Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
He sat in the cab of a green Isuzu pickup in front of the girls dormitory, dressed in a pair of rumpled cargo shorts and a thrift store t-shirt. He was waiting to take a girl to the Flaming Lips show. She was three years his senior and had introduced him to the Lips; even loaned him a copy of their ... More >>
Local act Caterpillars won't play their next show until July 20 at the Crown and Harp, but until then, they have a new record to finish. They took some time out at the Double Wide a few weeks ago and discussed what they're up to, their first musical obsessions, and how they feel about the (still) dr ... More >>
Axel RoseWelcome to the jungle! The one comfortably located just inside the walls of the Gexa Energy Pavilion. After carefully parking your car on someone's lawn, you'll be ushered into said jungle if you purchased your tickets to see what's left of Guns N' Roses -- Axel Rose and some dreadlocks ... More >>
Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... More >>
Wilco is coming for you!The hits just keep on coming this week and the fall concert calender keeps getting beefier and beefier: Wilco, the inspiration for countless terrible area bands and a handful of decent ones, has announced today that it will be returning to North Texas on November ... More >>
Dallas-based Executive Music Group squeaks by, one hit at a time.
Third Eye BlindNot the strongest weekend we've ever had, but there are still some pretty solid shows happening around town. The show scheduled for Saturday at the Taste Of Addison Main Stage isn't really one of them, but it's definitely the weirdest bill we've seen in a long time: Third Eye Blind ... More >>
A chilly, impersonal comedy of love and betrayal.
Good morning, potheads. Enjoy your wake and bake? Good, good, glad to hear it. We hope your early-morning sesh was, like, "totally killer."Where were we, you ask?Oh. About that. Well, sorry to "harsh your mellow" and all, but, um, some of us don't work behind the counter at the local head shop; w ... More >>
For Fans Who Want to Belly Up to the Bars and Those Who Inhabit Them
Smile Smile's Ryan HamiltonDelightfully catchy.That's exactly how you can describe the folk-flavored indie pop being made by the boy-girl duo Smile Smile. Members Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme are riding high on the success of their Kirtland Records-released sophomore offering Truth on Tape ... More >>
Just a little more than a year after its head-scratching launch, KKXT-91.7 FM KXT, the music-centric offshoot of local National Public Radio affiliate KERA-90.1 FM, remains something of a beguiling beast.In theory, it's great. In practice, it sometimes is, too. Just having a station that will pla ... More >>
Christina, clearly frazzled by a busy tour scheduleIn last week's show announcements post, we made a big to-do about Christina Aguilera's forthcoming album, Bionic, and the tour she has planned to support it. Well, in a press release we received yesterday, Aguilera's people informed us that the t ... More >>
Similar, but different.Seeing 40 concerts in 40 different cities over the course 40 consecutive nights. Sound cool? Sure does. While such a trip would be an unrealistic fantasy for most of us, former senior writer from Paste Magazine, Steve LaBate and his good friend, filmmaker Scott Sloan, decid ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Yesterday, Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance released the above music video for "On Your Own," the second single off the band's major label debut, Out Of My Hands. It's a gorgeous video, I'll give them that. But, man, if the song doesn't sound like Third Eye Blind or some other '90s bands. Kind of ... More >>
Thursday, November 19, at House of Blues
Ursa Major (Mega Collider)
Ursa Major (Mega Collider)
Out Of My hands (EMI)
Is There Any Nightlife in Plano?
Quon you dig it? If you're talking about Fort Worth's Danny Wright, then he certainly can.
Reality TV has turned Britney Spears, Bobby Brown, Howard Jones and INXS into fascinating punchlines
Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations
Barenaked in America is an exercise in self-pleasure
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
Girls Against Boys proves that everything new is old again
Austin's Sixteen Deluxe is as good as advertised