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Dallas Concert News and Reviews: Ynfynyt Scroll |”Fresh Rhymes”

While I’m thinking about it, do yourself a favor and listen to Ynfynyt Scroll’s extremely out-there version of ILoveMakonnen’s “Club Going Up” over on SoundCloud. Yes, the DJ lives in New York and not Dallas anymore, but a few seconds into this track and you’ll realize how lucky we were to have him when we did.

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Dallas Concert News & Reviews (Nov. 11): Moth Face | Pop Crimes | Trees

A project called Moth Face happens to be the most alarmingly good new local act I’ve heard in a while. I saw “them” (her, really; otherwise known as Sandra Davalos) at a recent Vice Palace at OFG.xxx show and was really taken by the acutely striking vocals and minimal backing tracks. We should have more for you soon. For now, listen to a wealth of material on the Moth Face music page, especially “Daisy” and “Sick of It.” Davalos is an interesting new voice that doesn’t sound like most of what’s happening in North Texas music of late.

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Thursday Night Concerts: Twin Peaks | Rock & Soul Revolutions | Run the Jewels

I’ve spent some time with Twin Peaks’ new record and while it’s not covered with the same harsh production that marked the heavily T-Rex influenced rock of their first album, they still have an over-the-top approach to distortion and vocals that indicates the band still wants to push things a little more than many of their glossier peers.

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Pre-Halloween Concerts: Decks in the Park | Redsean | Paradise

Before we get started, please direct your attention to Dallas Observer contributor Eric Grubbs’ thorough tribute to local music personality, Evan Chronister, who died due to injuries sustained in a scooter accident on Monday. Grubbs does a much better job than I could at summarizing the occasional DJ and music scene fixture’s insatiable appetite for music, specifically of […]

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Is Dallas Arts Criticism too Negative? Or too Kind? Plus: Your Weekend Concert Picks

Today I briefly stopped by the TASA (Texas Associations of Schools of Art Conference) Conference, which included our own Peter Simek.The rest of the lineup included Jennifer Smart (Arts + Culture), Lauren Smart (The Dallas Observer), Gini Mascorro (KXT), and Lee Escobedo of Thrwd.  Two very interesting points were brought up. An attendee raised his hand […]

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