Leah Pickett

Leah Pickett

Leah Pickett writes about music, art and culture for the Dallas Observer. She also reviews films for the Chicago Reader and works as an editor at BNP Media. Besides writing, she likes to read, drink coffee, immerse herself in American New Wave cinema and listen to at least five podcasts a day.

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  • 2 months ago | DFW Music News

    Unlike most musicians, Sealion bassist Sam Villavert wakes up at 4:30 a.m. “It’s a ridiculous hour,” Villavert says, “but it helps jumpstart my morning and puts me in a healthier mental state.” For Villavert, 26, exercise is indispensable. Usually...

  • 3 months ago | DFW Music News

    For almost 20 years, local musicians have flocked to producer and artist Salim Nourallah’s Pleasantry Lane Recording Studio, tucked inside a converted one-car garage on a residential street in Vickery Park. On Dec. 22, an unusually frigid day in D...

  • 4 months ago | Books

    This list, arranged in no particular order, is limited to books that were published in 2017 and written by authors who live in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson This dystopian thriller, published in June, focuses on a formerl...

  • 4 months ago | DFW Music News

    “A Day in the Life …” is a series that focuses on the daily routines of prominent figures in the local music scene. Jeff Liles asks me to meet him at the Kessler Theater around 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. As the Oak Cliff theater’s artistic ...

  • 4 months ago | DFW Music News

    In the new biography Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few (Dec. 6, Texas A&M University Press), author Diana Finlay Hendricks describes the Texas singer-songwriter as a kind of Forrest Gump character, “bumping into history” throughout h...

  • 4 months ago | News

    From the car window, Addison might seem like a mostly flat expanse of chain restaurants, auto repair shops and neutral-colored office buildings. But tucked inside the nondescript warehouses and storerooms that line Midway Road are several musical ...


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