Michael McDonald

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Boston and the Doobie Brothers Were a Mixed Bag of Nostalgia at Allen Event Center

    Boston With the Doobie Brothers Allen Event Center Wednesday, June 18, 2014 You know the summer has officially started once the oldies package tours make their way through town, or in this case, the suburb of Allen. But last night was a bit different as two legendary acts from the '70s created two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Michael McDonald's Yacht Rock Ship Sails in for "Night of the Proms" at Verizon Theatre

    Remember three years ago when your workplace productivity levels plunged because people kept sending those Yacht Rock videos around the office? It's quite possible that in the wake of watching parodies of the incestuous early '80s careers of dudes who had recorded with Steely Dan, you wasted all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    The 24 Best Show Announcements of the Week

    Though it's hard right now to even think of shows further out than this weekend, The wheels are still cranking right along for Dallas promoters and talent buyers. The biggest announcements of the week are oldies, but goodies. In between his shifts inventing the new Microsoft Zune, the legendary sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Journey and Styx Played at a House in Dallas This Week

    This week's most unconventional show was not at a house in Denton or a taqueria somewhere. It was in Preston Hollow, where Dallas lawyer Lisa Blue-Baron booked Journey and Styx for her Christmas Party. Her neighbors are either very tolerant or very far away (probably that one), because the Blue-Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Chelsea Light Moving is This Week's Top Sell in Dallas Record Stores

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Chelsea Light Moving takes the number one spot at Good Records and Atoms for Peace is still ma ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012

    The Dukes of September at Verizon Theatre

    Saturday, July 14, at Verizon Theatre

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Roky Erickson, Mark Farina, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and More

    Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura BoldFriday, July 13, at The Kessler TheaterPsychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be at the Kessler tomorrow night with opening act James Hall, who is legendary in his own right, and one of the greatest front men I've ever seen. Easily the top bill of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Most Unexpected, Unlikely, and Downright Awkward Collaborations of All Time

    Beck​Yesterday Beck announced that he had been "recording some tracks" with country singer Dwight Yoakam. And yeah, we guess we could kind of see that, as Beck has run the gamut of styles during his career, touching on hip-hop, electronic, folk, and mariachi. But, even though it makes sense when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Okkervil River, Chromeo and a Ton of Other Show Announcements

    One of the many incarnations of Okkervil River​Still fresh from the release of their new album I Am Very Far, Austin's Okkervil River seems to be working quite hard to let everyone know about it. The album is quite solid, thanks in part to the production work of local producer John Congl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 40: LehtMoJoe

    ​Like most babies from the '80s who grew up with an ear for music, Vincent Sliva dedicated hours of his youth to recording his favorite songs off the radio onto cassette tapes. But rather than just playing them back on his boombox, he tried to sync the songs up with other songs on the b-side ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Rich: And the Winner Is...

    ​This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Year in Review: 2009's Best Indie Records, the College Rockers Honor Roll

    Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experiment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving Loves the Friends of Unfair Park

    ​May I suggest, at this late date, a sure-fire brussels sprouts recipe for those in need of a last-minute green thing on the table tomorrow? You will not regret it. Also: Balcones Baby Blue, which, far as I know, is the only made-in-Texas bourbon commercially available; guaranteed to get you throu ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    What the What Was Rhett Miller Doing on 30 Rock Last Night?

    No doubt your Today in Music News item's forthcoming. But till then, this bonus video from last night's so-so 30 Rock season ender, where, as Pete has pointed out a few times, a certain Old 97 made a cameo alongside the likes of Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald, Moby, Mary J. Blige, Cla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    To the Streets, Huh?

    McDonald gets soulful at the Meyerson

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    October 11, 2007


    Hear the song (but not the lyrics) of Michael McDonald

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    December 28, 2006

    Ain't Too Proud to Beg

    Get your yearly dose of Motown at Nokia

  • Calendar

    September 21, 2006
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    July 6, 2006

    Countdown to Ecstacy

    The Dan and McDonald hit Nokia

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Top Dog

    Plus: Bad Medicine; Sack of Kittens

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Mark Kozelek

    January 25

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Launch Ramp

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

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Love sick

    Director Bruno Barreto and his wife, Amy Irving, jam their fingers down our throats in Bossa Nova

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    Power lines

    Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that

  • Music

    July 10, 1997