This week's cover story chronicles the 11 day stretch in early March when Texas becomes the center of the music universe. There were festivals in Denton and Austin and Dallas and Grand Prairie and on and on. We were at a lot of them, and in case you find tons of blog posts presented in backward chro ... More >>
It was pure luck that I got to talk briefly to Thurston Moore. I had volunteered to be a stage crew flunkie once a friend of mine asked me if I was interested. I gave my friend a tentative yes. Fast forward to the final day of the festival, after myriad priceless memories and pictures, I showed up ... More >>
For drummer John Moloney, joining Chelsea Light Moving was a dream come true. He had already been a backup musician on a couple of solo efforts from Thurston Moore; and when the legendary guitarist from Sonic Youth asked Moloney to be involved with a new band, the drummer never hesitated. Judging by ... More >>
Conversations with the bands that have been with 35 Denton from the beginning.
So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>
Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week. Day one is here. No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella. Instead, you want a ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Recently, over at NPR, a 19-year-old intern was tasked with reviewing Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, an album he had ostensibly never heard or had little knowledge of. He reviewed it, didn't really like it, and was subsequently annihilated in the comments section. It ... More >>
Tomorrow night's Young the Giant show at the Prophet Bar is waaay sold out. So what's the deal with this band? Are they cute? Are they the "new hotness"? The name is a little cringe-worthy, but they do have some pretty songs. Oh, yes, Google image search verifies they are cute. Scott Spooner, who ... More >>
Tuesday, February 21, at Granada Theater
Thurston Moore The Texas Theatre Friday, February 10 After re-listening to last year's Demolished Thoughts a few weeks ago, there was an added psychic layer to the experience. When I heard Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon had divorced a few months ago after close to three decades of marriage, I felt c ... More >>
One of the most anticipated shows of the last few months has definitely been Thurston Moore at the Texas Theatre tonight. The Sonic Youth guitarist has been carving out a nice little solo career with last year's Demolished Thoughts and 2007's Trees Outside the Academy (I always sort of thought of hi ... More >>
This week in print, I check in with Sarah Alexander and Nevada Hill, two Denton musicians who host Tiger Dick, a weekly radio show devoted to the unheard and unseen. Dallas Distortion Music chats with Alan Ayo about their first year in business. Kelly Dearmore asks Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial ... More >>
Poster of the Week has been on hiatus for a bit, but we had to bring it back when we saw this poster for Thurston Moore's show on Friday. Local artist Scott Spooner says he was inspired by the song "Blood Never Lies," from Moore's latest album, Demolished Thoughts: "In my head, the song created thi ... More >>
Before we all go running blindly into 2012, I'd like to leave you with a few odds and ends that didn't fit into a year-end list, or that I plain forgot, or that I hope will happen in the new year. Loving:Violitionist Sessions The folks at Gutterth have found a creative way to take a local music sna ... More >>
I'm not one for New Year resolutions, but at the beginning of 2011, I made one I was actually pretty excited about keeping. My goal was to listen to more music this year than any other year before. Thanks to the help of some generous publicists, Spotify and some solid purchases over at Good Recor ... More >>
The Fallen Stars are an Americana outfit out of Orange County, California that features the talents of husband and wife team Bobbo and Tracy Byrnes. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, the pair decided to head to warmer climes in 2000. The Byrnes decided to expand from a duo and soon va ... More >>
Kelly ClarksonThis edition of show announcements is topped by two shows happening on the same day, Friday, February 10. The first of which will be headlined by Burleson's own vocal powerhouse Kelly Clarkson. Her most recent album Stronger was released on October 21. The following tour will take h ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJulian Casablancas wears his sunglasses at nights. Well, Austin City Limits, you redeemed yourself. After a slow start to the festivities, things picked up very quickly, as predicted, and, by three o'clock, things were in full swing. But Night One--despite names like Miike Snow, Gi ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 17, 2010...The Dr. Dre/Jay-Z "collabo" has leaked to the interwebs. From the sounds of it Dre has been listening to a lot of Paul van Dyk lately.Is Drake really "riot worthy?" Apparently some people think so...Thurston Moore is workin ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Sonic YouthHouse of BluesJuly 15, 2009 Better than: getting a good night's sleep. The Eternal may be the 16th album released by seminal noise rockers Sonic Youth, and members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon may be in their fifties--but you'd never have thought either were true by the performance t ... More >>
The Eternal (Matador)
Sunday, October 7, at House of Blues
September's CDs produce more beef than a Western Sizzlin'
A Crimson Grail (Table of Elements) / Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (Atavistic)
Older, wiser, and
with a longer beard,
Doug Martsch spills his "Conventional Wisdom"
Rather Ripped (Geffen)
Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.
How The Vanished's "My Favorite Scar" became my favorite guilty pleasure
Of course you've heard about Sonic Youth. But have you actually heard them?
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk)
Two decades later, Sonic Youth is younger than ever
More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery
The acclaimed rock-video director has made one of the year's oddest, funniest films. So why is he scared of his own shadow?
Go Metric USA makes pop music for smart people
The ultimate Amerindie band embraces the past, the present, and the future
A year after some tasty national press, Buck Jones releases its second album