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Dance Party Erupts with Walk the Moon and The Griswolds at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas

Dance Party Erupts with Walk the Moon and The Griswolds at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Walk the Moon’s hit single is the definition of ubiquitous in Dallas — even going as far as getting radio play on a country station despite its very synth pop sound. So it was no surprise when the band’s upcoming tour date at House of Blues sold out so quickly that tour promoters hastily found a slightly larger venue, South Side Ballroom, to hold the throngs of eager fans decked out in their face paint and Coachella-esque headbands. The change to South Side Ballroom ended up being nice nostalgic throwback for the band, who held the opening slot at the same venue last fall when they came through town, and now they’re selling it out as headliners.

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MTVU Woodies Reveals 2015 Lineup & SXSW RSVP

MTVU Woodies Reveals 2015 Lineup & SXSW RSVP

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The MTVU Woodies are returning to SXSW. The college-based MTV channel will treat Austin guests and SXSW badge/wristband holders to a full day’s worth of shows while revealing this year’s award winners.

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Perez Hilton Announces Return to SXSW with One Night in Austin Series

Perez Hilton Announces Return to SXSW with One Night in Austin Series

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Perez Hilton has announced his return to Austin with his SXSW closing party: One Night in Austin. This annual event benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

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In Photos: Taking Back Sunday with Letlive and the Menzingers at South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX

In Photos: Taking Back Sunday with Letlive and the Menzingers at South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taking Back Sunday stopped by Dallas’ South Side Ballroom for a diverse, career-spanning set. Letlive and The Menzingers opened.

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In Photos: Motion City Soundtrack at House of Blues, Dallas

In Photos: Motion City Soundtrack at House of Blues, Dallas

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bronchitis couldn’t hold back Motion City Soundtrack from treating Dallas to a special performance of Commit This to Memory in its entirety.

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Kishi Bashi steals the show opening for Guster at House of Blues Dallas

Kishi Bashi steals the show opening for Guster at House of Blues Dallas

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the case of Guster’s current tour, it’s in your best interest to get there early for opener Kishi Bashi, especially if you have never heard of this artist because you will fall in love.

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Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Reveals 2015 Music Lineup

Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Reveals 2015 Music Lineup

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Middle of the Map lineup is here and it’s featuring some long awaited local band reunions, as well as special tribute that Joy Division fans won’t want to miss.

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Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Eyes” is the least Tim Burton-feeling Tim Burton film in years and that’s a very good thing. Consequently, it’s also the best Tim Burton film in years. Burton’s been in a bit of his rut, his last few films have featured the same tired set of actors (cough *Johnny Depp* cough) and have been […]

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‘Imitation Game’ thrills & breaks hearts

‘Imitation Game’ thrills & breaks hearts

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The life and even name of Alan Turing remains a vast unknown to most people even though his influence is a part of almost everyone’s day to day. The man who paved the way for the modern computer led a life shrouded in secrecy and sadness as he worked to crack German codes during WWII. […]

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‘Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb’ offers fun conclusion to the magical series

‘Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb’ offers fun conclusion to the magical series

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend two trilogies have their final chapters hitting cinemas. One is a fun adventure with a well-known cast of characters, some shorter than others, but all fighting together against supernatural elements. The other is about a hobbit. That’s right “Night at the Museum” is back with all your favorites and a few new fun historical and mythological figures join as well for “Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.”

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