Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. Pity Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The poor man can't even go to Iowa for a little praying, a little fundraising and a little defending ... More >>
This week in DFW music, it's all about folk and pop. The two genres are spanning the calendars this summer, and this week in June is no exception, so in honor of that, here are five super surprising pop music facts, according to BuzzFeed. (By the way, it wouldn't be Dallas without a Manson/Cooper sh ... More >>
Did you know there's a reggae remix of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"? Neither did I, until I went to Arlington's Jamaica Gates to eat jerk chicken. The skanked-up Titanic anthem poured out of crackling speakers as I sipped my Jamaican lemonade -- thirst-quenching and not too sweet, it's made ... More >>
Seattle's Beat Connection pay Dallas a visit tonight on the heels of their 12-song debut, The Palace Garden. We talked with members Reed Juenger and Jarred Katz a few weeks ago about the first time they bought a CD, the first time they toured, and what they expect from their first show in Dallas. W ... More >>
Let me make myself clear: I love Chris Botti's music. Not in an ironic or tongue-in-cheek way. Yes, Botti, the trumpet player who's played with everyone from Sting to Josh Groban to Steven Tyler. He's the kind of guy your parents love, along with Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. This admis ... More >>
As part of their ongoing strategy to make April the most hated month of the year, the U.S. government requires that you turn in your taxes on Monday. Yes, that's right: It's the time of year again where you have to strain your eyes and flip through your receipts, desperately hoping to find possib ... More >>
Twilight: SoggyHey are we vampires? Cool, just checking.The Twilight Saga's soundtracks have been mostly impressive. You can say what you want about the movies sucking it hardcore (vampires playing baseball, really?), but the soundtracks feature some surprisingly good tracks from bands like Fanfa ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, May 5, 2010...It's official: The world is coming to an end.Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" was voted the best movie song of all-time. Noticeably absent? John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band's "On The Dark Side."
I've spent some effort avoiding this day, hoping it would never, ever come. But all of my valiant, last ditch efforts--a quick search for an apartment in Allen, begging to work from a Starbucks in Oklahoma City for a day or two--fell through.Now I'm trapped. Although I've spent much of my adult l ... More >>
As long as Richardson's Shirin Askari is on the show, we'll watch. But if she's auffed, we're so off.This week on Project Runway, which we're one local contestant auffing away from turning off forever, Heidi Klum flounced out on the runway and announced that the designers would have to pick new m ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, July 24 2009... Eddie Van Halen is recovering from surgery on his left hand. "Eruption" just can't play itself ya know. Phish is staging a Halloween festival at the Indio polo grounds...y'know where they hold Coachella. Ever wanted to have you ver ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *First things first. If you plan to see this movie, or even think it looks remotely entertaining, please, leave these premises immediately. *Nothing official yet (UPDATE: Now it's official), but I hear Eri ... More >>
Celine brings her love to the AAC
Steak without all the steakhouse B.S.
Lennox performs her brand of adult contemporary at McFarlin
Get a fantastic view of Peabo
This week's Sports Illustrated has a story about "The King of Texas" -- who is, like you didn't already know, Dallas Cowboys "wildcat" owner Jerry Jones. Actually, it's about his billion-dollar bid for football immortality in Arlington, because writer Richard Hoffer sure does seem to be in love with ... More >>
Great white Deep Ellum
The Irish Tenors head west
Being an ass-clown ain't so bad
Djore sings at St. Luke
Dallas radio gets caught making sweet love to Celine DIon
For a joyous holiday, Christmas sure has some bloody awful music
Do the homeless hate classical music?
More than prices are frightening now
Grand Champ (Def Jam)
Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller don't want to be "easily accessible." But people like them anyway.
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Theatre Arlington makes a tasty meal out of The Man Who Came to Dinner
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
Undaunted by last year's tepid reception, our theater critic presents his awards to local theater artists again
If she isn't careful, LeAnn Rimes could fade away before she's old enough to vote
Elliott Smith on his new album, the Oscars, and why he needs a new favorite shirt
Whiskeytown and No Depression pour into town
Tree-hugging compilation album takes on a Texas conglomerate