Pop rocks

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Matt Palmer’s catchy debut; NPH punks out as Hedwig Stranger than Fiction Matt Palmer From the familiar squeezed-sound opening of “The Break-Up” — the opening track from Matt Palmer’s self-released debut EP — it’s clear he’s adept at those radio-friendly songs that gets your head boppin’ to easy lyrics. That it’s stylistically indistinguishable from the CD’s [...]

Matt, booming

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

Singer-songwriter Matt Palmer gives pop its newest out artist Now that everyone from Adam Lambert to Sam Smith to Frank Ocean to Melissa Etheridge have come out, maybe it has become ho-hum to talk about openly gay pop artists. But when one of them is newcomer Matt Palmer, we decided there was room for another. [...]

Grand standing

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

A sit-down with out musician Steve Grand, after a year of stardom When we last sat down with gay singer-songwriter Steve Grand last July he  was making national headlines for his music video “All-American Boy,” which soon logged more than a million views on YouTube. The song — a sweet, catchy, country-influenced number — was [...]

Sam I am

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Soulful Brit singer answers the question: What if Adele became Aaron Neville? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor How’s this for creative viral marketing: Release an album, and just as you do, leak a YouTube video of you singing a cover of a Whitney Houston song. Then don’t include that song on the album. Watch [...]

We love a Broadway show

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:55am

A roundup of this season’s original cast recordings: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide,’ ‘Madison County,’ ‘If/Then,’ ‘Beautiful’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The Tony Awards are over, and the nominees and winners in the musical category will be forever remembered by theater queens the world over. But how do the cast recordings of the hit shows [...]

Free Lily

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Outspoken Brit Lily Allen on controversy and when she knew she was a hag Rebellious and fearless, Lily Allen has slayed some egos in her time. But with Allen’s recently-released third album, Sheezus, the tabloid target is experiencing the contentment of marriage and motherhood. But don’t think the Londoner’s gone soft. Allen doesn’t hold back [...]

Oh, Snap!

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 8:05am

Thea Austin, Razzle Dazzle artists interviewed online! Thea Austin, the dance-hit diva best known for the infectious “Rhythm is a Dancer” when she was lead singer fo the Euro-pop group Snap!, headlines the Razzle Dazzle stages on Saturday. To read an interview with the pop goddess exclusively online, visit DallasVoice.com. You can also read new [...]

Sounds of Szilenze

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:35am

Queer rockers go loud on new CD with gay and straight tracks that deliver RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer ……………………….. 3.5 out of 5 stars SHUT UP AND LISTEN Szilenze Independent ……………………….. For their second album, Szilenze makes a point with the title alone. In Shut Up and Listen, the group shows gains in their [...]

Cast away

Posted on 16 May 2014 at 6:30am

Former Dallasite Jim Caruso brings his New York Cast Party to North Texas SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer ………………………… CARUSO’S CAST PARTY Kitchen Cafe, 17350 Preston Road, Ste. 415. May 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. $25. KitchenCafeDallas.com. ………………………… “It’s such a spontaneous evening,” says Jim Caruso, out Dallasite-turned-New Yorker, of Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, [...]

Purple Party: Events Calendar

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:45am

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Ignite: Opening Party with DJ Abel S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road; 9 p.m.–4 a.m., $20. Roar: The Bear Party (co-presented by HoneyPot) with DJ John LePage The Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.; 9 p.m.–2 a.m., $5 (suggested donation). SATURDAY, MAY 10 Rise: The Pool Party with DJ Grind Sisu Uptown Resort, 2508 [...]