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    April 3, 2014
  • Calendar

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The Girls Rock Dallas Showcase is Tomorrow: Spinderella Tells You Why it Matters

    The Velvet Underground's classic song "Rock & Roll" tells a story of a 5-year-old girl falling in love with the music coming from her radio: Young Susie, whose life was changed by rock 'n' roll. This week, the tale will resonate deeply with a group of Dallas-area girls. Girls Rock Dallas is an annua ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Best Texas Songs of All Time: #19-1

    Songs #100-80 Songs #79-60 Songs #59-40 Songs #39-20 The Spotify playlist for songs #19-1 19. Billy Preston, "Nothing From Nothing" Houston pianist Billy Preston got to hang around some decent talent (The Beatles, The Stones), but his solo material went in another direction altogether. This is ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Blue Christmas

    Year-end releases prove that down-and-out is still alive and well

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Ripped Off

    When singing the blues, DISD's Corrine Silguero knows it helps to live through them

  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    White like me

    Even those with no soul will enjoy Jubilee Theatre's musical tribute to composer W.C. Handy

  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    A mighty roar

    Los Tigres del Norte have become legends by singing the immigrant's song

  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Get it while you can

    Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin

  • Music

    February 15, 1996

    Lonely Hunter

    After a self-imposed exile in Mexico and obscurity, a Texas bluesman comes home