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.
Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>
Erykah Badu's Birthday Jammy
Tuesday, February 26, at Granada Theater, $25
Yesterday Deb told you about EB's quickly approaching birthday blowout at Granada. If you can afford to slink into work a little worn out the next day, go ahead and buy your tickets to the Tuesday night party now, while they' ... More >>
True Widow, The Nighty Nite and Joey KendallDouble WideJune 11, 2011Better than: killing a litter of kittens.A few minutes before acclaimed area rock producer and former Paper Chase frontman John Congleton took to the stage at the Double Wide with his new band, The Nighty Nite, for their much-antici ... More >>
Where will we go when Austin stops being so weird?Anyone who has visited Austin's South By Southwest music festival more than once over the last decade has noticed a huge evolution in Austin's
music scene. Most of Austin's longtime music lovers repeat the same cry year after year -- that this on ... More >>
The Black Angels, Sleepy Sun and True WidowThe Loft May 21, 2011Briana PurserThe Black AngelsSure, Saturday night's particularly droney triple-bill of The Black Angels, Sleepy Sun and True Widow may have taken place inside The Loft. But it hardly felt that way, instead feeling more like a s ... More >>
Hate to say we told you so -- in this case, that this new record from True Widow was going to be a big deal -- except, well, that's not true at all. We kind of revel in telling you so, actually.So, yes, we indeed felt that nice, warm and comforting feeling of being right this morning, as we read ... More >>
To infinity... and beyond!Gossip, gossip -- if you've been following our daily power rankings of buzz at SXSW 2011 over the past few days, then you know that, yes, indeed, Kanye West has had it all week long at this year's annual festival in Austin.And, after briefly losing the top slot in our ra ... More >>
Swag!Well, mercifully, the last night of SXSW 2011 is finally upon us. And, on this final day, in which luminaries such as Kanye West, Perez Hilton and Rachel Ray are finally letting their presence be known, we finally have a new act sitting atop our buzz power rankings.That's right: Later Kanye; ... More >>
Everybody knows he's a motherfucking monster.Thursday at SXSW 2011 has come and gone -- but Kanye remains solidly in his spot atop our buzz power rankings, as determined by chatter we're hearing on the street. His lead is shrinking, though -- Odd Future is hot on his tail, proving once again that ... More >>
You can do it, put your stinger into it.South by Southwest is a static thing -- both in theory and in practice. It's a chance for bands to fans to see the established acts they've been wanting to see and for new, up-and-coming acts to try and make names for themselves. And that latter part very m ... More >>
Erykah BaduThis morning, our parent company, Village Voice Media formally announced the 2011 lineup for our annual SXSW party, which this year will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Austin Music Hall. The all-ages affair, co-sponsored by Frank 151, will feature performanc ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 14, 2010...John Mayer pulls the plug on his Twitter account.Florida indie-rockers Surfer Blood declare the end of the "cool to be indie" movement as they sign to Warner Bros.
These are either the worst songs of all-time, or they are the ... More >>
Mattie StaffordWhile some of us were shivering with ecstasy and coming down from the NX35 high, some fine folks were at Surfer Blood with Turbo Fruits at the Granada on Monday, including photographer Mattie Stafford. Check out her slideshow from the night.
Surfer BloodGranada TheaterMarch 15, 2010Better than: Watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, if nothing else.Surfer Blood took to the stage ahead of schedule last night--and saw a decent crowd (for a Monday night, at least) awaiting it.Not bad following a weekend of pretty much relentless partying ... More >>