Diana Prevenslik has plenty of experience with Dallas culture. She was a member of rockabilly outfit Sawed Off Sick and also a skater -- a good skater, at that. In the world of Texas Rollerderby, she was "Panther City Princess" under the Dallas Derby Devils. Prevenslik also spent time serving in the ... More >>
Check out our amazingly comprehensive concert calendar for more Wanda JacksonThursday, September 27, at Granada Theater, $24-$49The last time the incomparable Wanda Jackson came to town, she was backed by the King Bucks at the Kessler Theater. On air on 1310-AM The Ticket a few days later, King Buck ... More >>
TV On The RadioThis weekend, Dallas benefits heavily from the Austin City Limits Music Festival spillover effect, which has some of the best bands in the world looking for a place to play in and around town. There are a whole bunch of these shows, as well as a few others, making this weekend an e ... More >>
There are a good many reasons to skip this year's installment of Austin City Limits Music Festival down in Austin.For starters, the weather is supposed to sunny with a high of 98 degrees on all three days. in a giant field with no air conditioning, teeming with thousands of warm bodies, it won't ... More >>
Johnny Cash at the Big "D" Jamboree in the mid-'50sA good Friend of Unfair Park who knows of my fondness for Johnny Cash and the old Big "D" Jamboree -- and those magical moments when they meet on a piece of paper -- was kind enough to send along this Columbia/Legacy press release issued yesterda ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Kyle ThomasKyle Thomas has been the drummer for Reverend Horton Heat, Shallow Reign, The Daylight ... More >>
Perhaps, back on Monday, you caught my recap of last Saturday night's Wanda Jackson show at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff? Yeah, y'know, the one I referred to as "a once-in-a-lifetime offering"? Uh-huh. That one.Well, now, courtesy of the folks over at KTCK-1310 AM The Ticket, and the lads on the ... More >>
Wanda Jackson, The King Bucks, LalagrayKessler TheaterFebruary 26, 2011Better than: a normal Saturday night spent with a 73-year-old.Wanda Jackson Just before the clock struck 11 on Saturday night, Wanda Jackson sauntered, quite slowly, onto the stage at the Kessler Theater, ushered in by a stand ... More >>
Hayes CarllTonight, Hayes Carll plays the second-to-last show in his North Texas tour. He'll be at Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth, and then, tomorrow night, he'll be at Poor David's Pub. After this little stint, he'll do five shows in the Houston area, then three in Austin and San Antonio. So catch ... More >>
Saturday, February 26, at the Kessler Theater
Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. Ashley Myrick, aka LalagrayAs far as unexpected things go, Ashley Myrick can count her 2010 high on the list. She started the year a back up vocalist for local act The Beaten Sea, but her t ... More >>
The customer isn't always right. Jack White has taken to message boards to defend his company against, well, his own fans.
Best Coast and Wavves--In Love and On the RoadIt's no secret that Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino wished that Nathan Williams, the stoner behind Wavves, was her boyfriend. She got her wish, too. And, now, the two are taking their much publicized relationship on road, presumably leaving a trai ... More >>
Rockabilly queen was more than Elvis' girlfriend
Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>
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