Click to embiggen for a better look at First Presby's plans to freshen up 508 Park Avenue, should it get Landmark's OK to tear down 1900 Young next door.The timing, if nothing else, is remarkable. May 8 marks the 100th birthday of Robert Johnson, the Mississippi bluesman who cut half his influent ... More >>
You're going to do what with my blood?We're already started on a big weekend, folks. Earth Day and Good Friday are both happening now. Plus, Sunday is Easter. Oh, and Passover ends next Tuesday. Which brings us to this post. In the original passover story, Jewish families would sacrifice a lamb t ... More >>
This here post is the first edition of what will be a weekly peek at what outside musicians think about the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Each week, we'll present a conversation with a touring act, and conclude it with a quick word-association game focusing on certain aspects of Big D and the surrounding ... More >>
Pray IV Reign (Diplomat/Columbia)
The city's effort to clean up downtown could cost us important parts of history.
A friend recalls the legendary record man
Kenny Loggins and Jimmy Messina saw the '80s differently. On their reunion tour, the duo finally meets halfway.
As a teenager, John Legend was already recording with Lauryn Hill. Seven years later, he's only gotten bigger.
A decade after her SXSW debut, Badu returns a star and a sage
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Meet Kenna, "the 2Pac of rock"
Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying
Even music journalists have ethics
Where there's glass, there's theft
Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.
Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars
The new Broadside boxed set resurrects the intimacy and immediacy of New York in the 1960s
X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?
A six-disc box reminds us why Miles and Trane were the ultimate one-two punch
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
Barley House crams it in with Gramfest; Gypsy Tea Room swings; Curtain Club opens nationwide; Liquid Lounge keeps it real
Or: Oh, look...it's another end-of-the-century list
Kris Kristofferson has lived a dozen lifetimes, and they keep on coming
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side Sound its proper place in rock-and-roll history
The London Suede leaves behind its heart for Head Music
In the wake of the Ellington 100, lesser zombie boxed sets walk among us
A new book on Deep Ellum's past strips away the dust of myth and history
A historian and a playwright bring a Dallas blues legend's story to the stage
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers
On film, on vinyl, and in print, the late Chairman of the Board offers pleasurable surprises
The best reissues of 1997 prove nostalgia pays off
Laura Nyro, 1948-1997
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
Erykah Badu emerges from nowhere with a record deal and vast ambition
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong
Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things