Unless you've got a teenage daughter -- or maybe if you are someone's teenage daughter -- you probably haven't paid much attention to Taylor Swift, the headlining performer in this weekend's biggest show. The young country superstar will be at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday night along ... More >>
Kathleen EdwardsCanada's Kathleen Edwards has, perhaps too quietly, put together one of the stronger collections of albums by any young artist in the past decade. After turning heads at SXSW in 2002, she released her debut, Failer, a vulnerable audio-diary that had people lazily drawing the typic ... More >>
For fans of country music here in North Texas, it's hard to imagine hitting the various bars and honky-tonks of our fine area without stumbling upon performances from folks such as Somebody's Darling, The Will Callers or Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos.
Aside from being among the area's ... More >>
The KillsGranada TheaterApril 19, 2011
Better than: sweating in a real sauna.The KillsThe early evening rain made for a swampy atmosphere at the Granada last night -- entirely appropriate for the greasy sonic assault of The Kills, who played to a packed house of ecstatic fans. On a stage made ... More >>
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and the NocturnalsPalladium ShowroomSeptember 23, 2010Better than: well, not beholding the power of music that can make a white man try to dance.Sharon Jones and her Dap-KingsLast night, an audience of about 600 people at the Palladium Showroom (former ... More >>
I guess everyone is either happy about getting a tax refund or bummed about paying out to Uncle Sam. Either way, the musical plate about town this weekend is sufficiently busy.First, the stuff covered in print: Murder by Death will be rattling listeners' bones at Rubber Gloves on Saturday night a ... More >>
With Pete down in Austin attending to all things SXSW, it falls to me to come up with some show recommendations for our area. And there's a lot of stuff going on. Tomorrow brings a Dillinger Escape Plan show to The Granada Theater, and Sunday is especially busy with 97.9's Car Show in Fair Park ... More >>
Over on NPR.com today, a real treat: The National Public Radio folks have posted a stream of the new Norah Jones track "Light As A Feather" for all to listen in on.It's a track of note because, for one, Jones didn't write it; rather, mercurial and prolific alt-country icon Ryan Adams did. And, li ... More >>
Mother's Day is nigh upon us--and c'mon, you can do better than some crappy (and sappy) card. It's time to give your mom a gift that reflects how you really feel about her. Now, she may not enjoy the following music-related gift ideas, but make sure you throw that gift receipt into the package befo ... More >>
Yelle turned her Emo's performance into an all-out dance party on Saturday night.Act: U-N-I, a backpacker hip-hop duo from Inglewood, California.Where: SpeakeasyWhat It Was Like: Stumbling into a nice surprise. There's a high energy feel and definite grittiness to U- ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08.
Picking the ... More >>