Early last Thursday, Drake, Chris Brown, and their crews started a nightclub riot in the New York club WIP (Work In Progress). This stage had a wide cast of characters: Mary J. Blige, Meek Mill and Ne-Yo. San Antonio Spur Tony Parker was there too, and was among the injured bystanders that morning. ... More >>
After a year of playing second-fiddle to a bunch of pop stars, Pitbull is back in business with a new album, Planet Pit, which is an odd name for a planet. It sounds like the name of a Mad Max-like wasteland. To be fair: I credit Pitbull with refining Latin pop music by abandoning the stale regga ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, July 17, 2009... A man was killed by Madonna's stage set as it collapsed during set up in Marseille, France. Ne-Yo broke down into tears on a stage in Manchester, England. I guess he just needed a hug?
Willie HutchIn the paper version of Unfair Park this week, I make mention of my interview with Willie Hutch, the Carrollton-born great who, during our 1998 chat at his Cedar Hill recording studio, recounted how he came to write the Jackson 5's immortal "I'll Be There." The story about The Mack, who ... More >>
Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild & Jazmine SullivanNokia TheatreFebruary 15, 2009 Better than: The usual endurance test that most multi-act concerts usually are. I'll admit it. I didn't know heading into last night's show that Jazmine Sullivan and Musiq Soulchild were on the bill with Ne-Yo at Grand Pra ... More >>
Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
One thing you can't expect every new year? Another record from Dallas' own The New Year—which is just part of why The New Year is such a crowning achievement.
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>
Sunday, October 19, at American Airlines Center
Hang on while we take you on an up-and-down history of R. Kelly's life
Friday, July 6, at House of Blues
Because of You (Def Jam)
Ne-Yo snaps to it
This is what happens when you're between music editors: The Ne-Yo show our dead-tree edition said was happening next week at Smirnoff Centre ain't happening. Was canceled a while ago, in fact. Please ignore our screw-up, which no doubt has former music editor Sam Machkovech smiling in the wilds of A ... More >>
Friday, July 21, at Purgatory | Saturday, July 22, at Smirnoff Music Centre
Casual music listeners shouldn't suffer from the boredom of radio and MTV