It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>
Jeff Whittington does not work on the most musically inclined part of your radio dial. Yet the executive producer of KERA's Think with Krys Boyd and host of the long running Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, a concept started by the late Glenn Mitchell with whom Whittington worked as a producer for ... More >>
Lloyd Banks runs Rockin' Rodeo in Denton, but he's been perched up north doing live music venues for a decade and a half: national touring acts mixed with local and regional bands, not only as opening acts, but also plenty as standalone showcase acts. He's managed a band or two over that time as wel ... More >>
For nearly a decade, Alpha Rev has been one of Austin's most dependable alternative rock outfits. Surprisingly, in that time, the band has only released four albums, culminating in the recently released Bloom. However, the dedication to song writing and presentation of epic themes does suggest a ban ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
Back in April, the DMN, noted that John Kirtland had snapped up both the Tower Petroleum Building and Corrigan Tower downtown. There weren't many details then, just that Kirtland planned to do something with the two vacant art deco structures, but now we know exactly what. Kirtland, who in addition ... More >>
If it feels like things have been hectic of late, that's because they have been. October just tends to be that way around these parts, what with standard fall touring schedules pumping up the show-going options on top of the hype and added excitement that comes with such seasonal events as Austin Ci ... More >>
Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Dale mugging for the camera at LollapaloozaDale Brock got his start in the music business in Wichita ... More >>
Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Launched in 1958, the chart combined statistics gleaned from both radio airplay and sales of individual singles to determine a single's popularity. Today, the Hot 100 chart is topped by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" -- proo ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Scogin MayoDave Castell and Vaden Todd Lewis, working on the Toadies' No Deliverance.David Castell is credited with producing some pretty success ... More >>
Speaking of records we've been waiting on, seems there's finally news out of Menkena camp on the release of its debut album, With You I'll Travel, which has been finished since, oh, about February and stuck on our personal most-anticipated local releases list ever since. Blame the delay on the l ... More >>
R. Jason Bonner's out of THe BAcksliders.I was catching up with Chris Bonner of the nominated-Best-Hard-Rock-DOMA THe BAcksliders yesterday when the guitarist, rather off-handedly, informed me that the band was changing bassists."My brother Jason is going off to do the solo thing," Chris said. "A ... More >>
"Goodbye!"This weekend wishes a farewell to two Dallas gems, the supersaturated fun that is Giggle Party and the dance hip-hop twosome Sore Losers. Giggle Party is set to leave for San Francisco next week and will have its going away celebration tonight at bassist Jason Reichl's homemade venu ... More >>
Our ears were burning, so we went ahead and checked out what our counterparts at the Observer's sister paper in Houston, the Press, was up to on its music blog lately. And, sure enough, it's all Dallas all the time down in H-Town these days.(OK, not really, but two posts over the span of a week? ... More >>
So, first and foremost: Happy (almost) Fourth of July, everyone! Now, let's talk about the weekend in music, per protocol. As always, the stuff we already discussed up first.Tonight's pretty busy, actually: Asylum Street Spankers, Porterdavis and The O's play the Granada; The Edge gets the 20th Ann ... More >>
Just about a month ago, we first passed along word of the creation of Exploding Plastic Records, the new Idol Records sub-label that plans to focus primarily on putting out records from a more artsy crop of artists than Idol normally backs. And, today, the label has confirmed what sub-label head Dyl ... More >>
Paco Estrada chatting it up with DC-9. (Angela Berg) Immortalized in Dallas rock history by its charming single “Dear Claudia,” its torrid and ultimately disappointing affair with MCA Records and its massive amounts of devout fans, SouthFM scorched the scene with lightening velocity. And, then, ... More >>
LeAnn Rimes is all grown up and ready to disco all the way to England. The other day I was browsing the import section at Tower Records and stumbled across something that had a decidedly homegrown flavor: the new LeAnn Rimes album, Whatever We Wanna. It was a little odd to see the former sweetheart ... More >>
The North Texas New Music Festival overwhelms Dallas this weekend; make sense of it with our suggestions.
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birch county isn't just another jammed-up hippie band
James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene
A first album is born, among other things
The old world discovers the Old 97's
When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners
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Jay Farrar and Dave Grohl don't owe you anything
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