OK guys, this week is a little skimpy on the announcements, but rest easy knowing that so many good summer, fall and Justin Timberlake concerts have already been announced. What upcoming concert are you most excited for? See you in the comments!
The Atlas Moth will be in town on Thursday with opening for death metal proggers Gojira at the Granada. Frontman Stavros Giannopoulos took some time out to talk about the first shows he saw as a kid, The Blues Brothers, and Peter Gunn. Growing up, was there anybody that inspired you to play music? ... More >>
This weekend, Houston's Venomous Maximus will bring the metal to the mostly punk Riot Fest, featuring Rise Against, the Descendents and more. Sonic brothers with Dallas' own Maleveller, we talked about dubbed cassettes, worst show experiences, and what their parents think of their music. Venomous M ... More >>
Ian Astbury, leader of The Cult, is quite the Renaissance man. Besides fronting the band, Astbury plays soccer competitively, watches hockey compulsively and is well-versed on just about any topic thrown at him. Speaking from Los Angeles in anticipation of tonight's show at House of Blues, Astbury ... More >>
by Chris Gray Sci-fi fans across the world were saddened when prolific author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday, Wired magazine reported. The typewriter-loving Bradbury was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Bradbury was best-known for writing that set the standard for post-WWII science fiction such as Fahrenhe ... More >>
In honor of the recent 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, two music writers sat around a kitchen table and talked about it. One is clearly older than the other one. Eric Grubbs: When that record came out in 1992, what do you remember, aside from grunge and Nirvana being ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
A (Wait, It's Already Midseason?) Midseason Report
This year, like most years, the multi-million-dollar-slinging advertising competition known as the Super Bowl was largely dominated by those in the motor vehicle category. But if you were paying close attention, somewhere between the David Beckham ogling, flipping back and forth from the Super Bowl ... More >>
Johnette NapolitanoJohnette Napolitano leads Concrete Blonde back to Dallas later this week for a Friday night gig at the Granada Theater that will no doubt stand as one of the best shows in town. With only a string of shows slated -- three in Texas and all around Halloween time, no less -- Napol ... More >>
At Fair Park, Via.I was always told: I shoulda been there the night Guns N' Roses opened for The Cult at the Bronco Bowl September 13, 1987. (Look -- pictures!) Axl Rose even said so upon the band's return to Dallas a mere three months later: "It's good to be back here in Dallas again. I think th ... More >>
A solid hump-day offering of shows is on tap for you tonight as quality acts are spaced all across the area.
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 >>
The ChURcH has been Dallas' go-to spot for all sounds dark for nearly two decades now. And while the DJs, musicians and various performers who call the twice-weekly event at the Lizard Lounge home prefer to keep the sounds of the night decidedly sinister, the overall vibe is simply one of good ol ... More >>
Listen: When you all wear the same uniform, people are gonna accuse you of being a cult.There are plenty of bands over the years who have used the word "cult" in their names. From '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult to '80s Brit rockers The Cult to '90s art rockers Cloud Cult to current indie darl ... More >>
Another Monday comes around just in time to spoil all those good feeling brought on by the Cowboys finally winning a game. Not to worry, though: This evening's musical offerings are decidedly eclectic and one shouldn't have too difficult of a time finding some kind of ear candy.
The Used can get a slightly more professional-looking tat at MusInk than depicted on the cover of their latest.As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago when Lucero and Telegraph Canyon were added to the bill, the lineup for the MusInk Tattoo & Music Festival April 9 through 11 looked like it wou ... More >>
You may have noticed the item about the April 9-11 MusInk Tattoo and Music Convention in Fair Park in the November 18 Show Announcements post. At the time, all we knew was that Old 97's, Shooter Jennings and Roger Alan Wade would be performing--certainly enough to pique our interest. After all, A ... More >>
Born Into This (Roadrunner Records)
With a new album, Frank Black tries to live up to his own past
The American Fuse gets elemental
Mike Morgan slows his mojo hand with a soulful sound
Former Pixies frontman stands tall in alt-rock world
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong