Archive for June, 2011

NKOTBSB and the Review that Almost Never Was

Posted by    |    June 27th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I’ve spent the better part of a year practically living in music venues in the city of Dallas – it is largely a part of my job – but also something I love to do. Music is my air, and as I live I shall continue to breathe, so naturally, I do attend plenty of live shows that I don’t write about, for the sake of my own personal enjoyment.

This is what I had set out to do last night at the American Airlines Center for NKOTBSB. I bought my own ticket and was looking forward to a night with my girlfriends. I wasn’t planning on covering this concert so much as I was planning on reliving my days as a fifth grader, when, in my mary jane shoes and oversized head bows, I listened to the Backstreet Boys on tape (yes, tape).

I didn’t book a photographer to come with me, my personal point-and-shoot was recently stolen and the only photo I have from the event is an unfit, pixelated, grainy-looking blue and purple image taken with my cellular device. So, dear reader, you will have to rely on my words.

(Update 6.30.11 Our friends at the Observer came prepared with a camera.)

I didn’t even have a notebook with me, so I’m typing out the 30 text messages I sent to myself over the course of the evening.

Despite my attempts to leave this concert documented only in the vaults of my memory bank, for the sake of my generation, this concert deserves a review. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Widespread Panic

Posted by    |    June 20th, 2011 at 11:05 am

Widespread Panic at Gexa Energy Pavilion 6.17.11

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Calhoun with Radiant and Menkena at The Kessler

Posted by    |    June 20th, 2011 at 10:41 am

There’s the expression that us English speakers tend to use when we encounter mind numbingly loud noises. …So loud my ears were bleeding. I’ve never quite exactly understood what this means, as I’ve never seen anyone’s ears physically bleed before, but now I join the ranks of the wounded concert junkies, forced to read lips by a set of broken ear drums after sitting too close to one of my favorite stages.

Last week at Kessler Theater, local bands Menkena and Radiant joined Calhoun for their Heavy Sugar album release party. For as much hype as this event received on Twitter in the days leading up to the show, the venue should have been packed, but ended up primarily being full of long time friends of each band. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Peter, Bjorn and John

Posted by    |    June 14th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

You+Dallas photos of Peter, Bjorn and John at the Granada Dallas, Tx.

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YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Radiant

Posted by    |    June 14th, 2011 at 8:55 am

Radiant at the Kessler 6.10.11

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YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Calhoun

Posted by    |    June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 am

Calhoun at the Kessler 6.10.11

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Victoria’s Secret Walks the Galleria Runway, Men Everywhere Cancel Plans for Game 5

Posted by    |    June 9th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

The 2011 NBA Finals are awesome and all, but you know what else is awesome? Supermodels.  Tonight at the Dallas Galleria the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Summer Tour Event is taking place from 6-8pm. Our man Jonathan will be on the scene to interview stunning new mom Doutzen Kroes. A few lucky people will receive makeovers, and all lucky people will get an eye full of Supermodel. Dirk can wait for you to watch him on TiVo.

See the YouPlus Dallas interview with Doutzen for yourself. 

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Beirut

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Beirut at South Side Music Hall 6.6.11

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YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Twin Sister

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Twin Sister at South Side Music Hall 6.6.11

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Twin Sister at South Side Music Hall

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 11:28 am

Andrea Estella is the focal point. Wearing a flowing floral 80’s print top that looks like it was made from an old curtain, the tiny girl surrounded by a band of boys has a big sweet smile and is blanketed by a supernatural turquoise light. Twin Sister is opening for Beirut at South Side Music Hall, lead singer Estella’s tresses currently dyed a sandy blonde, her tousled locks resembling a miss Hermione Granger. It’s a Monday night, but the venue is totally crowded.

Estella keeps her arms to herself and side-to-side steps to the band’s psychedelic beats. She approaches the mic softly, as if there were a stage mom waiting in the wings, shooing her in front of an audience and commanding her to perform. She sings with her hands cupped around her face like a little girl, the only mark of her early twenties being the tattoos all down her left arm. (more…)