A Restored Cult Film Starring Bill Paxton Gets a Fort Worth Premiere This Week

hroughout his life, the late actor Bill Paxton played a lot of different characters on the screen: a heroic astronaut, a sympathetic treasure hunter, a gutsy storm chaser, a goofy Marine. His most unusual role, though, was one of his earliest. In Taking Tiger Mountain, Paxton portrays a teenage American draft dodger who, at the behest of a […]

How Katherine Owens Transformed Dallas Theater

Dallas doesn’t always get the credit it deserves for its rich theatrical history. Today the city is flush with young actors, directors, and playwrights mounting exciting new projects and productions. It’s played host to numerous world premieres and newly commissioned works. Perhaps most remarkable of all, innovative women have long been central to these successes, […]

Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right” Gets The Star Treatment

Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, derives much of its roller-coaster-like excitement from “Treat Her Right”—a blue-eyed soul smash by Roy Head, a Texas cyclone of a performer. The 1965 song dominated the trailer for the new film, which will be released this Friday, July 26th. “Treat Her Right” also opens the […]

Watch an Hour-Long Performance by Gary Clark Jr. On ‘Front and Center’

ary Clark Jr. is in the midst of another incredible year. His third album, This Land, is both his most commercially successful and his most fully-realized artistically. He’s an above-the-fold fixture on the summer festival circuit, headlining Afropunk in Brooklyn next month and prominently featured on the bills for both Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. And […]

Britt Daniel on Songs That Didn’t Make the Cut

n March 17, 1994, Beck and Johnny Cash played a legendary SXSW showcase at the old Emo’s Austin on Red River. That same night, a few doors down, a nascent Austin band named Spoon were onstage at the drag bar and punk rock venue The Blue Flamingo, also making history. I was there. So was Gerard […]

How McAllen’s New Festival Could Change the Valley’s Music Scene

On most evenings, the only souls strolling around McAllen’s Oval Park are couples on dates. It’s so quiet, you can hear the distant waterfall in front of the Convention Center—located a football field away. But over five days in late July, the throttling rhythms of indie rock, cumbia, heavy post-progressive rock, hip-hop, and neo-soul flitted […]