Mercury Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Two People Rushed the Majestic Stage and Tried to Play Neutral Milk Hotel's Drums

    This weekend the staff at Majestic Theatre took every necessary precaution to ensure that no tomfoolery or shenanigans would take place for the long sold-out Neutral Milk Hotel concert this past Saturday. Lead singer and notorious recluse Jeff Magnum has been known to be spooked by over zealous fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys on Aging and Why They Didn't Want Dolls of Themselves

    Twenty years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the boys were quickly scooped into in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Steve Holt Breaks Up Tablet

    ​This week 14 years ago, Dallas's then-next-big-thing, Tablet, suddenly decided to call it quits. Well, actually, according to the story written by former Observer music scribe Matt Weitz, the only one who was ready to break up the band was lead singer Steve Holt (no, not the guy from Arrested Dev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Listomania: Top Five Lead Singer Switcheroos

    Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?​In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Q&A: Steve Poltz Says Jewel is Hot and Austin is Stupid

    Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter currently based in San Diego. Perhaps best know for co-writing “You Were Meant for Me,” the No. 1 hit for Jewel (and having a brief fling with her), Poltz’s songs are filled with satirical lyrics and simple melodies that often endear themselves ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Stoner Symphony

    Get down with The Planets in Arlington

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Critical Appreciation

    I was saddened to read this morning in The New York Times about the death of rock critic Paul Nelson, a writer who had an estimable impact on, among others, Bob Dylan, as the man himself recounted in the 2005 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary No Direction Home. He worked for Circus and Rolling St ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2004
  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Launch Ramp

    Five years later, Ben Kweller is taking off on his own.

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Not Wasting Any Time

    Dallas duo creates an online record label

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Deep Ellum's club owners and retailers set aside egos in the name of charity

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    Impossible to ignore

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Across the Bar

    New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Cajun against the machine

    Wayne Toups tries to unite the worlds of Zydeco and Cajun music. Wait, they weren't already?

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Mr. Ed

    Back on his own, Ed Hamell is still on Trial

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    How it should be

    Ben Kweller will eventually release another record, but it won't be Sha Sha

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Home groans

    Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Ben there, done that

    Radish may be loosening their label's restraining bolt

  • Culture

    September 30, 1999

    Black and blue

    DTC's Dinah Was strikes a jaunty balance between decay and delirious musical celebration

  • Music

    September 23, 1999
  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Free Radish

    Mercury Records will be making a huge mistake if it doesn't release Sha Sha

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Lady sings the Blues

    Chonita "N'Dambi" Gilbert is a back-up singer no more

  • Dining

    February 25, 1999
  • 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?

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Tele like it is

    George Reagan ponders grown-up life during -- and after? -- Hagfish

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Redrumm is the case

    Local rap label gets no love at home and takes its show on the road

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Beat down

    Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.

  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    Sound ideas

    Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records

  • Music

    May 21, 1998
  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Dream a little dream

    During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    The Butcher and the baby

    Radish's Ben Kwellar needs a rock and roll mentor, and a guy named Joe is just the man for the job

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Come Again

    The best reissues of 1997 prove nostalgia pays off

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Rock and roll over

    In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad

  • Music

    June 12, 1997
  • Music

    May 29, 1997
  • Music

    July 11, 1996

    Ja, das is country punk

    The old world discovers the Old 97's

  • Music

    April 25, 1996

    Bitter pills

    Stop freaking out-- Tablet's deeper than you think

  • Music

    April 25, 1996

    The education of Michelle Shocked

    Once portrayed as a bumpkin, she's finally wised up

  • Music

    February 15, 1996
  • Music

    December 21, 1995

    Grading on a curve

    This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?

  • Music

    September 21, 1995

    Hank, junior

    Wayne Hancock rides shotgun down the Lost Highway

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Good rockin' last night

    Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise

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