We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish.
What was the best show you saw this year?
Evan ... More >>
Dirty Projectors, Wye Oak
The Kessler Theater
Friday, August 3
Dirty Projectors, and David Longstreth particularly, are incredibly adept musicians that wear their musical smarts on their sleeves. But idiosyncratic arrangements and vocals that, while not jarring are hardy mellifluous, can make sitti ... More >>
Neil HalsteadSaturday, August 4, at Good RecordsOnce the lead singer of one of the loudest and dreamiest shoegaze acts, Slowdive, Neil Halstead has somehow found himself far away from the style he once perfected. After a decade of playing country pop in Mojave 3, he's now strumming solo, in preview ... More >>
When Dirty Projectors' 2009 album Bitte Orca was released, it was treated as the second coming. Of course, there seems to be a new Album of the Decade crowned on a yearly basis. Even though I write about music on a regular basis for multiple outlets, I get annoyed with the publicity or hype that cer ... More >>
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... 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 >>
Well, at least one local will be participating at South by Southwest in the coming spring.In anticipation of its 25-year anniversary, SXSW has just just released its earliest performer announcement in history, and, alongside acts like A Place to Bury Strangers, Asobi Seksu, Designer Drugs, El Gui ... More >>
The ACL festival may be going on right now down in Austin town, but North Texas music lovers aren't going to let some silly little no-compete clause ruin the weekend.First, let's review the shows we've already mentioned. Tonight, Telegraph Canyon releases The Tide and the Current at Lola's in For ... More >>