Posts Tagged ‘indie’

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Let me start off by saying this is a much better album than their last LP Coaster. NOFX isn’t a band for everyone, but for those that have grown up over the last 25 years with them, you know what to expect. There’s well placed humor, Mike’s political and religious views, and a…

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Critics and loyalists alike have been quick to deliver very polarizing reviews on French-based electro-funk forefathers Daft Punk’s latest LP, Random Access Memories. And it seems like a 50/50 split, either receiving venerated praise for igniting the revival of live-action dance m…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ours revisits their early sound on their new record Ballet the Boxer 1, and it’s a welcome homecoming. The band has kept their fans waiting since 2008’s Mercy, Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy for a new release, but the wait has not been in vain. The album starts wi…

RTB2, Oil Boom, The Roomsounds KXT Summer Cut – Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) – Words by Dustin Blocker / Photos by James Villa – “The Local Stage Gets The Folks A’Dancin'” The big boys and girls were in town to lay waste to concert-goers sweat glands and eardrums at last weekend’s KXT Summer Cut, and by all accoun…

Trees (Dallas, TX) –  Words and Photos by James Villa – “Omar Rodriguez takes a back seat to Teri Gender Bender” If you aren’t familiar with Bosnian Rainbows their story began in 2012 in El Paso, TX. Comprised of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (formally of At The Drive-in and Mars Volta), Deantoni Parks (former drummer of Mars V…

– Ray Stephenson by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ray Stephenson’s quiet voice comes through loud and clear on his newest release Freedom. For those that enjoy mainstream country music with a twist, this is the album for you. Freedom is laced with good songwriting, and there is an overall upbeat feel to the alb…

– By James Villa – On Tour Monthly sits down with three-piece experimental rock band Stolen Babies’ drummer Gil Sharone before their show at Dallas’ Palladium Ballroom to talk their new record, touring, and more!

House of Blues (Dallas, TX) – By Austin Reed – “Empire of the Sun Deliver Powerhouse Performance” If there’s anything to be said about whimsically themed, science fiction-inspired electro-pop, Empire of the Sun is probably just the band to say it. As part of the Yahoo! On the Road series, the Australian duo unleashed a…