By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>
Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all, "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>
Dallas five-piece The Blurries are riding high from the accolades of last year's Paper Cuts. With upcoming appearances at Dada and 35 Denton, bassist Andy Lester took some time out to talk about the first shows he saw and played, including when PJ Harvey scared him. What was the first show you rem ... More >>
Greg Allen The Buck Pets were, from left: Ian Beach, Andy Thompson, Tony Alba and Chris Savage. So, a few hours after I posted that item yesterday about the Grand Hyatt DFW being all that and then some, one "Danny Explosion" dropped this comment concerning the highly rated hotel and its eatery: "I ... More >>
Courtesy Lisa's computer Lisa Loeb has the most amazing posses in the history of ever. Surely I've mentioned that Lisa Loeb and I were cast mates in a Hockaday School production of The Pajama Game back in, oh, 1984, I think it was. (The school was low on public-school boys, I guess, and I had the o ... More >>
Poetry about the acts on Edgefest 17's bill? It's music to our ears.
Saturday, November 3, at Club Dada
The All-American Rejects (Doghouse/DreamWorks) / The Art of Losing Island (Def Jam)
You know the music business stinks when Kathy McCarty, Texas' best singer-songwriter, can't catch a break
Or: Looking for the heart of South by Southwest
A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?
Austin's great alt-rock hope swings for the empty bleachers
Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
New releases: Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, The The, and Mr. Spock