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 >>
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 Edwardsâ€‹Tony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
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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 >>
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Patrice Pike goes solo, and she's better than she's ever been
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
The Fire Theft finds its own day in the sun
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
The Complete Works Volume One (Arista)
Ministry isn't on a major label anymore, but Al Jourgensen still loves his job
We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year
The worst of 2002
The worst of the worst
In Here We Fall (Arista Records)
Sometimes, the best new music is the best old music
After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
Flickerstick might be one of the most popular bands in the area, even if no one has heard of it
Avenue B (Island Records)
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
Caravan of Dreams
With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
Or: Bobgoblin and Centro-matic prove why you should never sign to a record label, big or small
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.
A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words
If the rock Fitz, then Dylan Silvers will wear it
From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more
How Richard Linklater and the Bad Livers bucked the trend of soundtraxploitation
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Erotic D looks Beyond 2000
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains
BR5-49 represents the conscience of the new Nashville
After mulling its future for two years, Funland releases its first album