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 >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80
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The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40
59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music"
For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>
"Between the Hank Williams pain songs
And Jerry Jeff's train songs
And blue eyes cryin' in the rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas"
With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
Ah yes, 35 Denton is coming at us fast and furious, so keep an eye out for our preview and 173 rules for surviving the upcoming "fest season" in next week's issue. However, there's another festival called SXSW that a lot of people seem to be excited about. Bruce Springsteen's set to play an "intima ... More >>
Big K.R.I.T.It's a big weekend for music, y'all. We mentioned shows from Mind Spiders and Blackstone Rangers in print this week, as well as Texas Theatre's Soul Train Dance Party. But the biggest show comes to us from Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T., who will perform at Trees on Saturday night. L ... More >>
If there is a current British Invasion, it's being led by UK's high-charting indie-pop band Florence and the Machine. They're so hot right now. It didn't hurt that they had a song featured at the end of one of the Twilight movies, which, in the music world, is like being given a lifetime suppl ... More >>
Local rap duo A.Dd continue their ascent, this time enlisting corporate support from Red Bull, who's sponsoring an early February tour that will see them hit six Texas cities in the span of seven days.
This will be a coming-out party of sorts, with A.Dd playing shows with some of Texas' mo ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character.
Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
Symbolyc One's on fire.In this week's paper, you'll find a heads up of sorts about what's really going on in Dallas hip-hop these days -- essentially it's no longer the rappers making waves so much as it's the producers. And that's not just fluff. As noted in the article, in the past couple of ye ... More >>
Ahh, codeine cough syrup. It started off innocently enough, as a remedy for a sore throat. However, if it can get you high, people will use it to get high. And, if it gets you high, someone will at some point write a song about it.
Purple drank, sizzurp, lean -- whatever you choose to call ... More >>
The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in 2009, with artists as varied as Lady Gaga, Bru ... More >>
The proud owners of a new major label imprint. Yesterday, two-time Grammy-winning Dallas hip-hop production duo Play-N-Skillz announced a deal it has signed with Universal Music Group urban imprint SRC/Universal to launch its own imprint, which will be called G4 Muzik. After the jump, the full pr ... More >>
Looks like the fruits of MTV's labor from a few weeks back, when the network followed D-Town production wunderkinds Play-N-Skillz around town for a party at plush and a dance instruction deal at Big T Bazaar are gonna be unraveling over on MTV.com all week--if the above promo, which features non-Da ... More >>
Play-N-Skillz, Big Tuck, Slim Thug, Pitbull, Paul Wall, Too $hort, morePlushWednesday, February 4, 2009Better than: Parking a filthy, body-damaged Scion Xb in a metered spot and walking two blocks to avoid using the valet service, all the while contemplating how out of place you are anywhere near a ... More >>