He's played music in front of 25,000 people, opening for Styx, and cooked for folks like Johnny Winter, Butthole Surfers (we don't even wanna know what they ordered), ZZ Top and more recently, as part of his sweet new gig as the head cuisine honcho at Sundown at Granada, actor Will Ferrell. He also ... More >>
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Wendell Sneed has toured with Wilson Pickett, Etta James, The Chi-Lites and played in Dallas funk band the Soul Seven, but more recently, he's been working with the Dallas Music of Art, and hosts Jazz in the Atrium, their long-runnin ... More >>
Five Best Performances
1. Jennifer Hudson
Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>
The Kessler Theater
Friday, January 27
Shelby Lynne does things her way, and that's how it was Friday at The Kessler. She has a voice that rivals anyone in terms of control, clarity and power, with a honeyed Southern twang used to good effect. She applies that amazing instrument to her ... More >>
‚ÄčLast night, I got a text from Peter Schmidt, who could not believe I've never written about a short-lived 1966 TV show called The !!!! Beat, hosted by iconic Nashville deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen. Wrote Peter, who'd come across it yesterday after a lunchtime discussion about Etta James turned up an ... More >>
Much like Loretta Lynn, who we featured today, Etta James endured her share of hardships in order to become the blues and R&B phenom she did. That voice could peel paint off the walls, in the best way possible. If you don't get goosebumps when you hear "At Last," I don't want to know you.
After ba ... More >>
‚ÄčA lot of people are home for Thanksgiving nursing food hangovers and hanging out with family, which explains why most of this weekend's shows are from local acts. That doesn't mean there aren't some big shows happening this weekend, like the one from Dallas' own Demi Lovato tomorrow at Verizon Th ... More >>
Flo Rida has only become more and more interchangeable and average since he transitioned from R&B party music like 2008's "Low" to poppish party music like 2009's "Right Round." At this point, he oughta change his name to Cam Ofloj. Or something similar.
Gaelic StormAs usual, your weekly roundup of new concert listings. Just a heads up on Cowboy Mouth, they gave short notice for their May 29 show.
Fans of acoustic and Americana should definitely make Gaelic Storm a priority when they come through in a couple months. If you've never heard of them, ... More >>
Drummer and vocalist Cedric Burnside, grandson of the late, great blues guitarist R.L. Burnside, brings his brand of funk-infused delta blues to the House of Blues tomorrow night for a free 9 o'clock show in the venue's restaurant. The 30-year-old Burnside, who grew up playing in juke joints and st ... More >>