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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Danced on the Grave of Country at Gexa on Saturday

    Jason Aldean With Florida Georgia Line Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Saturday, October 25, 2014 Ebola causes you to leak fluids from your body's orifices and bleed internally until your body starts to slowly shut down. Then you die from a combination of low blood-pressure and organ failure. If you h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Ludacris: An Appreciation

    This is a statement that your brain will reflexively disagree with but also one that it will eventually accept as truth: Ludacris is one of rap's greatest and most unstoppable guest-verse performers of all time, and, despite his millions of album sales and shelf full of awards, remains somehow under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Ten Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 20-26

    I'm not gonna lie, you guys, Robert Plant is one of my longtime idols, so anything below the blurb that Gavin Cleaver wrote below about him and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, is purely filler (KIDDING!). The important thing here is that Robert Plant is legend. He is coming to town. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Best of Texas' DJs Competed at the Red Bull Thre3style Regional Final at Trees: Photo Essay

    Red Bull and Trees hosted the Mountain South Regional Finals of the Thre3Style DJ competition on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Five of the region's most talented DJ stars assembled in a battle for the right to represent the Mountain South Region at the National Finals in Los Angeles this April. With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2013

    Cat Power at South Side Music Hall, 1/25/13: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Do you want to know if Chan Marshall imploded last night at South Side Music Hall? The line to get in the place spills out of the long alley in front of the door and into the industrial blacktop that surrounds the complex. The crowd is whoever: pretty people and people who look more like me, peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    LeBron James Partied at Zouk for Jerry Brown Last Night, at an Event Called "Fade to Black"

    Late yesterday we told you about a bizarre event that popped up on Dallas' nightlife calendar: a party at the nightclub Zouk, hosted by LeBron James and apparently designed to honor Jerry Brown, the Cowboys practice-squadder who died in a drunk-driving accident. The event drew all sorts of red flag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Here's What an SMU Sorority Party Playlist Looks Like

    See also: Ten songs to accompany very specific dorm-room scenarios The first weekend of the SMU school year is here, which means some of our local co-eds, the ones blessed with those elusive hosting genes, will spend today pestering of-age classmates for booze, hiding their valuables and vacuuming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Top 10 Modern Hip-Hop Ad-Libs

    Throughout hip-hop's history, rappers have sought to distinguish themselves through a variety of methods. While some have focused exclusively on lyrical content, others have focused on style and cadence. As of late, hip-hop has experienced a fundamental shift from an emphasis on substance to an emph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    An Open Letter to Zouk

    Dear Zouk, Friday, I had the strange pleasure of gracing your door, though I did have some idea of what I might be in for. Moments after I posted the announcement that you were hosting Drake, not just for an after-party but a ticketed club performance, my Twitter feed received multiple replies war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Steve Aoki Talks Production Skills, Badminton and Tacos

    Electro house musician Steve Aoki is much more than your run-of-the-mill remixer. Besides running the influential Dim Mak record label, Aoki also owns two restaurants, works with artists as diverse as Duran Duran and Drake, has a clothing line, invented his own brand of headphones and plays more tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    In Defense of ... LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"

    I'm guessing most people who read my "The Problem With..." column think that I loathe all pop music as processed drivel that appeals to the unwashed masses. Well, believe it or not, I actually like a lot of that drivel. Hence this new column, "In Defense of...," which will highlight some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    The Problem With... Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home"

    It looks like Jason Derulo is revving up for the release of a new album. Not only that, but, fun fact: He's from Miami and looks like a skinny LeBron James. Oh, joy.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Green Bay's Charles Woodson Goes Long on Price With His Wine

    ​Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been making the rounds this week, sharing his winery's TwentyFour Cabernet Sauvignon with Dallas drinkers. Woodson's already appeared at Ocean Prime, Veritas and Kenichi. Celebrity wines aren't unusual: Martha Stewart, Lil Jon, Peggy Fleming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Picture Show: Zouk Kicked Off Super Bowl Week Last Night With Lil Jon. What? YEAH!

