We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish.
What was the best show you saw this year?
Evan ... More >>
In the interest of being tidy and not boring you with minute details of the three-day exercise in sweaty and human endurance underway in Zilker Park this weekend, Rocks Off is giving you a break. Our team on the ground at the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Brittanie Shey, Craig Hlavaty and Mar ... More >>
Update, 1:15p.m.: Congrats to Seth Bohlman, who snagged tickets to Sunday's show!
In my preview of Afghan Whigs' Sunday show at Granada, I perhaps remembered them a little too starkly. And though they were sort of a stark band, they had some genuine moments where they cleaved open greatness on 1993 ... More >>
Check out more of this weekend's shows via our shiny new concert calendar
Afghan Whigs, Centro-matic
Sunday, October 14, at the Granada Theater
Within the bowels of the '90s reunion machine, Ohio's Afghan Whigs are one of those bands you never really expected to be spat out again. Their 1993 LP, Ge ... More >>
After a tour last year with The Twilight Singers, singer Greg Dulli has reunited the band that launched his career, Afghan Whigs. The band's signature blend of rock and soul separated them from other popular acts of the grunge era, yet the band still found commercial and critical success. It's been ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER
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Are you ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFs?!
This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on S ... More >>
The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>
Few bands have risen from the stale, beer-stained stages of America's dingiest dives only to entertain majestic crowds at some of the world's largest festivals more naturally than My Morning Jacket. Formed in Louisville in 1998, the Jim James-fronted group has undergone a series of personnel ... More >>
The Twilight Singers, Margot & the Nuclear So and So'sThe Granada TheaterMay 30, 2011Much better than: sitting around waiting for the damn NBA Finals to get going.Twilight SingersWhile many folks gathered at parks and other area locales in order to show respect for those who have fought for t ... More >>
Cee Lo Green, practicing his best Chris Brown pose for his upcoming tour with Rihanna.A few days ago, we received a press release stating that pop star Rihanna will be performing at the American Airlines Center on Friday, July 8. We thought "Cool!" and went on about our business. But this morning ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people
behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more
behind-the-scenes folk. Scott BeggsScott Beggs, once one of the kids in the punk rock crowds back in the day, has been assembling live concerts in DFW since the mid-'9 ... More >>
Very few, if any, alternative rock icons have been as prolific and indisputably talented as Mark Lanegan. The former Screaming Trees frontman and sometime member of Queens of the Stone Age has a restless spirit that has led him to all avenues of artistic expression. And each time, it seems, Lanegan ... More >>