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2013 Stories by Gavin Cleaver

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  • The Rocklahoma Diaries: A Journey Into the Prairie With Axl Rose and Bad Tattoos

    published June 6, 2013

    There is an antidote to the neon and designer sunglasses of America's big-ticket music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. You hear less... More >>

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    A Gun-Dumb Brit's Journey into American Gun Culture

    published June 6, 2013

    The AR-15 is lighter than I expected. It's an intimidating chunk of rough-hewn black metal and rubber, but it sits softly in my... More >>

  • Whiskey Folk Ramblers Have a New Album and a New Band -- Finally

    published May 16, 2013

    It was the summer of 2011, and the Whiskey Folk Ramblers were looking for some new direction. Wanting to keep a tight pace with recording their... More >>

  • Your 35 Denton Survival Kit

    published March 7, 2013

    The Dallas Observer cannot guarantee you survive 35 Denton, due to the presence of giant amp stacks, drugs, rattlesnakes and sludge... More >>

  • The xx

    published February 7, 2013

    Achingly hip Londoners the xx have a two-night stay at The Granada this week, meaning twice as many Dallasites will be swept away by songs from... More >>

  • Gojira

    published January 31, 2013

    If you're in the mood for some uncategorizable French metal (and who isn't?!) then the Granada has a treat for you, as uncategorizable French... More >>

  • Lady Gaga

    published January 24, 2013

    Tuesday sees the Dallas leg of Lady Gaga's latest attempt to put some relevant words in front of the word "Ball" and successfully market it as... More >>

  • Jeff Mangum

    published January 17, 2013

    You are almost certainly aware that Mr. Mangum is the voice, guitar and driving force behind a pair of classic, and relatively unique, albums... More >>

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