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Denton’s Darcy Neal Has Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty

Just one of Darcy Neal’s creationsI don’t get to tour the entirety of Darcy Neal’s house, but there are no working televisions in the space. She leads me through the back door of the house she shares with her roommates on Bernard Street, one block east of UNT, and into a small living room area. […]

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Top 10 Modern Hip-Hop Ad-Libs

Rick Ross, make ‘em say “UGGHHNN.” Throughout hip-hop’s history, rappers have sought to distinguish themselves through a variety of methods. While some have focused exclusively on lyrical content, others have focused on style and cadence. As of late, hip-hop has experienced a fundamental shift from an emphasis on substance to an emphasis on style. It’s […]

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Dallas Concert Calendar: New, Improved, Sometimes Tattooed

Timothy NorrisDrum roll, please… Individual results may vary.We’ve just rolled out a new and improved calendar of Dallas concerts. Our online music listings are now sortable by artist, venue and price. We’ve also got a raw, unadulterated, alphabetical list of upcoming shows in the drop-down menus on the right hand side of that page. And […]

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School of Seven Bells Does Siouxsie and the Banshees’ "Kiss Them For Me"

Strangely enough, we have our second Siouxsie and the Banshees cover in this edition of Covering Tracks, turned in by the New York-by-way-of-Dallas duo School of Seven Bells. Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza recently headlined Modern ‘Til Midnight at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a homecoming gig of sorts for Curtis, who played […]

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School of Seven Bells Does Siouxsie and the Banshees’ "Kiss Them For Me"

Strangely enough, we have our second Siouxsie and the Banshees cover in this edition of Covering Tracks, turned in by the New York-by-way-of-Dallas duo School of Seven Bells. Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza recently headlined Modern ‘Til Midnight at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a homecoming gig of sorts for Curtis, who played […]

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11 Top Show Announcements: Roky Erickson, Linkin Park, Mute Math, The Jacksons & More

Roky EricksonRoky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura Bold Friday, July 13, at The Kessler Theater This all-Texas bill makes for one of the best shows coming to the Kessler in the near future. Roky Erickson is a legend with a riveting story and James Hall is one of the greatest frontmen to ever grace […]

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The Curious Case Of The Underrated British Psych Band: A Short Conversation With The Telescopes’ Stephen Lawrie

The Telescopes, back in the daze A few weeks ago, Will Kapinos, formerly of Jetscreamer and currently of Dim Locator, sent out an email explaining two shows The Telescopes are playing in DFW tonight and tomorrow, and how they came to be: “Our friends in the Cush played in the UK last year and met […]

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Edie Brickell: "I Worked The Booth At The Granada Theater. I Was In That Booth All By Myself and Daydreamed When I Wasn’t Working."

Edie Brickell might not live in Dallas anymore, but she still thinks very fondly of her roots here. Her latest project is The Gaddabouts, a supergroup featuring session musician legends like drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Pino Palladino, and they released the double-disc set Look Out Now! last week. Brickell shared with us her musical […]

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Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets To Khaira Arby At The Kessler

“My lyrics are about women’s issues, the toll of war on women. I encourage women to reach for their dreams and fulfill their potential. I often praise people who have helped women and artists. I am now singing a lot about peace. My country and home city are in the grip of a political crisis […]

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Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead: "We’re Interacting with the Moment of Creation, The Moment Where Time and Space Were Born."

Smithsonian FolkwaysPercussionist Mickey Hart has devoted his life to rhythm. Whether performing as the drummer for the legendary Grateful Dead during two different stints totaling 15 years, or as the author of multiple books which discuss the origins of sound, rhythm and ultimately, music, Hart has kept busy. Mysterium Tremendum, Hart’s latest album from the […]

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Look At This Poster For Disappears/Lotus Plaza/Nervous Curtains on Saturday

Steven SpeirDisappears is a Chicago band that now counts Steve Shelley as their drummer. You know, he’s the drummer for Sonic Youth, so basically I would say they’re wonderful without even listening to them, but I did listen to Pre Language, their new album on Kranky. I’m not gonna lie: It sounds a lot like […]

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A Bug’s Life: Sucking Brains In Deep Ellum

The tools of the tradeThis city looks a little different under the gaze of a lazy Sunday. Gone are the razzle dazzle details of a typical Dallas weekend and, if you’re lucky, you get to see the Big D for who she really is. Platform heels tossed to the side, that little black dress traded […]

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State of Texas Announces Live Music Grant Program for Free Concerts

by Craig Hlavaty The Texas Music Office, a division of the Office of the Governor, announced Friday the creation of the Live Music Grant Program, funding free concerts across the state. But don’t get all excited yet. This is the Texas guv’ment we are dealing with, after all, so there are a few catches. This […]

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A Three-Way With Chad Davenport, Simon McDonald and Gavin Mulloy of The Local Yokel Show: "We’re Not Curing Cancer Here."

Smile Smile on the Local Yokel ShowWelcome to Local Music ‘Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. The Local Yokel Show podcast was meant to be a fun gathering of friends who play local music, but it ended up providing a perk to those artists: in-studio video. […]

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Remembering Pops Carter, 1919-2012

Roger CaldwellPops CarterDenton fixture Tom “Pops” Carter passed away on Sunday, and while I didn’t have any first-hand knowledge of him, the stories I have been hearing from DFW musicians who did points to a ladies man, a friend of musicians and a fount of blues and R&B history, from Louisiana to Houston to North […]

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