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Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s more than possible to dip your toes back into a stagnant or failed franchise and deliver something ranging from quite good to spectacular but Genisys does not land in that spectrum.

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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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SXSW Film: Review Round Up

SXSW Film: Review Round Up

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

SXSW can be a whirlwind. Here are some of our initial impressions and quick reviews of SXSW 2015 films:

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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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