Category Archives: Concert Review

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants spends an evening in Dallas

They Might Be Giants arrived at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Wednesday, May 13, to spend a casual evening with its fans. While the “An Evening with…” tag on the show was primarily to indicate that there was no opening band (or, as vocalist/rhythm guitarist John Flansburgh put it, “we’re opening for ourselves”), it also suggested the friendly, conversational approach the band took to the show. More than anything, it felt like a really big house concert. Topics of conversation between songs included why nobody really refers to this decade as the “teens,” the tragic burning of the original Big Tex, the fact that the date formed a palindrome (leading, of course, into “I Palindrome I”), and what the heck was going on in the murals on the walls of the Granada.

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Hollywood Undead, Cane Hill

Hollywood Undead packs the house at Trees

Since their formation a decade ago, Hollywood Undead has built a devoted fanbase with their youth-oriented lyrics and rap-rock sound. Coming off an appearance at Rock in Rio USA two days prior, they returned to a more intimate setting Monday night, May 11, at Trees in Deep Ellum. The venue was packed with teens, branded with the underage “X” on each hand, as well as fans in their mid-20s, many of which have followed the band from the start.

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Ministry, Avatar, The SixxiS

Ministry bids farewell to Dallas at the Bomb Factory

It is fairly well known that Ministry will be calling it quits after the From Beer to Eternity Tour ends, as Al Jourgensen has stated he has no interest in continuing the band without his best friend, late guitarist Mike Scaccia. Given that this was likely the last Ministry show in Dallas, the crowd at the Bomb Factory on Sunday night, May 3rd, was surprisingly thin. The balcony remained closed, and the floor filled only to half capacity. The fans who did show up, though, were treated to a memorable show from Jourgensen and his crew, along with opening acts Avatar and The SixxiS.

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SIXX:AM, Apocalyptica

SIXX:AM and Apocalyptica rock The Bomb Factory

The Deep Ellum Arts District in downtown Dallas is known for it’s music scene, and has had many amazing music venues over the years. Recently one of those historic venues, The Bomb Factory, reopened and what could be a better way to show they intend to inject some major energy into the Dallas music scene then by bringing in SIXX:AM and Apocalyptica.

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KISS FM Jingle Ball 2013

Jingle Ball 2013 Starts Holiday Season With A Bang

The iHeart Radio/KISS FM Jingle Ball kicked off in Dallas last night at American Airlines Center to a huge turn out. This was great news not only for the artists performing, but for the Kidd’s Kids organization started by the late Kidd Kraddick. One dollar from every ticket sale went to the organization and from the looks of things that was a very nice-sized contribution. As holiday parties go it was a good way to start off the season.

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South By So What Fall 2013

Halloween Arrives Early at the South By So What Music Festival

Anytime you hold an outdoor event, you face the risk of running afoul of the weather. Unfortunately, that is precisely what happened at the second night of the South By So What Fall Edition festival. Although billed as a rain or shine event, heavy electrical storms forced organizers to shut the event down early for the safety of the performers and their fans.

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The Eagles Bring Their History Lesson to Dallas

School is in session with The Eagles. Celebrating over 40 years in existence and last year’s documentary “The History of the Eagles,” they have been on the road for months on the tour of the same name. They finally arrived in Dallas with shows on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12. With a set running over three hours, the band touched on the highlights of its past with sentimentalism, humor, and a lot of truly classic music.

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Dallas is Going To Hell

Anytime The Pretty Reckless come to town, fans in Dallas get pretty excited. October 4, 2013 was no different. People lined up to see the Going To Hell Tour, consisting of The Pretty RecklessHeaven’s Basement from the UK, and Louna from Russia. Already a fan of The Pretty Reckless and having heard Heaven’s Basement before but not seen them live, I was looking forward to the show. Louna I had not heard of until that night but they made a very lasting impression for more than just one reason.

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Blameshift Rolls Into Dallas

With several clubs in the Deep Ellum district of downtown Dallas, TX, there are usually several shows to choose from on any given night. Wednesday is one of the quieter nights, so the fact that there wasn’t very much of a crowd at Wits End wasn’t all that surprising. It was a pity, though, because they all missed one hell of a show as Blameshift and Super bob rolled into town and pulled in local boys The Circle and Waking Alice along for the ride.

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