Hares On The Mountain Dan's Silverleaf Sunday, April 15 "It's Denton church," Harlin Anderson, creator of the annual mini-extravaganza Lumberjack Fest, told me two months ago, when describing the weekly Hares on the Mountain residency at Dan's Silverleaf. To be sure, one can draw many parallels ... More >>
I hadn't seen Alex Cox's Straight to Hell since forever, but Barak Epstein at the Texas Theatre was kind enough to provide a copy yesterday in advance of its re-appearance at the Oak Cliff movie house tomorrow night -- the first of four nights paying homage to the filmmaker. Well, technically, it ... More >>
Against Me!, Cheap Girls, FencesTreesJanuary 24, 2011Better than: seeing some lo-fi band that thinks it's punk rock.Ally Jayne HoffmanFor more photos from last night's Trees show, check the slideshow.The easiest way to describe the 80-minute onslaught Against Me! offered up to its enthusiastic Tr ... More >>
Amazing the things you find when you're not looking for them. Take this morning's accidental stumbled-across, for instance: The Gourds recorded in the old Barley House parking lot on June 1, 1997, during the third then-annual Barleypalooza musical marathon on N. Henderson. (Here's some video, for ... More >>
Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>
Featuring some big names both old and new, it's just another crazy busy musical Thursday evening...
The might, mighty Dropkicks.Dropkick Murphys has been doing its jig-infused version of punk rock for nearly 15 years now. And, in that time, the band has seen its fan base expand greatly as its sound grew more and more Irish-inspired. Known for its beer-soaked live performances, the band is about ... More >>
Tuesday, February 9, at the House of Blues
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January 8, 2010...The Pogues' Shane MacGowan says he doesn't sleep for seven days while he goes on booze benders. That still doesn't explain his teeth.When recording an album about the downfall of America, there is really no one better to "get" on y ... More >>
If you're looking for some yuletide music to play at your Christmas parties this year, you still have time to run out to your local CD store and search out some of the real holiday-themed gems that came out this year.Before we get into our recommendations on how to add a little extra musical spic ... More >>
The Pogues and Justin Townes EarleThe House of BluesFriday, October 30, 2009Better than: any other pretense for self-destruction this Halloween weekend.Patrick MichelsCheck out our slideshow for more photos from the show.For most of the show, the argument behind me simmered at a level of quiet di ... More >>
Don't forget your costume. Here's one idea.Love it when Halloween falls on a weekend, as is the case this year. What that means for music fans is lots of costume contests and tribute nights, and bands and fans will likely be even more intoxicated than usual--so be careful out there. Recently some ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, we, and everyone else (including Subway) have been kinda inundated with ticket offers and discounts from Live Nation all summer long.Well, this week, the folks at the national booking/promotions superpower have put a few more worth-mentioning doozies into the pot.Firs ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 4, 2009...Oy vey! Q-Tip has signed on as the co-star in an independent movie about a young man from a Hasidic community who is caught importing and trafficking ecstasy into the States. Obviously, Tip won't be the Hasidic character; he'll ... More >>
Consider this yet another reminder to get out and make your voice heard today--which, from the looks of it, isn't that hard to do, as early voting seems to have taken care of the worst of the lines out at the various voting locations. Oh, and consider this post something of a bonus, too. After the ... More >>
A.M. Ramblers (TXMF Records)
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