This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
CD Source owner Lance Price says the Grammys still seem to be effecting who is rising to the t ... More >>
Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition.
By Jesse Sykes
As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--th ... More >>
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
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Alex Moore, Alex Moore
Barrelhouse pianist "Whistling" Alex Moore spent all of his life in Dallas, recording for Columbia in 1929, Decca in 1937, and RPM/Kent in 1951. During the '60s blues reviv ... More >>
I can't remember the first time I heard Levon Helm's voice. It's a warm, reassuring presence that's just always been there. During his career, it was a voice of the downtrodden and desperate, of a fun-lovin' rambler, and of a faithful farmer. Despite his Southern drawl, he was very much a voice of A ... More >>
Earlier today I spent as much time as I could, which wasn't anywhere near close to enough, listening to a song Wilco posted to YouTube late yesterday: the band performing The Band's "The Weight" backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, joined by show-opener Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples, who ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsWilco plays Denton tonight, and for those so inclined who don't yet possess ducats for the sold-out occasion, buck up: The band sent word yesterday that at noon today, remaining tickets for the University of North Texas appearance will be released right ... here. Good luck ... More >>
With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>
Levon Helm, Ray LaMontagne
Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie
November 11, 2010
Better than: watching my old Rick Danko instructional bass VHS tapes.
Levon HelmI don't know what's wrong with some people.
We've all been in a situation where we go to a show to see only one artist on a bill, and eith ... More >>