Posts Tagged ‘Artist Interview Sessions’

Upcoming Video: Burning Hotels

Posted by    |    January 11th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

As we recently named Fort Worth outfit Burning Hotels’ single “Beard” to be our top local song of 2011, we haven’t been able to stop crushing on them in the New Year. This Saturday, January 14, YouPlusDallas will be at Granada Theater catching the catch-all at the Local Edge Presents Burning Hotels with Mon Julien, Air Review and Menkena. Our camera crew will be hovering just below the stage, an arm’s-length away from Chance Morgan and Matt Mooty’s shiny shoes, capturing the glory on film for you, our darling audience, and transforming it into a certified Artist Interview Session.

We’ve hung out with Burning Hotels a lot, but have yet to devote an Artist Interview Session video to the sex wave rockers, until now. Here are some fun times we’re currently reminiscing on as we anxiously await this weekend’s events. Check it.

Local Edge Presents Burning Hotels Saturday, January 14, Doors at 7pm, Click for tickets

Interview with American Idol Alum and Singer-Songwriter Tim Halperin

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Tim Halperin is startling. The YouPlusDallas team is standing in line for our press passes at the House of Blues box office, when Halperin unexpectedly descends a staircase near our position in line; a bold move for any artist, especially skyrocketed-to-fame American Idol alums. He could potentially encounter a teenage screaming mob at any point in the open. When he catches the eyes of a girl with long blonde hair, she immediately runs up to him upon recognition, freaking out on cue, but this doesn’t shake him. Handling the situation in a professional manner, pictures are taken, hugs are given, and finally, it is my turn to approach the blue-eyed singer. “Hey!” he says, energetically shaking my hand, “Is everything going okay?” Fulfilling our last minute video interview request, Halperin charms the box office into granting us an extra photo pass and we head into the venue to set up for our interview.

His wrists are covered in bracelets, beaded, woven and banded multicolors engulfing his forearms: decoration that will color his time at the keyboard in the hours to come. Wearing a white T-shirt under a puffy brown vest, Halperin guides our team the back way through the House of Blues kitchen and up the freight elevator. The doors open to the exclusive Foundation Room and we settle into a colorful side room, the walls adorned with images of kama sutra poses.

“American Idol,” he exhausts a sigh heavy with the weight of life-changing memories, “good times.” Having recently come off a successful stint on the 10th season of the unflinchingly popular reality television show, Halperin ran into a bit of an issue following the season’s end. “I couldn’t release my own music for a little while and that was hard for me because I had been a singer-songwriter for a couple of years, so coming off the show was difficult; but on the flip side, it was incredible.” (more…)

Air Review and the Burning Hotels Pack Club Dada, DOMA Oozes Everywhere

Posted by    |    August 26th, 2011 at 11:33 am

MAN, last night’s show at Club Dada REEKED of the Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees (better known as #DOMAXXIII on the Twittersphere). And when I say reeked, I mean the air was stained with the sweet sweet fragrance of a badass music community (that, and incense).

Air Review and the Burning Hotels packed Dada for the CD release of the Fort Worth Sex Wave band. In terms of DOMA nominees (and in general), this is how much awesome concertgoers were surrounded by last night:

Club Dada

Parade of Flesh (Talent Buyer – Dada)

Spune Productions (Talent Buyer – Dada)


Josh Florence

Local Music Advocate (City Tavern, Dada, Homegrown Festival)

Air Review

Group Act

Best Song “American’s Son” (video aired today on KXT)

Indie Act

Burning Hotels

Indie Act (more…)