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    November 5, 2014

    The 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest Survival Guide

    Fun Fun Fun Fest hits Austin hits this weekend, and for many of Texas' most devout music heads, it's the music festival of the year. That's because, unlike many of the nation's biggest fests that cannibalize lineups from one another and rarely deviate from the norm, Fun Fun Fun rewards its audience' ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Da Mafia 6ix at Club Dada Showcased Everything Outsiders Hate About Rap

    In case there's any confusion: Da Mafia 6ix (formerly Three 6 Mafia) are not conscious rap. Twenty-three years into the crew's storied career and it remains one of Three 6's only constants. Lineup shifts, name changes, reunions, even death haven't changed that, but just in case, on new release 6ix C ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest This November

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    ScHoolboy Q Reminds Dallas Why He's Hip-Hop's Oxymoron

    ScHoolboy Q is one of those rappers that you never truly know what to expect. With his recent major label debut, Oxymoron, Q treads the line between being dubbed a "conscious rapper" and a full-on trap gangsta rapper by way of drug references and a 2 Chainz feature. So, it makes perfect sense that ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    The 14 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, March 10-16

    We are now in the dead heat of festival season. Even though everyone's making their way down to Austin this week for some giant, week-long DoritosĀ® party, there's still plenty going on right here in our own backyards. From Macaulay Culkin's pizza-centric Velvet Underground cover band to Miley Cyrus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    R. Kelly's Black Panties: A Cute Animal for Every Song

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Here's what you need to know about Robert Sylvester Kelly: He's the fucking best. At singing. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Weeknd's 15 Most Absurd Lyrics

    On the The Weeknd's single "Loft Music," Abel Tesfaye brags that he'll "put your mind in a dream world." It's true, the R&B music of The Weeknd certainly transports you somewhere. But where? To a fantasy world of Tesfaye's own making, a pleasure-centered nightmare tucked neatly between detestable a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Erykah Badu Plays Another Unforgettable Set at the Prophet Bar for Red Bull Sound Select

    Friday night fans who made the social media cut gathered at Prophet Bar for Red Bull Sound Select's first Dallas show. The company has paired emerging artists with headliners to present free shows for those who share their desire to attend on varying social media platforms. Expect more like this in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    All 80 Similes on Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being II

    Lil Wayne has just released his tenth studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II. It's been 18 years since his first album: True Story as one half of The B.G.'z. In that time, he's been a lesser-known member of an embattled southern hip-hop group, a scrawny kid, a mixtape hero, the greatest rapper aliv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    What Websites Should You Use and Other Band Management Basics

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Toro Y Moi Tops This Week's Dallas Record Store Charts

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Yo la Tengo and Tame Impala are still doing well this week; however, new to the mix and top se ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In DFW This Week, January 28-31

    Lady Gaga Tuesday, January 29, at American Airlines Center, $65-$200 Jan 29th sees the Dallas leg of Lady Gaga's latest attempt to put some relevant words in front of the word "Ball" and successfully market it as an event. To be fair to Lady G, she's one of those rare pop phenomenons who managed, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 17-20

    Stalley, Ace Mitch, Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -Topic, KO Boyz Saturday, January 19, at The Prophet Bar, $18 Maybach Music Group rapper Stalley was busy in 2012, mostly with the release of his popular mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, featuring heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Curren$y, 2 ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Muse, Wale, The Black Crowes, Danko Jones and More of This Weeks' Top Show Announcements

    Muse, Dead Sara Wednesday, March 13, at American Airlines Center, $36.50-$61.50 Well, we all knew it was coming. After October's The 2nd Law dropped, and, of course, after being unable to escape the "Madness" single no matter how far from civilization one ventured, we all knew it was only a matter o ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Five of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Cat Power, 2 Chainz and More

    Cat Power Friday, January 25, at South Side Music Hall, $30/$35 Chan Marshall is hitting the road after the release of her latest album, Sun, a more soulful, personal work than previous releases, and her first album of original material since 2006's The Greatest. Gonna be a tearjerker.

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    September 26, 2012

    2 Chainz - House of Blues - 9/25/12

    2 Chainz House of Blues Tuesday, September 25 Look, we all make mistakes. The first mistake occurred when Daniel Hopkins somehow ended up behind the velvet rope at the 2 Chainz show last Spring. The second mistake happened when I completely procrastinated buying my 2 Chainz ticket for House of ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Five Reasons Why 2 Chainz Should Make A Presidential Bid

    I don't know about you, but this election coverage is really starting to wear on me. Headline after headline, months and months of media saturation, all to try and convince me to wake up 25 minutes earlier on November 4 to hit an elementary school on the way to work. I'm so fed up with the overkill ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    2 Chainz

    Tuesday, September 25, at House of Blues