Although the Goo Goo Dolls gained most of their fame via slick, syrupy ballads such as "Name" and "Iris," the band actually began life as a rather snotty punk/metal outfit way back in 1985. But after drummer Mike Malinin joined in 1995, the music of the Goo Goo Dolls became increasingly pop friendly ... More >>
Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. "Today is a celebration," Patrick Ryan Clark tells the audience. "So let's celebr ... More >>
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
Sean Watkins has been kicking around the music biz for many years now. As perhaps the least-heralded member of the now-dormant roots group Nickel Creek, he shared the stage with his sister, Sara, who is now enjoying solo success and the recently crowned "genius," and mandolin virtuoso, Chris Thile, ... More >>
M83Thursday, October 11, at Palladium BallroomThis must be some kind of record. The three most anticipated shows coming to town in the next year belong to M83. The two taking place at the Granada Theater later this month are sold out already. I wonder how long it will take for these tickets to disap ... More >>
Switchfoot is one of those bands critics love to hate: religious, relatively clean cut and exceedingly family-friendly. But over the years, the band's has shown an admirable independent streak. Forsaking a major label in 2009 was just the start. Speaking from the San Diego airport in anticipation o ... More >>
Saturday's Good Records lineup has a few curious additions (Switchfoot? Ting Tings?), but overall it's a pretty solid Texas roster, and you should definitely try to catch the block of Glorium, Yells At Eels and Blixaboy. Denton artist Nevada Hill did this one. His inspiration? "People in the mus ... More >>
Good RecordsIt's hard to beat Good Records' yearly Record Store Day celebration. They always manage to put a solid lineup together, but this one trumps any from years past. Thanks to Sunday's Edgefest, Good's Chris Penn was able to procure performance slots for Ting Tings, Civil Twilight and Switchf ... More >>
GarbageMan, people are really excited about Edge Fest. The line-up for 102.1 The Edge's 22nd annual all-day fest began its steady trickle into the Internet today, with Evanescence, Garbage, Switchfoot, Blue October, Civil Twilight and Neon Trees already announced. They'll be releasing one ba ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Adrian HummelKPWR-89.7 FM Power FM jock Adrian Hummel holds a lot of noble titles in our local mu ... More >>
Just hours before some serious dad-rock sets out to swoon ACL 2010 into that good night, the weekend's deepest pool of day-timers is going full-tilt. Worthy options Shearwater and Warpaint split the early crowd difference in the earliest hours, then Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and White Rabbits ... More >>
Fort Worth's Green River Ordinance has made fast work of moving on from its split with Capitol Records and putting out new material on its own. Last week, after the band came ahead more than $20,000 ahead of its stated $15,000 goal for donations from fans so it could release a new EP, the band did j ... More >>
Rachel ParkerTurns out they did want the world to see them.On Saturday, after watching an episode of Saved by the Bell and knocking back a few ecto-coolers, we sent photographer Rachel Parker over for a seriously-'90s night at the Superpages.com Center with the Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, and Fort ... More >>
This weekend marks 97.9 The Beat's sixth annual custom car show, which will take place on Sunday, August 22, at the Dallas Convention Center. This year, the event's headliners are Gucci Mane, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka Flame, Plies, Bun B, Trina, Slim Thug and a man who will definitely show off his ic ... More >>
You might want to sit down for this news, Green River Ordinance.Not sure if the following news will create as big of a ripple in the music world as the time that Fat Joe left Atlantic Records, but it looks like Fort Worth-based pop-rock band Green River Ordinance has parted ways with Capitol Reco ... More >>
Green River OrdinanceA few weeks ago, we gave you a head's up about Superpages.com Center's "$10 Tickets for the Last 10 Days of June" thing. Just to recap, here's how it works: Superpages.com Center picks an upcoming concert, and offers lawn seats for that show for $10 at LiveNation.com for a 24 ... More >>
Even John Mayer Is Sick Of His Own MusicJohn Mayer is getting old. His music is getting old. His fans are getting old. His public image is getting old. In an apparent attempt to get some younger fans, someone over at John Mayer headquarters had the bright idea to book teen sensation Owl City as t ... More >>
It's that time of year, again. The Austin City Limits Festival line-up was unveiled early this morning via the fest's official website. There isn't any question: This year's docket will have people gabbing--whether it's vitriolic hate or nostalgic, warm-fuzzies. Sure, for many, bashing on the cho ... More >>
Sammons Park, which, given today's announcement, may wind up looking as Nigel Young and Foster Partners intendedIt's been said time and time again: The oh-that's-where-it-is Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is the least attractive -- and, certainly, the least-utilized -- part of the AT& ... More >>
Proof that Sting sucks.Summer, that season when old farts get back in the tour bus to milk a few more million bucks out of nostalgic fans, is just around the corner, as evidenced by three big Superpages.com Center concert announcements this week. First, Iron Maiden will open its The Final Frontie ... More >>
Is ZEA overcompensating for a lack of New Orleans soul?
Weekend Christian concerts approach the cross from opposite sides
And upon this RAWK they shall build their church...