Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Saturday, September 22
Though the inaugural Dallas edition of Riot Fest was a mild success, here's something the festival's organizers should consider if it returns next year: give the audience some kind of clue when bands are going on. While the Heineken Pavilion sta ... More >>
From his home in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bill Stevenson sounds as content as any legendary punk rocker can be. The Descendents drummer certainly has a right to be laid back: After more than 30 years behind the drum kit, Stevenson has nothing left to prove. Hell, the guy doesn't even sound that conce ... More >>
Beach HouseFriday, September 21, at Palladium BallroomThe release of Beach House's fourth album, Bloom, has seen the Baltimore band become "Bon Iver famous." This show also serves as the 15th anniversary show for Spune Productions, who are bringing them to town.
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 >>
See also: Riot Fest 2012 expands to Dallas, brings Descendents and more
This morning, a teaser trailer for Filmage, a documentary on punk bands Descendents and All, went online. Not surprisingly, the clip spread like wildfire amongst fans who remember the band back in the '80s with Milo Goes to Co ... More >>
Beach HouseFriday, September 21, at Palladium Ballroom, $22/$25Would a Beach House fan go buck wild if I said their new album, Bloom, sounds pretty much the same as its predecessor, Teen Dream? I'm not saying Teen Dream isn't an immaculate record, or that the band's previous performance in Dallas at ... More >>
Are you experiencing Festival Fatigue yet? Too bad. One more all-day-er has been announced for the summer: In addition to Toronto and Brooklyn, Chicago-based punk circus Riot Fest is expanding its reach to Dallas on September 22 at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
Rise Against, Descendents, Municipal Waste, ... More >>
Since playing 35 Denton this year, things have been picking up for Noonday Morningstar. The four-piece has plans to record an album towards the end of this month, so we sat down with the band at their rehearsal space and talked about what got them into music, why some got ink on their bodies and wha ... More >>
This is Ume. That's Eric in the back.Ume might be an Austin-based trio, but they play Dallas enough that it would be easy to think they're based here. They last came through in late July, opening for Mission of Burma. They'll be back on Thursday, September 29, at Trees in support of their recent ... More >>
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. Lucero's Brian VenableLucero has played Dallas a few times in recent memory (including our DOMA showcase last year). But they've n ... More >>
Dallas' Power Trip was the sole regional participant at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so we asked frontman Riley Gale to document the band's experience at the festival, to help give our readers some insight into what things are really like behind the scenes at a concert of that scope. Belo ... More >>
Jesse HugheyPolvo Sunday, November 7, at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.I kept repeatedly asking myself the same question on Sunday: "Why can't Dallas do something like this?" Seriously: It's high time Dallas music fans let their Austin friends couch-surf for a change -- we certainly owe them for all ... More >>
Oh, the decisions. As was the case last year, Fun Fun Fun's Saturday schedule forced some hard choices; today's toughest might be Washed Out and Deerhunter's simultaneous sets, thought there are plenty of other conflicting sets. But one of the things that makes Fun Fun Fun great is that the three ... More >>