Darryl Smyers

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  • 7 years ago | Longform

    Twenty years ago we launched this annual tradition called the Dallas Observer Music Awards—way back in April of 1988. "Our stated goal with these awards is to narrow the odds a bit in favor of locally created sounds," then-music editor Clay ...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    The Godzilla theme of this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards can be interpreted in many ways. Godzilla could represent the growing presence of corporate venues, their monstrous feet crushing everything in sight. Or it could represent the ubiquit...