The Voice (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    Taylor Phelan Chases His Musical Destiny on NBC's The Voice

    Luke Wade isn't the only North Texas contestant on the new season of NBC's The Voice. No, competing alongside him is Taylor Phelan, who hails from Dallas. And the two have more in common than just geography: They've both chosen to work Pharrell Williams on the show. But for Phelan, making it onto th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Luke Wade Gets His Star Turn on NBC's The Voice

    By Steve Watkins Last Monday's premiere of The Voice introduced the world to Luke Wade, a voice already familiar with fans all over North Central Texas. At least six separate watch parties were underway in various area venues where Wade has been a regular performer. Although a native of Dublin, Wad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Blake Shelton Was Unapologetically Country at Gexa Energy Pavilion

    Blake Shelton With the Band Perry and Neil McCoy Gexa Energy Pavilion Saturday, June 21, 2014 Saturday night was the first official night of summer and to celebrate some of country music's biggest contemporary acts performed to a sold-out crowd at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Blake Shelton was the headlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 6/20-6/22

    If you're looking for some variety to help spice up your weekend, then the concert schedule around North Texas should be just the thing to help make it happen. We're talking everything from Pegasus Music Fest to John Fogerty to Tech N9ne. If you have yet to set up any weekend plans, take comfort in ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Dallas' Madison King On the Road To Her Great New Record

    Perhaps more than any attribute making Madison King's songs burst with cochlea-catching appeal is the unvarnished honesty that pops from them. It's in her lyrics, and it's in her retelling of significant events from the past few years of her life, especially since the release of her twangy 2011 debu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    The Voice Alumnus Curtis Grimes is A Rodeo Veteran

    In the late spring of 2011, Gilmer, Texas-raised Curtis Grimes competed in the first season of the NBC's ratings-bonanza The Voice. While the show has remained a phenomenon, Grimes, participating under the tutelage of CeeLo Green, made his mark on that trail-blazing season by showing off his smooth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    I'm a 40-Year-Old White Guy. Can I Get in the Rap Game?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Jordan Buford has a Simple Plan to Save the Music Industry: Show Up and Buy Merch

    Jordan Buford has been checking out local bands in DFW for about 8 straight years now, for a group called Rya Entertainment, and for a podcast he hosts called "The Real Music Enthusiast" which airs as part of the Whiskeyboy Radio Network. The great thing about Buford, apart from his genuine music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Symbolyc One-Produced 50 Cent Track, "My Life," Goes on The Voice

    I will tune in to almost any television show, no matter how terrible or how outside of my interests, if it has something to do with Dallas. Usually this means production is set here and I can spend the hour going, "Hey, they are in downtown!" Or, "That's not Dallas, that's Fort Worth!" Do you want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Nakia Found His Voice on The Voice. Now What?

    If you've heard of Austin-based singer Nakia, it might have been from his stint on The Voice last summer, when he reinterpreted Cee-Lo's "Forget You." His voice is a force of nature, raised on soul and blues, and of course it turned heads. He made it to the quarter finals before being voted off, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The Problem With... "Payphone" by Maroon 5, featuring Wiz Khalifa

    Although I pride myself in finding patterns and themes in pop music, Maroon 5's recent nostalgic theme came at me like a curveball. I should have seen it before, with song titles such as "Moves Like Jagger" and singer Adam Levine's guest gig on "Stereo Hearts" with Gym Class Heroes. But Maroon 5's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Last Night on The Voice, Anthony Evans Moved From Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship to Team Xtina

    Might as well put my faithful Voice viewing to good use, though no doubt in coming weeks Audra will follow Anthony Evans's reality-TV travails over on DC9 at Night. But even before the Marvin Gaye-covering Evans was intro'd as a Dallas native last night it was clear who he was: Not only is he an es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Conversation: Is Playing Other People's Songs Respectable?

    Dallas disco cover band Le Freak​A well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Problem With... Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine's "Stereo Hearts"

    Wow, I haven't heard the name Gym Class Heroes in a while! I remember the group, though. They were a hip-hop-and-pop-punk hybrid band that sounded tailor-made for the kids that got their music cues solely from MTV2.Then the band's emcee, Travie McCoy, went off and did a solo thing, releasing the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Last Night: Sia at the Granada Theater

    SiaGranada TheaterAugust 7, 2011 Better than: watching someone with a gift trying to make it seem like work.Sia​ I don't know if Sia has been bestowed the nickname "The Voice."  She ought to, though. She certainly earned that title last night, performing before a sold out show at the G ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    Sia, Oh Land, Ximena Sarinana

    Sunday, August 7, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Ten Signs Your Favorite Band Is Past Its Prime

    ​Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The Problem With... Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's "Moves Like Jagger"

    I gotta tell you something, readers. I haven't really followed The Voice, NBC's singing competition show. It was never a conscious decision. I just haven't really followed reality shows since the first couple seasons of Survivor. I guess, as a writer, I want to support my peers who work on scripted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Ready For The Voice's Season Finale? Well, How About Some Local Connections To The Show?

    ​Confession time, y'all: I've been watching The Voice on NBC all season long. Kind of loving it, too. And why not? It's like the perfect blend of American Idol and Made. (Speaking of Made: I highly recommend trying to catch a re-run of Play-N-Skillz's recently aired episode of that show, especiall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Good Friday: Homegrown Music & Art Festival, and the Rest of This Weekend's Shows

    Seriously: Does anyone have any new photos of Neon Indian?​This weekend's biggest show will give local music fans a good reason to get outside: On Saturday, Homegrown Music & Art Festival will feature performances from Neon Indian, School of Seven Bells and a handful of other bands with local ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011