Taylor Frantum is a music journalist based out of Dallas/Denton,Texas. He has written for various online and print publications, including the Dallas Observer, the Dentonite, ThisNewBand and Monkeys Fighting Robots. He thinks Celebration Rock is one of the greatest albums of the last 20 years, and is more than happy to trade playlists with you, unless you have Tidal.
12 months ago | Best Of Dallas
“Unattractive” by Toadies in The Cable GuyWhen The Cable Guy was released in 1996, it made headlines for two key reasons: star Jim Carrey’s $20 million price tag for the film, and the movie’s less-than-glowing reviews. But local music fans back th...
1 year ago | Concerts
In late October, Pitchfork senior editor Jeremy D. Larson unleashed a scathing and hilarious review of Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army. The band had gained popularity as a result of them sounding, well, a lot like Led Zeppelin. ...
1 year ago | Feature Stories
The most popular polemic of recent rock discourse has been a simple one: Rock 'n' roll is dead. It died long ago, with its death knell in the early 2000s. On a surface level, one might be inclined to agree with absolutists who occupy a littl...
2 years ago | Feature Stories
James Alex has always worn his influences on his sleeve. Since his band’s inception, Beach Slang has drawn easy comparisons to the Replacements. Nevertheless, Beach Slang has developed a loyal following, with honesty and catharsis being front and ...
2 years ago | Best Of Dallas
Age Of Napoleon The beautiful thing about podcasts is that one exists for probably any topic. Need to learn how to play pinochle in a weekend? Easy. Want someone to analyze every political subtext of Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid? Close your eye...
2 years ago | Concerts
Frances Quinlan doesn’t really do social media. A cursory search returns official pages for her band, Hop Along, on most major social media platforms. Even then, it’s mostly promotions for shows and other standard fare — rarely ever musings, jokes...