Christopher Todd Penn was a just a kid when he was held at knife-point in the bathroom of an Iron Maiden concert. He shouted "NO" and ran for his life, instead of giving up the goods. Later, after relocating to the area, he became more of a Tripping Daisy fan. Then he did merch for them. Now he's ... More >>
Mike MezeulDallas' Preteen Zenith make their live debut at GVB Fest. For more photos from the event, check out the slideshow.It's impossible to extricate the actual Preteen Zenith, a distorted-pop sextet with all of a week's worth of full-band practice under its belt before its first gig, from th ... More >>
wee see - collection one from Rolyn Barthelman on Vimeo.During Record Store Day last month, I took the 5-year-old who lives in my house to the Good Records all-day shindig, where one Julie Doyle slipped us a Polyphonic treat: a sneak peek at something called Wee See, about which Mrs. Tim DeLaughter ... More >>
Over on Unfair Park at the moment, Wilonsky's got the low-down on the latest project from Tim DeLaughter and Julie Doyle, a children's musical and visual affair called Wee See--a development which certainly must come as a shock to anyone familiar with the Polyphonic Spree's dark, NC-17 musical styl ... More >>
1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA
Going on a voting Spree: At bottom, Julie Doyle and Tim DeLaughter stump for Hillary Clinton before Saturday's senatorial district convention on the SMU campus. I spent Saturday serving as a delegate at the Fightin’ 16th Senatorial District’s Democratic Convention at SMU’s Moody Coliseum, and ... More >>
Big D music is on the road and in the movies
Hal Samples By now you likely know the Polyphonc Spree's third full-lengther, The Fragile Army, is due out in June on TVT records. You can hear a bit of it on the band's Web site; the song's called "Section 22 (Running Away)," if you're in need of some specifics. First impressions: Jesus Christ, t ... More >>
The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?
Free to do what he wants, Tim DeLaughter leads his new band on The Polyphonic Spree
New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War
One Ton brings the discipline; Vogler takes the Azz; Zac makes some corrections
Good Records opens for business
Benefits for a Daisy; Drive-In for a Spider Baby
Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren
The Daisy doesn't need a major label to keep making, and selling, its music
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?