Arista Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    By Johnny Whiteside While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Tony Edwards Wants To Help Build Your Band's Brand With His Growing Street-Team Company

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tony Edwards​Tony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010
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    July 30, 2009
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    December 20, 2007

    Will Rock Band and Guitar Hero Save Us?

    Are rocker videogames the new MTV—and will they help us save the music universe?

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Rock Star? OK, Whatever.

    Zayra Alvarez played the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2005. That's much cooler than being on a TV show trying out for Tommy Lee's band. Seriously. Rock Star: Supernova debuts on CBS July 5 and features some dozen hopefuls vying for a spot in an "all-star" band with Tommy Lee and ex-of-Metallica J ... More >>

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    All Grown Up

    Patrice Pike goes solo, and she's better than she's ever been

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Wake Up!

    A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Real Estate Agents

    The Fire Theft finds its own day in the sun

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    N.E.R.D. Alert

    Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.

  • Music

    April 24, 2003


    The Complete Works Volume One (Arista)

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    So What?

    Ministry isn't on a major label anymore, but Al Jourgensen still loves his job

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Remembering (Barely) SXSW

    We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Crit and Shap

    The worst of 2002

  • Music

    May 23, 2002
  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Crit and Shap 2000

    The worst of the worst

  • Music

    December 7, 2000


    In Here We Fall (Arista Records)

  • Music

    November 30, 2000
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    November 23, 2000

    Gave the People What They Had

    Sometimes, the best new music is the best old music

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Playing Possum

    After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    Radney Foster

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • Music

    November 18, 1999
  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Under the radar

    Flickerstick might be one of the most popular bands in the area, even if no one has heard of it

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Lust to Dust

    Iggy Pop
    Avenue B (Island Records)

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Signing off

    Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Graham Parker

    Caravan of Dreams
    Fort Worth

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    No depression

    With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Major Mistakes

    Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Corporate rock sucks

    Or: Bobgoblin and Centro-matic prove why you should never sign to a record label, big or small

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Schmidt happens

    After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Run its Course

    A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Third time's a charm

    If the rock Fitz, then Dylan Silvers will wear it

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Tangled web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Dazed, not confused

    How Richard Linklater and the Bad Livers bucked the trend of soundtraxploitation

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Rock and roll over

    In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Rapper's delight

    Erotic D looks Beyond 2000

  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

  • Calendar

    November 28, 1996
  • Music

    October 10, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Bronco hole

    Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains

  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Hillbilly deluxe

    BR5-49 represents the conscience of the new Nashville

  • Music

    October 5, 1995

    Rock and rollercoaster

    After mulling its future for two years, Funland releases its first album