Hailing out of Dallas, Texas, electronic/hardcore unit Crown The Empire is making waves in the music scene without even releasing a full length record. This five-piece showcases impressive musicality and memorable lyrics. Coupled with their catchy hooks and dance break-downs, there's just something for everyone to listen to.
Q: Electronic hardcore sounds like an evolution of sound. What made you choose that genre?
A: "Growing up, we all went to a lot of hardcore shows and we knew the kids, including us, had a lot of fun going."
Q: What bands would you say were and are your biggest influences?
This past weekend's sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival in Texas ended in chaotic tragedy, with more than 20 people rushed to local hospitals for a variety of heat, drug and alcohol emergencies. According to CNN, a 19-year old Dallas man was reported dead on arrival at Baylor University Medical Center. Reasons for his death are still under investigation.
Although there were three medical assistance stations in Texas's Fair Park, which hosts the Texas State Fair, around 9 PM a series of 911 calls began, sending at least 10 rescue units to the festival. The event, which was slated to run from 4 PM - 2 AM, was so packed that fire inspectors issued two citations, one for overcrowding, and another for failure to obey the order of the fire marshall, as party throwers refused to stop the music in order to help control the crowd. Finally, at 1:30, someone pulled the fire alarm and ended the madness. Although city officials commented that all air conditioning, security and safety procedures were in place, it is an unfortunate risk masses take when gathering together.
“I Just Wanna Be ___.” Fashion Show
June 16, 2011 6 PM – 8:30 PM
ZOUK LOUNGE 703 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75202
Overcoming tragedy by taking the runway, event coordinators London Langston, Etiera Ashford and Brittany Albercrombie have put together a charity fashion show tackling the prevention of gun violence by showcasing some of Dallas’ own aspiring models, designers, and other young entrepreneurs trying to make it in the industry.
Each of the ladies have been the victim of gun violence in some form and this Thursday, June 16, 2011 they will shine light on such a dark, grim trend that has yet to die. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by contacting Etiera Ashford at (469) 693 - 0697. Even if you can not attend donations for the cause would be greatly appreciated.
Paul van Dyk// Avicii// Markus Schulz// Gabriel & Dresden// Morgan Page// Super 8 & Tab// Filo & Peri// Alakai// Burufunk
Axwell// Wolfgang Gartner// Chuckie// Green Velvet// DJ Dan// Felguk// Manufactured Superstars// Jeremy Word// Hunter Vaughan
Diplo// Skrillex// 12th Planet// Feed Me// Bart B More// Doorly// Zedd// Wish FM// Mountblood
University of North Texas, Denton - The crowd of 1500 shuffle in and take their seats. The auditorium isn't massive - especially by stadium standards, but instead has an intimate, night-on-the-town feel. The lights dim, Wilco takes the stage. BAM! And we're off on a wagon ride of twangin' country rock and roll.
In classic Jeff Tweedy style, he chatted with the audience throughout the show, and even commented on how far the barricade was from the stage - chastising the security, saying the fans should be closer to the band.
Dare to fly and embark on an enchanting night of fashion taken to new heights! Texas Discovery Gardens plays host to Organic in the City, a fashion show and auction. Displaying some of Texas’ own raw, revolutionary talents in the fashion industry, this is a show that will make your heart flutter!
The event will feature eco-friendly designers like Nicolas Villalba, Mari Hidalgo/REWERKED and Emerging Design Stars of El Centro. The MC for the event will be WFAA Channel 8 of Dallas, TX's very own news anchor Shelly Slater.
Organic in the City Fashion Show + Auction, Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Dallas, TX (214) 428-7476, Tickets $50/advance, $65/door.
We'll talk about the new records here, not the usual classics. Chirstmas season is coming, hurry hurry boys and girls ! Bring the best of American culture to your parents.
If you don't do something you will have to hear your little cousin singing "silent night" on a duet with your snoring grandma. You guys know this kind of experience could make you lose your appetite. You don't want to waste this gorgeous turkey, don't you. If you don't wanna buy anything, you still got your old Rat Pack's records. You also can rent an organ and invite a priest.
Psychedelic rockers the Black Angels have, up until now, seemed perpetually stuck in the 1960s. Their druggy brand of atmospheric tunes sounded like something you would listen to while religiously following the Grateful Dead around town, whilst on a pretty serious acid trip.
But with the Texas five-piece’s third full-length album, Phosphene Dream, released on September 14, the Angels have cleared up their musical haze; the full effect is less hangover and more groovy rock-out. Released on the revamped blues label Blue Horizon and recorded in Los Angeles, Dream relocates the Angels from their time trap and plants them a little closer to the present. In fact, the band even recently collaborated with Brit trip- hoppers UNKLE for a song on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack called "With You in My Head." You can't get any more current than vampires.
Standing over six feet tall with her fingers wrapped around glowing neon-pink drumsticks; a faded, black, three-sizes-too-big Slayer shirt with rolled up sleeves tucked into acid-washed high-rise jean shorts; and long, shapely, muscular legs stuffed into black and white speckled high-heel boots, Danish electro-pop singer Oh Land floated on stage with her arms spread out like a set of wings, shaking her head back and forth, singing the chorus to her newest single, "Sun of a Gun" at the Littlefield in Brooklyn on Friday, September 17, her simple, blonde hair grazing her cheeks and falling graciously on the tops of her shoulders. "For me it's about the beat," Oh Land said about her music. "The feeling. The physical feeling and the emotional feeling. It's about something hard and something feminine and organic coming together."
Erykah Badu ... more like Erykah Ba-Don't-get-naked-and-assassinated-in-your-latest-video. Get it? Well if you don't, her new video for "Window Seat" should explain everything. The video which was inspired in part by Matt & Kim's video for "Lessons Learned," has plenty of flesh and even more shock value.
Some of the shock comes from the choice of location; Badu is walking down Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, where John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. And in like manner, once Badu gets completely naked, she shares the same fate that Kennedy experienced. Only her blood leaks out to form the word "groupthink". Then Badu says in a voiceover, "They play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they do not understand...they are us. This is what we have become. Afraid to respect the individual. A single person within a circumstance can move one to change. To love ourself. To evolve."