Jukeboxes serve a simple yet critical role in bars everywhere. They can help you cope after a breakup, relax you after a long day of work, remind you of what you love mos or fire you up and give you something to dance to.
A jukebox used to be the imprint of a bar's spirit, hosting a select set of ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
Last night, I got a text from Peter Schmidt, who could not believe I've never written about a short-lived 1966 TV show called The !!!! Beat, hosted by iconic Nashville deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen. Wrote Peter, who'd come across it yesterday after a lunchtime discussion about Etta James turned up an ... More >>
Last week, Obama sang the opening line of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," so of course it's been everywhere online, but last night, Old School 94.5 told me what I really wanted to know: How I could get my own ringtone rendition of it. I think Obama needs to sing parts of old soul songs more often. ... More >>
About a year has passed since Fitz & The Tantrums made their Dallas debut at the Cambridge Room at the House of Blues, fresh on the heels of a much-discussed, breakout South by Southwest performance. From a pure output standpoint, very little has changed since that performance before a sold-out, ... More >>
With Mother's Day almost upon us, we can't help but look back on the days when mom schlepped us kids around in the station wagon, minivan or what-have-you. While we were in the backseat losing french fries in the seat creases, getting chewing gum stuck to the back of mom's headrest and picking on ... More >>
Luis DubucBack in August, when Luis Dubuc, the man behind The Secret Handshake, released Night & Day, his ode to Motown pop and his departure from his mall-adored earlier electro-pop, the 25-year-old admitted to us that he was doing so with some trepidation. Rightfully so: These songs were va ... More >>
[Over the next few weeks, we'll be
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 17 on the
list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab the song as a free download. Also
after the j ... More >>
DJ Bad Holly admits that she got her start at DJing through a complete and utter accident. Holly Evans, a.k.a. Bad Holly, volunteered to DJ a party at Doublewide last year at the last minute--and to her surprise received and abundance of positive feedback. "Several people I'd never met came up to ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThree times, Raphael Saadiq asked the audiences fawning before him, "Do you love me tonight?" Three times, the response was a resounding, enthusiastic, unwavering yes.
"I sure hope you mean that," he quipped, flashing a smile.
But how could the crowds not? Backed ... More >>