By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>
Dallas, what the hell? It is offensively cold outside. I don't appreciate it, and I don't want any part of it, but despite my wants or needs, the polar vortex has laid its wrath upon us with great vengeance and furious anger. I took my dog for a walk this morning, and even in double layers, I wanted ... More >>
Yesterday, an announcement was made that The Toadies major label debut, Rubberneck, will be reissued in April on Kirtland Records. Remastered for CD and vinyl with five unreleased bonus tracks, this is obviously a pretty big deal for longtime fans of the band. The band will head out on an anniversar ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day is still having an effect on the sales at local independent record shops; how ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>
Those Darlins perform at Rubber Gloves tonight.We've already had a busy week of shows, but that doesn't mean the weekend's shows will be spare. There's actually quite a few nice choices this weekend. Let's start by re-capping the oneswe've been mentioning all week.Tonight, Those Darlins will brin ... More >>
Tod Seelie St. Vincent (otherwise known as Annie Clark) is one step closer to releasing her full-length debut. Till then, an early Christmas present... Our pal Chris Cantalini at Gorilla vs. Bear today posts the latest from the greatest local singer going, Annie Clark (or St. Vincent, as she's b ... More >>
With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood
Elliott Smith officially becomes his generation's Nick Drake
I Break Chairs (Sub Pop)
Guided by Voices' Bob Pollard deals with a rough year the way he always does: writing songs
Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments
Revisiting the best local albums of 2000
Selected Notes on Music, 2000
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
We knocked over the stack of local releases and found eight you need to hear
Damien Jurado will be the first to tell you: He's not his tragic, razor-sharp songs
After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
Who had May in the pool? The Toadies' new album is finished.
DOMA 2000 (of course), Baboon takes it live; Elliot Smith helps The Toadies; and much, much more
One Ton brings the discipline; Vogler takes the Azz; Zac makes some corrections
With Mock Tudor, Richard Thompson proves you can go home again
Smog's Bill Callahan opens up for the finest album of his career
Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?
Elliott Smith on his new album, the Oscars, and why he needs a new favorite shirt
Mary Lou Lord nears the end of her 15 minutes