A Salute To AC/DC

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Angus Young looks like a possessed schoolboy as fire explodes from his fingertips each time they dance across the fretboard of his signature Gibson SG. His older brother, Malcolm, has been providing fuel to his fire for more than four decades. And together they've created some of heavy metal's most memorable tunes, including "Hell's Bells," "Highway to Hell" and "It's a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)."

But after 41 years of inspiring legions of guitarists, the brothers and the rest of AC/DC may be calling it quits as early as Tuesday, reports the Sydney Herald.

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Watch A.Dd+'s Stunning New Visuals for "Can't Come Down"

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Jeff Adair
Slim Gravy gets psychedelic for "Can't Come Down"

Last night around 6pm, Dallas rap duo A.Dd+ dropped a brand new music video on their YouTube channel, for their fan favorite single, "Can't Come Down". Slim Gravy's art-of-storytelling weed saga produced by X The Misfit first hit Soundcloud almost two and a half years ago, but the new Jeff Adair directed clip is not to be slept on. From lush and gorgeous shots of the city, to a slew of notable cameos, to the flawless execution of song's concept-- this is one of the best local music videos we've seen pop up in a while.

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The Slip Inn To Close This Weekend

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Expect a packed house for The Slip Inn's last weekend on McMillan Ave

This weekend marks the end of an era in Dallas nightlife. Come Monday, Henderson Avenue staple, The Slip Inn, will close its doors after fifteen years at the 1806 McMillan Avenue location. But fret not, the local favorite does plan to reopen at a new location within the next three to four months.

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Screaming to Dallas (Yes, It's Still a Big Deal)

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are coming our way this summer. Make no mistake, this is big news, and not a mere nostalgia trip for for those of us who were in high school or entering college 20 years ago. The announcement of a tour featuring a co-headlining double bill of Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden would've been the equivalent of an entire Lollapalooza lineup (the touring Perry Farrell version, not the current-day ACL Fest replica). In fact, its tough to imagine that such a show wouldn't have filled the dearly imploded Texas Stadium back in 1996. Both bands were in their commercial, critical and artistic primes in the handful of years following Kurt Cobain's suicide when the Hooties and their collective Blowfishes bro-roamed the earth with surprising, devastating force.

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The Heavy Metal Hall of Fame -- in Arlington? Could Be.

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Courtesy of Jerry Warden
Jerry Warden is a conduit for promoting heavy metal in the North Texas area. The former lead singer of Warlock, one of the first heavy metal bands in DFW, started in the early '80s hosting live shows in the middle of a pasture christened "Heavy Meadows." He continued with several DJ positions at KNON and Z-Rock, a legendary metal station that died before its time. His current offering, Elmo Jones Productions, promotes heavy metal at rock clubs like the Broiler Room in Dallas and Someplace Else in Arlington. In many people's eyes, Warden is the godfather of heavy metal in North Texas.

But it's his current project - creating a Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in Arlington - that has many people in the local music scene buzzing about the possibilities if the government grants him the 501c3 nonprofit status to launch it.

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Here's the Full Lineup for the Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Concert on Greenville

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You can't have a true St. Patrick's Day concert without a few staples: a mega-ton of beer, a sea of green-covered people who may or may not look that way because they've had more than their fair share of said beer, and a long list of bands and performers.

We've already announced that hip-hop giant Ludacris will headline our St. Paddy's Day spectacular on March 15 at Energy Square, at the corner of Greenville Avenue and University Boulevard. Here are the other groups we've tapped to perform with him.

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Black Flag, Lucero, Riverboat Gamblers to Headline Elm Street Tattoo Festival

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Our boys over on Elm Street, Oliver Peck and the Reverend Horton Heat, have really outdone themselves this time. Fresh off the success of last year's greatly expanded festival, the guys have somehow arranged for Black Flag to visit Deep Ellum.

Starting on June 11 at Three Links, the festival has been extended through five whole days to June 15, at which point the Reverend himself will play a special closing solo set. Shows will take place at Three Links, Prophet Bar, Wit's End and Trees, and the full lineup will be announced on March 18.

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Bruce Springsteen, Jason Aldean and the Killers Will Headline Free Dallas Shows During March Madness

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Organizers of the March Madness Music Festival have announced headliners for the Dallas block party, and you've probably heard of a few of them: The free Dallas shows, which will take over the former site of Reunion Arena during the first weekend in April, will include performances by the Killers, fun., Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean, and will be capped off by Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band on Sunday night.

The events won't be ticketed and will be first-come, first-serve -- so, you know, chaos. The three-day festival starts at 4 p.m. Friday and continues all day Saturday, when the NCAA Tournament semifinal games will be broadcast live. They'll close out Sunday night. The title game is that Monday.

There's a rough schedule below. Get more details at the March Madness Music Festival web site.

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New North Texas Music Series by King Camel Productions Is Hitting its Stride

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Mike Brooks
Three Links has been known to host a pretty good party.
When Jeffrey Brown of King Camel Productions opened up shop last year, he used a tried and true formula for success. He was getting into booking shows around Dallas last year, and started hitting the streets of Deep Ellum to do a little research. What he found was an opportunity at Elm Street's Three Links to showcase the best and brightest local talent, give Fort Worth bands a chance to step onto a Dallas stage, and build his own personal brand in the process. His offer to management was simple, but effective. If they gave him their slowest nights on the calendar (various open Wednesdays and Sundays), he would book local bands to come in and try to help fill out the room. Just like that, the Local Education series was born.

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Premiere: Home By Hovercraft's New Song for An Ambitious Texas Music Collaboration

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Collage for Versus Project by Shawn Magill
There are album releases and then there are collaboration and then there is The Versus Project. The cliff notes version is that Austin's Borrisokane decided to put out a new album, and then they decided to share the process with six other Texas bands.

On April 25, Oscillation Records will release the Project in a six EP box set, where each EP has one new song by Borrisokane, one new song by the collaborating band and each band covering an older song by the other. It's a lot going on, so for now we'll focus on one song from one of the EPs: Dallas' Home By Hovercraft covering Borrisokane's "Thank You For Being So Nice and Cooperative," which makes its official debut right here:

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