Destiny's Child

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Salt-N-Pepa Are Coming Back, but Dallas' DJ Spinderella Isn't Going Anywhere

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Deidra "Dee Dee" Roper, better known as DJ Spinderella, of the '90s hip-hop girl group S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 5/6 - 5/18

    It's about time Dallas has a throwback weekend, don't you think? Well, even if you don't think so, that's a good part of what you're going to get. From here to Choctaw Casino, bands who had their day in that exciting epoch of history between the 1970s and the '90s will be swarming the North Texas ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, May 12 - 18

    Another weekend come and another weekend gone. Hopefully we all spent some quality time with our beloved mothers yesterday, having most likely spent all day Saturday doing some quality day drinking. (Or maybe we were just day drinking with our mothers.) It was perfect weather for both, in fact. Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Demi Lovato at Verizon Theater: How Young is Too Old for This?

    At about 2 p.m., I decided to purchase tickets to Demi Lovato at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. Because why not? Now, I knew my friend and I would be some of the oldest people there sans parents, but we didn't know just how old we would feel. I was too lazy to print out our tickets, so we had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    11 Things That Need To Happen At My Funeral

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person that I cared about. While I am of course hap ... More >>

  • Music

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    The Eight Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, December 12-18

    Dallas is currently undergoing one of the busiest concert seasons in some time. Between the KISS FM Jingle Ball, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and next week's Jay-Z show- the good folks over at Ticketmaster are certainly earning their Christmas bonuses this year. In the midst of arena-tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Beyonce at American Airlines Center, 12/9/13: Review

    Beyonce is somewhere near her eighth outfit of the night, and the fabric of this one is made to look like so many brass pipes. She's singing "Crazy in Love," which is appropriate, because no one has ever resembled a human horn section as much as Beyonce on "Crazy in Love." This is the grand finale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    The State Fair of Texas: This Year's 11 Best Concerts

    Another Texas State Fair is upon us and when you're not trying to stuff as much fried, doughy goodness into you or riding any number of spinning rides hoping said dough won't unexpectedly leave your body, you might want to take a breather and listen to some music. It's just like food, except when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Your Guide to Fall in Dallas

    Those 9 p.m. sunsets are creeping closer and closer to a reasonable hour. The heat stays but something about the sticky September afternoons reminds us of summer's conclusion. Whatever magic it brings is dwindling. The school zones have lit up, those of us with summer vacations have bid them adieu a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2013
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    May 20, 2013

    "Crazy In Love," Beyonce's Coronation Anthem, Turns 10 Years Old

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 16, 2013
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    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Five of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Best Coast, The Octopus Project, Brad Paisley and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Who Played at the Presidential Inauguration Ball? Everybody who Could Offend Nobody

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Justin Timberlake "Suite & Tie" is a Boring Rehash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    The Destiny's Child Comeback is Proof: Beyonce is the Invincible Pop Star

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Vocal Coach Linda Septien Is In the Business of Making Stars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    The Problem With... Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 7: Yeahdef

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Last Night: Beyonce at American Airlines Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: Less Than Jake, Beyonce, Demi Lovato, Rhett Butler

    Warped Tour at 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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Don't Take Your Love to Town

    Get your asses to Bass Hall for Kenny Rogers

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    What No. 1 Songs Tell Us About Inaugurations

    History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Haste the Day, Sick Puppies

    Saturday, April 5, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Patriot Acts

    Proof that George Bush doesn't have a monopoly on luvin' the U.S. of A.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006


    B-Day (Sony)

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Judging by his huge remix portfolio, Junior Vasquez is a house music senior

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2006

    Roy Williams Likes it Slow

    This is how Kelly Rowland felt when Roy Williams called off their engagement. More or less. There's a piece about Destiny's Child Kelly Rowland's busted nuptials with Dallas Cowboy defensive end Roy Williams in the new issue of Vibe Vixen, the ladies-first version of hip-hop bible Vibe. And what do ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Little Brother

    Thursday, August 25, at the Gypsy Tea Room's Ballroom

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Go Ahead, Tear Us Apart

    Reality TV has turned Britney Spears, Bobby Brown, Howard Jones and INXS into fascinating punchlines

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Chris Bell, bar anniversaries and the North Texas Rock Rally

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Almost Legal

    Conduit Gallery gets older and better

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Miller's Crossing

    Rhett Miller's The Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Without Clearance

    Or, how Eminem's new single spawned a dozen of the best (illegal) songs ever

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Bilal / Usher / Chocolate Genius

    1st Born Second (Interscope) / 8701 (Arista) / Godmusic (V2)

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Out & About

    Destiny's Child

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    KRBV's change in format causes barely a ripple in the airwaves

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Bless This Mess

    The Go-Go's, sweethearts of pop, move beyond old sins

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Five for Fighting

    Selected Notes on Music, 2000

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Listen Up

    Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?

  • Music

    December 21, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    100 Bullets

    MTV and Rolling Stone pick the 100 greatest pop songs ever, "from The Beatles to the Backstreet Boys." We demand a recount.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Texas weakly

    The Monthly's music issue strikes a bum note

  • Calendar

    December 9, 1999

    Yule be sorry

    All we want for Xmas is Jessica's two front teats

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Summer suns and some aren't

    Going steady with the singles of the summer

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