Posts Tagged ‘band’

Teenage Symphony

The Show
At what point does a fascination with childhood become just plain creepy?


Eli Young Band

The Show
For several years now, I’ve been bitching about the way Texas Music evolved into a bunch of one-trick pony posers.



The Burning Hotels

The Show
The Burning Hotels often get compared to The Killers. But the local quartet does the disco-rock darlings somewhat differently, chiefly by stressing melancholy over angry arrogance and by stripping glam of its cocksure poses to ...


The Fools of Rock

Tenacious D offers up a satanically good comic rock opera.
Kristian Lin
This is what I remember most about Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.



Norma Jean

The Show
It’s not All Hallow’s Eve just yet, but Norma Jean still might frighten the bejesus outta you. First, there’s the name, that of the dead movie starlet commonly known as Marilyn Monroe, who’s arguably more famous in deat...


In Fair Verona

The Show
The audience for Christian hardcore bands probably isn’t that large. There’s just something about singing to Him in the kind of gravelly, loud, guttural voice normally reserved for bloody murder. Gives a whole new meaning t...



Howling at the Moon

Hearsay
Before I took over this column about five years ago, I decided not to be negative. Spewing vitriol about local/struggling bands, clubs, and events only riles readers up and imbues the writer with a false sense of importance. I ...


Nudity / Priestess

Listen Up
There are basically two kinds of retro bands — ones that hew closely to the old school, and ones that occasionally flip the script.



Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Listen Up
On What’s Going On, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band applies its unique mix of soul, hip-hop, and New Orleans-style funk to a classic R&B album to make a statement on Hurricane Katrina. The inspired, similarly named remake of ...


White Whale

Listen Up
White Whale’s bio reads like a parody of the worst press releases. In a few hundred words, the band is compared to a seemingly random assortment of groups, from Badfinger to Black Sabbath to Big Star. The reader is then treat...