The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>
Death Cab For Cutie, Youth LagoonThursday, May 3, at McFarlin AuditoriumDeath Cab For Cutie has been passing through Dallas for over a decade. This show promises to be different from any previous tours because the group will be joined onstage by the Magik*Magik* Orchestra, which will add rich sympho ... More >>
Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitar master Ravi Shankar and half-sister to North Texas' Norah Jones, is an extraordinary talent who lets her inventive work introduce her vision. Shankar sees a wide, blank canvas from which to work, using regional and sonic traditions as mer ... More >>
When we first heard that LMFAO were going to be performing at American Airlines Center on Friday, June 15, we were like, WTF! Then we started thinking about how funny they looked at the Super Bowl half time show with Madonna, at which point we started LOLing so hard we began ROFL. Tickets for the ... More >>
Christian Dean Ward, perhaps better known around town as Dean Dillinger, got his start spinning records way back when, as a producer/board operator at WERQ-92.3 92Q Jams in Baltimore. "I used to play records for Reggie Reg and K-Swift (Rest In Power) when they went to the bathroom, or were on the ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickAbraham SalumIn part two of our continuing three-part chef's series we toss a few questions at chef Abraham Salum, recent U.S. citizen and owner of his popular namesake restaurant, Salum, which is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Tomorrow we join the chef in hi ... More >>
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del MarHouse of BluesNovember 14, 2009Better than: slogging through my DVR.Jayme RutledgePeter, Bjorn and John at House of Blues on Saturday."This is Dallas, right?" Bjorn Yttling asked, his porn 'stache bobbing above the microphone. "Maybe you know him from your sc ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Ho hum, The Ticket's dynasty rolls on as one of the most dominant entities in sports. In September's Arbitron PPM ratings - I hear, by the way, that only 1,400 meters are used to garner these numb ... More >>
Thievery CorporationHouse of BluesOctober 5, 2009Better than: Staying at home and watching Mad Men.Fresh off back-to-back appearances at Austin City Limits and Stubbs, Thievery Corporation was still bright-eyed for its third show in as many days late Sunday night at House of Blues in Dallas.Insid ... More >>
Thievery CorporationFresh off the band's ACL performance this afternoon and follow-up after-party performance at Stubb's tomorrow night, trip-hop duo Thievery Corporation will be stopping by Dallas for a Sunday night date at the House of Blues. That Dallas stop is part of the act's (RED)-s ... More >>
The ACL festival may be going on right now down in Austin town, but North Texas music lovers aren't going to let some silly little no-compete clause ruin the weekend.First, let's review the shows we've already mentioned. Tonight, Telegraph Canyon releases The Tide and the Current at Lola's in For ... More >>
Sorry if this post comes off as a little, I dunno, off. As I write this in the ACL press tent, Daniel Johnston's giving an on-air interview to my right, School of Seven Bells is giving a web chat interview to my left, and Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights are talking up a print report ... More >>
Steal from Channel 8's old Let Me Speak To the Manager and The Ticket's old Ask the Hard Line and what do you get?
A Tuesday variably recurring time-waster featuring a bunch of people asking questions and one poor schmuck doing all the answering.
Q: Who do you consider the most knowledgeab ... More >>