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.
3 days ago | Concert Reviews
Kanye West American Airlines Center, Dallas Thursday, September 22, 2016 Is it possible to review a Kanye West concert without reviewing Kanye West himself? Almost every conversation about the 39-year-old rapper's work turns into a referendum on h...
4 days ago | Busking
Do you remember Denton in the '90s? Okay, so you may not have been around for that (and, if you're attending UNT right now, you may have only barely been born.) But you almost definitely remember "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the hit song by Denton na...
4 days ago | DFW Music News
There were a few ups and downs this week on the Dallas music front. Well, fortunately the main "down" didn't happen here, and didn't even involve a Dallas musician, but it did involve a missed appearance. With a celebrated homecoming for Norah Jon...
5 days ago | Best Of Dallas
This week the Dallas Observer's annual Best Of Dallas issue goes public, celebrating all that is right with the city. But with so many music venues and bars winning in so many categories, how will you ever take advantage of them all? Wel...
7 days ago | Video
Dallas may not be the first city you'd think of as the home of Texas blues, but it should be. Its roots run deep, and can be traced back to Deep Ellum's earliest incarnation as a musical epicenter, when Blind Lemon Jefferson played on the street c...
7 days ago | DFW Music News
Vanilla Ice's hometown show at The Bomb Factory on Saturday night was as '90s as it could get. Dallas' loved and loathed one-hit-wonder, and still best-selling local hip-hop exponent, pulled out all the nostalgia stops in Deep Ellum. (The review i...