Harper Root has been writing for for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Before that he worked for two small-town dailies in East Texas. He can usually be found eating tacos, shopping at thrift stores or attending queerlesque shows.
5 days ago | DFW Music News
Members of the DFW trio manintheraw, who describe themselves as indie math folk, know they play a niche genre, and they don’t care. For them, it’s all about the feelings music invokes. “During our practices, we really just focus more on the emotio...
19 days ago | Concert Reviews
Sigur Rós The Bomb Factory, Dallas Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi opened his mouth in silent screams and bent his head nearly to the ground as he played his signature bowed guitar. The Icelandic post-rock trio played for a s...
2 months ago | DFW Music News
Most people quit their vices the day after Fat Tuesday. But John Jay Myers, frontman of jazz band The Free Loaders and owner of Cajun restaurant The Free Man, isn't most people. "Right before Fat Tuesday I thought that I'd had enough," he says fro...
3 months ago
6 months ago | Holidays
Some people collect stamps. Others collect dolls or china. Wayne Smith, a homeowner in University Park, collects light-up Santa figurines — more than 70 of them — and sets them up on bleachers in his front yard as part of a giant holiday display w...