By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>
Lady Gaga American Airlines Center, Dallas Thursday, July 17, 2014 Who is Lady Gaga? It's a question she may have asked herself in recent months. Certainly the popular narrative would have you think so. In spite of releasing an album,artPOP, that went to No. 1 late last year, the buzz was that she' ... More >>
By Hilary Hughes Unpacking this one is going to take a minute, so buckle up, because St. Vincent's Saturday Night Live season finale was one for the ages -- and it's not necessarily for the reasons you'd think.
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope y ... More >>
The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
Moby at 2010 Electric Daisy CarnivalLast year's trippy Electric Daisy Carnival did so well that it will be back for a second time in Dallas on Saturday night in Fair Park. This year's headliners are DJs Paul Van Dyk and Diplo, along with a couple dozen other artists who will, just like last year, ... More >>
You're a serious foodie. You regularly say shit like, "I'll try anything" and "I'm totally adventurous -- let's get the weirdest thing on the menu," and "When in Rome, ellipsis." And so, dear Adventurous Foodie, we bring you the day you hoped would never come. Enter: the doo doo burger. We're not ... More >>
Kings Of LeonThe first time the Kings of Leon came to town, they played an intimate show at the Gypsy Tea Room. And what a different time that was: Critics referred to them as The Stokes of the South, and before long, Kings Of Leon found themselves as the opening act for Julian Casablancas & ... More >>
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