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This Week In Dallas Music History: Course Of Empire Headlines Trees Outdoor Music Festival

In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History , former Dallas Observer music editor Gilbert Garcia answers a popular question among Dallas music fans in 1992: What's going on with Course Of Empire?


Seems the guys in COE had basically disappeared from the local music scene for almost a year and a half. But, according to Garcia, it wasn't for naught; the band had spent five months holed up in Dave Castell's recording studio to work on Initiation , the follow-up to their 1990 self-titled debut album.


And, by this week in 1992, they were ready to come back make a huge comeback.


According to the article, COE was set to make a triumphant return as a headliner at the massive Deep Ellum event called Trees Outdoor Music Festival. Also on that impressive bill: Tripping Daisy, Funland, Buck Pets, and indie-rock heroes in waiting, The Flaming Lips.


Suck on that, NX35/35 Conferette .


Turns out, though, Course Of Empire wasn't the only band missing in action at this time 17 years ago. The piece also includes a funny little blurb off to the side that sheds some light on the Toadies' whereabouts.


Writes Gilbert: "The Toadies are hanging out in California, recording their first album for Interscope Records." That album would come out two years after this article's publishing and would be named Rubberneck . Maybe you've heard it?


Anyway, check out this entire story in the scan after the jump, which is worth looking at, if only to remember a time when the Hard Rock Cafe booked bands.


This Week In Dallas Music History: Course Of Empire Headlines Trees Outdoor Music Festival



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