Since fronting the Sex Pistols in the mid-'70s and branding the nascent punk rock genre with its promise of "No Future," John Lydon, once known as Johnny Rotten, has appeared on Judge Judy, hosted a show on VH1 and used his name and face in commercials for Country Life butter. Yes, those butter comm ... More >>
Hugely successful in their homeland of Great Britain, The Kooks have found it difficult to make commercial inroads in the United States. Perhaps it's the band's eclectic mix of rock, pop and reggae that has failed to connect with American audiences. Speaking from Boston and in anticipation of toni ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Lima, Peru, native John Nicholson has helped out a lot of DFW musicians over the years. His early gigs included Sound Warehouse, Bill's Records and label promotion for Polygram, A&M and V ... More >>
Hampshire, England's Laura Marling is all of 20 years old. Which, yes, is super young. But, like a certain Dentonite who exists in a similar realm, Marling's music sounds well beyond its writer's age. Which, unless you're Justin Bieber, you kind of have to do when you put out your debut album at age ... More >>
Dallas' best CD store doubles as a halfway house for customers and employees alike
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Even music journalists have ethics
Fry Street Fair grumbling
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real... and really angry.
The Mekons join forces from both sides of the pond to bring forth a new album
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999
It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.
Brandon Boyer's Denton label offers pure pop pleasure, seven inches at a time
A local housewife-songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
Carl Stephenson on Beck, the Geto Boys, trip-hop, and the fine line between dream and reality
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Joe Jackson lugs the baggage of a onetime pop star into an ambitious middle age
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
On the West Coast, Jeff Liles shoots and scores
Surprise! It's Syd Straw.
'Black Moses' emerges from the bulrushes with two albums and a broken heart
1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music