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  • Value Pack

    published August 3, 2006

    It's amazing that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had the idea to make Oxygentankfest free while the relatively younger dudes in Korn, who started the... More >>

  • Coffee Nods

    published December 21, 2006

    Part of the first generation of hip-hop fans now approaching middle age are suburban guys who balance family time and Frank-the-Tank weekends,... More >>

  • Reverend Organ Drum

    published December 14, 2006

    To see and hear a bespectacled Jim Heath play old blues and jazz standards with this side project trio is to see him lounging Clark Kent-like,... More >>

  • Old Schoolin'

    published December 14, 2006

    Slick Rick, whose mellow voice and story-telling style featured on old-school rap classics such as "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story," still... More >>

  • The Unbearables, iKiLLCaRs, See the Lights Bright and Fantastic

    published November 30, 2006

    Bringing a toy for a tot will get you half off the already affordable $4 door admission at Callithump's New Music Tuesday. At two bucks, you've... More >>

  • Low Line Caller, Rotary Downs

    published November 30, 2006

    Is it too early to be nostalgic for the mid-'90s? The beautiful space rock transmitting from Denton and Austin should have ushered in a new space... More >>

  • Open Secret

    published November 30, 2006

    Secrecy is the key to any conspiracy, and Art Conspiracy coordinator Sarah Jane Semrad is keeping her lips sealed about the financial situation of... More >>

  • Holiday Sellout

    published November 23, 2006

    Ah, yes, the holidays: A time for eggnog, good cheer and...milking the Nirvana legacy for all it's worth. That's right: Even posthumously,... More >>

  • Tilly and the Wall

    published November 9, 2006

    Among the bands to explode from the Bright Eyes-anchored Omaha indie-pop scene in recent years was Tilly and the Wall. To those who haven't... More >>

  • The Lollipop Shoppe Compilation Featuring The Klogz, White Drugs, Prayer for Animals, Mwanza Dover and others

    published November 9, 2006

    To make their swinging parties even more happening, '60s fetishists the Lollipop Shoppe came up with the perfect shiny accessory for their groovy... More >>

  • Ghost Rock

    published October 26, 2006

    What better way to celebrate Halloween than with the devil's music? Strangely, Christmas has been much more thoroughly celebrated by rock 'n' roll... More >>

  • Wilco

    published October 12, 2006

    Audiences generally respond better to the familiar than the new at big rock shows, but Wilco fans are smart enough to savor new material as Jeff... More >>

  • Money Waters

    published October 12, 2006

    Money Waters is a natural storyteller who takes his sweet time telling a joke or dropping some hard-earned knowledge. You don't wanna stop him,... More >>

  • Rowdy, Loud and Lucky

    published October 5, 2006

    PPT--named for members Pikahsso, Picnic and Tahiti--became the first hip-hop act ever signed to Dallas label Idol Records in August, a few months... More >>

  • Back to School Bash featuring Black Tie Dynasty, Sorta, The Happy Bullets and more

    published September 28, 2006

    Spune Productions has organized another endurance-testing showcase that ensures you should spend the day in Denton. But you'll have plenty of time... More >>

  • Grandpunk

    published September 28, 2006

    I don't know nothin' about this broad who's taking over the Dallas Observer's music section, but I bet the only question those Village... More >>

  • KNON Hip-Hop Benefit Party with Mr. Blakes, Legendary Fritz and Devotion 420

    published September 14, 2006

    In a just world, a 23rd anniversary celebration in honor of EZ Eddie D would mark that many years that he'd been the highly paid Arbitron champ in... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published September 14, 2006

    Just as Kinky Friedman the political candidate is often dismissed as a one-liner dispensing novelty, Kinky Friedman the songwriter is usually... More >>

  • Spitfire Tumbleweeds

    published September 7, 2006

    Rock and roll supergroups are a tricky business. Too often, they consist of has-beens reaching the lowest common musical denominator of their... More >>

  • A Mother's Love

    published September 7, 2006

    Your hipster friends will never admit they watch American Idol--at least not without adding the disclaimer that they are watching it... More >>

  • Misunderstood

    published August 24, 2006

    Three months ago, Sorta accepted its first Best Act in Town distinction at the Dallas Observer Music Awards, a major validation for a band... More >>

  • Mathstorm, Voot Cha Index

    published August 17, 2006

    For two suburban indie-pop bands losing members to higher education, the college town setting and former college-radio DJ acting as MC was... More >>

  • Sivion

    published August 10, 2006

    A common tactic by rappers, especially positive MCs, is to declare hip-hop's state of emergency and then proclaim to be part of the solution.... More >>

  • This Heat

    published August 10, 2006

    Angry guitar chatter, looping percussion, weird studio effects and strange synthesizer screeches: The sounds (if not "music") of This Heat's... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published August 10, 2006

    With Eels in town for a no-strings-attached concert (or at least no string section), it's the perfect time to examine the art of the double album.... More >>

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