It seem hard to believe, but it's already that time again: school is just around the corner. (Granted, if you're reading this there's a good chance that school isn't really at the forefront of your mind, but whatever.) That means that there are only so many more summer nights left to squeeze in thos ... More >>
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy hasn't always had it as easy as he does now. After having a hit and miss high school career due to the effects of bi-polar disorder, Wentz played with several Chicago area punk acts before hitting the big time with Fall Out Boy. From his house in Southern California and ... More >>
Earlier today I spent as much time as I could, which wasn't anywhere near close to enough, listening to a song Wilco posted to YouTube late yesterday: the band performing The Band's "The Weight" backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, joined by show-opener Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples, who ... More >>
Breaking Down The Sights and Sounds of Saturday's Dueling Shows.
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, July 30, 2009... Kanye West says he's ready to replace Michael Jackson as the "King of Pop." Too soon? Ex-Panic at the Disco members Ryan Ross and John Walker debuted their new band Young Veins on Myspace. Somewhere, tween girls and mall pu ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, July 6, 2009... Is the idea of getting a t-shirt, a 7" single and a 12" LP enough for you to spend $60 for a three-month subscription? Jack White certainly hopes so--his label Third Man launched a subscription service. Apparently teenage angst and ... More >>
Considering that I've only seen eight of the 25 artists mentioned in MTV's year-end best albums list (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, No Age, Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Panic At The Disco, MGMT, Coldplay) actually have their viddeos played on MTV or sister network VH1, you've gotta imagine that, for 17 of t ... More >>
A Dashboard Confessional member actually chose to live in Dallas. Also: Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest Brings another Spillover, and—Hey—have you seen the Prophet bar's upcoming show calendar?
And so it goes: Just got word that Erykah Badu and her "Honey" co-director Mr. Roboto (I think some domo arigatos are in order, yes?) took home the Best Direction award at this year's MTV VMA "Professional Catergories" awards show for their collaboration on the "Honey" video, beating out Panic at th ... More >>
Pretty. Odd (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen)
And they cry, too
Ben Kweller is no Billy Corgan, thank God. Oh, how Ben Kweller tries valiantly to make something out that squishy Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream anthem "Today." God knows it's cuter than the original -- and more decipherable. And it's more than likely the best thing about the Pumpkins trib Spin's r ... More >>
While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets (Decaydance)
The days of great summer music festivals in Dallas are history. Aren't