The most popular rapper to have ever come from North Texas is one Robert Matthew Van Winkle. You probably know him as Vanilla Ice. This is nothing short of equal parts silly and embarrassing. Vanilla Ice is the Psy of the '90s and "Ice Ice Baby" is hands down the "Gangham Style" of those times. Drop ... More >>
I'm in my late 20s, and when you hit that period of your life suddenly things start to change. You might have worse hangovers, the bands you liked in college most likely broke up, everyone is getting married, you desperately try to make the things you liked as a kid cool again, and you might be the ... More >>
"The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on LP weak sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>
The Dave Grohl-directed documentary Sound City, is a loving and thoroughly entertaining docu-valentine to the legendary studio just outside of L.A. where many landmark albums were recorded. Throughout the film's first half, we're given glimpses of behind the scenes action on the making of such class ... More >>
Off!From the Raymond Pettibon album art, which invokes his classic album covers for his brother Greg Ginn's band, Black Flag, to the thundering downstrokes, rubbery machine gun rhythms and brash spirit, Off! is a time machine to the early days of West Coast punk. And the band boasts two illu ... More >>
Interesting couple of "shows" happening in the North Texas area tonight. Fans of classic rock, metal and bizarre performance art all have something to look forward to this evening.
Robert RandolphFor the past decade, few artists have become as synonymous with their instrument as has Robert Randolph with his blazing steel guitar. And, given his place on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time list, Randolph had quite the luxury in choosing from an elite list ... More >>
Glen Campbell plays the Nokia
Life has a way of dragging us off the charted path and into rather randomly obtuse trajectories. Sometimes you just feel like you're everywhere, all the time. Like you've got the whole world in the palm of your hand.It often comes down to an intangible law of attraction: Many of us have that one ... More >>
Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>
With six months X'd off of the calendar year, we look back at the best music of the year—and wonder which albums we'll remember come December
Indie-rap innovator MC 900 Ft. Jesus spins on, quietly, at Lee Harvey's
In an instant, the Dixie Chicks went from country darlings to America's goats, and two filmmakers caught it all.
Waylon Jennings died of complications from diabetes on February 12, 2002, at his Arizona home. He was only 64 and had not released an album since 1998's prophetically titled Closing in on the Fire, which suggested he could be as viable a performer and songwriter as his outlaw pals Willie Nelson, Kri ... More >>
A fab four: The Dixie Chicks, circa 1991 A week from tomorrow, the new Dixie Chicks disc Taking the Long Way arrives in stores, and though a review appears in the Observer on Wednesday, lemme say, in short, it's kinda swell; imagine if Fleetwood Mac made a country record for 1970s FM-rock radio, and ... More >>
Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.
Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
How can you steal music you can't even buy?
Hyah! Hyah! Sha-Clack-Clack! Or, the hip-hop poetry of Saul Williams.
Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album
Tom Morello rages against a different machine with Audioslave
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners and wants no sympathy
MossEisley is young and talented. Will that be enough to keep these four siblings and the boy next door away from the music industry's dark side?
At Madison Square Garden (Sony Legacy)
American IV: The Man Comes Around (American/Lost Highway)
Dressed in Black (Dualtone)
Kindred Spirits (Sony)
Mark Griffin resurrects MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Once dismissed as novelty, G. Love & Special Sauce find a serious niche with Electric Mile
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
AC/DC , Steely Dan
With a new album, Frank Black tries to live up to his own past
The Byrds soar though the changes
After the Beasties and Beck, the Dust Brothers strike out on their own