LoftMay 1 2010Better than: Whatever else you had planned after the busy Saturday afternoon in Dallas.MonoA large and eager audience crowded around the small stage of the Loft at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday to see Japanese experimental music quartet Mono play as if they were an an or ... More >>
Paul NatkinWho: Steve AlbiniVenue: Hailey's Club Time: 1 p.m.Musical and recording expertise aside, Steve Albini thinks he might have a knack for instilling guidelines for effective business meetings: "Just tell the motherfucker you're going to cut his throat if he charges you anymore." It has be ... More >>
What: From the Physical to the Digital PanelWhere: Dan's SilverleafTime: 3 p.m.In his keynote, Steve Albini mulled the ephemeral nature of digital media files over physical. It is on this point that the 3 p.m. panel at Dan's Silverleaf elaborated. The panel featured May Carpenter (associate profe ... More >>
Just last week, Daniel Rodrigue caught up with NX35 festival organizer Chris Flemmons to see how things were going as preparations for year two of the pre-SXSW fest began.Today, some news to report on that front: On its festival blog, NX35 has just announced the keynote speaker for its 2010 go-'r ... More >>