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  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Toby Keith, Large Segment of the Music Industry Are Suing a Tiny North Texas Bar

    A half hour south of Fort Worth and a couple of miles down a narrow Farm-to-Market road near Alvarado, you'll find the Turkey Creek Bar & Grill. It's an easy-going place with a dirt parking lot, corrugated roof and a generous front porch. You could almost call it a honky-tonk, but it's probably fair ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    Big Little Label

    Dallas-based Executive Music Group squeaks by, one hit at a time.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    America: Meet Spotify, Europe's Successful Foray Into The Future of Free(ish) Music...

    ​Americans are understandably wary of sites that offer free music. For the past decade, we've seen site after site go in and out of favor, sometimes quickly. We got excited about Napster back in 2001, but after all the foolishness that ensued in the wake of its demise, we're quick to give the side ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Clearing Out The Mailroom: Monday, November 1, 2010

    ​We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Bertell (Houston, TX) Goin Hard (EMI) We often get some odd items sent to u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    This Afternoon at NX35: Digital Downloads Are Ruining Everything!

    ​What: From the Physical to the Digital PanelWhere: Dan's SilverleafTime: 3 p.m.In his keynote, Steve Albini mulled the ephemeral nature of digital media files over physical. It is on this point that the 3 p.m. panel at Dan's Silverleaf elaborated. The panel featured May Carpenter (associate profe ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009
  • Music

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008

    Wanna Be MySpace Music's CEO?

    Rupert Murdoch's toy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    How Major Labels Vie for a Comeback

    It's finally dawned on record companies that they're screwed. But is it too late?

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Label Mates

    While the bottom drops out for the big boys, many locals are doing just fine

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Ay, Anonymous

    Bloggers say byte me

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Local Hip-Hop Label Now Has Serious Clout, Courtesy EMI

    If you visit the MySpace page for local hip-hop label Clout Records, you'll find there an invite for tomorrow night's press conference at the downtown Hyatt Regency, where the label's CEO, Corey Cleghorn, will formally announce his new distribution deal with the mammoth EMI Records. Or you could jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Rock Star? OK, Whatever.

    Zayra Alvarez played the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2005. That's much cooler than being on a TV show trying out for Tommy Lee's band. Seriously. Rock Star: Supernova debuts on CBS July 5 and features some dozen hopefuls vying for a spot in an "all-star" band with Tommy Lee and ex-of-Metallica J ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Plugged In

    Dallas bloggers fan the flames and flame the fans of local music

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Star Factory

    At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Screwing the Man

    Electronic Robin Hoods claim music file-swapping is an act of civil disobedience

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    DJ Danger Mouse

    The Grey Album (Self-released, sort of)

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    All Grown Up

    Patrice Pike goes solo, and she's better than she's ever been

  • Culture

    November 13, 2003

    Dead, Not Buried

    Townes Van Zandt left behind great songs for people to fight over

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Richard X

    Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Lift Off

    This may be it for Lift to Experience

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    End Hits

    Now that's what I call music

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Home Free

    Onstage and off, the Dixie Chicks changed the way they do business

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Don't Know How

    On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Now Hear This

    Plus: Dear Mr. Cuban, Dork Knight Returns

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Record Players

    Forget the Gloria Record's past. Just Start Here.

  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz

  • Music

    August 10, 2000


    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    You Beta, you bet

    The elusive Beta Band turns cuckoo clocks and laser gunshots into definition-dodging sounds that -- somehow -- make perfect sense

  • 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

    January 15, 1998

    Real McCoy or decoy?

    Dallas hip-hop 1997

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    Honky-Tonk Man

    He had 78 hits spanning five decades and revolutionized country music. Now, Fort Worth's Hank Thompson gets a new green light.

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    The Hip-Hop Hustle

    Tommy Quon and goldfinger found out that Dallas is no rapper's paradise

  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Trial by fire

    Alejandro Escovedo still finds inspiration in guilt and family

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    King of the mild frontier

    Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Myth, martyr, musician

    With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream

  • Music

    December 8, 1994