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The Pour House to have Oak Cliff spinoff
PhD will be at 1300 West Davis St. in Dallas, which puts it close to The Kessler Theater. According to the Oak Cliff Advocate, the converted gas station was formerly the home of OC Smokehouse, which began life as Luckie's Smokehouse. Tschetter, a TCU grad, co-opened the original Pour House on Fifth Street in downtown Fort Worth in 1995.
Review: KXT Summer Cut brings the masses to the fringe
The core mission of most radio stations is, pure and simple, connecting people to music. Whether that's by introducing a market to new acts, facilitating shows by popular and lesser-known bands alike, or just providing a mix of sounds you can't find anywhere else, radio stations are, in the ideal sense, meccas for those who love music.
Review: Father John Misty subverts expectations in Dallas
"Take your shirt off!" Joshua Tillman shaded his eyes, and poker-faced, regarded the direction from which the female cry had come. "This ... may not be what you think this is," he deadpanned. "I think you may be in for some disappointment."
Review: 'American Idiot' can't capture album's raw power
American Idiot was made for the stage. Its origins are certainly dramatic - released in September 2004, in the midst of George W. Bush's bid for a second term as president, Green Day's edgy rock opera seethed with resentment, wrestled with paranoia and, in the process, cemented the Bay Area punk band as spokesmen for a generation skeptical of war, disillusioned with its leaders and unsure of its future.
Review: Ben Folds shines at Bass Hall
At first, there was no title -- only quick, guttural notes on the cello. Disregarding the tuxedo-clad conductor standing, amused, on the podium, Ben Folds continued methodically layering sections of sound on top of another: some strings, a little woodwinds, some hushed vocals, a hint of snare drum.
David Simon | Introduction
I've had a leasehold on davidsimon.com for years now. People smarter than I am told me that even if I had no sense of its use at present, I should throw a few shekels down in case. But until recently, I saw no reason to do much of anything with the site.
2826 Arnetic Closes Doors Abruptly, Moves to Fort Worth - Dallas Music - DC9 At Night
2826 Arnetic, the Deep Ellum venue with a name that stands for Absolutely Reluctant In Everything That Is Conforming, is reluctantly conforming to the law surrounding the Dallas Special Use Permits issued for local bars and clubs. From a very long-winded Facebook status update, the club says, "We had to close our doors immediately or face fines up to $2,000 a day."
Review: Spoon serves up savory sounds in Dallas
Although Thursday night marked the first Spoon show in North Texas since 2007, the passage of time wasn't glaring. Sure, there was the jammed-to-the-gills room (the concert, one of just three the band is playing in Texas this week, sold out the Granada Theater in three hours flat), and the acclaimed, Austin-formed band pulling from all phases of its career, but the overall vibe was one of practiced efficiency, rather than giddy reunion.
Review: The Hold Steady stays positive in Dallas
Author Pearl S. Buck once wrote, "To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." I'm unsure if singer-songwriter Craig Finn has ever heard the line, but he's certainly its living embodiment.
Madonna Scores Biggest Drop In Chart History
Schadenfreude alert! Madonna's unfortunate new club-pop album MDNA, which has been marketed about as hard as an album could possibly be marketed, has now scored the biggest second-week drop in sales in all of Soundscan history. Last week, the album sold about 359,000 copies - a healthy number, and good enough to land it as #1.
Concert at Levitt Pavilion to benefit Arlington tornado victims
STAR-TELEGRAM/RODGER MALLISON Betty Buckley (left) listens to one of her students sing a song during an acting class at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Thursday, January 26, 2012. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison) As I first noted on Twitter yesterday, the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington will play host to a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m.
Justin Vernon, Astronautalis drink whiskey, record mystery album
Justin Vernon wasn't the first guy to make music in a cabin. Long before the Bon Iver frontman recorded his first album with his Grammy-winning outfit, there were people playing banjos around campfires, swilling the hard stuff and charring hot dogs over open flames.