MUSIC REVIEW: Original Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Bright Star’

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 7:35am

The opening fiddle strains on “If You Knew My Story” — the first song from Bright Star original cast recording, now available for download and on CD next week — sound like something from a Ken Burns documentary: melancholy and rural, with a bluegrassy aroma that conjures backwoods of Appalachia, where the musical is set […]

CD reviews: Cyndi, Rihanna

Posted on 09 May 2016 at 8:27am

CD reviews: Cyndi Lauper’s Detour, Rihanna’s ANTI

Cyndi Lauper shows us her true colors

Posted on 29 Apr 2016 at 6:30am

She’s always been unusual — and we love her for it even more now It’s not just about having fun anymore. For Cyndi Lauper, music runs deeper than her ‘80s-era eccentricities may have seemed to suggest. A collection of classics from the Great American Songbook, deep Memphis-based blues, the feel-good Broadway romp Kinky Boots, which […]

Music reviews: Gwen, Bonnie, Zayn

Posted on 13 Apr 2016 at 8:54am

Music reviews: Gwen, Bonnie, Zayn

The Pink Elephant in the room

Posted on 04 Mar 2016 at 6:15am

Dallas-based queer musician Lady BSmoove heads to Austin for Pink Elephant, the inaugural festival of LGBTQ hip-hop artists SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer Hip-hop — the music and the resulting movement — was created to give a voice to the unheard. Minority groups in general and African-Americans in particular were the first to embrace […]


Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 12:45pm

Painc! at the Disco, Sia, Elton play it safe

Year in Review: Music 2015

Posted on 12 Jan 2016 at 1:11pm

Year in Review: Music — Adele, Brandi, Carly Rae, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna and more

Holiday fever

Posted on 13 Nov 2015 at 6:00am

Kylie Minogue on her hot Christmases, loyal gay fans and the lucky fella she’ll be kissing under the mistletoe this year How does Kylie Minogue make the yuletide gay? “By singing about it,” she says, giggling the cutest Kylie giggle. And then she does just that — she sings. The song? “It’s the Most Wonderful […]

Earworm alert!

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 7:30am

Infectious new discs from Robyn and Carly Rae Jepsen   Carly Rae Jepsen, E•MO•TION. Carly Rae Jepsen came out of nowhere, seized the radio, dug a hole in your head and planted a little song there named “Call Me Maybe.” It grew and grew. It grew so much you are, at this very moment, singing it. […]

Pretty boy Floyd

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 6:00am

Miracles abound, Gary Floyd sings — and surely one of them is his voice ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Gary Lynn Floyd’s introduction to singing was through the church, so it was small surprise that — once he decided to pursue that as a career — he would start off singing Christian music. Of […]