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Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Cave-In

18 years ago by Mikael Wood
A few weeks ago I called the Lenny Kravitz/Pink/Abandoned Pools show that stopped in at the Smirnoff Music Centre the summer's most cynically assembled package tour. That was an easy call--it was August, and anyone hitting the road with Kravitz obviously isn't hankering for a slam-bang set of rock and...
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Buffalo Tree Festival Will Bring You The Perfect Pairing: Spoon and Beto O'Rourke

2 years ago by Eric Grubbs
Two days before the deadline to register to vote in Texas, the inaugural Buffalo Tree Festival will make one last push to encourage people to vote — especially if they're Democrats — as well as enjoy an all-day music festival. Normally the Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas is the...
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Beto O'Rourke Was Buffalo Tree Music Festival's Rock Star

2 years ago by Brad LaCour
On Sunday afternoon, a normally vacant Main Street Garden Park in Downtown Dallas was transformed into a fenced-off destination spot for bands, political figures and supporters of both. For 10 hours, the flat patch of grass and trees surrounded on all sides by concrete and glass became the Buffalo Tree...
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At the Drive-In's Frontman Opens Up About His Former Mentor, U.S. Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke

3 years ago by Eric Grubbs
At the Drive-In plays South Side Ballroom on Monday, June 12. Many people are excited about the return of El Paso-based punk band At the Drive-In, which released in*ter a*li*a last month. Yet frontman and co-founder Cedric Bixler-Zavala says he's fielding just as many questions from fans and reporters about...
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At the Drive-In's Surprise Club Dada Show Was Just What SXSW Spillover Should Be

4 years ago by Jeff Gage
At the Drive-In With Le Butcherettes Club Dada, Dallas Tuesday, March 14, 2017 A few songs into At the Drive-In's surprise Tuesday night concert at Club Dada, Cedric Bixler-Zavala got serious. The singer had virtually burst onto stage at the beginning of the El Paso punk band's set, and had...
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At the Drive-In's Reunion Comes at the Perfect Time

5 years ago by Caleb Wossen
At the Drive-In couldn’t have reunited to record an album at a more perfect time. Years after the El Paso band's messy breakup and soul-searching with various legacy bands — De Facto, the Mars Volta, poor Sparta — post-hardcore’s favorite sons buried the hatchet (for a second time) and regrouped...
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A Reunited At the Drive-In Without Jim Ward is Hardly At the Drive-In

5 years ago by Eric Grubbs
The highly-anticipated reunion of At the Drive-In hit a big snag last week. Via a Facebook post, the band announced co-founder, vocalist and guitarist Jim Ward is not in the band anymore. This news came only a few days before the band heads out on an extensive tour of the...
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At the Drive-In's Latest Reunion Likely Won't Reach Past Heights

5 years ago by Eric Grubbs
El Paso quintet At the Drive-In have returned. Again. Four years ago, they played a short Texas tour (including a memorable stop at Trees) and then played Coachella. Now they’re touring the US and Europe between March and June (no Texas dates have been announced), and they have teased new...
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300 Sequel Offers More Bloody Hunks and Eva Green

7 years ago by Stephanie Zacharek
Man, woman, gay, straight, bi: There's something for everyone in 300: Rise of an Empire, the XXL sequel to the also-larger-than-life Greeks-in-shinguards extravaganza 300. In that picture, directed by Zack Snyder and based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the three-day Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., the Spartans and...

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