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2012 Stories by Audra Schroeder

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  • Pinkish Black, Dim Locator

    published December 27, 2012

    With Pinkish Black in the middle of recording their sophomore album, they might be testing out some new material at this show, so fingers... More >>

  • Lights All Night

    published December 27, 2012

    With its expansion to three nights this year, Lights All Night has become a legit electronic music festival, and is testing out Fair Park's... More >>

  • Ten Concerts We Can't Forget in 2012

    published December 27, 2012

    There were too many great performances this year, in venues big and small, by acts local and national, to thoroughly cover within the confines... More >>

  • Looking Back on 15 of Our Favorite 2012 North Texas Releases

    published December 27, 2012

    In a year when Kickstarter efforts have ballooned from humble requests to egocentric slaps in the face, the recording, funding and distribution... More >>

  • Def Rain, Shiny Around the Edges, Cerulean Giallo, Secret Cakes

    published December 20, 2012

    Everyone's celebrating the novelty of the impending end of the Mayan calendar tonight with very tongue-in-cheek "apocalypse" parties, and this... More >>

  • Zhora, Ice Eater, Missions

    published December 20, 2012

    Zhora headlines this electronically informed night, and hopefully we'll be hearing some new songs from a potential full-length. We sure liked... More >>

  • Gift Rap

    published December 20, 2012

    WAAS Gallery is extending its reach from the art side of things to present this collaborative music event. Brain Gang's Bobby Sessions and... More >>

  • How to Start a Record Collection, Part Two

    published December 20, 2012

    It was Fourth of July weekend in Austin, 2011, the near-constant pop-tat-tat-tat-pop of fireworks in my neighborhood no doubt masking... More >>

  • Ralph White at Fred's Texas Cafe/Smoke & Mirrors Gallery

    published December 13, 2012

    Austin multi-instrumentalist Ralph White has been playing shows in Fort Worth on a pretty regular basis, and he does so again this Thursday at... More >>

  • Libertine's 13th Annual Toy Drive

    published December 13, 2012

    More than a dozen acts are slated to play this annual benefit show, and we hope they've got another stage going for the night, or else it's... More >>

  • Mark Kozelek

    published December 6, 2012

    I've been hard on Kozelek's past band, Red House Painters, mainly because in college they radiated an air of preciousness I couldn't accept. As... More >>

  • Dead Week Print Show 2012

    published December 6, 2012

    As the fall semester comes to an end in Denton, Gutterth and Pan Ector once again host the Dead Week Print Show at Rubber Gloves and the Meme... More >>

  • Nervous Curtains/George Quartz

    published December 6, 2012

    Double Wide's been pulling double duty since the closing of LaGrange a few weeks ago, and taking on their orphaned shows. This isn't one of... More >>

  • Norton Records Benefit

    published December 6, 2012

    Last month, Norton Records' warehouse, which sits in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed... More >>

  • Bettye LaVette

    published November 29, 2012

    Bettye LaVette's 1965 single "Let Me Down Easy" was the song that should have put the Detroit singer in the ranks of the Supremes and Marvin... More >>

  • On the Eve

    published November 29, 2012

    Home by Hovercraft were nominated in our Best None of the Above category in this year's Observer music awards, and this reminds us why.... More >>

  • Away From the Numbers

    published November 29, 2012

    Texas Theatre's been racking up some impressive DJ nights, including their latest monthly venture, Ladies Stay Crazy, which I encourage ladies... More >>

  • Boan, Assacre, Thug Decay, Betdat

    published November 22, 2012

    This electronic lineup makes good use of the Golden Triangle's dark pull. Houston's Boan, which features Mariana Saldana, formerly of Tense and... More >>

  • Trae Tha Truth, Z-Ro, Snow Tha Product

    published November 22, 2012

    Houston's Trae Tha Truth and Z-Ro reunited as their early Aughts rap duo ABN (Assholes By Nature) in their hometown late last year. Now,... More >>

  • Shiny Around the Edges

    published November 15, 2012

    Check out our Q&A with SATE's Jenny and Michael Seman this week, as they talk about the new sound of their latest album, The Night Is a... More >>

  • Danksgiving with Devin the Dude

    published November 15, 2012

    We've lost track of how many times Houston marijuana connoisseur Devin the Dude has gotten us high this year. As Thanksgiving approaches, he's... More >>

  • Mary J. Blige

    published November 15, 2012

    We just witnessed the glory of Ms. Lauryn Hill a few weeks ago, and now another '90s R&B counterpart resurfaces. For those of us who took Mary... More >>

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    Here are the Winners of the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published November 15, 2012

    Best Album Best Solo Act Best Female Vocalist The Body Wins, Sarah... More >>

  • The Day Dallas Stood Still

    published November 8, 2012

    Dirty South Rydaz Tum Tum and Big Tuck come together for the first times in years Thursday, on Dada's outside stage, so there will no doubt be... More >>

  • R. Kelly

    published November 8, 2012

    Look, we're all upset R. Kelly's much-anticipated October "Love Letter Cruise" has been canceled. What better way to experience the white-hot... More >>

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