• Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

    By Chris Kornellis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    The Night Zhora's Taylor Rea Met Her Hero, Berlin Front Woman Terri Nunn

    Dallas synthpop sweetheart Taylor Rea is no stranger to the stage. Since 2010 when she joined the electronic outfit Ishi, she's been one of the most recognizable names in the local scene. Rea has worked venue and festival stages high and low in this city. In 2011, when Rea and guitarist Rob Bastien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Billboard Now Counts YouTube Plays, so "Harlem Shake" is Number One

    "Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Ten Career Suggestions for Justin Timberlake, Since He's No Longer That Interested In Music

    "I'm totally posting this on Myspace later."‚ÄčThe word has gotten around quickly: Justin Timberlake was indeed among the investors that bought a stake in floundering social networking site Myspace this week. According to the press release from Specific Media, Timberlake's partners in this ventur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Michael Rapaport Talks A Tribe Called Quest and His New Documentary on the Group

    ‚ÄčOn July 8, actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, a documentary called Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, will earn its release theaters in New York City and Los Angeles. Later that month, on July 28, the film will begin a run locally at Dallas-area Angelika Theat ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007
  • Culture

    March 8, 2007

    Without a Hitch

    Dyed, fried and double-wide, Trailer Park Musical rolls dirty; Jukebox rocks

  • Music

    March 1, 2007


    Justin's love interests just keep taking a fall

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    2004 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Dog Days

    Summer is here, which means the Rangers must be in last place

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Adult. Swim

    Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller don't want to be "easily accessible." But people like them anyway.

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Bat Girl

    Kelly Osbourne would like everyone to just Shut Up

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    And the Nominees Are

    Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    DJ Rap

    Paul Oakenfold contemplates the needle and the damage done

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    'N Space

    Lance Bass attempts to boldly go where no man has gone before. Well, no pop star, anyway.

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Blood Work

    Coldplay's success hasn't gone to Chris Martin's Head

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Jackson Jive

    Michael Jackson vowed to raise millions for 9/11 victims. And he hired a gay-porn producer pal to help.

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2001

    Say It, Don't Sing It

    IFC's new documentary, Crossover

  • Culture

    September 13, 2001

    Feel His Pain

    Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife

  • Music

    July 26, 2001


    Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are revolutionary producers. Now they're doing it for themselves.

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    The Band Who

    Coldplay conquered America before its passport was even stamped

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Crit and Shap 2000

    The worst of the worst

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Grammar School

    Nelly sets out from his beloved St. Louis on the road to fame and fortune

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Lame Old Song

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been

  • Music

    August 10, 2000


    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Take a nap

    Maximum Records lines up to lead the fight to keep Napster alive. Oh yeah, and to promote its bands too.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    In sync

    The Dark Side of Oz? Man, that's just the tip of the iceberg

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    The other F-word

    Eminem's mind-blowing Marshall Mathers LP promises to spark feverish free-speech debates

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Scene, heard

    All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Get yer ta-ta's out

    Porn and Pimpadelic collide on the Southern devils' first video shoot

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published January 20, 1999

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Tell me when it's over

    The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Signing off

    Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    I don't want my MP3

    Or: How the Internet could kill the album

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    New world disorder

    Tom Z's restless experimentalism has earned him adoration from music's cognoscenti everywhereexcept in his native Brazil

  • Calendar

    May 27, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 27 - June 2, 1999

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    The New School

    Everything I need to know about the modern American teen I learned by going to the movies

  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    The road to hell

    A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?