From Keith Richards and his swagger to Jimmy Page with his operatic solos, sexy guitarists have been dominating our minds for more than four decades now, causing fans to riot as if the guitarist itself exuded something magical. In the '50s, Beatle-mania forced police to wear riot gear while thousand ... More >>
Established musicians composing film scores is nothing new. Some of the best scores of the last 50 some odd years have come from pop stars: Dylan's score for Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Danny Elfman's whole career and Queen's legendary Flash Gordon score. With the rise of various indie studios worl ... More >>
Go Fly a Kite (The Noise Company)
Annabel MehranSt. VincentThis is the weekend of St. Vincent. In fact, someone ought to make it a local holiday because it's going to be pretty difficult to escape the songstress over the next few days. She's set to perform in town three different times. On Saturday and Sunday night, she'll perfor ... More >>
Don't forget, ungrateful and forgetful children: Mother's Day is this weekend.Fortunately, though, it's still two days off. And, if you're pressed for a gift idea or two, you still have time to pick up one of these special musical options for the lady who brought you into this world.
Last night, this season's remaining 50 Idol contestants left the City of Angels for the City of Sin and began working on Beatles classics in pairs and trios. Vocal coaches were essentially flogging them with barbed critiques during rehearsal and in what I assume was meant to be a cute montage, an ... More >>
Tuesday's not quite as busy as last night, but there are still a few interesting events to take in this evening.
Not the craziest Tuesday night we've ever seen, no. But there are at least two cool touring shows coming through tonight. And, for a third option, you can help a favorite local act kick off its own tour.
Randy Galloway, Evan Grant and I received an e-mail at 4:20 this morning from Spirit of Shankly organizer Paul Gardner, in which he writes that a fans' protest before Liverpool FC's Sunday-afternoon match against Arsenal kept the owners out of Anfield: "Tom Hicks was turned away a few hundred yar ... More >>
Tony DubeMatt Cusson's getting honored tomorrow night. Granted, this is hardly a local story--but it's kinda interesting, and it's happening tomorrow night at the Meyeson Symphony Center so cha-ching!Anyway: At tomorrow night's Brian McKnight show at the Meyerson, McKnight will present his tour supp ... More >>
History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits
Angelou leads many powerful voices
Clapton plays in white at the AAC
Lay all your love on Mamma Mia!
Thursday, June 29, at the Double Wide
Deep Ellum comes alive in the daylight
This American voice steps out of the studio
If you think Dallas' music scene is slipping, then you're obviously missing the shows
Pocket Sandwich's bah humbug
Friends mourn the loss of Dallas' Mayhem
Annie Leibovitz makes a permanent mark
Young detectives gear up for a challenge
Have You Fed the Fish? (ARTISTdirect/XL Recordings)
Our writers clean out the CD bin
Ethniko swimming in mediocre waters
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Bigotry by Any Name, Kind of Wack, Straight Shot
The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly
"Autobiography" and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
Lovelorn misfits across the pond go walking through an insightful Wonderland
Kitchen Dog flashes deadly fangs in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
The Closer You Get delivers only the half monty
Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died
For those about to rock, we salute AC/DC