It's been nearly a four-year wait on the new Santigold album, Master of My Make-Believe, which is set to drop on May 1 via Downtown Records. On the new album, Santigold's impressive blend of hip-hop and dance music has been bolstered by production from Diplo, Dave Sitek of TV On the Radio and Nick Z ... More >>
A friend directed my attention to something entirely unrelated on Kickstarter, where I stumbled across this intriguing item: Square Dance: A Community Project, which the organizers -- Leila Grothe and Cynthia Mulcahy -- are billing as a "public art project." Which is how you have to bill an event ju ... More >>
Steve VisneauTrue WidowIt's been three years since local slow-grinding act True Widow released their self titled debut album to local acclaim. But their debut grabbed the attention of Kemodo Records, who signed the band just last year. And now they are poised to release their follow up, the ridic ... More >>
If nothing else, Michael Cera is cooler than Danny Masterson, right?After announcing last week the addition of another 135 bands to its bill, you'd think the folks up at Denton's 35 Conferette might need a breather -- or, I dunno, maybe some time to focus on the actual logistics of the fest, sinc ... More >>
Big things happening today in the world of 35 Conferette -- bigger news, even, than the fact that the-festival-formerly-known-as-North-by-35 now has an actual website to call its own (!). Bigger, too, than the really awesome web teaser/advertisement that the fest's organizers have created to promote ... More >>
A few weeks ago, backstage at the Granada Theater during the Dallas Observer Muic Awards, I mentioned to Paul Slavens how much I love his Sunday-night show on KERA-FM (90.1). Then I spent the next 20 minutes bitching about how it's such a damned shame that KERA doesn't play music except during those ... More >>
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Drew Phelps finally gets Round To It; The Meat Helmets decay away
Matthew Duncan made an amazing record. Then he had no idea what to do with it.
A free-jazz disciple gets the last laugh
Erotic D looks Beyond 2000
After a brief setback, local prodigy is again on track