Ginsberg, Kerouac, et al. in an iffy biopic.
Trying to find legitimate record labels in the Dallas/Fort Worth area turned into a quest that crossed the thin barrier of insanity on more than one occasion as more and more record labels fell off our list. Fifty-four or so for the Dallas area alone were the number of record labels listed on the st ... More >>
Don't spend too many late-night hours reading longtime Ministry leader Al Jourgensen's memoir. It's a dark, dark nightmare. Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen is harrowing tale of drugs, sex and, of course, rock-n-roll, inspired by the artist who influenced a generation of musical ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
The jaunt to The Texas Theatre is among my favorite through the city. I take a roundabout way down Main Street, through Dealey Plaza to 35. Nothing beats Jefferson Street in this town: All faded jewel tones, party supply stores and beautiful Quinceañera boutiques. It looks frozen in time in ... More >>
Allen Ginsberg and Michael Minzer during recording sessions in 1987Michael Minzer sent me an email earlier this week containing the good news: His long-in-the-works Hunter S. Thompson record is finished. Finally. This is the one mentioned two years ago in the Evergreen Review piece done on Minzer ... More >>
Patrick's forthcoming with pictures and words from the downtown blow-em-ups this morning, as Big Bob Jeffress and Mayor Tom held hands and made First Baptist go boom, but first, this just in from the Texas Theatre: Love-him-or-hate-him Neil Hamburger's been booked into the joint for what it's cal ... More >>
View Larger MapSome of you may have noticed that yesterday, in the item about Kidd Springs in Oak Cliff, Jeff Liles posted a link to a video you'll find after the jump, along with the rather cryptic note: "Speakin' of the OC, we have this to look forward to next year:" Ah, but what, precisely, is th ... More >>
The Modern salutes a free-speech icon
Fort Worth-based filmmaker Tom Huckabee's first feature was a post-apocalyptic William S. Burroughs adaptation, in which a 19-year-old Bill Paxton gets a brainwashing and a sex change from militant feminists.For his second feature now, 26 years later, Huckabee is tackling slightly milder themes, lik ... More >>
In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards all that much. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day, save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit ... More >>
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
Come in, turn out, drop by for Timothy Leary's art
Unlike John Nash, Spider sees little triumph over schizophrenia
You Were a Diamond (spinART)
Almost four decades later, The Fugs' Ed Sanders is still fighting
In The Pantalone Follies, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Even in death, Terry Southern remains larger than life
Two decades later, Sonic Youth is younger than ever
Nelly sets out from his beloved St. Louis on the road to fame and fortune
Shadow Hours isn't quite Fincher, but it's a good try
Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
Jerry Stahl tells more than you probably want to hear in Permanent Midnight
The Terror Couple try to launch a revolution from the 'burbs
Grand Street Cryers enter Robinson-Wood's hum-along sweepstakes
Trees Lounge raises a toast to the barfly in each of us
Stop freaking out-- Tablet's deeper than you think
The Geraldine Fibbers write a new chapter about rock and its tragic aftermath