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The Weeknd

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    October 2, 2013

    The Weeknd's 15 Most Absurd Lyrics

    On the The Weeknd's single "Loft Music," Abel Tesfaye brags that he'll "put your mind in a dream world." It's true, the R&B music of The Weeknd certainly transports you somewhere. But where? To a fantasy world of Tesfaye's own making, a pleasure-centered nightmare tucked neatly between detestable a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
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    January 15, 2013

    Justin Timberlake "Suite & Tie" is a Boring Rehash

    The last month in music news has been a bit of a time machine, with the likes of David Bowie, Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake promising to dominate the music universe in 2013. Even without a single, you could sense the collective yearning building up across the Internet in reaction to Timberl ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012
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    September 6, 2012

    Scoremore Brings Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Rapper To Town

    The Smoker's Club Tour hit Dallas last month, and it was a busy night, like so many Thursdays in our town. I sit in my car on Elm Street, trying to get around a sudden surge of traffic. I hear sirens. Four blocks away from Trees, I can smell the marijuana, mixed with the smell of burnt rubber. I can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Six Best Concerts of the Summer

    See also: Ten of August's best music photos This summer's musical choices have been made. Our thighs have been chafed from festivals, our livers raked over the fiery coals, our eardrums gently caressed. And now, as we drift into the last quarter of the year, we're taking one look back at some of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Five Essential New Tracks For the Weekend: Joseph SoMo, Sebastian Ingrosso and More

    As we ease into the weekend, here are a few new tracks you might want to check out. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso ft. Ryan Tedder, "Calling (Lose My Mind)" Recently named "an essential new tune" on Pete Tong's radio program across the pond, Sebastian Ingrosso and his protégé Alesso recently teamed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    The Weeknd - House of Blues - 6/15/12

    The Weeknd House of Blues Friday, June 15 Let me get the technicalities out of the way: Abel Tesfaye sounded incredible on Friday night. The full band only enhanced The Weeknd's drippy-druggy tracks and brought a new dimension to his sound. Updated arrangements added a sonic weight to The Weeknd's ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    The Weeknd at House of Blues

    Friday, June 15, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    This Week's Top Show Announcements: The Weeknd, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Ariel Pink and More

    The WeekndFriday, June 15, at House of Blues, $30/$35-$49.50At age 22, critically acclaimed R&B innovator Abel Tesfaye, the man behind The Weeknd, has accomplished more than most artists in a lifetime. All of his music has been released via digital download, and now it looks like he's ready to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Throw It Up: Six Questions For Joseph SoMo

    In the late 1880s, two settlers, Ida and David, arrived in the sleepy town of Denison, Texas by way of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway. While Ida looked after the children, David took work with the railroad as an engine wiper. During their time in Denison they had a son, born in an unassuming whit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    The Problem With... Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"

    Every wave of music coming out of Canada is quite the "melange." In the most recent one, Drake's fame is pulling up Toronto R&B artists The Weeknd and Melanie Fiona. We also have elves like Grimes and Purity Ring tinkering around with their precursors, from Skinny Puppy to Nelly Furtado. Conversely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Some Thoughts On The "Digital Resurrection" of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

    News came this week that TLC plans on touring again. Yes, even the "L." In our post-Coachella hologram world, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will be joining the tour through use of video projections, announced exactly ten years after her death in 2002. Cue heavy, sad, sigh. I remember MTV News sharing the ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Dildos, Missed Connections and More: Deb's Tips for a Great Solo Valentine's Night

    The myth of Saint Valentine marrying young kids in the face of Claudius' imminent draft are nothing if not romantic. Yet Valentine's Day just isn't a real holiday. It's as tedious to loathe it as to love it. Those bemoaning their lack of roses or boasting of their pre-fixe dinner reservations are eq ... More >>

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