There are few bands that can maintain an uncompromising sound and still have a shelf life. Rising from the sordid bowels of New York's post-no wave scene, Swans, helmed by Michael Gira, have proven to be the glaring exception, creating music on their own terms, on and off, for over 30 years.
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Erykah Baduâ€‹On Friday morning, Vibe posted a length piece on Erykah Badu well worth the time if you have it--because, as part of the magazine's online "Full Clip" series, it's mostly just Badu on Badu, with the Dallas R&B star explaining her motivations, headspaces and conflicts with each and ... More >>
Well, speaking of upcoming debut full-lengths from promising young area artists: Today, Magnet magazine has posted quite the flattering write-up on Sarah Jaffe on its Web site, wherein it gushes about the songs on her upcoming Kirtland Records full-length Suburban Nature: "One listen to 24-year-old ... More >>
If nothing else, this City Hall-provided video concerning the Bexar Street redevelopment project in South Dallas is the first city-made video you can dance to -- though it's hardly Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," as advertised. (Anyone? Because Shazam's no help here.) I, for one, hope this is the wave ... More >>
No, nothing will ever, ever compare to this, the original version of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". Nothing.And yet, somehow, this new cover of the song (via) from one-time Dallas resident Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) is a pretty decent effort in its own right--and certainly worth a liste ... More >>