Jeff Gage has been in the alt-weekly game since 2009. He spent four years on staff at City Pages in Minneapolis and can confirm that he is indeed taller than Prince. (He went to the guy's house once. Kind of.) In April 2014 he moved to Dallas, and not Austin (on purpose), to become the music editor of the Dallas Observer. In spite of his hair, he harbors no fantasies of being a rock star, but thank you for asking.
20 hours ago | DFW Music News
Something tells us that in the not-too-distant future we'll look back on 2015 as a vintage year for Erykah Badu. Dallas' Queen of Neo-Soul has been riding a hot streak this year with some pretty memorable public appearances: ushering in the new er...
4 days ago | DFW Music News
In your face, Jerry Jones. The Cowboys owner may get to boast the biggest indoor concert venue in the state of Texas, but Garth Brooks can sell plenty of tickets in Dallas without it, thank you very much. His strategy? Play seven — yes, seven — sh...
6 days ago | Columns
Being from the South and being proud of where you're from isn't always easy, especially lately. Just do the body count from recent months: Walter Scott is shot down by a North Carolina police officer, who's charged with Scott's murder. Sandra Blan...
9 days ago | DFW Music News
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Erykah Badu must be blushing right now. Back in 2007, she released a music video for the song "Honey" in which she peruses a record store, pulling iconic records off the racks in which she's wor...
12 days ago | DFW Music News
The Observer needs a part-time clubs editor. The job includes: — Data entry to keep our clubs listings current and managing the Dallas Observer concert calendar. — Processing reader-submitted calendar items. — Writing brief descriptions for notabl...
19 days ago | Columns
The scene downtown was a concert promoter's dream: At 4:30 in the afternoon, the line outside Main Street Garden Park stretched around the block and down the street, but none of these people waiting outside the gate for Taco Libre was going to get...