We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>
Yesterday, an announcement was made that The Toadies major label debut, Rubberneck, will be reissued in April on Kirtland Records. Remastered for CD and vinyl with five unreleased bonus tracks, this is obviously a pretty big deal for longtime fans of the band. The band will head out on an anniversar ... More >>
Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>
Lloyd Banks runs Rockin' Rodeo in Denton, but he's been perched up north doing live music venues for a decade and a half: national touring acts mixed with local and regional bands, not only as opening acts, but also plenty as standalone showcase acts. He's managed a band or two over that time as wel ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Wanz Dover, performing as Blixaboy.Mwanza "Wanz" Dover has been a fixture around the Dallas area for what feels like forever at th ... More >>
Red Bull SoundClash with Ozomatli, Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots Allstars with Special Guest Bun BPalladium BallroomOctober 28, 2010Better Than: Anything else worth the $10 ticket price.The Palladium looked a little different last night.Instead of the conventional one stage people have becom ... More >>
A week ago today, we passed along word of the still-circulating rumor that the Black Eyed Peas would be the performers at Super Bowl XLV, which, you surely already know, is set to take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, February 6.We've yet to squash that rumor--the closest we got w ... More >>
Tanya Morgan, Bodega BrovasGreen ElephantAugust 20, 2010 Better than: Any hip-hop concert you would see at an American Airlines Center bill filled with marquee acts that get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to destroy your ear drums.Tanya Morgan Tanya Morgan has been touring the coun ... More >>
Patrick MichelsLinda and Tommy Burns were among Palin's welcoming committee Friday night, which was nothing compared to the crowd she drew in 2008.If you happened to be driving past the Fairmont Hotel before the big Sarah Palin fundraiser Friday night, and wondered why six people were out with signs ... More >>
In a lengthy Q&A posted today at Chronicmagazine.com, Play, one half of Dallas-based production duo Play-N-Skillz, has announced the next hip-hop/R&B superstar to take up the team's services: Everyone;s favorite Senegalese-American fan-tosser, Akon:"I am going to break some news for you. I t ... More >>
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