The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards were handed out on Thursday, March 13, and though it was happening right in Austin I'll forgive you for not noticing. In any case I'm not sure how you can have an awards show at SXSW without handing out a prize for Least Essential Social Media App To Receive Venture Capit ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
This piece originally appeared on August 31
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It's been 45 years since trumpeter Lester Bowie, in the introduction to his track "Jazz Death?" (on Roscoe Mitchell's album, Congliptious), answered the rhetorical question, "Isn't jazz, as we know it, dead yet?" with the knowing rejoinder, "Well, that all depends on what you know."
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Gillian WelchSaturday, June 9, at Majestic TheaterWithout hearing a note, you can expect Welch's music to be have weight. Maybe it has to do with her story of being the daughter of a touring musician and being given up for adoption. Or, maybe it's because her earlier albums were given the T Bone Bur ... More >>
Axel RoseWelcome to the jungle! The one comfortably located just inside the walls of the Gexa Energy Pavilion. After carefully parking your car on someone's lawn, you'll be ushered into said jungle if you purchased your tickets to see what's left of Guns N' Roses -- Axel Rose and some dreadlocks ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show,
where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever
attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be.
That's Kyle there on the far right.The Globes return to Dallas this week, only a couple of months since they were last in town. Ba ... More >>
Death Cab For CutieThere was a time when Death Cab For Cutie would have Centro-Matic in the support slot of their regional shows. But those days are long gone. On Saturday, Death Cab will be at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with Frightened Rabbit. But if a Centro-Matic-less Death Cab doesn ... More >>
It's a tight squeeze in the Death Cab.With only about a month until Death Cab For Cutie releases their seventh album, Codes And Keys, it's a good time to ask yourself: "What would Zach Braff do?" Easy answer: He'd buy tickets for their upcoming concert. Death Cab, as they're known by those "in th ... More >>
Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for the evening before the gluttony begins.
The Posies, Aqueduct and Salim Nourallah at The Granada Theater
Back in the 80's, Seattle's The Posies were always on the verge of major success. When the band signed to Geffen Records in 1989, it looked as if main Posies K ... More >>
No, it's not promoting the Dallas show. But it's a sweet poster.Quite a busy Tuesday evening with OK Go at the Granada and Sarah Jaffe up at Dan's Silverleaf. But if you have an inkling for a bit more ska and hip-hop in your musical diet, then I suggest heading down to the House of Blues.Headlini ... More >>
Well, the weekend's here, thank the Lord. And, as always, we're here to present you with your concert-attending plans. First, as always, the shows we've already hyped...Tonight, Bill Callahan stops by the Granada Theater, Colourmusic pops on in to The Cavern and The Edge Steals Christmas out at t ... More >>
The turkey. The dressing. The relatives and the heartburn, neither of which will leave. The red kettle. The grandiose halftime show, this year featuring Daughtry. The - usually anyway - Cowboys' victory.
The elements are similar, but tomorrow will be the first Thanksgi ... More >>
Mutemath, As Tall As LionsPalladium BallroomOctober 29, 2009Better than: Watching Spinal Tap's Experimental Jazz Odyssey... well, almost better.It was clear that when Mutemath started its set that it would be playing new songs--lots of 'em. And it was clear that the band was going to have to work ... More >>
Just as it did last Wednesday and the Wednesday before that, national booking/concert promotions conglomerate Live Nation is back today with another "No Servive Fee Wednesday" promotion, this time removing all service fee charges on its 4-Pack ticket bundles, which allow ticket-buyers to save 17 pe ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.The Jones' (Dallas)down in my dreamsFrat-friendly acoustic Americana. The ... More >>