Before the storm of best of lists start hitting the blogs, I wanted to take a second to put aside the artistic merit aspect of the year in review, and take a look at what happened in the cultural landscape of rap music. Some of these albums were really good, some of them were really not, but all of ... More >>
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Tom Morningstar's art can be seen adorning the walls of a few Gaston-area spots of Deep Ellum: The Elbow Room, Big-E's Convenience Store (killers tacos there, by the way), ... More >>
Margot and the Nuclear So and So'sMarget & The Nuclear So and So's have been making their signature indie folk chamber pop since 2005, and although they have garnered critical acclaim and respect for their songwriting from us, they haven't been so successful financially. Considering that they ... More >>
For reasons unknown, 4 Reasons Unknown was the first of the Deep Ellum bands to land on MTVSure, this week's selection from the June 17-23 edition of the Observer is a bit of a calendar stretch that would have been better suited for last week, but, whatever, these archived issues don't tend to fa ... More >>
What has drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott of Arlington's canon metal band Pantera been up to of late? Setting up for a stampede, turns out: His metal supergroup, Hellyeah, announced last week some new tour dates. Oh, and there's this: The band is also finishing up recording Stampede, the followup to its 2 ... More >>
Two quick follow-ups to yesterdays items on Jessica Simpson, then back to talking about things that actually matterFirst, according to MSNBC, a source close to Jessica said Simpson saw Eminem's "We Made You" video yesterday and was none too pleased. Shocking, I know. "Of course Jess finds it annoyi ... More >>