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Nikki Sixx Brings His Radio Show to Dallas, Talks About How He’s Like Larry David

Mike BrooksNikki Sixx and a fanMötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was in town yesterday, announcing that he’s bringing his radio show, Sixx Sense, to the 6- 10 a.m. morning slot on 97.1 The Eagle KEGL-FM, starting Monday, May 7. It’s co-hosted with Casey Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, who was also on hand. A sampling of some […]

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10 Big Show Announcements: M83 at Palladium Ballroom, One Direction at American Airlines Center and More

M83M83Thursday, October 11, at Palladium BallroomThis must be some kind of record. The three most anticipated shows coming to town in the next year belong to M83. The two taking place at the Granada Theater later this month are sold out already. I wonder how long it will take for these tickets to disappear. One […]

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A Brief Conversation With Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster

The first time I saw Screaming Females was 2009 at The Parlor in Austin, a small, narrow pizza place that sends gusts of warm pizza dough wind into the venue every time the oven is opened. Within five minutes of their set, guitarist and singer Marissa Paternoster ripped into her first solo. Her fingers climbed […]

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John Lefler: "My Voice Sounded Like Keanu Reeves Trying To Be Dramatic In The ‘Rush, Rush’ Video"

John Lefler might be better known as a member of Dashboard Confessional, but he has built a pretty impressive catalog as a Dallas-based solo artist. With the recently released six-song EP Shoutfire, Lefler shared with us some of his musical firsts. What was the first instrument you learned to play? First instrument that I got […]

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Today In Amazing Old Press Photos: Liquid Pyramid

The Internet yielded very little info on the whereabouts of Liquid Pyramid, which only adds to the mythical element of this press photo, pulled from the depths of the Observer’s filing cabinets. I miss the days when you could wear your p-jam bottoms to your band’s photo shoot. And this is a classic one. Dream […]

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Today In Amazing Old Press Photos: Liquid Pyramid

The Internet yielded very little info on the whereabouts of Liquid Pyramid, which only adds to the mythical element of this press photo, pulled from the depths of the Observer’s filing cabinets. I miss the days when you could wear your p-jam bottoms to your band’s photo shoot. And this is a classic one. Dream […]

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Area Man Admits to Liking a Marilyn Manson Song, Shames Parents and Former Youth Group

Anti-Christ? Nah, just some dude.Earlier today, an old friend of mine Tweeted, “Hey Marilyn Manson, 1995 called. They want their Metal Zone back.” My friend is a guitar player and was referring to the eardrum-grating guitar pedal used by novice rockers to achieve a sort of ’90s rock distortion. He and I come from a […]

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Area Man Admits to Liking a Marilyn Manson Song, Shames Parents and Former Youth Group

Anti-Christ? Nah, just some dude.Earlier today, an old friend of mine Tweeted, “Hey Marilyn Manson, 1995 called. They want their Metal Zone back.” My friend is a guitar player and was referring to the eardrum-grating guitar pedal used by novice rockers to achieve a sort of ’90s rock distortion. He and I come from a […]

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"Gay Is Okay": Amarillo Rapper Adair Lion’s New Video For "Ben"

Texas rapper Adair Lion just released his new video for “Ben,” which uses the hook from the Michael Jackson song of the same name. The song is off his upcoming release Michael & Me, which will drop on the anniversary of Jackson’s death in June. More notable, though, is the message of the song. “Gay […]

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"Gay Is Okay": Amarillo Rapper Adair Lion’s New Video For "Ben"

Texas rapper Adair Lion just released his new video for “Ben,” which uses the hook from the Michael Jackson song of the same name. The song is off his upcoming release Michael & Me, which will drop on the anniversary of Jackson’s death in June. More notable, though, is the message of the song. “Gay […]

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Mike and the Moonpies Talk Gary Stewart, Alan Jackson and Uniting Cowboys and Hipsters

Mike and the MoonpiesIt’s a Tuesday night at Austin’s Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustache, but he’s […]

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Mike and the Moonpies Talk Gary Stewart, Alan Jackson and Uniting Cowboys and Hipsters

Mike and the MoonpiesIt’s a Tuesday night at Austin’s Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustache, but he’s […]

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Vocal Coach Linda Septien Is In the Business of Making Stars

Linda SeptienWelcome to Local Music ‘Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes. In 1984, Linda Septien was performing opera in Italy. Inspired, she flew to Nashville to do her own recordings. “You suck,” the producer told her. “You have no feeling at all.” She put the brakes on and decided to […]

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Pool Your Resources: Cannonball Season Is Here

At the Joule PouleDallas has opinions about pools, whether you fancy an East-side dip at the F.O.E. or have already reserved your summer cabana at Revive. Tips to get past doormen, knowing Power Property codes and finding the side entrances for high-rise elevators are all components in the conversational arsenal to defend your favorite rooftop […]

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Shibboleth Releases New Music, But You Have To Buy An App To Hear It

Shibboleth joins Mr. Toast and his friendsQuirky instrumental act Shibboleth hasn’t released any new music in the four years since their 2008 album Experiment In Error. Chalk it up to the trio’s work in other acts. Keyboardist Rich Martin plays with Salim Nourallah and John Singer Sergeant, and guitarist Don Cento, who recently moved to […]

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