Taylor Frantum is a music journalist based out of Dallas/Denton,Texas. He has written for various online and print publications, including the Dallas Observer, the Dentonite, ThisNewBand and Monkeys Fighting Robots. He thinks Celebration Rock is one of the greatest albums of the last 20 years, and is more than happy to trade playlists with you, unless you have Tidal.
9 days ago | Concerts
“Hold on, something really exciting just happened.” Marissa Paternoster, the frontwoman of punk band Screaming Females, stepped away from the phone to convene with her bandmates. She returned, breathless. “Sorry, we just found out we’re at the fir...
16 days ago | The Industry
We're not here to harp on someone's age, but it can be sobering when a musician younger than 21 is kicking ass while we sit in our cubicles wondering where we went wrong in life. Here are some of the best. Caleb Lewis is the 20-year-old wunderkind...
19 days ago | Commentary
If you ever find yourself drunk in a tattoo parlor, just stop. Take a moment and stop what you're doing. Or if you ever find yourself at the mercy as a newbie tattoo artist with an at-home tattoo machine, walk away. Please. Just walk away. These D...
1 month ago | The Industry
Musicians take gigs from almost anywhere. Want them to play in a dirty old bar? Of course they will. Need a musician for your company's fundraising event? They will play it. What about a bassist who will show up on time to church service every Sun...
1 month ago | Things To Do
SXSW can seem like a luxury just out of reach for many young people. Even the press application process is tedious. If we’re being honest, though, the main event is a load of bullshit. Sure, you can watch a bunch of Silicon Valley dorks and out-of...
1 month ago | Concert Reviews
Pop shows are fundamentally a visual spectacle. If you go to an arena show for the flashing lights and zealous flare, you likely won't leave disappointed. Categorizing it as anything but fun is difficult. Look too long at some, however, and the na...