Fight the power! The Door in Dallas has just announced they're bringing Public Enemy to town on December 29. Tickets are set to go on sale this Thursday, November 21.
Chuck D says knock you out. The Kings of the Mic Tour has repeatedly been compared to a big classic rock arena show - old timers busting out riffs familiar to a graying crowd. But that's the wrong comparison. The Kings of the Mic Tour is more like if Chuck Berry went on tour with Elvis Presley, Lit ... More >>
Turning 50 is certainly not old by today's standards. But rock & roll conventionally has a different scale. After all, at that age who wants to even go to a concert, much less embark on a nationwide tour performing hit songs you wrote half a lifetime ago? Lots of people, as it turns out. As rock i ... More >>
There's a lot happening in music around here -- a lot has happened this week, in fact. In this sprawling metropolitan music scene, with a kaleidoscopic framework of ever-changing people and bands and venues and ideas, a lot happens at once. The only thing we know for sure is that the people who make ... More >>
"All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I wa ... More >>
Austin's little fest has grown big and sponsored--and that's fine by us
Friday, September 25, at The Cavern
What's Going On? (Shout! Factory)
Need a little alt in your country? These ten don't.
Wednesday, January 19, at Tom Cats
Damage (Sanctuary Records Group)
Sunday, August 8
Rockers bash Bush, with varying results
Bazooka Tooth isn't a fable. It's Aesop Rock's reality.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Atmosphere's MC Slug speaks to everyone by talking about himself
Revolverlution (Slam Jamz/Koch)
The snooze alarm is going off, and the folks in the music bizneed to wake up and take notice
Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.
Iron Flag (Loud)
The Sneak Attack (Koch Records)
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Luscious Jackson's Jill Cuniff explains why it shouldn't be called "news"
DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999
Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes
Yet another "new" disc from everybody's favorite pot smoker
Or: How the Internet could kill the album
Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease
Caravan of Dreams
You know the music business stinks when Kathy McCarty, Texas' best singer-songwriter, can't catch a break
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
The Beastie Boys throw down Nasty, but what's the point?
Where water tastes like wine
1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music