Just last year, you may not have even known who he was. But in October 2012, the release and subsequent success of The Heist (his album with producer Ryan Lewis) turned Macklemore into a household name. What's even more astonishing is that he did it all as an independent artist. Macklemore, whose fr ... More >>
OK, one of two things must have happened while I was on vacation this past weekend: Either all music promoters in the world decided to have an official Fire Under Ass Conference, or there's something in the pop star Kool-Aid, because we just got shipped over a mountain of show announcements that I'd ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Similarities emerged at CD Source and Good Records this week with top artists reaching high sa ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
"Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>
Sure, most people wait until Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas tree. But not The Polyphonic Spree. Tim DeLaughter's giant band has announced its ninth Holiday Extravaganza show. The show, which will feature The Spree along with a few other acts (including We're Not Dudes and Syncopated Ladie ... More >>
Over the past three months, Denton resident Kevin McStravick has taken on a rather daunting project -- finding and reviewing every single band that is playing at SXSW this year, which counts almost 2,000 acts, and ranking them on his website.For the project, which is called Operation Every Band a ... More >>
I Am the World Trade Center rises again