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The Zombie Formalism of North Texas’ Music Scene

A hip term for the state of visual art is “zombie formalism”—referring to a mishmash of acceptable and safe techniques that has been adopted in painting’s closed-case movements. Dallas, it could be said, applies the zombie approach to its music scene, cannibalizing its own history in the process. Consider the following: Trees, Club Dada, and the Bomb Factory have all been closed at one point during the past decade and change. In April, all three venues will be open at the same time for the first time since the 1990s. We keep revisiting the past, re-creating old venues as though the problem was the venues, not the people playing in them.

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Dallas Concert News & Review: Terrence Spectacle | Luke Wade | The NME on Bridges

News Leon Bridges has been named one of the top ten artists to watch in 2015 by NME, and the accolades just keep piling on, rather deservedly, for this young musician. Let’s see where it goes. One of the most remarkable things about Bridges is that he is able to captivate both the hip and […]

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Where to See a Concert in Dallas on New Year’s Eve 2014

Apples: New Year’s in the City (Shipping & Receiving): This New York-inspired event features a dozen visual artists and over a dozen bands, including a DJ set by the always excellent Ronnie Heart. 7 pm—2 am. Panoptikon’s Annual New Year’s Masquerade (Red Light Lounge): For those goths who need somewhere special to flap their wings […]

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