Vans Warped Tour Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Sunday, June 15, 2014 If I were younger or were a newcomer to the Vans Warped Tour's annual Dallas stop, I suppose getting there at 10:30 a.m. when the gates opened and staying until the last barre chord decayed into the dusk would've been a feasible pr ... More >>
SXSW music weekend is here! If you haven't already packed a bag and headed for Austin yet, or if you don't plan to at all, don't fret. Since 35 Denton is on hiatus, lots of bands are stopping through Dallas and Fort Worth on their way out of the massive week-long music festival three hours south of ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Eels Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30 Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, released on Feb. 5. The best thing about Ee ... More >>
Grupo Fantasma Friday, February 1, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, $10 It's impossible to stand still around the beats and horns of Austin's 10-piece Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma, who racked up a Grammy for their latest release, El Existential.
Mayhem Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Tuesday, July 10 See also: The fans of Mayhem Festival As I parked next to the Amsterdam and walked through Fair Park's Esplanade yesterday, I took in the neo-modernist sculptures and murals that adorn the Art Deco buildings. The closer I got to the Gexa Ener ... More >>
Sarah Jessica Parker travels to a working mom's fantasy island.
Warped Tour LaunchGexa Energy Pavilion June 24, 2011 Better than: spending all day on traffic control at the new In-N-Out Burger. Rachel ParkerThe crazy kids today and their crowd-surfing ways.Let's address the elephant with the pink tutu standing in the corner: Sure, there were doubts about t ... More >>
Rachel ParkerNo one on the corner has swagger like Warped Tour.In the sweltering summer sun yesterday, punk and metal fans both young and old headed to Gexa Energy Pavilion to catch the annual mass of humanity known as the Vans Warped Tour. Out of the bands that this reporter got to witness at t ... More >>
The Warped Tour has always had a lot of bands and a lot of different bands. Sure, you're not going to see these bands end up on any Pitchfork best-of, but the tour doesn't exactly play to people who decree most things in life as "meh," either.Even in its first few years, you could see a hardcore ... More >>
Well, we've known for a while now that the 2011 Vans Warped Tour will be kicking off right here in Dallas at the end of the month -- on Friday, June 24, to be exact -- at Gexa Energy Pavilion and its surrounding parking lots.We've known, too, that, the day before the kickoff, The Devil Wears Prad ... More >>
This morning, we received a press release from the skateboarding folks at Vans Warped Tour headquarters. Turns out that this year, the 16th year of the tour's existence, The Vans Warped Tour will launch right here in Dallas on Friday, June 24 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Tickets will go on sale via L ... More >>
A Baptist General headlines We Shot JR is DeadThis weekend marks the end of an era: After a five-year run, the most critical critics in North Texas over at We Shot JR are calling it quits. We suspect it's only a matter of days until the comments on DC9 increase in anonymity and negativity, but, b ... More >>
The Wu-Tang BunchThe biggest show announcement we've had in a while--no, not you, Aaron Neville--is the Wu-Tang Clan's just-announced show at the Granada Theater on Friday, December 10. Although billed as an all-original line-up, there is a certain issue with one Old Dirty Bastard, who passed awa ... More >>
Friday, February 26, at the Palladium Ballroom
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
Yeah, but them's some fine kicks right there, Darryl... You know that a touring festival is in trouble when one of the best acts on the bill is local. Looking at the just-announced lineup for this year’s Dallas stop of the Vans Warped Tour, it’s hard to get overly excited about any of it. I m ... More >>
Every Time I Die will bring its metalcore style to the House of Blues this Wednesday. Between last week and the rest of this one, it feels like we're in metal heaven here in Dallas. Everyone from Napalm Death to Every Time I Die to Through the Eyes of the Dead are hitting up local venues. And I, for ... More >>
On Monday, a case goes to trial in Denton County that might answer a question brought up last year: Can a crime against a homosexual be successfully prosecuted there? The case involves Christopher McKee, a mental health caseworker who, on December 3, 2005, was badly beaten outside a Denton club b ... More >>
United 93 is the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association's best pic of 2006. Yeah, I can agree with that. The rest of the list, not s'much. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association -- of which I am a member, though perhaps not for long -- this morning released its (our?) list of the year's ... More >>