The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>
Martin Sexton embarks on an eco-friendly tour
Were he not having elbow operated on Thursday morning, Angus Wynne would be attending James Brown's funeral -- not as a fan, but as a friend. Wynne, who began accruing his local legend in the mid-1960s as a show promoter who brought the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan to Dallas, has known Brown ... More >>
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
Soul 73 KKDA's Millie Jackson tells it how it is, no matter what that happens to be
Wayne Toups tries to unite the worlds of Zydeco and Cajun music. Wait, they weren't already?
A new record pays homage to Gram Parsons, a hero before his time
More than a decade after fronting one of Dallas' first new-wave bands, Joshua and Mischo McKay go out of this world
Fourteen years after breaking up, the Plimsouls return with a new record and an old sound
After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell
Has Spiritualized emerged with its masterwork, or is it just the drugs?
Jam bands burst into bloom
Cajun monarch Marcia Ball spreads her wings
Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio and in God's arms
Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff
Elvis T. Busboy drives his soul train into the future
Houston club comes to town carrying a lawsuit with Elvis' estate
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?
The 1994 Dallas Video Festival mixes equal parts ineptitude and brilliance
Ted Hawkins' music isn't about his difficult past, but his promising future