This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day is still having an effect on the sales at local independent record shops; how ... More >>
Texas Country, or Red Dirt, or whatever one wants to call it, has become big business these days. So, it's not really shocking that a couple of television shows dedicated to artists fitting into the Lone Star-loving realm have popped up and are shedding light on the talent all over the state and int ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>
"Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
In recent months, the North Texas country community has produced some solid albums, and future months will witness the release of anticipated records from Somebody's Darling, Grant Jones and Ronnie Fauss. While vets like Eleven Hundred Springs, Tejas Brothers, the King Bucks, Nate Kipp and Mo Robson ... More >>
Since the 2005 release of his modern outlaw coming-out party, Put the "O" Back In Country, Shooter Jennings has proudly waved the banner his mother and father, Jesse Colter and Waylon Jennings, had helped design decades ago. After the surprising release of his 2010 concept album, Black Ribbons, Jen ... More >>
Friday, November 11, at the Kessler Theatre.
Grant JonesRegular readers of DC9 and regular drinkers at just about any North Texas honky-tonk are likely familiar with Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos by now. Between celebrating a great victory in the 2009 Shiner Rising Star Contest (where they won a recording contract) and suffering ... More >>
That two-year-old listening to KKDA-104.5 FM K104 in Dallas (local tie!) in the clip above is cooler than all of us. But we've got some cool news to share about some artists with local ties -- among them Erykah Badu, ZZ Top, Kelly Clarkson, [Daryl], Teenage Cool Kids and Big hud -- so that's a start ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Penny Lazo. With LMFAO. And a taco. No, the taco isn't real.Penny Lazo is a DFW-based rep for Universal Records. Despite being very rock 'n' roll in appearance, her main beat is coun ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for a Wednesday night, especially if you're into poppy punk or prime Americana.
Shing Rising Star Competition: Week 4August 12, 2010City TavernAnother Thursday night in the Metroplex meant another evening of the Shiner Rising Star contest last night. Whereas the majority of the competing bands in the previous weeks have been North Texas products, last night featured a couple ... More >>
Been thinkin' about Waylon Jennings quite a bit this week; can't imagine why. Even went home Wednesday night and dug out the re-release of the 1976 classic Waylon Live, fleshed out years later to 42 tracks of can't-beat-it country music recorded in Austin and at The Western Place, "a classy, up-t ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Los Lobos (Los Angeles, California)Los Lobos Goes Disney (Disney Sound)It's har ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Wednesday, November 11,at House of Blues
Renowned musician and Fort Worth native Stephen Bruton passed away on Saturday after complications from throat cancer. He was 60 years old.Over a nearly 40-year career, Bruton worked with the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, T. Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, Johhny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings  ... More >>
Last weekend, I set off on my bike. I would save gas, stay close to home, and kill like three birds with one stone by brunching at the promising-sounding Garden Café, on Junius Street in Lakewood. I'd been there as a pre-vegan, and I remembered a lovely garden in the back. The garden, as it tur ... More >>
This week's winner promotes 100 Damned Guns, Blackland River Devils and Whiskey Folk Ramblers Saturday at The Double-Wide. Clearly, the guys in 100 Damned Guns are in no need of an ego massage if they boast the "Heart of Hank Williams," "Brain of Waylon Jennings" and "Muscles of Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... More >>
The musician proves to be a true Texas cowboy
A Texas treasure returns to Dallas
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show.
Friday, December 31
Square One (Jeez Louise Records)
Plus: Kaboom, Edited for Content
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
Buddy Holly raves on, four decades after he received a second chance
With bands like these, who needs Austin anyway?
1998 December 3-9
Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards
Whiskeytown and No Depression pour into town
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up
Sloppy and perfect, Golden Smog is the best of all worlds
Tributes to Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson are anything but
Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?