American Bandstand

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    My Jerusalem's Jeff Klein On Getting Soy Bombed, The Replacements and X

    Jeff Klein, frontman and main songwriter behind My Jerusalem, has shared some of his background before, but not for My First Show. My Jerusalem, whose new album, Preachers, is out next week, comes back to Dada on Friday. Klein took time out a few weeks ago to share his obsession with Paul Westerberg ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Dick Clark, 1929-2012

    Man, it took about five minutes before the Dick Clark hologram jokes started pouring in via social media, but I can't say I'm surprised. And even though Clark no doubt had a sense of humor, it'd been increasingly difficult to see him in the last few years, what with his failing health. Still, he con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Roky and the 13th Floor Elevators Were Sump'n Else

    Via.​Bud Buschardt has spent the last several years writing a book I've always wanted to read: a history of the Sump'n Else show, the Ron Chapman-hosted rock-and-roll dance party shot at NorthPark Center that aired on WFAA from September 1965 till January 1968 and featured performances from the li ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
  • Culture

    August 18, 2011

    Hairspray: A Spritz of Fun

    Wig out on a family friendly adaptation of John Waters' kitschy original.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Music Shows We Wish MTV Still Aired

    ​At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake got on the mic and pleaded with MTV to "play more videos!" Timberlake's sentiment was hardly a new one. The station switched from heavily playing music videos to being a reality TV-based network in the early 2000s -- shortly after the old for ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 31, 2008

    Valli High

    Flawless Jersey Boys captures an era and captivates the audience; Nine also scores a perfect 10

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Battle Against Teaching Evolution in Texas Begins

    Should creationism win out, textbooks throughout the country–not just Texas–will challenge the theory of evolution in science curricula

  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Gonna Fly Now

    Roky Erickson's miles from home, and that's a good thing

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Pool Queue

    Which music personalities are heading for the great recording studio in the sky? Our intrepid critic predicts.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    We hope Radiant wins after filming their national television debut this week

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    The Late, Great

    Ronnie Dawson proved there are indeed second acts in rock and roll

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    The "P" Word

    Sitting out the rounds of musical chairs

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    A Legend in the Making

    The Blond Bomber flies from Waxahachie to Alan Freed, with a Strat as his sole defense

  • News

    February 24, 2000


    Leavin' on a jet plane; Crummy teachers; Learning experience

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Along comes Gary?

    The Association were the true bad boys of rock, at least according to a security guard who may or may not have been in the band

  • Film

    October 28, 1999

    Stop the music

    In The Suburbans, one-hit wonders reunite for no-laugh movie

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Why, baby, why?

    In other words, the return of ? and the Mysterians

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Surf and turf

    Austin's Teisco Del Rey resurrects the lost art of the twang