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.
1 month 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...
3 months 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 ...
3 months 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...
3 months 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...
4 months ago | Music Videos
Dead Sullivan’s Boone Patrello has always preferred to be felt rather than seen. To him, the only thing tantamount to success is his music. There’s no persona, no ego. Just his songs. So far, his methods need not be questioned. With three albums a...
5 months ago | Concerts
“Hold on, something really exciting just happened.” Marissa Paternoster, the frontwoman of punk band Screaming Females, stepped away from the phone to convene with her bandmates. She returned, breathless. “Sorry, we just found out we’re at the fir...