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Tower Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Meshuggah Helps A Cancer Patient's Dream Comes True

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Meeting Meshuggah

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    How Music is Helping Me Fight Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Colin Hanks Wants You To Help Him Fund His Tower Records Documentary...

    ​Tower Records is a record store chain that once had a shop in Dallas. Last we checked, the old building where it was housed was going to be turned into an appliance store, although nothing of the sort has happened yet. (But, for what it's worth, Wilonsky swears he saw something happening there ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    A Blockbuster Sale In Time for Christmas

    ​NCR, the same company responsible for those SD-card kiosks Blockbuster recently debuted at a couple of local locations, sent word this morning that it acquired DVDPlay, which has about 1,300 DVD-rental kiosks scattered about the U.S. and Canada. Said the note, NCR's going to rebrand the stations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Wyndemere Cries, "Quarter Mil"

    View Larger MapThe New York Times' Great Homes and Destinations blog wonders what kind of pad you can get for $250,000 and comes up with a few options: a three-bedroom, three-bath 179-year-old house near the Fore River in Portland, Maine; a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house in Athens, Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Something's Afoot At The Old Tower Records Spot On Lemmon

    What a great shot this is! (Pete Freedman) Driving to and from lunch today, we noticed something going on at the old Tower Records location on Lemmon Avenue. You might remember it going out of business about a year and a half ago? Anyway, there were people there today! Doing stuff, too! OK, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007
  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Polyphonic Spree's Sonic Bloom

    In 2006, the band's Wait EP helped build A Fragile Army and start a digital revolution

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Tower: Everything Must Go! Like, Now

    Know anyone on your Christmas shopping list with really eclectic musical tastes, or perhaps someone who just needs a crapload of red Tower Records shopping baskets? If so, then head to Tower on Lemmon Avenue pretty much, oh, right now. Because come Thursday, it will be gone -- outta bidness, an empt ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    At Tower, Everything Must Go!

    So, just got back from doing a little CD shopping at Tower Records...with Ron Kirk. OK, well, sorta. See, I was there scoping out the deep discounts and happened to bump into the former mayor, who was looking for some gospel and Christmas music (me, not so much). He accosted me while I was taking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    A Trip to The Last Record Store

    I see my boy Jeff Liles is posting some unused footage from his documentary about Bill's Records and Tapes, The Last Record Store, on YouTube. Mighty nice of the guy. Here's some of it: a snippet during which my boyhood hero George Gimarc, Idol Records' Erv Karwelis, Hydronic Sound System's Jeff "Sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    Closing Up the Storehouse

    Noticed here yesterday that Storehouse, which has 12 locations in Texas (three of which are in Dallas area), is going outta business. Says nothing else about it on the Web site, save that everything must go for 15 to 30 percent off, which is cheap, but, then, so's the furniture. But, like Tower Reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    The Death of the Album

    There's no good reason for posting this; has no local connection whatsoever, though, for argument's sake, let's just say there's a very small chance someone here made it, in which case, well, we'd be remiss in not directing your attention to the best thing to hit YouTube since, ah, this? Besides, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    The Tower Falleth

    This Tower Records--and every one across the country, including the Lemmon Avenue location--is closing shop. So buy now before it's bye-bye. If you were thinking of going record shopping, oh, this weekend, you might wanna stop by Tower Records. Everything's on sale--as in, everything's gotta go beca ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    The Golden Falcons are reeling after their encounter with a super trooper

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Does It Make Her "Blue"?

    LeAnn Rimes is all grown up and ready to disco all the way to England. The other day I was browsing the import section at Tower Records and stumbled across something that had a decidedly homegrown flavor: the new LeAnn Rimes album, Whatever We Wanna. It was a little odd to see the former sweetheart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Tower Toppling? They Say No.

    We fact-check other blogs so they don't have to: Our pals at FrontBurner are reporting that Dean & DeLuca, the upscale New Yawk grocery store, will arrive in Dallas at a Lemmon Avenue location currently occupied by Tower Records. This comes as a surprise to Tower's Sacramento-based senior vice presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006
  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Awards Anticipation

    We gear up for the biggest party of the year on Tuesday, May 9

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006

    Virgin No More

    Losing our Virgin-ity: Come June 18, this place is going buh-bye. On June 18, the Virgin Megastore in Mockingbird Station is closing its big glass doors for good. About 10 minutes ago, I was told this was a mere rumor. Then I found this on the local location's Web site: "FOND FAREWELL!!!!! Thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2006

    Good Lovin'

    When Good Records announced it would close for a week to move from Deep Ellum to its shiny new Lower Greenville location, record nerds like me gasped, frightened at the prospect of not being able to buy our favorite indie releases that Tuesday. When the store re-opened at its new location a week aft ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Time to nominate bands for the Dallas Observer Music Awards

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005
  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Rockin' Around

    Holiday gifts for the music lover in your life

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Video/DVD Store

    Movie Trading Co.

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Screwing the Man

    Electronic Robin Hoods claim music file-swapping is an act of civil disobedience

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    The Gospel Truth

    Kings of Leon grew up in the South, but not on Southern rock

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    On the Download

    Is the online music store the Apple of digital music's eye? It should be.

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Expatriate

    Forbidden Media heads north looking for a better climate--in Denton of all places

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    System of a Down

    Steal This Album (Sony)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best CD store (New)

    Tower Records

  • Culture

    June 6, 2002

    Tit for Tat

    When girls started going wild, Playboy Video stopped playing mild

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Full disclosure

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    It's a big fuckin' deal

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    New Chanukah songs

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    100 Bullets

    MTV and Rolling Stone pick the 100 greatest pop songs ever, "from The Beatles to the Backstreet Boys." We demand a recount.

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Mandarin Makes Its Debut

    Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Sorting out Flickerstick, Kid Chaos, The Riverboat Gamblers, and promoting Slobberbone

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Fawning Pumpkins; Audio LUXURY; Door dates; And a ton of Rubber Gloves

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Asleep at the wheel

    Hot Club of Cowtown calls Austin home, but never for long

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Forbidden looks

    Tower Records and a local store owner learn the hard way what the city wants you to see

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    I don't want my MP3

    Or: How the Internet could kill the album

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Slipped discs

    Are Virgin and Tower really the enemy, or can the indie stores fight back?

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999

  • Dining

    November 12, 1998
  • Music

    September 18, 1997

    Romance novel

    The Green Romance Orchestra's fans drag them into the limelight

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Everything but the Pulitzer

    Ben Watt debuts as an author with a unique bedside manner

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Accidental Deaths

    Wars between the electronics giants are killing Dallas' independent music stores

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