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    November 20, 2013

    Help! Our Drummer is An Egomaniac!

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus is Coming to Dallas

    No one is safe from Miley Cyrus. Sure, you could blow up your computer and find your way in the world with nothing but a compass and a flip phone, but she'll just come to you. Miley has announced a 2014 tour that includes a Dallas show at American Airlines Center on March 12. Tickets are on sale Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Today's Sign the Apocalypse Is Nigh: Redneck Heaven Is Getting Its Own Reality Show

    Get More: Big Tips Texas, Full Episodes We don't know Jenni's last name. We don't know if she went to business school. We just know that she's the marketing coordinator for Redneck Heaven and that she's a genius. How else to explain the enormous number of pixels devoted here and elsewhere to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Three Things The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards Results Can Tell Us About Pop Music Right Now

    The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards were handed out on Thursday, March 13, and though it was happening right in Austin I'll forgive you for not noticing. In any case I'm not sure how you can have an awards show at SXSW without handing out a prize for Least Essential Social Media App To Receive Venture Capit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Joyce Manor's Matt Ebert On What To Do When Your Amp Is On Fire

    It's easy to think four-piece Joyce Manor is a local band. They make their third appearance in the area this year on Sunday at Dada with Hate Your Friends, Hop Along and Fairbanks. We caught up with bassist Matt Ebert on his experiences playing in the area, an imaginary show with OFF!, and their wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Cedars Open Studios Exposed the Day-to-day of Local Artists

    On Saturday, as a part of the 9th annual Cedars Open Studios, more than 60 artists provided the opportunity to share a little insight into their own creativity by opening up their studios to the public. Complete with food, music, and of course, wine, most studios were at capacity with the steady flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Ten Best Music Videos Banned by MTV

    ​MTV has gotten some flack for censorship over the course of its 30 years on the air. The station, in addition to helping proliferate the music video concept, is equally known, it seems, for bleeping words, playing only censored versions of certain videos, relegating racy videos to late-night pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Music Shows We Wish MTV Still Aired

    ​At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake got on the mic and pleaded with MTV to "play more videos!" Timberlake's sentiment was hardly a new one. The station switched from heavily playing music videos to being a reality TV-based network in the early 2000s -- shortly after the old for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Ten Biggest Dallas-Related MTV Moments

    ​As you've no doubt figured out by now, MTV turned 30 years old today. Indeed, that's a formidable amount of time -- enough, for sure, for almost entity to leave a mark.And, for sure, MTV has made plenty of marks. But beyond its ground-breaking debut as a music-centric cable station and past, eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Early Look: Play-N-Skillz-Coached Episode of MTV's Made Set To Air Tomorrow Afternoon

    Steve VisneauPlay-N-Skillz​Juan and Oscar Salinas, the Grammy-winning production duo and brothers behind the Play-N-Skillz moniker, have a lot going on these days: a lawsuit against Lil Wayne; a recently released mixtape and single (with Bun B) to promote; a new mixtape on the way; a celebratory M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Picture Show: Play-N-Skillz Start Auditions For Their In-Development MTV Reality Show

    Roderick PullumPlay-N-Skillz have reason to be smiling these days.​ Oscar and Juan Salinas, better known as Dallas' Own two-time Grammy-winning superproducers Play-N-Skillz, hosted a pair of MTV producers in their Deep Ellum studios on Friday evening as a group of eager young Latinas lined up for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Dallas' Play-N-Skillz Are Getting An MTV Reality Show--And Want You Be On It, Maybe!

    Steve VisneauP-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-play-N-Skillz!​I was lucky enough to spend some QT with Dallas hip-hop super-producers (not to mention two-time Grammy winners) Play-N-Skillz last week on the set of Tum Tum's new music video for his Salinas brothers-produced track "Smoke Something" off his excellent n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Neon Indian's Gravy Train Keeps Rolling, Now With Moby and MTV's Stamps of Approval.

    Neon Indian's Alan Palomo. And, before you ask: Yes, those are his real eyes.​The red-hot promo train just keeps rolling for the North Texas-bred Neon Indian, whose next stop back here at home will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at the Granada Theater.On Friday, the band (Alan Palomo, Ronnie Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Today In Music News: UMG Pulls Videos, Mellencamp Gets Awesome Opener And Bieber Gets Pwned

    Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 29, 2010...Like the rest of the major labels, Universal Music Group continues to act like a bunch of bitchy little girls as they pulled all their videos from MTV's web sites.  But, considering MTV rarely airs music videos, it may not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    The O's To Have Three Songs On Tonight's Season Premiere of 16 and Pregnant

    Steven VisneauThe O's putt from the rough.​...or so this here press release we just received from Idol Records' Erv Karwelis says. We'd watch and see for ourselves but we generally try to avoid shows like 16 and Pregnant, which seem to imply the impending apocalypse and/or inspire things like teen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Tonight on MTV, the Trip Thorugh Dallas That Helped Change Artist Sam Fuller's Life

    The Buried Life - MTV ShowsTonight MTV's The Buried Life -- a show about four Canadians, I believe, crossing things off their to-do list -- takes a detour to Dallas, where the lads meet up with artist Sam Fuller, who, at the time, was living on the streets while bouncing in and out of the Austin Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Dem Southernfolkz's "The Message" Earns MTV Jams' Approval

    Congratulations to the soulful area hip-hoppers in Dem Southernfolkz, who this morning saw their video for "The Message" get MTV's approval for rotation on its MTV Jams channel. It's the band's first video to earn airplay on one of the cable station's many subsidiary channels--but, if the band has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Bright Pop Up On MTV's Mini-Show Valemont. But, Wait, There's More?

    So there's this MTV mini-show called Valemont, which I think is about vampires on college campuses or something? How unlike MTV to cash in on a trend like that...Back on topic: According to a press release that just popped up in our inboxes, DFW's own The Bright, no strangers to being placed on MTV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    The Secret Handshake Does It All For You (and The Real World, too).

    Clearly, because it's been two months, and hence far too long, since a local artist's song popped up on an MTV reality show, the folks at The Real World: Cancun threw us a bone this week when, during one of the lighter scenes in a dragging, but "very special episode" (this week, we learned  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Today In Music News: MTV Confirms Stunt, Up-And-Comers Go On Tour, Elektra Records Re-Opens Its Doors

    Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 3, 2009... A writer for the MTV Movie Awards has confirmed that the Bruno ass-in-Eminem's-face stunt was staged. Noooooo! MTV would never script any show they produce!  Two of hip-hop's biggest up-and-comers are joining forces on a joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Green River Ordinance Runs To The Hills...Again.

    Green River OrdinanceSomeone at MTV sure must like Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance, 'cause, on Sunday night, the fellas in the band saw not one, but a whopping two songs played on the season finale of the channel's not-quite-reality show, The Hills: "Out of My Hands," which got some early ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Green River Ordinance To Flow Down The Hills Tonight

    Preston Jones of the Star-Telegram has word today that Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance will see its song "Outside" air on tonight's episode of MTV's The Hills. And, actually, that makes perfect sense, wouldn't you know?This placement further continues the region's serious pwnage of the drama-fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    It's "Dallas Week" Over At

    Looks like the fruits of MTV's labor from a few weeks back, when the network followed D-Town production wunderkinds Play-N-Skillz around town for a party at plush and a dance instruction deal at Big T Bazaar are gonna be unraveling over on all week--if the above promo, which features non-Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Update: MTV2 Air Times For "Dallas Week"...

    Just heard from Play-N-Skillz's publicist, Gina Torres, who checks in to let us know when we can catch "Dallas Week" formally--and not on the Internet, but on actual television, woot woot.Seems the clip, which features Play-N-Skillz "chaperoning" MTV throughout town, will air three times this week o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    MTV Offers Up A Recap Of The Silver Jews' Final Show

    Speaking of MTV, the strictly music (and definitely not reality TV-based) cable network chimes in today with a recap of last night's Silver Jews concert--purportedly Dallas native David Berman's final show.Makes sense, as we've all seen how much love MTV has given artists like the Silver Jews prior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    MTV Names New Amerykah The 9th Best Disc Of '08`

    Considering that I've only seen eight of the 25 artists mentioned in MTV's year-end best albums list (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, No Age, Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Panic At The Disco, MGMT, Coldplay) actually have their viddeos played on MTV or sister network VH1, you've gotta imagine that, for 17 of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    MTV Brings Us The Year In JoBromances

    MTV News this morning has a delightful little feature looking back on the year that was 2008--in Jonas Brothers romances. Seems Westlake's own abstinence-pledging JoBros have had themselves quite the year in love, having been seen about town with tween music starlets Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    MTV, Now Officially the Worst Network in the History of Television

    In late October, a woman named Kandice Hutchison was killed in a car crash on W. Airport Freeway in Euless, when her 2004 Nissan 350Z hit a center median, flipped onto the concrete barrier "and slid along the top of it until the car slammed into a bridge support and caught on fire," reported yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    College Newspaper Gaga Over Unsigned Artist Damian Giglio

    Well, the guy's got the facial expressions down. (Casey Trahan Photography) Could we have a famous singer-songwriter local on the cusp of making it big? Or is it even fair to assume a song appearing on MTV’s The Hills warrants a music superstar in the making? Today's issue of Amarillo College' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Pot, Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

    There's a quick little Dallas dig buried deep in this online MTV News round-up piece (mainly about Aretha Franklin not being so into Beyonce's Grammy performance). In an item about the upcoming Radiohead tour, the piece reads: "The last confirmed venue/date is May 18 at the awesomely named SuperPag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Rocket Summer Debuts on TRL

    The Rocket Summer just got word its video for "So Much Love" is going to premiere on MTV's TRL next Wednesday, Oct. 24. The video is only slated to show once, but then fans can bring it back. In a MySpace post the band (a.k.a. Bryce Avary) posted its excitement: We are all pretty blown away by this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Midlake Joins the Cult of MTV

    Hey kids, we saw this Midlake item awhile ago, but just now gettin' around to el posto. Suffice to say: Midlake succumbs to MTV's evil powers and give the TV crew a tour of Denton. (I saw this on Pegasus News, but I think Denton Rock City posted it first, for those who care about scoops n such.) -- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007
  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Onward, Christian Soldiers

    Look out, evil Madison Avenue, these Jesus warriors have a battle plan for you

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    A local band gets its big break on MTV. Excuse us while we yawn.

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    System of a Down

    Hypnotize (Sony)

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Settling Score

    This month, Dallas gets its shot at MTV stardom, and man, does it suck

  • Culture

    August 4, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics survey the local art scene

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Spanking New

    The Spree set off fireworks, Corn Mo might be a giant and more

  • Music

    September 9, 2004


    Thursday, September 9

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    The Queers

    Friday, September 3

  • Music

    June 10, 2004


    Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (Roadrunner Records)

  • Music

    May 20, 2004
  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Music

    September 5, 2002


    Apollo Stars (National)

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Gimme Some Mo

    Corn Mo makes an appearance on Total Request Live

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    100 Bullets

    MTV and Rolling Stone pick the 100 greatest pop songs ever, "from The Beatles to the Backstreet Boys." We demand a recount.

  • Film

    July 1, 1999

    The money shot

    Jagged and flashy, Lola pulls off a stylistic extravaganza

  • Music

    August 7, 1997
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