The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>
At 39, Jonathan Wilson has already accomplished more than many people twice his age. As a musician, he has worked with everyone from Jackson Browne to Dallas' own Erykah Badu. Wilson has also produced recording sessions for the likes of Glen Campbell, Dawes and Father John Misty. And as a solo perfo ... More >>
JusticeWednesday, October 31, at Palladium Ballroom, $40Justice is sort of a gateway band for many younger electronic music fans. Their concise jams (I'm partial to their high-profile remix of Simian's "We Are Your Friends") make it easy to get on the dancefloor, which is essentially what is expecte ... 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 >>
Known as the bellowing frontman for alternative metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis shocked many when he released the Town Line EP earlier this year. Not only did it feature Lewis singing a collection of country-influenced songs, but the singer was insistent the project was not a one-shot endeavor. F ... More >>
Dallas disco cover band Le FreakA well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>
Jen Sorensen Frisco Rock CityFor two weekends in a row, the biggest show in town is in Frisco. There is, in fact, something fishy going on up there, and you can read about that here. While you're at it, make plans to attend the inaugural Oysterfest at Lochrann's Irish Pub and Eatery on Sat ... More >>
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job. More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>
I see here that tomorrow, the Landmark Commission's Fair Park Task Force has but one item on its agenda: putting new row numbers and seat number tags on the wood benches in the Fair Park Band Shell. Which may seem like small progress, but it signifies significant strides in terms of the city's ef ... More >>
The Park and Rec board's meeting at the Dallas Zoo today -- appropriate, since the highest-priced item on today's agenda involves the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, scheduled to reopen in September as The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park under the privately operated auspices of Dallas Zoo Manageme ... More >>
PhosphorescentBrooklyn-based Phosphorescent went from being an unknown indie poet scouring the globe and playing empty rooms to a critical darling almost overnight--many thanks to Willie Nelson. Matthew Houck, the man behind the moniker, made the risky decision to do an album of Nelson covers las ... More >>
Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>
With Pete down in Austin attending to all things SXSW, it falls to me to come up with some show recommendations for our area. And there's a lot of stuff going on. Tomorrow brings a Dillinger Escape Plan show to The Granada Theater, and Sunday is especially busy with 97.9's Car Show in Fair Park ... More >>
Glen Campbell plays the Nokia
Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston residents try to put the pieces back together
Thursday, February 21, at Glass Cactus, Grapevine
John Doe is more than the old flame of his old band
Lollipop Shoppe is bringing groovy back
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever. Just don't tell him that.
Population Me (Electrodisc/Audium)
Human Conditions (Hut/Virgin)
Darlingtons bass-less again; Vibrolux takes the stage once again; Deep Blue Something cracks the top 50
Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet
If she isn't careful, LeAnn Rimes could fade away before she's old enough to vote
This season's Christmas album offerings
Morrissey proves that he still matters
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that
Landmark local band packs it in
She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?
A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.
Two decades after stardom, John Nitzinger tries to prove he ain't "D.O.A."