Showing up to see a starving local rock band from the neighborhood is a nice gesture within itself, but to show up ready to work...for free...well, that's support worth noting here. The DFW rock scene, specifically, has been pretty lucky to have James Villa showing up the last 12 years. Villa is on ... More >>
Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>
After what literally felt like four years, Rick Perry has finally ended his campaign for President, thrown his support at Newty G., and is returning to Texas. He said it best himself: "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat." Ah, but he's given us so many amazing moments. Who co ... More >>
Jani Lane was 47.Last night, Warrant singer Jani Lane died alone in a motel room in Los Angeles. He was 47 years old. The news was somewhat puzzling for those who didn't know him. At one time, Lane was on top of the world, with several hits that topped the charts. But Lane also battled an addi ... More >>
If you hold on for one more day, things'll go your way.The infamous, mostly deadly, 20-inch snake that vanished from a Bronx Zoo's Reptile House five days ago (and may or may not have created a Twitter account in the process) was captured this afternoon. According to the Huffington Post, the thin ... 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. Mike SchoderBack in 2004, Mike Schoder took over ownership of Greenville Avenue's Granada Theater ... More >>
Back in '08, federal agents snatched up Melvis "Ty" Denman and several others charged with being part of a ginormous pot-selling operation; Denman pleaded guilty a year later and is presently serving a lengthy stint in the pokey. But the U.S. Marshals Service still had in its possession one of De ... More >>
A few months back we spoke of the late, great Texxas Jam, and I'll be honest -- that poster at right is mine. It's framed and hangs in the Unfair Park home office, near the framed flier for Joe Jackson's June 2, 1984, Body and Soul Tour stop at the Fair Park Bandshell. It's my sole souvenir from ... More >>
Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>
Tuesday, January 26, at House of Blues
Thursday, August 13,at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.
OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disguise as Alex Trebek at the annual office Halloween contest, we had tickets to see the Dallas Stars no ... More >>
The Cardinals Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie October 11, 2008 Better Than: Watching Saturday Night Live--which is what I would have been doing had Mr. Adams and company cancelled this show, as they did in Kansas City and Tulsa Thursday and Friday. Despite all the Internet hand-wringing over th ... More >>
The kid's off on spring break. Wife's got a four-day weekend. Par. Tee. Right? "Dude," exclaims the giddy guy watering the adjacent urinal. He's addressing no one in particular. "I haven't been in a place in a long time where I was sure I could drag something home with me!" Where, you ask, can you ... More >>
Dweezil brings Frank to Nokia
On Wednesday night, Kelly Clarkson was at a club on the Sunset Strip. And, from the looks of it, she was very, very drunk--on Chivas out of the bottle, which only proves my point that she is indeed ready to become the future second Mrs. Wilonsky. Till then, here she is on a stage with Yellowcard sin ... More >>
Saturday, April 1, at the Granada Theater
Reality TV has turned Britney Spears, Bobby Brown, Howard Jones and INXS into fascinating punchlines
Plus: Bad Medicine; Sack of Kittens
Anderson is simply magical
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Is OK Go's Damien Kulash too smart for his own good?
To Lamb of God, the New American Gospel is "pure American metal"
Black Sabbath has reunited, but has it cost its members their souls?
Good/Bad at the new Conduit Annex proves that size really does matter
Jon Cunningham and his post-modern vaudeville