The blasting horns sampled from The Chi-Lites' "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" ring out, the sound of a jangling cymbal being taken for a walk sizzles under the infectiously catchy purr of "uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh- oh no no." The 808 laced drums crack and pop as if they're frying under the hot Te ... More >>
Best Coast Tuesday, May 28, at Granada Theater, $24 L.A.'s surf-pop duo Best Coast blew up on everyone's radar in 2010 when they were one of the most blog-worthy bands around after releasing their debut LP Crazy for You. Then, last year they had an equally as powerful follow-up with The Only Place, ... More >>
Red Bull and Trees hosted the Mountain South Regional Finals of the Thre3Style DJ competition on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Five of the region's most talented DJ stars assembled in a battle for the right to represent the Mountain South Region at the National Finals in Los Angeles this April. With ... More >>
There's something fascinating and a little frightening about putting together a playlist for an event that is not you sitting in front of your computer in a bathrobe, refreshing Twitter. All the things you take for granted in the music you enjoy--the little background flourishes that charmed you onc ... More >>
The last month in music news has been a bit of a time machine, with the likes of David Bowie, Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake promising to dominate the music universe in 2013. Even without a single, you could sense the collective yearning building up across the Internet in reaction to Timberl ... More >>
Destiny's Child released their first major-label song on the soundtrack to Men in Black, which came out on CD, cassette, and MiniDisc; they became famous shortly before Monica Lewinsky. This is the kind of thing a pop star less secure than Beyonce wouldn't want to draw attention toward, which is one ... 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 >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes. In 1984, Linda Septien was performing opera in Italy. Inspired, she flew to Nashville to do her own recordings. "You suck," the producer told her. "You have no feeling at all." She put the brakes on and decided ... More >>
I sympathize with Kelly Rowland, I really do. It must suck being constantly overshadowed by your former Destiny's Child groupmate Beyoncé. Really: If Rowland cured cancer tomorrow, the story would probably be buried under another one about Beyoncé's breakfast.
After a year away from music, Mrs. Sean Carter is now looking to get back on the spotlight. Tracks from the 2008 release I Am... Sasha Fierce endured for a while. With "Video Phone," she pushed the gadget industry to include video phone functionality, which the iPhone eventually did. "Single La ... More >>
The Hood Internet, Yeahdef, Red SeanThe LoftJune 25, 2010 Better Than: sitting on the wall like you were Poindexter. Mattie StaffordSee the rest of the night's pics in our slideshow.Going to see Chicago's Hood Internet, I figured the crowd would be predominately college-age and looking for a par ... More >>
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth, North of the Dial style, with Denton-based, eclectic party-DJ, Joey Liechty aka Yeahdef. Liechty has been DJing for the past 7 years, and is the founder of '90s night, one of Denton's hottest dance nights, bringing people from Denton and Dallas ... More >>
BeyonceAmerican Airlines CenterJuly 5, 2009 Better than: Filming my own Youtube version of "Single Ladies." Dallas was lucky to have Beyonce stop by last night on her international "I Am" tour de force. From start to finish, the show was phenomenal: Not only was it a showcase of her powerful, ... More >>
Warped Tour at Superpages.com Center on Sunday, July 5Anti-Flag, Bad Religion and Less Than Jake headlined the 15th annual Warped Tour. For $40, it offered something for all types of Hot Topic-clad teenage rockers, from the roots of punk to the MySpace man of glamour, Jeffree Star. That's fierce... ... More >>
Get your asses to Bass Hall for Kenny Rogers
History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits
Saturday, April 5, at House of Blues
Proof that George Bush doesn't have a monopoly on luvin' the U.S. of A.
Judging by his huge remix portfolio, Junior Vasquez is a house music senior
Thursday, August 25, at the Gypsy Tea Room's Ballroom
Reality TV has turned Britney Spears, Bobby Brown, Howard Jones and INXS into fascinating punchlines
Chris Bell, bar anniversaries and the North Texas Rock Rally
Conduit Gallery gets older and better
Rhett Miller's The Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.
Or, how Eminem's new single spawned a dozen of the best (illegal) songs ever
When I Was Cruel (Island Def Jam)
In Search of N.E.R.D. (Virgin)
N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.
1st Born Second (Interscope) / 8701 (Arista) / Godmusic (V2)
Broken Silence (Def Jam)
KRBV's change in format causes barely a ripple in the airwaves
The Go-Go's, sweethearts of pop, move beyond old sins
Selected Notes on Music, 2000
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings
MTV and Rolling Stone pick the 100 greatest pop songs ever, "from The Beatles to the Backstreet Boys." We demand a recount.
The Monthly's music issue strikes a bum note
All we want for Xmas is Jessica's two front teats
Going steady with the singles of the summer
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying