Matchbox Twenty

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    I Honestly Tried to Like Imagine Dragons

    I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my head o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Five Types of '90s Pop Songs

    I should begin here: During the actual '90s, I was much too busy listening to Japanese videogame soundtracks (educate yourself) to actually enjoy '90s pop music. My first-hand memories of most of it are hearing it in a car, at a skating rink, on somebody else's Discman, and shaking my head in lonely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Surprise! Matchbox Twenty Were Terrible Last Night. The Goo Goo Dolls Were Good, Though.

    The age old dilemma of having one band on the bill you (kind of, sort of, used to) like and one you (pretty much) hate was thrust upon me Wednesday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Back in the early '90s, I found the Goo Goo Dolls to have that same devil-may-care attitude of the Replacements. Sure, Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls Has Come a Long Way since Manning a Hotdog Vending Cart

    Although the Goo Goo Dolls gained most of their fame via slick, syrupy ballads such as "Name" and "Iris," the band actually began life as a rather snotty punk/metal outfit way back in 1985. But after drummer Mike Malinin joined in 1995, the music of the Goo Goo Dolls became increasingly pop friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Six Best Concerts In DFW This Week, Including a Farewell to Zubar

    It's always sad seeing a good bar or venue close its doors. This week we're losing Zubar, a Greenville Avenue bar that has hosted a lot of great DJ residencies and some pretty phenomenal reggae, house and hip-hop sets in its nearly 17-year span. On the bright side, they're throwing a massive party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Why Patrick Ryan Clark Made the Switch to Christian Music

    Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. "Today is a celebration," Patrick Ryan Clark tells the audience. "So let's celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    How to Behave at Sold-Out Shows: Stop Treating Humans Like Shrubs

    Now, I'm no fireman, obviously, but it seems to me that when some standing room only venues sell out, they really sell out. I mean like you couldn't fit another person in there with a really big shoehorn. Sometimes these experiences can be traumatic. Other times they can be fantastic. Maybe you can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Top Show Annoucements: Record Store Day, Limp Bizkit, Styx, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty and More

    It's a little strange, but I don't know what's happening with all of the show announcements that have been pouring in this week: Limp Bizkit, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls and Kid Rock? It feels like 1999 all over again. Well, in 2013 news, Good Records just announced a kick-ass local lineup for Reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Billboard Now Counts YouTube Plays, so "Harlem Shake" is Number One

    "Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Monsters University's Soundtrack will Feature Mastodon. How Did That Happen?

    Why are Mastodon writing music for the new Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University? As this blog's self-appointed Mastodon Correspondent (the position pays as well as you'd imagine), I have been ordered to conduct an immediate investigation into this somewhat unexpected turn of events, lest we al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Five Ways To Deal With a Budding Music Snob

    See also: Ten songs to accompany very specific dorm-room scenarios If I am going to be honest, I think snobs get kind of a bad wrap. Pretension aside, fans who have a critical ear and high standards are good for the medium. And when two music snobs get together, it can make for a great back and fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The Eight Worst NBA/Music Crossovers

    Listen, we know most of you aren't paying attention to the NBA finals like you were last year, but for those of who are (some out of Heat Hate, some out of love for the game), we've been treated to some rather abysmal NBA promos featuring Linkin Park's shitty, shitty music. This is nothing new, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    #KXTFail? Not So Fast.

    Haters gonna hate​There's a lingering disdain in the air for the turbulent playlists of KXT 91.7-FM. Understandably so. For every decent song the station plays, there are two or three -- Train's "Drops of Jupiter," Stereo MCs' "Connected" -- that belong on corporate-run stations.It wasn't always t ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011

    A Field Guide to Dallas Wildlife

    For Fans Who Want to Belly Up to the Bars and Those Who Inhabit Them

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    What You're Hearing On KXT Isn't Matchbox Twenty. Says Station VP: It's "Natural Growth."

    Our author's reaction to KXT's playlist of late.​Yesterday morning, on the way in to work, I flipped the dial, as usual, to KKXT-91.7 FM, otherwise known around town as KXT, the just-over-a-year-old music-only NPR affiliate. What happened next was deeply unsettling: I was mentally transported back ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    A Big, Busy Day For Rhett Miller, Indeed.

    The cover of Rhett Miller as taken by local photographer Jason Janik.If you ignore a brief dalliance from back in 1989, then, yes, today sees the official release of Rhett Miller's third solo record, a self-titled affair that's been getting the Old 97's frontman a whole lot of early attention from o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for "Quality Rock"

    Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009

    Green River Ordinance

    Out Of My hands (EMI)

  • Music

    September 18, 2008


    Promise of Summer (Foreverything Records)

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Kid Rock's Gonna Screw Up My Cowboys-Bills Game

    This is why I will be watching the October 8 Dallas Cowboys-Buffalo Bills game with the TV sound turned down and the radio broadcast cranked up. ESPN and some record labels are hopping into bed together to pimp their product -- specifically, Monday Night Football and such acts as the Foo Fighters, K ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Don't You Wish Your Mayor Was Hot Like Me

    Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    Look, It's The "Definitive 200" Albums of All Time. Sure, If You Don't Have Ears, Absolutely.

    Of all the locals and former locals on the list of the "Definitive 200" albums of all time, Norah Jones' debut ranks highest. That. Does. Not. Make. Sense. Well, here's something sure to generate comments -- I mean, it sure as hell oughta. And, blessedly, it's local-ish enough to merit mention here: ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Crapped Out

    After Pat Green's last album, few of his fans are feeling like Lucky Ones

  • Music

    June 12, 2003
  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Busy Schedule

    NextStage has a full dance card

  • News

    March 6, 2003
  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Caught Red Headed

    Willie Nelson is always on my mind

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Room at the Top

    Nice guys like John Mayer, apparently, finish first

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Crit & Shap

    You wanted the worst--you got it!

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Getting some closure

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2001

    Hit Parade

    It's like VH1, only bigger and with less drama

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Out There


  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Microbe brewery

    Wait, there is a reason why Stereolab CDs sound broken

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Out Here

    The Nixons

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published January 20, 1999

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Major Mistakes

    Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?

  • Calendar

    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998
  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    Sex bomb

    Girls Against Boys proves that everything new is old again

  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • News

    May 28, 1998

    Rock bottom

    Tucked away in the cellar of a Denton pizza shack is a club that offers punk rock bands a place to re-discover why they make music in the first place

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Only a memory

    The Deep South decadence of Memory Dean

  • Music

    January 22, 1998

    Believe the hype

    Austin's Sixteen Deluxe is as good as advertised