Today is One Hit Wonder day, allegedly marked by music journalist Steven R Rosen to honor the bands whose moment passed too soon. He was serious about this topic, even briefly publishing One Shot: The Magazine of One-Hit Wonders. DFW has had its share of flash-in-the-pan chart success, and we've c ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes. In 1984, Linda Septien was performing opera in Italy. Inspired, she flew to Nashville to do her own recordings. "You suck," the producer told her. "You have no feeling at all." She put the brakes on and decided ... More >>
Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... More >>
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Launched in 1958, the chart combined statistics gleaned from both radio airplay and sales of individual singles to determine a single's popularity. Today, the Hot 100 chart is topped by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" -- proo ... More >>
Ry-guy Ryan Cabrera is a dude who was born in the Dallas area who used to date Ashlee Simpson and got signed to her father Joe Simpson's management company and made something of a blip on the national pop culture radar in 2004, when his song "On The Way Down" started blowing up Total Request Live ... More >>
Wild Party knows how to have a good time.We've seen quite a few local bands call it quits over the last year or so, but the past few weeks have also seen a whole new crop of up-and-coming local acts sprout up--many of which we think are worth your time. Over the course of this week, we'll be shar ... More >>
Listen: I'm not one to get into too many Internet flame wars. Especially not inter-city ones. (We've got plenty of petty bullshit to put up with here, thanks.) But, OK, since these dudes think I should say something about the post written yesterday by our pals at the Houston Press music blog call ... More >>
Although yours truly will not be in attendance, folks with actual fashion sense and a modicum of coolness will certainly be spending this evening's show at the House of Blues.That's because Australia's The Veronicas will be on stage, dispensing their ultra-suave brand of electro-pop while wearing th ... More >>
The Moon Under Water (Papa Joe)
She's now lined up to be the next Hannah Montana.
Dallas Cowboys fans will find a troubling headline at People.com this morning: "Britney Spears Parties with Tony Romo." That's how he spent his bye weekend -- and how she spent her Friday night, "after a long court hearing for her custody battle," reports People. From the looks of it, he's pals with ... More >>
At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.
A local band gets its big break on MTV. Excuse us while we yawn.