On Wednesday in Denton, leading Snarky Puppy through a two hour set at Hailey's, Michael League dipped and waved his electric bass like a conductor's baton. He also led the band with series of grimaces, smiles, laughter and frowns, his facial expressions helping to punctuate musical phrases and sequ ... More >>
Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, casually dressed musicians took the stage for Highland Park ... More >>
Grupo Fantasma Friday, February 1, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, $10 It's impossible to stand still around the beats and horns of Austin's 10-piece Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma, who racked up a Grammy for their latest release, El Existential.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes. In 1984, Linda Septien was performing opera in Italy. Inspired, she flew to Nashville to do her own recordings. "You suck," the producer told her. "You have no feeling at all." She put the brakes on and decided ... More >>
Friday, March 30, at Southside Music Hall
Nancy Drew and the Mysterious Case of the Vibrating MailboxWhen a vibrator mysteriously ended up in my mailbox recently, I got scared. I checked my apartment for video cameras and recording devices. I asked friends if they were pulling a prank on me. Had I "accidentally" ordered one in the ea ... More >>
Bela FleckBanjo hero Bela Fleck has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to the often misunderstood stringed instrument that's now become a practical necessity to forming an indie hipster band. You see, in the 1970s and even into the 1980s, Fleck was a country guy. As a member of the New Gr ... More >>
Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at Rogers Will Memorial Center in Fort Worth
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
Steve VisneauPlay-N-SkillzDallas-based hip-hop super-producers Play-N-Skillz have wasted no time making good use of their G4 Muzik label's freshly created blog. Over the past few weeks, they've shared some new music, revealed that they're shooting a music video with Bun B in town today, and, well ... More >>
10. Funny, but I don't think Justin Timberlake is Banksy. Is he? 9. As far as early-year Super Bowls of industries go, give me football (Super Bowl), followed by music (Grammys), auto racing (Daytona 500) and movies (Oscars). 8. Original score? Original song? Sound mixing? Sound editing? En ... More >>
Speaking of local hip-hop bigwigs trying to make the most of Super Bowl weekend, two-time Grammy-winning Dallas production duo Play-N-Skillz released to iTunes yesterday its new single, a song scheduled to come on the brothers Juan and Oscar Salinas' upcoming EP release, Alter Egos. Here's the th ... More >>
Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music. While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>
Roderick PullumPlay-N-Skillz have reason to be smiling these days. Oscar and Juan Salinas, better known as Dallas' Own two-time Grammy-winning superproducers Play-N-Skillz, hosted a pair of MTV producers in their Deep Ellum studios on Friday evening as a group of eager young Latinas lined up for ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Didn't see much at'tall of The Grammys. But I see that Beyonce won six awards and Lady Gaga is an alien and Taylor Swift took the evening's biggest prize: Album of the Year. Swift also, however, apparently sang horribly on a "Rhiannon" duet with Stevie Nicks. Which c ... More >>
Cooler than the other side of the pillow.The formal press announcement concerning Erykah Badu's upcoming New Amerykah, Pt. II: Return of the Ankh release just came through the inbox and, well, some bad news: The disc, originally slated for a February 23 release, has had its date pushed back a mon ... More >>
The proud owners of a new major label imprint. Yesterday, two-time Grammy-winning Dallas hip-hop production duo Play-N-Skillz announced a deal it has signed with Universal Music Group urban imprint SRC/Universal to launch its own imprint, which will be called G4 Muzik. After the jump, the full pr ... More >>
See, hear and feel the legendary Loggins
Your decision: Marx or Secada?
Your decision: Marx or Secada?
Feel the bass at the HOB
Get a fantastic view of Peabo
Brave Combo brings another record into the world
See guns a-blazin' in Fort Worth
These musicians have the blues, but they're happy to be here
Tuesday, January 31, at the Granada Theater
Cory Helms benefit entertains and helps out; The Hourly Radio plays NYC showcase; rockin' women headed for Hailey's
Congrats to Brave Combo, finalists named in Ultra DJ contest, Erykah Badu hosts Jill Scott afterparty
Jack FM, Fatty Fest 2004 and Hard (Rock) Lessons
Chris Bell, bar anniversaries and the North Texas Rock Rally
Carl Finch and Brave Combo follow Grammy gold with The Process
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