JusticeWednesday, October 31, at Palladium Ballroom, $40Justice is sort of a gateway band for many younger electronic music fans. Their concise jams (I'm partial to their high-profile remix of Simian's "We Are Your Friends") make it easy to get on the dancefloor, which is essentially what is expecte ... More >>
H2O Music FestivalSaturday, June 9, at The Cotton BowlThere's something for everyone at H2O Music Festival. For those of us on this side of 30, Weezer has is somewhat familiar. (Remember when Pinkerton occupied our stereo for an entire summer?) They'll be joined by Snoop Dogg, Ozomatli, Yelawolf, Ju ... More >>
A Royse City mother is claiming discrimination after being kicked out of the Grapevine Mills Mall Legoland for her body art, and she's using social media to win support from noted activists Travis Barker, Yelawolf and, of course, Busta Rhymes.
As Mr. Rhymes would say, here's the scenario: On Sunday ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Saturday, February 18
Yelawolf went on stage at 11:30 p.m., a pretty average start time for a Saturday show, but those assembled were chanting his name for so long and so aggressively that it felt like ages before he finally hit the stage. If this wasn't the experience of everyone at ... More >>
Not only is 35 Denton pumping up next month's festival with a barrage of NSFW promotional videos, they're putting on some pretty stellar local shows leading up to the event. Tonight, Burning Hotels, The Hope Trust, The Demigs and Danny Rush converge on Andy's Bar for a little sampling of 35 Dento ... More >>
Nervous Curtains all wired upI chat with Sean Kirkpatrick about Nervous Curtains' new album, Fake Infinity.
Kelly Dearmore talks to Neurosis' Scott Kelly about going solo.
Checking in with Midlake's booze den, the Paschall Bar.
A review of Juicy the Emissary's latest sample sale.
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Thursday, January 19
Since the last time Kendrick Lamar graced a Dallas stage, his star has only been on the rise. His most recent mix tape, Section.80, has garnered buzz, rave reviews and a spot on Drake's upcoming tour with ASAP Rocky. That's one buzzy tour, but the party las ... More >>
GirlsOne of the biggest records of 2011 came from San Fransisco's Girls, who successfully mine early rock and roll influences to create notable and at times brilliant albums. Gorilla Vs. Bear has championed the band for years, and the blog is bringing Girls to the Granada Theater on Friday, March ... More >>
Arcade Fire's Win Butler is so pissed at Edgefest.We've got a full weekend, with loads of shows ahead. Most notably, of course, is the Arcade Fire show at Gexa Energy Pavilion, which is up against Edgefest at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. Check out Pete's breakdown of the two events here.But, hey, if ... More >>
Peter Bjorn and JohnIn 2006, when Peter, Bjorn and John broke through with their catchy hit song "Young Folks," which might be more commonly known as "that whistle song," the blogosphere ate it up, and so did droves of newly acquired American fans. Rightfully so: Writer's Block was one of the bes ... More >>
To infinity... and beyond!Gossip, gossip -- if you've been following our daily power rankings of buzz at SXSW 2011 over the past few days, then you know that, yes, indeed, Kanye West has had it all week long at this year's annual festival in Austin.And, after briefly losing the top slot in our ra ... More >>
Swag!Well, mercifully, the last night of SXSW 2011 is finally upon us. And, on this final day, in which luminaries such as Kanye West, Perez Hilton and Rachel Ray are finally letting their presence be known, we finally have a new act sitting atop our buzz power rankings.That's right: Later Kanye; ... More >>
Everybody knows he's a motherfucking monster.Thursday at SXSW 2011 has come and gone -- but Kanye remains solidly in his spot atop our buzz power rankings, as determined by chatter we're hearing on the street. His lead is shrinking, though -- Odd Future is hot on his tail, proving once again that ... More >>
You can do it, put your stinger into it.South by Southwest is a static thing -- both in theory and in practice. It's a chance for bands to fans to see the established acts they've been wanting to see and for new, up-and-coming acts to try and make names for themselves. And that latter part very m ... More >>
Nick RalloAnd the hommmme of the...Bones and walls are rattling. There's thundering everywhere!The bass thunder is coming from the Village Voice Media SXSW party, which kicked-off 'round 5 p.m. with the awesome rock of Ume and will continue with Trae Tha Truth, Yelawolf, Fishbone, and Wu-Tang Cla ... More >>