By Ken Bethea This weekend, the Old 97's take part in Dia De Los Toadies Festival at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth as the Toadies wrap up their 20th-anniversary celebrations of Rubberneck. With the Old 97's preparing to reissue their first album later this fall, guitarist Ken Bethea reflect ... More >>
Los Angeles' Bad Suns formed in 2012 and have quickly made commercial inroads via a couple of nice EPs produced by Eric Palmquist. Blending post punk influences from the late 80's with a modern indie sensibility, the band is capable of channeling both The Clash and The Cure. From his home in Los A ... More >>
Summer is coming to an end, but not without one more festival to tie the season up with a bow. Paste Untapped is touting about 200 craft beers on deck, so that ought to help you battle out the heat outside Gilley's. Hopefully they won't make the same mistake as The Mad Decent Block Party last week, ... More >>
The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>
What a win for the good guys. The Bi-Ringed Mouth Breather from the Bayou finally got his comeuppance, Tony Romo executed like a champ when it mattered, DeMarco Murray was DeMarco Murray, and the defense held up its end of the bargain by keeping the Giants' offense at bay much of the game. Now let ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Melissa KirkendallMelissa Kirkendall is a filmmaker. It wasn't always this way. In her younger years, Kirkendall spent a good chuck of her time immersed in the local music scene -- ... More >>
Dallas-based Executive Music Group squeaks by, one hit at a time.
If you've got, oh, 13 minutes or so to spare this morning, then, please, do yourself a solid and check out the pair of clips we've got posted for you after the jump. They come courtesy of CBS's Kennedy Center Honors coverage, aired last night, where Oprah Winfrey, Bill T. Jones, Merle Haggard and ... More >>
An interesting array of shows taking place around our area this Thursday evening. A celebration in one corner of town, some legendary soul at another, some inspired metal in yet another corner, and, up north, some impressive local acts working it for a worthy cause.
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Rachel ParkerNo Doubt had the whole white-costume thing going on Saturday night in Fair Park, but only after Paramore and The Sounds warmed up the crowd in the already-hot amphitheater.For more scenes from the show, check out Rachel Parker's photos in our slideshow.
Not too much to be had on ye ol' Youtube today as far as this past weekend's offerings of live music is concerned. Maybe it's 'cause, y'kniow, it maybe wasn't the greatest weekend ever for live music? Maybe. Alas, next weekend's looking much better. But more on that as the week continues. In the mea ... More >>
Not exactly a ton of big names swinging through our area this weekend, but it's a decent mix of local and out of town talent who will ply their craft this last weekend in May. First the shows we've already clued you to in print or via the blog: Tonight's one-man band meltdown with Bob Log III, W ... More >>
PARAMORE'S HAYLEY WILLIAMS DEALS WITH THE FREAKY SIDE OF FAME
Another weekend, another flurry of Youtube videos showing you what you could have seen this weekend around the ol' Metroplex...Day 26 on Thursday, May 21, at House of BluesP. Diddy's modern-day boy band Day 26, stars MTV's Making the Band, stopped through town late last week for a show at the House ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 26, 2009... Apparently DMX has decided not to follow the Lord. It seems he'd rather assault a police officer while he's up in that system. He's possibly looking at another eight years. After a very long hiatus, No Doubt ... More >>
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year
The Voodoo Glow Skulls still put the "ska" in "skank"
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Alec Lancaster is among the coolest kids in the Plano Independent School District. After all, how many other 14-year-olds do you know with an endorsement deal with a major drum manufacturer? None, unless you know Alec Lancaster. Turns out the drummer for tee ... More >>
Why two of the catchiest acts in America should die slow, painful deaths
Death by Stereo wants to unite the world's punk and metal kids. How sweet.
Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime (Cornerstone R.A.S.)
Love, Angel, Music, Baby (Interscope)
The Velvet Teen might have been stars. They'd rather be a great band.
The Mayor of the Sunset Strip presides over pop
CMH Records is having a classical gas with every band, like, ever
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Keepin' it real? The Black Eyed Peas would rather keep it fun.
The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.
Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards
Even cheapskates can support local dance this week
Anne Rice's cheesy vampire queen doesn't suck
The record industry counters piracy in the courts and on CDs. But has it gone too far?
Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year
Even after Operation Ivy, Jesse Michaels is one of the Last Wave Rockers
KISS-FM attempts to create the next boy band sensation. Why does that sound so scary?
Or: Sometimes, writing A Hit Single is as easy as it looks
Hellcat Records keeps it real
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
This season's Christmas album offerings