The Mothers of Invention (Band)

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    June 27, 2013

    The Nine Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 27-July3

    There's a lot happening in music around here -- a lot has happened this week, in fact. In this sprawling metropolitan music scene, with a kaleidoscopic framework of ever-changing people and bands and venues and ideas, a lot happens at once. The only thing we know for sure is that the people who make ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    The GrandMothers of Invention - The Kessler Theater - 8/14/12

    The GrandMothers of Invention, The Tidbits The Kessler Theater Tuesday, August 14 Tuesday night, a storm brought much-needed rain to the Metromess, and a van brought the GrandMothers of Invention to the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff for two sets of impeccably-performed music from the Frank Zappa can ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    The GrandMothers of Invention

    Tuesday, August 14, at the Kessler Theater

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    May 30, 2012

    The Shins, Yeasayer, Big Freedia and More of This Week's Show Announcements

    The ShinsThursday, October 11, at House of Blues, $39.50The Shins were sort of indie-rock darlings until they got Braff-ed in the mid-Aughts. That's when they blew the eff up. We haven't heard much from them since 2007's Wincing the Night Away, but now that they've got a new one under their belts -- ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Heads Up, Zappaphiles: "Zappa Unlocked" Comes To UNT

    Time was when the words "music" and "North Texas State University" (as the University of North Texas was known until 1988), used in the same sentence, invariably conjured the names of pioneering jazz educator Leon Breeden and his famous One O' Clock Lab Band, as well as the sound of Stan Kenton char ... More >>

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    September 17, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Roky and the 13th Floor Elevators Were Sump'n Else

    Via.​Bud Buschardt has spent the last several years writing a book I've always wanted to read: a history of the Sump'n Else show, the Ron Chapman-hosted rock-and-roll dance party shot at NorthPark Center that aired on WFAA from September 1965 till January 1968 and featured performances from the li ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Little Feat, Roy Jay Band

    Tuesday, June 21, at the Granada Theater

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    May 6, 2011

    Seven Albums That Will Have Mom Thinking You Put Thought Into Her Mother's Day Gift

    Don't forget, ungrateful and forgetful children: Mother's Day is this weekend.Fortunately, though, it's still two days off. And, if you're pressed for a gift idea or two, you still have time to pick up one of these special musical options for the lady who brought you into this world.

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    May 8, 2009

    Music-Related Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Mother's Day is nigh upon us--and c'mon, you can do better than some crappy (and sappy) card. It's time to give your mom a gift that reflects how you really feel about her. Now, she may not enjoy the following music-related gift ideas, but make sure you throw that gift receipt into the package befor ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    More Holiday Gift Ideas: Music-Related Books

    One of the coolest things to come across my desk recently was And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl, an amazing book by Roger Bennett and John Kun. Subtitled The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost, the book is a fascinating history of Jewish-related music told primar ... More >>

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    January 8, 1998

    Blues in '97

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