Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Back in the mid '80s, you couldn't find a more fun experience than catching Southern Culture on the Skids. Rick Miller's psychobilly/surf rock creation could turn even the most modest of crowds into a seething, food throwing collection of fools that seemed to feed on the music's trailer park charm. ... More >>
The time has come. We are officially knee-deep in festival season. On top of that, all of the best shows happen in the springtime, when the weather is best, which means that we won't get a break until we're running on fumes, with our little engines barely puttering into summer. For now, we're going ... More >>
Saturday, July 6, at American Airlines Center
Tickets go on sale Monday for the "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, with stops in more than forty cities worldwide. The North American dates kickoff in L.A. on June 28. If Queen Bey's Superbowl half-time show this past weekend was any indication of ... More >>
Texas Frightmare is this weekend, and Mixmaster has all the info you need about the three-day event, which includes a prom where Anthony Michael Hall will be in attendance, and a reunion of the cast of They Live. If that's not enough to get you excited, I'm not sure what's running through your vein ... More >>
The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is hosting its first food truck rally tonight on Main Street between Malcolm X and Crowdus, which will be shut down for the event. The party lasts from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., and a few bands will provide tunes, including My Wooden Leg and Hares on the Mountain.
Brandon ... More >>
Face to Face, Strung Out, Blitzkid, The Darlings
June 5, 2011
Better than: punching a hole in your TV after the Mavericks' game.
Face to FaceFace to Face didn't hit the stage until late in the evening (five minutes after 11, to be exact), but the large crowd that gathered in the G ... More >>
For the past few years, Cage the Elephant has been on a classic music industry roller coaster ride. Formed in Bowling Green five years ago, the band was signed in 2007 by the UK-based Relentless Records on the strength of an existing catalog of unreleased songs and wild live performances at SXSW. Th ... More >>
Not a bad musical selection to start out the work week. A legendary band out in Grand Prairie and a rapper/comedian highlight a night in which some locally affiliated acts also provide some worthwhile options.
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. Matt PittmanMatt Pittman is a busy man as of late. When not working on new material for the (thankfully) still-active Red Animal W ... More >>
The Posies, Aqueduct, Salim Nourallah
November 24th, 2010
Better than: staying home with your Posies records and trying to figure all of the various guitar tunings.
Julian OchoaThe Posies
Given that it was the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday's show at the Granada coul ... More >>
Black Mountain, Black Angels
November 20th, 2010
Mark C. AustinBlack Mountain at SXSW
Better than: seeing Laser Floyd while sober.
For those lucky to get into the sold out Black Mountain/Black Angels show, they witnessed probably one of the best shows of the year.
Yes, it wa ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>