Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>
Usually for those hitting up the Warped Tour bright and early in the midday, you don't have to sit in a long line of traffic. Not this year. Traffic for the Summer Adventures at Fair Park bled into the traffic going to Gexa, so a usual short drive turned into almost a half-hour. I missed Mixtapes, a ... More >>
Being in a successful boy band and having a hit TV show is hard work. Just ask Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Schmidt was singing by the age of three and acting by the time he was ten. In 2009, Schmidt was cast as the leader of the band Big Time Rush. Over the ... More >>
Warped Tour Gexa Energy Pavilion Tuesday, July 3 See also: Talking to Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It See also: The fans and bands of Warped Tour Per usual, the gates to Warped Tour opened a few minutes after 11 a.m., and what was available to see was spotty.Though the folky jig of London's Skinny ... 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 >>
It's beginning to look at a lot like festival season. Has Dallas always had so many? And with such... random lineups? Here's a guide to some of the upcoming ones. And feel free to consult with Festy for more tips on how to maximize your summer festival experience, like the foolproof "Get backstage b ... More >>
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
Eric GrubbsTrashcan Sinatras Shows that stuck out for me in 2011 Trashcan Sinatras/Salim Nourallah at the Loft, March 4 This was a very special tour for the Sinatras. Paired down to a four-piece, the mostly-acoustic show was more of a fans-only event. Before the tour began, they solicited so ... More >>
Sunday, August 21, at the House of Blues
Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, The Colour Revolt, The New Regime House of Blues July 5th, 2011 Better than: having your first colonoscopy.Taking Back SundayOne of the biggest complaints about venues that can hold more than 100 people is that the intimacy between band and audience gets lost. Those ... 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.Tony EdwardsTony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
Kings Of LeonThe first time the Kings of Leon came to town, they played an intimate show at the Gypsy Tea Room. And what a different time that was: Critics referred to them as The Stokes of the South, and before long, Kings Of Leon found themselves as the opening act for Julian Casablancas & ... More >>
KISS, Daughtry, Pat Green, Drowning Pool, The Academy Is..., The Envy, RevengeancePizza Hut ParkSaturday, September 18, 2010(Way) better than: getting drunk and watching KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Roger Caldwell"How 'bout a little Kiss?"It was the same old KISS that showed up on Saturday ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 14, 2010...Taking Back Sunday has gotten the ol' gang back together.There really isn't anything as great as the former member of a band performing an entire classic album by his old band is there? Wait...Lemmy sets the record straight: He a ... More >>
Quite the alt-rock line up tonight at the Prophet Bar--especially for a Monday. Headlining what is sure to be a lengthy evening of music is St. Louis' Story of the Year. These husky Midwesterners have been churning out anthemic and earnest post-hardcore (under a couple of different names) for the be ... More >>
Straylight RunDespite the cold and wet weather, the fine folks at The Prophet Bar are offering up a crowded and fairly consistent line-up of moppy rockers to hopefully not add to your rainy day blues.On tonight's bill are Straylight Run, Dangerous Summer, Mansions, Brian Bonz and David Melillo. F ... More >>
Myspace has been running a free concert series called The List--a pretty interesting deal in that, if you befriend The List's Myspace page on the networking site, you can get into certain free performances when the company decides to put them on in your city. And it's not just slouches offering up t ... More >>
On Saturday at the Plano Centre, Mike Ziemer's Third String Productions will throw its annual South by So What!? event--a deal that's become something of a tradition. But it's not the only show Ziemer puts on every year. At just 23 years of age, he's booked thousands of bands on hundreds of shows--m ... More >>
Indie rock teams up with a baseball videogame. Really.
Tuesday, February 1, at Gypsy Tea Room
Granada benefit show to help tsunami victims
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
And upon this RAWK they shall build their church...
Music, mud wrestling and middle fingers at the Vans Warped Tour