On Saturday George Strait is supposed to play his last live show ever, with the caveat that while he won't be performing live any longer, he does have a five-album deal to fulfill for his record label, MCA Nashville. This is the sort of "retirement" we constantly see in the music world, as acts who ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>
Murder by Death started in Bloomington, Indiana, but bassist Matt Armstrong is a local who grew up in University Park. He took some time out and shared his first show experiences with us, told us why MBD is not playing SXSW and revealed a little about their forthcoming John Congleton-produced album. ... More >>
All Photos by Catherine DownesHouse-made arugula fettuccini with basil, cherry tomatoes and pistachio pestoDallas welcomed yet another sexual double-entendre named eatery to the scene on Wednesday: the V Spot Vegan Café. I paid a visit to the tiny space, wedged between the Pearl Cup and We ... More >>
Jagger and Richards in Some Girls Live shot in Fort WorthA reminder: Tonight and tonight only is that big-screen screening of The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, shot during the band's Will Rogers Auditorium stopover on July 18, 1978, under the moniker the "London Green Shoed Cowboys." ... More >>
We've been here before: the night the Rolling Stones played Will Rogers Auditorium as the "London Green Shoed Cowboys" in the summer of '78. The boot, known as Handsome Girls, remains one of the finest in my collection; I revisit it regularly, particularly that rendering of "Starfucker." No wonder i ... More >>
No date has yet been announced -- just a "Coming Soon!" promise -- for the stateside release of the new Rolling Stones concert film, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas. But, starting early next month, the United Kingdom and Ireland (followed shortly by Denmark, South Africa, Cro ... More >>
A little over a week ago, Robert posted something of a gem to Unfair Park: Seems an all-girl punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, 30 years after the fact have released a response song to the great "She's In Love With The Rolling Stones," a fine, fine single released by Dallas New Wavers The Tel ... More >>
While awaiting several calls back about items forthcoming, allow me to dispense with these four VIP ducets to Wednesday's Iron Fork event at the Fashion Industry Gallery, where chefs John Tesar and Scott Romano will square off whilst attendees dine on samplings from the likes of Il Cane Rosso and ... More >>
Ricky Martin will be performing at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie tomorrow night. And, yes, that kind of has our mouths watering. No, not because we have a thing for the recently outed Latin singer, but because, gluttons that we are, our stomachs have always growled when we hear his song "Shake ... More >>
More than once I've directed your attention to the sound track to the long-lost Rolling Stones in-concert doc Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones, filmed during the '72 Exile on Main St. tour. All of the footage comes from Texas -- two shows at the Tarrant County Convention Center, two at the U ... More >>
Back in May I directed your attention to what remains my favorite Stones live comp, much of which comes from two Tarrant County Convention Center shows on June 24, 1972. Here's its exiled companion, which, till recently, I'd only heard in bits and pieces, and maybe with good reason -- it's six ho ... More >>
Well, this kinda came out of nowhere: Next week--a week from tomorrow, in fact--the Old 97's will release a four-song covers EP, called Mimeograph, via new West Records. The album, which comes before the band's planned double-album release this fall, finds the old Dallas favorites covering The Ro ... More >>
Papa Roach, Hellyeah!, 12 Stones, Seasons AfterMay 5 2010Palladium BallroomBetter Than: cutting your lift into pieces, suffocation, and no breathing.Roger CaldwellPapa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix makes love to the camera. For more of photographer Roger Caldwell's shots of the night, check out his ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January22, 2010...Mystikal has been released from prison after six years. Finally, even unborn babies get to listen to the iPod! Conan O'Brien sticks it to NBC with the help of the Rolling Stones. Suck it, Leno.
This week's Observer includes a piece by Chris Gray describing Jason Isbell as an old soul, and describing the Stones influence on Isbell's latest album, apropos of his show with his band The 400 Unit and openers Macon Greyson tonight at the Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth. Writes Gray, "Exhausted ... More >>
Friday, November 13,at Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, November 4, 2009...Hulk Hogan has revealed that he has a dream to play bass for Metallica or The Rolling Stones. If I were him, you know what I would dream of? Fixing my broken family.Will it ever stop? Now Kings of Leon has its own clothing li ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, October 28, 2009...Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood has launched his own clothing line. I can only imagine that he'll come out with a line of orthopedic shoes in the not-too-distant future.Lightspeed Champion is set to make a "comeback" in early ... More >>
As a rule, high-end food photography is supposed to make you hungry. Give the food some soft light, frame it carefully and from just the right distance and it'll look even better on film than it does on your plate. But then there's the strange alternate reality of album covers, where diesel #2 stand ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, September 3, 2009... Charlie Watts is leaving The Rolling Stones?! Oh, wait... no he's not. Music producer Matthew Herbert is making an album comprised of pig noises. Top that Radiohead! Muse's PR company might want to look up what "secret ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 1, 2009... British police are going to re-examine the death of Rolling Stones member Brian Jones. In the ultimate attempt to recover from a floundering career, Michael Bolton has been writing songs for his new album with Lady ... More >>
Fort Worth-born horn player Jim Price is usually a footnote in most Rolling Stones histories; his contributions to the canon -- he appears on Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup -- seldom merit mention, save as a sideman to sideman Bobby Keys, the Slaton, Texas, native oft consider ... More >>
The Summer of Love got all sorts of coverage on its 40th Anniversary. So wheres the love for 1968?
With our DOMA ballot online and ripe for your votin', we figured we'd give you some help: a daily breakdown of each category's nominees. Best Cover/Tribute Act - Hard Night's Day - The King Bucks - Holy Diver - Black and Blue - Boys Named Sue Like the Best Song nominees we broke down yesterday, th ... More >>
It's just a shout away at the Inwood
Frank Campagna's The Eagle, circa 1975 Speaking of the Rolling Stones -- and bootlegs -- the great Frank Campagna shoots us the note that, 'bout a year ago, someone lifted his 1975 inspired-by-the-Stones painting as the cover art for a pretty terrific Stones boot. The recording comes from the soundb ... More >>
Gorge yourself on the good stuff
This is David Fricke, who writes about "must-have" bootlegs you can't have because he doesn't tell you how or where to get them. To hell with Rolling Stone. Apparently, the only reason I take the magazine, which stopped being relevant long before I was born, is because every couple of weeks it's goo ... More >>
I was saddened to read this morning in The New York Times about the death of rock critic Paul Nelson, a writer who had an estimable impact on, among others, Bob Dylan, as the man himself recounted in the 2005 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary No Direction Home. He worked for Circus and Rolling St ... More >>
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