Columbia Records Group

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    If Landmark Allows Amphitheater, First Presby Expects to Close on 508 Park Ave. Next Month

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Listomania: Seven Debut Albums Not Worth Being Saved By God

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Impressions of Dallas with Matt Taylor of Motion City Soundtrack. Also: His Thoughts on Record Labels, Ric Ocasek and the Vans Warped Tour

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Jim Jones

    Pray IV Reign (Diplomat/Columbia)

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Downtown Dallas at the Crossroads

    The city's effort to clean up downtown could cost us important parts of history.

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Remembering Jerry Wexler

    A friend recalls the legendary record man

  • Music

    November 8, 2007
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    September 1, 2005

    Through the Danger Zone

    Kenny Loggins and Jimmy Messina saw the '80s differently. On their reunion tour, the duo finally meets halfway.

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Legend in the Making

    As a teenager, John Legend was already recording with Lauryn Hill. Seven years later, he's only gotten bigger.

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Waiting for Erykah

    A decade after her SXSW debut, Badu returns a star and a sage

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Twist at the End

    Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Sacred Heart

    Meet Kenna, "the 2Pac of rock"

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Ill At Ease

    Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Consider This…

    Even music journalists have ethics

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    November 9, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Where there's glass, there's theft

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Do The Evolution

    Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Price He's Paid

    Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Folk 'Em

    The new Broadside boxed set resurrects the intimacy and immediacy of New York in the 1960s

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Out There

    Rockabilly Rave-Ups

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Across the Bar

    X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Two-bass hit

    A six-disc box reminds us why Miles and Trane were the ultimate one-two punch

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Viva Sandinista!

    Is the Clash still the only band that matters?

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Barley House crams it in with Gramfest; Gypsy Tea Room swings; Curtain Club opens nationwide; Liquid Lounge keeps it real

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh,'s another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    'Sunday Morning,' coming up

    Kris Kristofferson has lived a dozen lifetimes, and they keep on coming

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Signing off

    Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    California dreaming

    A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side Sound its proper place in rock-and-roll history

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Getting a Big Head

    The London Suede leaves behind its heart for Head Music

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Cardboard tombstones

    In the wake of the Ellington 100, lesser zombie boxed sets walk among us

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Out of the rubble

    A new book on Deep Ellum's past strips away the dust of myth and history

  • Music

    November 19, 1998
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    November 12, 1998

    Eyesight to the Blind

    A historian and a playwright bring a Dallas blues legend's story to the stage

  • Music

    August 20, 1998
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    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    The Voice, The Spark, The Image

    On film, on vinyl, and in print, the late Chairman of the Board offers pleasurable surprises

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Come Again

    The best reissues of 1997 prove nostalgia pays off

  • Music

    January 1, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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    April 24, 1997

    Drawn-blinds blues

    Laura Nyro, 1948-1997

  • Music

    January 23, 1997
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    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Rapper's delight

    Erykah Badu emerges from nowhere with a record deal and vast ambition

  • Music

    January 18, 1996
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    December 14, 1995
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    November 2, 1995
  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Fight the power

    Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong

  • Music

    May 11, 1995
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    January 5, 1995
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    December 8, 1994

    Chestnuts and lumps of coal

    Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things

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