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  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Rock 'n' roll is dead. It was crushed under the leathery $400 heel of a record exec as he blithely made his way out of a Los Angeles restaurant. Or, ravaged by cancer, it succumbed with Joey Ramone at 3:21 a.m. on April 15, 2001. Or it blew its ow...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    The Godzilla theme of this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards can be interpreted in many ways. Godzilla could represent the growing presence of corporate venues, their monstrous feet crushing everything in sight. Or it could represent the ubiquit...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    At first glance, Deborah Williams wouldn't strike you as a hip-hop matriarch. In her mid-40s, the soft-spoken Williams has a kind face and a sweet smile. A single mother of two sons, Cordero and Curtis (who goes by Junior), ages 18 and 20, she mov...

  • 9 years ago

    Knee-Deep: Is there a Deep Ellum resurrection in the making (though we never really thought it had died in the first place. It was more in sleep mode.)? First, there's the item former DO music editor Sam Machkovech dug up for his blog, www.bigdlit...