Lights All Night
Saturday, December 29 & Sunday, December 30
I remember when they were called raves -- not that I was ever old enough to attend one, but I remember when these types of electronic music fests were known as such. There was even a whole film subgenre in the '90s that document ... More >>
The Marked Men
Thursday, December 27, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, $5
One of Denton's all-time best punk bands, the Marked Men, are playing at Rubber Gloves with the equally formidable Bad Sports, who are in the process of recording a new album. Since their conception in the early aughts, the ... More >>
Lights All Night, the annual electronic music festival that's moved to Fair Park this year, has announced its first round of acts, including Tiësto, Avicii, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Axwell, Ghostland Observatory, Diplo, Flux Pavilion, Nero, 12th Planet, Alesso, Zeds Dead, A-Trak, Sander Van Doorn ... More >>
Early last Thursday, Drake, Chris Brown, and their crews started a nightclub riot in the New York club WIP (Work In Progress). This stage had a wide cast of characters: Mary J. Blige, Meek Mill and Ne-Yo. San Antonio Spur Tony Parker was there too, and was among the injured bystanders that morning. ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died.
This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]:
- Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One
- Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One
- Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two
EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official anno ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage
Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion.
Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Reality shows and social media over the last 20 years have obviously altered the landscape of pop culture and entertainment. Those two mediums have also had an enormous effect on the musical evolution of drummer Keith Reber. Back in 2004, he had his first taste of fame as a bassist in the metal band ... More >>
Shelby LynneIt's kind of hard to look the other way when you see that Shelby Lynne's coming to Dallas, and the Kessler Theater of all venues. Should be a great, intimate place to catch a handful of the country star's hits.That's just the start.We already mentioned Daniel Hart at El Sibil on Satur ... More >>
Shelby Lynne's show at the Kessler Friday night is just about sold out, and with good reason.
We also talked with Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless, two artists who channel religion in different ways on their latest albums.
North of the Dial interviews Andrew Barton about that kooky "Heart Throb" vi ... More >>
Often, usually after a long night out, in the wee hours of the morning, I find myself fixated on my computer, repeatedly blaring whatever music video strikes my fancy at the time. While there are certain videos I frequently resort to -- I'm a sucker for anything by Thieves Like Us, just about everyt ... More >>
Rachel ParkerRihanna at the AAC
Some exciting news out of Rihanna camp last week: Her new album is scheduled to release on Monday, November 21. The announcement came in conjunction with the release of her latest single with electronic music producer Calvin Harris."We Found Love" is Harris' lat ... More >>
Christian Dean Ward, perhaps better known around town as Dean Dillinger, got his start spinning records way back when, as a producer/board operator at WERQ-92.3 92Q Jams in Baltimore. "I used to play records for Reggie Reg and K-Swift (Rest In Power) when they went to the bathroom, or were on the ... More >>
The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas ... More >>