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 >>
Dallas-based Executive Music Group squeaks by, one hit at a time.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rupert Murdoch's toy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not
It's finally dawned on record companies that they're screwed. But is it too late?
While the bottom drops out for the big boys, many locals are doing just fine
Bloggers say byte me
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 >>
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 >>
Dallas bloggers fan the flames and flame the fans of local music
At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.
Electronic Robin Hoods claim music file-swapping is an act of civil disobedience
The Grey Album (Self-released, sort of)
Patrice Pike goes solo, and she's better than she's ever been
Townes Van Zandt left behind great songs for people to fight over
Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 (Astralwerks)
This may be it for Lift to Experience
Now that's what I call music
Onstage and off, the Dixie Chicks changed the way they do business
On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do
Plus: Dear Mr. Cuban, Dork Knight Returns
Forget the Gloria Record's past. Just Start Here.
Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
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.
The elusive Beta Band turns cuckoo clocks and laser gunshots into definition-dodging sounds that -- somehow -- make perfect sense
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
Dallas hip-hop 1997
He had 78 hits spanning five decades and revolutionized country music. Now, Fort Worth's Hank Thompson gets a new green light.
Tommy Quon and goldfinger found out that Dallas is no rapper's paradise
Alejandro Escovedo still finds inspiration in guilt and family
Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream