Two weeks ago, Dallas breathed out a triumphant chuckle when the massive winter storm that promised to encase the city in ice and smother all signs of life arrived instead as a chilly but gentle rain. No way would the weather gods have the chutzpah to mess with Big D, right? Turns out, the weather ... More >>
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
In March of 2010, Sam Bush was granted the title "Father of Newgrass" by the Kentucky state government. That's kind of a big deal. Bush is as revered and accomplished a player as can be found in music where "grass" is in its title. Whether it's traditional bluegrass, newgrass or the more amped-up ... More >>
Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>
You are now free to move about the country. (Jason Upshaw) Almost three months after its early March release, Airline's Farewell Republica is starting to get some love on the college radio circuit. According to a Myspace bulletin just sent out, the band's been receiving airplay of late on the fo ... More >>
This band of brothers falls into rock 'n' roll limbo
Some Dirt and a Crash highlight the eclectic 35th USA Film Festival
Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny
Plus: Strip Tips; From the Men: A Rebuttal
Twenty-eight years after its creation, the once-proud USA Film Festival has lost its focus. Can, and will, two new area film fests fill the void?
The USA Film Festival resembles the highest grossing movie ever. It's been leaking like Titanic for a while, but the 28th Annual schedule suggests it may be going down fast.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX