We all have our Record Store Day stories. Maybe we pulled an all-nighter to stake out a spot in line before the stores had even opened. Maybe we planned our day to avoid the rush and make a quick record-grab-and-go. Or maybe we just went to stand around in the sun, have a beer (or four), and work of ... More >>
Biographies came into the Denton scene in the middle part of last year with a seemingly built in audience. Though they are neophytes, both as a band and as individuals (their oldest member is 23), they have a certain experimental bravery informed by their pre-emo idols; those certain David Bazans an ... More >>
Unlike Jesse Hughey and Darryl Smyers, I do not have children yet. I come from a large family. My father is eldest of five, so it's understandable why I, a 33-year-old, have cousins who are teenagers. Something I've wondered about with my cousins is the kind of music they like these days. Is their ... More >>
If you've seen No Room for Rock Stars, a recently-released documentary on the Warped Tour, it might be hard to imagine someone like Evan Weiss fitting in. Weiss, the mastermind behind Into It. Over It, isn't a tatted-up singer in a metalcore band who's missing his daughter back home. He isn't drivin ... More >>
Local act Caterpillars won't play their next show until July 20 at the Crown and Harp, but until then, they have a new record to finish. They took some time out at the Double Wide a few weeks ago and discussed what they're up to, their first musical obsessions, and how they feel about the (still) dr ... More >>
If you regularly go to LaGrange, Single Wide or Double Wide, you've seen a member of the quintet Dead Flowers. Earlier in the year, frontman Corey Howe was the opening act for The Revival Tour's stop at Trees, playing alongside Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan, Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano, and Against ... 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 more the people who make the scene move.Frank HillFrank Hill's story is essentially that of a music scene kid wh ... More >>
Featuring some big names both old and new, it's just another crazy busy musical Thursday evening...
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, March 11, 2010...Rolling Stone has Midlake as a "breaking band?" Really? Um, you're at least an album too late.Icons Sunny Day Real Estate are set to record it's first new album in 15 years with it's original line-up.Looks like DMX's relig ... More >>
Moneen, interestingly framed.Canadian indie rock band Moneen has sometimes been tagged as an emo outfit--but such a descriptor hasn't necessarily rankled the five guys who make up the band. Founding member Kenny Bridges says he's more worried about Moneen actually making it to the venue and not l ... More >>
Sunny Day Real Estate, The Jealous Sound Granada TheaterOctober 5, 2009Better than: seeing 10 crappy bands that cite Sunny Day as an influence. Sunny Day Real Estate doesn't always blend in this easily.Sunny Day Real Estate returned to Dallas with such a rush that you couldn't help be deeply move ... More >>
The Dead WeatherHouse of BluesOctober 5, 2009Better Than: Sunny Day Real Estate, Rob Thomas, and Arctic Monkeys combined. Yeah, I said it.The Dead WeatherAs far as rock 'n' roll supergroups are concerned, there are two main varieties: those comprised of members of formerly great bands, reeking of ... More >>
Thanks to all the area musicians, DJs, loacl music fans, and, well, everyone else who stopped on in The Libertine last night to check out the little experiment we're calling The Local Hang with Playlister P. It was a night not without flaws--I'll admit that it took me a while to figure out the so ... More >>
In an odd quirk of scheduling, four major national acts bless our area's venues, offering up an incredibly hectic start to the music week begins this evening. Besides Sunny Day Real Estate at the Granada, Rob Thomas at Nokia and Artic Monkeys at the Palladium, you can also catch Jack W ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 24, 2009...This really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone: Jay Bennett died of a drug overdose.The seminal emo-rockers in Sunny Day Real Estate are getting back together for a tour. Of course, you'd know this if you've been scanning the Gr ... More >>
It was, oh, two and a half years ago now, that we heard last from Dallasite Eric Grubbs about that status of his book Post: An Anthology of American Post-Hardcore, 1985-2007. Well, now comes this news: Grubbs, who spends the bulk of his time broadcasting area traffic reports for a couple radio sta ... More >>
Thursday, August 28, at House of Blues' Pontiac Garage
John Roderick puts the days and rock criticism to bed
The Appleseed Cast makes the best of death and horror in their latest post-emo record
The Chemistry Set (Rising Music)
Lady Melody (Kung Fu Records)
The Fire Theft finds its own day in the sun
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place
Barley House celebrating a decade of business
The Fire Theft, Hot Hot Heat, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Fiction Plane and the Jealous Sound perform March 12 at Trees.
Scene Creamers perform March 7 at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, with Freedom Sold. Oxes and Minus the Bear perform March 10 at Rubber Gloves, with Dillinger Four, the Gadjits and the Arrivals.
In Our Lifetime Vol. 2 (Fenway Recordings)
I Break Chairs (Sub Pop)
Pete Yorn may have signed a big record contract, but he didn't stop doing it himself
Actionslacks is a good band playing good songs. Simple as that.
Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments
Music that matches the packaging
Girls like it
Sunny Day Real Estate's Jeremy Enigk is comfortable with his spirituality. Are you?
Sunny Day Real Estate
Lewis doesn't care if it's really good or really bad, as long as it's not middle-of-the-road
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother
Sunny Day, everything's A-OK with the band three years after a miserable break-up