Twenty years ago, our local music scene was a bustling cauldron of rock goodness. Whether it be to the surprise of many or to a few, a couple of bands that made Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth proud back then are not only still making us proud, but are selling out rooms and slinging albums across the ... More >>
Fort Worth five-piece Fate Lions just dropped a new three-song 7-inch and and are celebrating with a show at the Kessler on Friday. With that in mind, I asked guitarist Jerko Dabelic and singer/guitarist Jason Manriquez about some of their favorite 45s growing up. Jason Manriquez Barry Manilow "A ... More >>
Founder Wyatt Parkins has an angel on his shoulder.
Sitting around the house waiting for Turkey Day to roll around got me to thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. Of course, I'm lucky to have my family and friends and, these days, I am very thankful to have a job. But musically speaking, the Dallas scene has provided many a band, show and ... More >>
In the wake of Good Records Recordings' relaunch last week, it was interesting stumbling across this 1999 Zac Crain-penned piece about the late Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren. For more than a decade, much ado has been made about Berggren's untimely death, brought on by a drug overdose. But ... More >>
Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>
At the risk of harping on obituaries of Dallas musicians long ago, this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History focuses on one of the biggest losses that our city's music community has ever experienced. On this week in 1999, former Dallas Observer music editor Zac Crain wrote about the loss ... More >>
Even amidst the spectacle of the Polyphonic Spree's annual holiday extravaganza show, reminders of Tripping Daisy abound
After scoring the movie Thumbsucker, The Polyphonic Spree ponders what could come next. Perhaps a musical?
The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?
These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
Nine is better than none this year
Ten from Dallas and England and all points in between
Free to do what he wants, Tim DeLaughter leads his new band on The Polyphonic Spree
When Babies Eat Pennies is a shock to the system, whether you like it or not
Tim DeLaughter and Mark Pirro on a Polyphonic Spree
Location, location, location; Someone listened
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
Bad mouthing good bods; Keeping up with the Buck Joneses; the Broose is loose; Tim DeLaughter speaks; And much more
Don Berggren remembers the way his son Wes lived... and died
Benefits for a Daisy; Drive-In for a Spider Baby
Chris Weber comes back to Denton to try his luck with Rock Lottery
Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?
June 11 - 17, 1998
Tripping Daisy's Firecracker explodes with riches