This Week, Selena Gomez Went Along For The Ride.
Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it's fairly revealing. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.
In spite of releasing two separate albums that both hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Grand Prairie native Selena Gomez has somehow skated through her entire 23-year-old life without ever topping our weekly, local music power rankings. Say what?!
But after headlining the AAC last weekend and then joining James Corden for the latest edition of his perpetually viral Carpool Karaoke series, she's finally done just that. But why would she want to?
Just behind her this week was six-time Buzz champs the Toadies, which will launch two namesake beers this weekend courtesy of Martin House Brewing Company. In honor of Hell Below and Stars Above, its third and fourth brews from Martin House overall, the band also performs at the brewery this weekend.
Not far behind them was The Dividends, with a combined 15 Buzz No. 1's between them. The duo of Sarah Jaffe and Symbolic One headlines Trees for the first time this weekend on the strength of the long-anticipated debut album they'll be releasing at the show.
Another former Buzz champ, legendary DJ Spinderella, sits in the five-hole this week. She'll soon be the latest VH1 Hip Hop Honors recipient alongside her Salt-N-Pepa bandmates.
Elsewhere: St. Vincent is one of the faces of the new Marc Jacobs campaign; Bowling for Soup is headlining a free Bomb Factory show tonight; True Widow rocked the Oak Cliff Film Festival; and Sam Lao released the best album of the year so far.
(Also receiving votes: Blue, The Misfit, Oil Boom, Tony Ferraro, DJ Sober, Siberian Traps, Bummer Vacation, Sealion, Texas Gentlemen, Ronnie Heart, John Congleton, War Party, Corn Mo, Bobby Sessions, Cantina, Vegan Shark, Vandoliers, DJ Jay Clipp, Pinkish Black, Akkolyte, Dorrough, Birds of Night, Azalea Project, CoLab, Daniel Markham, Reagan James, Luke McGlathery, Matt Tedder, Amanda Newton, Honor System, Little Beards, Duell.)