With July 4th coming up this Friday, this will be that most patriotic of weeks where we can sit back and bask in the glory of our homeland: Texas. (Well, America too.) And can mean only one thing: lots of and lots of country music. From singer-songwriters to outlaws and Willie Nelson's picnic, there ... More >>
In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the fifth in an occasional series. If you've ever been in one of those dining situations where nothing is going right, there's no need to drive th ... More >>
Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Similarities emerged at CD Source and Good Records this week with top artists reaching high sa ... More >>
Maybe you've been there. You're all excited to check out the latest blockbuster at the NorthPark Center theater, and after spending 10 minutes jockeying around the lot and shunning the valet to find your own parking, you approach the ticket booth and your show is sold out. Not just the 7:05 p.m. you ... More >>
Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, at Galatyn Park, Richardson
I hear Pete's gone; wonder if I can be music editor aga ... excuse me, I've just been told: No, no way. Ah. Anyway. Doesn't mean I can't post this playlist that's been sitting on my desktop for way too long: a complete-ish collection of covers performed by St. Vincent, for whom DC9 at Night was q ... More >>
For nearly 15 years, California's Thrice has been one of the more intriguing alternative rock bands going. With an attitude of constant growth, the four-piece has incorporated elements of punk, metal and electronica into their heady and literate stew. Thrice's highwater mark would have to be The Al ... More >>
Wednesday, September 14, at Dada
Ricky Martin will be performing at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie tomorrow night. And, yes, that kind of has our mouths watering. No, not because we have a thing for the recently outed Latin singer, but because, gluttons that we are, our stomachs have always growled when we hear his song "Shake ... More >>
Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like.DatahowlerDatahowler, mad processor of decades of international culture, has a lot on his mind. Born Ross Edman (and formerly using the moniker Objectiv One), he has managed to push himself ... More >>
Liam Gallagher's post-Oasis band Beady Eye isn't going for the same Beatles-aping sound of his past work. It's going for something different--the same indie garage rock thing everyone else is doing these days.
It was sorta-kinda-Beatles week. And Macca even sent a "Good Luck!" message via satellite from tour and everyone thought it was awesome. Looks were shared around the theater. People probably embraced, it was hard to tell. The band mates just played better knowing that message came from Sir with l ... More >>
Paul McCartneyCowboys StadiumAugust 19, 2009Better than: a competitive round of Rock Band: Beatles, to say the least.Patrick MichelsDownload: For more pictures from last night's show, check Patrick Michels' slideshow from the night.For the first hour or so of Paul McCartney's set at Cowboys Stadi ... More >>
Paul Burrough at Sacred Cellars has started a new promotion that can make your wine habit a bit less financially ruinous. Steal of the Week, Burrough writes, is Sacred Cellars' "own version of wine.woot.com, but only waaaay better. For example, [last] week's offering [was] priced at less than 50% ... More >>
Pete's got the details concerning Paul McCartney's just-announced August 19 performance at Jerry Jones's EnormoDome in Arlington, I think it is? But, really, if you know anything about me, you had to know this was coming: the Beatles' interview with WFAA's Bert Shipp during the band's September '64 ... More >>
He escaped Cuba with his family in 1962, grew up in New Jersey, studied in Chicago and spent the last 30 years here in Dallas--hence Garcia's convoluted accent.The owner of Hector's on Henderson wanted to be an actor. But a stint waiting tables turned his career in another direction. Eventually, he ... More >>
Just a reminder, since Good Friday won't be ready for, oh, another hour or so, and since this show's about to start within the half-hour: Pete Best, the Beatles' original drummer, will be performing a free in-store set at Bill's Records any minute now. So, y'know, get on it. --Pete Freedman
Thursday, October 2, at The Loft
The Summer of Love got all sorts of coverage on its 40th Anniversary. So wheres the love for 1968?
Seeing Sounds (Star Trak/Interscope)
Welcome. Now get out.
Do we really need to hear every last studio detail?
Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival
Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival
Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymor's '60s-set musical is a bust
Friday, June 8, at Hailey's, Denton
Don't Believe the Truth (Sony)
Thursday, October 14
Blue Skies and Umbrellas (Jeez Louise Records)
Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles
Maybe they should call it The Fab Seasons
Special One (Big3)
Max Stalling is a songwriter from Texas, not a Texas songwriter.
Letters for the issue of April 24
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar
The worst of the worst
Three decades later, the Residents are still anonymous -- and still butchering sacred cows
Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died
Hard Night's Day to continue despite departure of founding member