I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>
I really didn't know what pouring vinyl entailed when local musician Daniel Huffman asked if I wanted to sit in on a job Thursday afternoon. I envisioned the act of pouring, and then an actual record, but the in between part was vague. I just said yes and drove over to A&R Records on Riverfront. T ... More >>
Hey, remember last Friday, when we mentioned that Rolling Stone article in which Wayne Coyne mentioned he'd like to collaborate with Erykah Badu? And how that would probably be a good idea? Well, she got in her Badumobile and gunned it to Klearlight Studio in order to restore balance to the universe ... More >>
Rolling Stone reported yesterday that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne -- who is seemingly everywhere these days, like those owls I talked about last week -- has put together an album of collaborations slated for April release. While he's already wrangled Bon Iver and Nick Cave (that is a collabo ... More >>
Happy belated birthday, sweet infant Jesus! Now that all that trimming the tree and wrapping presents is over, all Santa's cookies have been eaten, and all the stores are ready to mark down all the stuff you just bought by 60 percent, we can look ahead to the dawning of another year and the d ... More >>
After Hours with George Quartz, Live!Texas TheatreJuly 39, 2011Better than: watching that Kings of Leon guy throw the world's least exciting hissy fit and quit the band onstage. If KoL had beat the crap out of each other Brian Jonestown style, it might have been worth it. We think George Quartz wa ... More >>
James "Big Bucks" Burnett in the back room of his Eight Track Museum, sitting in the egg chair filled with stereo speakersBy the time we arrived at the Eight Track Museum, James "Big Bucks" Burnett's tribute to myriad dead media, some 60 or 70 folks had already come and gone, each one gladly fork ... More >>
Erykah BaduOn Friday morning, Vibe posted a length piece on Erykah Badu well worth the time if you have it--because, as part of the magazine's online "Full Clip" series, it's mostly just Badu on Badu, with the Dallas R&B star explaining her motivations, headspaces and conflicts with each and ... More >>
He's a vilified clown of an owner on two continents. Or at least he should be.
The members of Yo La Tengo produce consistently great records from a stable marriage. What's up with that?
Thursday, March 8, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Pussy Cats (Record Collection)
Matt Sharp reunites the Rentals, all because of Dallas' Sara Radle. No, really.
Gay BINGO takes out the trash
Annie Leibovitz makes a permanent mark
At the 16th Dallas Video Festival, you cannot--and should not--look away
Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)
Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon (Soft Skull Press)
After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?
Cibo Matto gets out of the kitchen and fries up the national prize
You've had the best; now, the year's most overrated records
Four-CD Lennon anthology leans too heavily on inferior versions of familiar tunes
During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away
Kula Shaker: Brit-pop with an Indian twist
Bottle Rocket is a clever mix of optimism and angst
The Beatles' Anthology is the first chapter you've never heard
Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things
The 1994 Dallas Video Festival mixes equal parts ineptitude and brilliance