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 >>
August is officially here. This means we're one step closer to the kids being back in school and the Texas Rangers being put out of the misery they call the 2014 season. But before we get to all that, how about we indulge in a little weekend fun? These are the best shows Dallas has to offer this wee ... More >>
This Father's Day (it's next Sunday, folks), thank your Dad. No, for real. Like, don't get him a tie and take him out to a silly meal he'll forget before he gets to the last stanza of that terrible Hallmark card. Instead, really, really show him you appreciate him by proving you know what kind of ma ... More >>
Every wave of music coming out of Canada is quite the "melange." In the most recent one, Drake's fame is pulling up Toronto R&B artists The Weeknd and Melanie Fiona. We also have elves like Grimes and Purity Ring tinkering around with their precursors, from Skinny Puppy to Nelly Furtado. Conversely ... More >>
Friday, December 16, at Club Dada
All That Remains.All That Remains, like their peers in Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Unearth, keep the flame of modern metal burning. Clearly influenced by '90s European metal but filtered through an American hardcore sensibility, the Springfield, Massachusetts, quintet makes their seco ... More >>
Hello For Everything (Foreverything)
Man, just seeing the name Avril Lavigne on the charts again takes me back to my teenage years. Back then, I loathed her singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" for their obvious pretense toward skater punks. Seems little has changed.
Busy way to start the work week--and on a night when the Rangers face World Series elimination, no less...
N.E.R.D.A few weeks ago, the Gorillaz show at Verizon Theatre on Wednesday, October 20 slid in under the radar. There's no doubt that the show from the animated band will be huge--but it just got a little bit bigger: N.E.R.D has just been announced as the opening act. N.E.R.D is touring to promot ... More >>
Ellen Von UnwerthCyndi Lauper still has fun.At 57, Cyndi Lauper is as feisty today as she was when her debut album, She's So Unusual, was released back in 1983. Still performing in those outlandish outfits with an ever-changing array of multi-colored wigs, Lauper has always been a new wave pop an ... More >>
"Somebody Once Told Me The World..." SHUT UPDear Hollywood, We know it's hard to cut trailers, and you want to the maximum possible appeal. It's understandable, and we all know the game. Unfortunately, you've recently achieved critical mass on one subject: overused, hackneyed trailer songs. Some ... More >>
This logo wasn't lying. In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>
With so many major company-sponsored shows stopping in town this month, we're starting to wonder just how far this trend might go
Years, producers and Internet leaks later, Fiona Apple finally designs her Extraordinary Machine
DJ Tiesto shines in the global Sunrise
LBM sings in full color
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk)
It doesn't matter what we say or think
Trance music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound
The Chieftains prove folk music can be popular -- as long as you record with Elvis Costello and The Rolling Stones
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
The Muffs' Kim Shattuck doesn't need a major label to be Alert Today
Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't a nostalgia act...yet
The Lilith Fairies is must-hear TV!
May 20 - 26, 1999
The year in rock books which isn't such an oxymoron, really
Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all
Gal-lapalooza sports the best outdoor vibe so far
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad
The Go-Go's return - again - to finish what they began 15 years ago