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.
15 hours ago | Columns
Conspiracy theories are everywhere in Denton. Perceived threats are coming from all directions on the college town's proud music scene, and suspects include Jason Lee, Buc-ees, LSA Burger, city officials and even Scientologists (OK, that...
2 days ago | DFW Music News
The more Deep Ellum changes, the more it looks the same. A good part of that has to do with Clint and Whitney Barlow, who have made it their mission to reopen some of the neighborhood's most legendary music venues. First, in 2009, it was Trees, th...
3 days ago | DFW Music News
Gerard Hanson does things at his own speed. The Dallas producer, better known by the name Convextion, hasn't released an album since 2006. Of course, that namesake album just happened to be named one of the best of the decade by U.K.'s FACT magazi...
3 days ago | Video
Daniel Driensky and Sarah Reyes, the creative pair behind local photo and video outlet Exploredinary, recently starting shooting videos for the Dallas Observer. Their first was with about as big of a name as you'll find in DFW music right now: Leo...
6 days ago | DFW Music News
Annie Clark, a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan? Yes, it's true. In a new ad for the upcoming NFL season, the artist otherwise known as St. Vincent rips through a fireworks-worthy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" while reminiscing about her child...
7 days ago | DFW Music News
This week has seen some real drama in Dallas music news, although none of it had to do with Kanye West. (Well, okay, some of the news did, but not the dramatic stuff.) No, the drama had to do with Grand Prairie native Selena Gomez. Fortunately, th...