How Bret Michaels turned fronting a rather mindless hair metal band into a multimedia career lasting nearly four decades is one of those mysteries that may never be solved. Belting out syrupy power ballads like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is one thing, but becoming a reality television star, screenwr ... More >>
Sometimes, introductions simply aren't necessary. That may be due to the enormity of the subject's status as a legend, or perhaps it can be credited to the fact that the artist doesn't need anyone to handle the talking for him. Both scenarios apply to the one and only Charlie Daniels. In the ... More >>
Drive-By Truckers, Centro-maticGranada TheaterSeptember 2Better than: "Freebird."Drive-By TruckersIn the Drive-By Truckers documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending, a young female fan jokes that she often wears diapers to DBT shows, just so she won't miss any of the show waiting in a bathroo ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Spike JohnsonSean KirkpatrickSean Kirkpatrick has been a busy fellow lately: His band, Nervous Curtains, opened for Destroyer last ... More >>
Marco Torres, Houston PressLadies Love Cool James Don't call it a comeback: Despite having been absent from performing in the hip-hop world for some time now, legendary rap originator LL Cool J has been around for years, rocking his peers and putting suckers in fear. And, at last night's Red Bull ... More >>
[Over these last few days of 2010, we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 5 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a stream of the track. Also after the jum ... More >>
"Annddd I Woullld Doo Annyything for Love..."To answer a question that may be gurgling in your mind: Yes, we are big Harry Potter fans. After the movies' scope became somehow more massive after Prisoner of Azkaban (and proceeded to assuage the loss we felt post-LOTR), we just couldn't help but be ... More >>
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is a chance for musicians to get a crash course in playing in a rock band. Whether your drumming skills are on par with Meg White's or somebody who can play "Pride & Joy" note-for-note in a dark corner of a Guitar Center, the intent of the camp is to become a better ... More >>
Khue BuiNo "Stairway To Heaven," bro.A musician's heaven can quickly turn into a musician's hell. If you need a new set of guitar strings or drumsticks, just head to that shining beacon of sundry rock and roll knick-knacks known as Guitar Center. It's a place where almost any piece of musical e ... More >>
As the contest dwindles, it seems the contestants were hailing from more specific locations.Casey James wasn't so much from Fort Worth, or Cowtown, as some folks call it. No, he's was from teensy Cool, Texas. Looks like the producers acknowledged that viewers are more likely to tune in if they se ... More >>
1100 Springs, Roger Alan Wade, Lucero & Shooter Jennings at MusInk's Second nightFair Park Centennial BuildingApril 10, 2010Better than: Watching the Rangers continue to fail to come anywhere near our already low expectations.Kevin TodoraLucero dirtied MusInk up a bit.Seeing a lively crowd en ... More >>
A look at 2010's most anticipated DFW album releases
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Deadly Syndrome, Family of the Year The Loft November 7, 2009Better than: nursing a bottle of wine while watching a Cheaters marathon. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Not the Polyphonic Spree, I swear.Underneath the disco ball at The Loft, the ... More >>
The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>
Classic lineup is back together, and that's about all that remains the same
Marques Haynes should be wealthy and celebrated. He was always content just to be the best.
Brightblack Morning Light packs its love for Southern soul into a California pipe
Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care
Laptop demolition, band self-destruction and the Eagle flies again (sort of)
Plus: Bad Medicine; Sack of Kittens
Kings of Leon grew up in the South, but not on Southern rock
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
[DARYL], Slowride supporting sorta new records
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are revolutionary producers. Now they're doing it for themselves.
Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis is back with a new album, a new attitude, and a mouthful of food
Wayne Toups tries to unite the worlds of Zydeco and Cajun music. Wait, they weren't already?
We'll try to write something good
After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell
Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?
Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?
Don't call Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys a blues band
Dallas blues history according to two who lived it
Guitarist Patrick Owen's career is in the toilet--and he couldn't be happier
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