It's Halloween weekend, which is most likely your favorite time of the year to party if you're under 30. If you're over 30, relax, New Year's Eve isn't too far off. For now, there's just a bunch of shows you should check out this weekend, Halloween-themed and otherwise. Slipknot and Korn take their ... More >>
Editor: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. DC9 at Night Writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck were there to brave the mud and reverb to bring you these dispatches. ... More >>
Denton death-synth duo Vulgar Fashion is about as enigmatic as it comes. If you're scouring their website or Facebook profile for a crisp, straightforward shot, you'll turn up empty-handed. The only real way to see and experience them--Julie Mckendrick and Andrew Michael, who fantastically go by the ... More >>
Jeff Mangum plays the Majestic Theater on Sunday, January 20. Gavin: You know how we always say Kiernan should publish our gchats? WELL GUESS WHAT! WE'RE IN THE MONEY! Jaime: Wait, we're going to talk NMH? Gavin: Yes. And how you think they suck, and then as a follow-on topic, how you are wrong. ... More >>
WaterTower Theatre commits musical re-gifting.
If known only for his guitar playing and production work with Dwight Yoakam, singer/songwriter Pete Anderson would still be a legend in both the country and alt-country genres. There is much more to Pete Anderson than the stellar licks on such Yoakam hits as "Guitar, Cadillacs" and "Streets of B ... More >>
A Tribe Called Quest is without a doubt one of the most hailed groups in the storied past of hip-hop. And 2011 marks an important cathartic time for the group as we look back 20 years to the date that the group released its seminal album, The Low End Theory. This year also saw the release of ... More >>
In last week's edition of our regular feature, The Conversation, Pete Freedman and Daniel Hopkins debated on whether 1991 or 1994 was the greatest music year of the '90s. It was an interesting read for sure. And, since this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of both Nevermind and The ... More >>
Thursday, May 5, at The Loft
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Wanz Dover, performing as Blixaboy.Mwanza "Wanz" Dover has been a fixture around the Dallas area for what feels like forever at th ... More >>
This week, we're featuring a flashback of a flashback in which Robert Wilonsky gets to wax poetic about one of his favorite Texas acts: The Judy's. Though the act hailed from Pearland, The Judy's had a strong local following thanks to radio play and opening for touring acts like Devo, Talking Hea ... More >>
The Polyphonic Spree's next video set.This weekend, for three days, a festival born out of the celebration of wildflowers will be three days of music to Richardson. Empirical proof that people will take any excuse to turn something into a party? Naturally. But, also, a sneakily enticing option fo ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe King Bucks at last year's Barefoot At The Belmont SeriesWe are standing on the brink of the summer season, and with the unbearable heat comes the obligatory summer outdoor live music series. The heat is inevitable, but the Belmont Hotel and the AT&T Performing Arts Center a ... More >>
The early outlook here on the Day Three of the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival isn't too bad. The sun has peeked out from behind the clouds here and there, and, for the time being, the rain has held off. Forecasts appear to indicate more rain as the day continues, though, and, surely ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Mark C. Austin David Bean performed with The Judy's last night in Austin, years after the band swore off a reunion. Also, no wonder Josh Venable's a fan. Like, amazing. About 10 years back, I interviewed David Bean about his historic Houston band The Judy's -- who, by 1998, had become nothing but a ... More >>
Steak without all the steakhouse B.S.
Blondie drives in with some New Cars
Steve Fields is steak-and-lobsteriffic
There was no bigger or better Texas band in the 1980s than The Judy's, who are long gone but not forgotten
The Deep South decadence of Memory Dean
Paul "Mouse" Millender is in hiding after being stabbed 24 times. He says his old skinhead running buddies did it. But he swears he's not a rat.