By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>
For a band that tours fairly often, it's amazing how much the members of the Mountain Goats are able to pop up in so many other areas of pop culture. From writing books to appearing on podcasts, frontman John Darnielle, bassist Peter Hughes, and drummer Jon Wurster keep busy in their spare time cons ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, there's a show going on in Arlington this weekend. It's not all that big of a deal, really, aside from selling out a 100,000 tickets at the Cowboys stadium. Almost inevitably, the George Strait show should be a mecca for concertgoers come Saturday night (or Saturday aftern ... More >>
All too often in the world of indie-rock, pretense dominates the conversation. Thanks perhaps to the bombast that goes into the music of the Brooklyn-based noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells, that's not a problem you'll find while listening to any of the group's three studio albums, including their brand ne ... More >>
Since playing 35 Denton this year, things have been picking up for Noonday Morningstar. The four-piece has plans to record an album towards the end of this month, so we sat down with the band at their rehearsal space and talked about what got them into music, why some got ink on their bodies and wha ... More >>
His popular weekly dance party known as Disqo Disco may be dead now, but Sean Humphrey, who also serves as the frontman of local electro act Sydney Confirm, still spins lively sets around town under his stage name of Redsean.In both his band and in his DJ sets, Humphrey draws a great deal of infl ... More >>
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Dallas' best CD store doubles as a halfway house for customers and employees alike
Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)
Scissor Sisters' Scott Hoffman is spreading the gospel...the sexy gospel
In Here We Fall (Arista Records)
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
A "rock star" writes an open letter to Britney Spears
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