    All photos by Roderick PullumCheck out more crunk shots of Lil' Jon in Roderick's slideshow​Before the sleet made the roads look like a scene from The Mighty Ducks, legendary crunkmaster and rapper Lil Jon held a Super Bowl week kickoff party last night at Zouk. This, of course, is the first of ma ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Young Jeezy

    Saturday, November 27, at Palladium Ballroom

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Watch: Play-N-Skillz Show Bun B Around Dallas For Trill OG's Latest Single, "Ridin Slow."

    Bun B​A few weeks back, on the same weekend when Dallas-based super-producers Play-N-Skillz were hosting auditions for their in-development MTV reality show, the Brothers Salinas also welcomed a Texas hip-hop legend and long-time collaborator to town. Turns out Juan and Oscar Salinas, who produced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 23: DJ WISHFM

    ​Wade Randolph Hampton, aka DJ WISHFM, is seasoned at his craft. The DJ/booker/promoter and now, band manager, has been spinning for 25 years at this point. Never one to slow down, Hampton books for The W's rooftop club, Ghostbar, serves as that club's resident DJ, and manages popular local acts i ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    June 7, 2010

    Today In Music News: RZA Sees Wu-Tang On Broadway, Lil' Jon Comes Back And Lady Gaga Fans Get Angry

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, June 8, 2010...RZA wants to take Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers to broadway. Lil' Jon has come back to get y'all crunked up!Apparently fans of Lady Gaga don't really dig on cannibalism.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 4: Killtron

    ​Joel Trujillo, Jr. is better known around town as Killtron, and he's been playing party-jams in the Metroplex since 2005. He got his start by listening to "Energy," a segment on nonprofit listener-supported station KNON, catching the show at every opportunity he had, eagerly listening in, and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Watch: Play-N-Skillz -- "Xxpensive"

    Dallas natives and brothers Juan and Oscar Salinas, who combine to form Play-N-Skillz, have won a couple Grammy awards. And, in case you forgot as much, they're happy to remind you a couple times in the above video.Of course, that's not the sole purpose of its creation (though, certainly, it appear ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    Dallas Hip-Hop: Swagger Like Us

    Local artists make waves with D-Town Boogie, but the real test comes in 14 months

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Night Moves: Lil Jon at Ghostbar

    Caity Colvard “Bling Bling” and “Krunk Ain’t Dead” are two terms I’m not exactly familiar with. However, Wednesday night, the Ghostbar was packed with girls, grillz, and ghetto fabulousness as Lil Jon spun some tracks just, seemingly, because. Lil Jon of “Yeah," “Snap Yo Fingers ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Fox News Akin To Southern Rap

    Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    TVT Records Bankruptcy Hits Close To Home; Hal Samples, Others Owed Thousands

    When TVT Records filed for bankruptcy back in late February, it was easy to figure out what it would mean for artists on the label's roster, like Dallas' own The Polyphonic Spree: no more label obligations, monies owed, etc. But the fallout for those owed money by the label, which, it should be note ... More >>

  • Music

    March 27, 2008

    Free From TVT Records, Pitbull is Biting Back

    The Cuban-American hip-hop star is eyeing a big future

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007

    Happy to Be Up in Addison

    See a suburban West Side Story

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Gee Whiz

    Enough of the sheltered columnists writing about the recent El Angel shooting. Hear what a real Dallas DJ thinks.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Steve Blow Is an Idiot

    Is this man to blame for a shooting downtown over the weekend? Doubtful. Don't tell Steve Blow, though. About that headline...I've felt that way for some time, but I've never cared enough to go on the record and say so. Now, Steve Blow has gone and blamed a murder on rap lyrics. Actually, the Dallas ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Sufjan Stevens

    The Avalanche ( Asthmatic Kitty)

  • Music

    March 30, 2006


    My Ghetto Report Card (Reprise/BME)

  • Home Entertainment

    November 17, 2005
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    December 30, 2004

    Last Call

    In which we discuss the highs, the lows--and all the crap that came between

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Out of Africa

    Kwanzaa is community, not characters and catchphrases

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    The Rap Sheet

    What's crunk, what's bootleg and what do those words mean anyway?

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Wake Up!

    A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    The Yin and the Yang

    Is there a method to the madness of Atlanta's most bizarre rap duo?

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Mission Accomplished

    Wrapping up the North Texas New Music Festival; plus, The Beat turns one