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 >>
Summerland Tour WIth Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog South Side Ballroom, Dallas Friday, July 11, 2014 The 1990s and early 2000s weren't exactly the golden years of rock music, but that doesn't mean that there wasn't plenty of it. As bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden and Hole set out to ... More >>
So who's ready for B L A C K I E to scare some people at Good Records today? We certainly can't wait. If you weren't already going (to this one or the show tomorrow at Macaroni Island in Denton), please read the great Shea Serrano's excellent profile of the Houston artist, published in our sister pa ... More >>
Eric Grubbs76No Rest for the Wicked, 76, Here Holy Spain Double Wide Saturday, January 7 Better than: Listening to "live" records that were never recorded in front of live audiences. Saturday night at the Double Wide was a mixed bag that ran pretty late, even for a weekend show. A few minut ... More >>
I've spent the last couple of hours doing as suggested at the beginning of an excessive heat-warning wave: staying hydrated. With Bacardi Añejo, over ice, a great rum at a nice price. Also: listening to music, as the two often go together. Which reminds me: In the past year-plus spent rounding u ... More >>
Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>
Taylor MomsenIn yet another case of art imitating life, Taylor Momsen seems to be drawing inspiration from the trouble-making character she plays on The CW's Gossip Girl. In real life, Momsen has displayed quite the wild streak lately. Recent reports have shown her diva-like attitude on the set ... More >>
Oh, Billy!There was a time in our younger days when there simply was no bigger band than Smashing Pumpkins. Depending on who you ask, double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Saddness is either one of the greatest triumphs of the mid-'90s alt-rock boom or one of the most self-indulgent, overra ... More >>
HoleHouse of BluesJuly 7, 2010Better Than: The train wreck we anticipated. Way better, actually.All photos by Kevin TodoraCourtney Love still has it, kinda. Check Kevin's slideshow for more proof.The fans gathered at the House of Blues last night had every reason to expect an on-stage debacle fro ... More >>
Courtney LoveYesterday, I found out that I would have the opportunity today to speak to a member of Hole--and even "possibly Courtney Love," her publicist assured me. So I immediately got on the computer doing a little last-minute research, all the while wondering if she'd even call in the first ... More >>
Edgefest 2010Pizza Hut Park in FriscoMay 1, 2010Better than: watching the Kentucky Derby, although probably not if you were doing so from Churchill Downs' infield--because that's a party, folks.Phoenix headlined Edgefest's smaller stage on Saturday.Believe it or not, there was music at Pizza Hut ... More >>
Saturday, May 1, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, February 15, 2010... Courtney Love missed her first show with a new Hole due to a "squat riot."German girl-group members sure know how to make an impression.Knack frontman Doug Fieger has passed away.
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 20, 2009... One hit wonder, Harvey Danger, has called it a day. I guess the demand for "Flag Pole Sitta" isn't what it used to be... Even former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassists get the swine flu: Melissa Auf der Maur will do ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 18, 2009... Eddie Van Halen is suing Nike for copyright infringement. The legendary guitarist had the color scheme of his "Frankenstrat" copywritten, copyrighted, and a new pair of Nikes has a similar scheme on the sole of it's new shoes. To ... More >>
Grimaldi's Pizzeria3636 McKinney, Suite 190214-559-4611 Last night my ladyfriend and I decided on a pizza dinner at Grimaldi's in the West Village. If you haven't been yet, Grimaldi's is the first Dallas location of the chain which has served famously delicious coal-fired pizza pies to dudes like F ... More >>
Danny Moloshok/Blue Pixel for MBP 2006 Dallas' Zayra Alvarez is outta contention to join Supernova. We'd offer her our sympathies, if only we could figure out how that's supposed to be a bad thing. Those of you watching Rock Star: Supernova last night know that Zayra Watch 2006 has come to an end. ... More >>
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