Monday, February 08, 2010

It List: Monday

So, Zac Crain is writing about music again; that should be welcome news to a certain type of local music fan that misses his agenda-free stance and biting wit. D Magazine just launched a new blog called FrontRow that is billed as "A Daily Review Of The Dallas Arts," and it takes a straight-forward approach towards ranking the various disciplines with a stoplight color-coded judgment of either: Green (Go See It), Yellow (Worth A Shot), or Red (Don't Bother).

Crain's first order of business is to engage the readers as participants (which we highly encourage, of course), by asking them to do show reviews via Twitter, with the culled results posted on the blog the next day. Sounds fun.

Anyways, this was rather welcome news, as I was really starting to feel like the local media had just morphed into one giant and rather grotesque booking, promotions, and publicity entity for itself and the local narrative that they try desperately to espouse with their buddies in the biz. Of course, I have faith in you, dear readers. I know most of you are too smart to fall for that.

Bad Ass Jazz (Amsterdam)

Cool Out (The Cavern)

Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)


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