As a musician, one surefire way to get yourself on the charts is to plug a cliché sex idiom into your lyrics. It's a common ploy, one that happens so often you sometimes just wanna gag. (That's what she said.)Seems newcomer Dev is going that way with her single, "In The Dark."
I'm guessing most people who read my "The Problem With..." column think that I loathe all pop music as processed drivel that appeals to the unwashed masses. Well, believe it or not, I actually like a lot of that drivel. Hence this new column, "In Defense of...," which will highlight some ... More >>
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job. More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>
The big show this weekend almost didn't happen. A few weeks ago, the entire blogosphere stopped down to report that Phosphorescent's van, with all of their gear, had been stolen in Brooklyn. Things weren't looking good for the tour that was scheduled to start only a few days later, but luckily al ... More >>
Christina, clearly frazzled by a busy tour scheduleIn last week's show announcements post, we made a big to-do about Christina Aguilera's forthcoming album, Bionic, and the tour she has planned to support it. Well, in a press release we received yesterday, Aguilera's people informed us that the t ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, we, and everyone else (including Subway) have been kinda inundated with ticket offers and discounts from Live Nation all summer long.Well, this week, the folks at the national booking/promotions superpower have put a few more worth-mentioning doozies into the pot.Firs ... More >>
Patrick Michels Yelle turned her Emo's performance into an all-out dance party on Saturday night.Act: U-N-I, a backpacker hip-hop duo from Inglewood, California.Where: SpeakeasyWhat It Was Like: Stumbling into a nice surprise. There's a high energy feel and definite grittiness to U- ... More >>
Yeah, but them's some fine kicks right there, Darryl... You know that a touring festival is in trouble when one of the best acts on the bill is local. Looking at the just-announced lineup for this year’s Dallas stop of the Vans Warped Tour, it’s hard to get overly excited about any of it. I m ... More >>