Andrew Shepherd

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The 20 Best Concert Photos of 2011

    Mike MezeulBroken Social Scene at the House of Blues​The number of good shows and exciting, inspiring, heartbreaking moments in the Dallas music scene this year were, to put it SO very mildly...numerous. It probably can go with out saying. Except we're going to say it. We're going to talk about it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Last Night: Panda Bear, Silent Diane and Botany at Granada Theater

    Panda Bear, Silent Diane, BotanyGranada TheaterSeptember 27, 2011Better than: staring into a blinking strobe light while listening to anything else.Andrew ShepherdPanda Bear at the Granada Theater last night. More photos to come in the slideshow.​​In some regards, it's kind of hard to see why No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Panda Bear Tells Us What He's Been Listening To, Confirms New Animal Collective Material

    Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    The 20 Best Dallas Concert Photos of the Year (So Far, Anyway)

    Sara KerensMy Chemical Romance at House of Blues in May​Here we are at the midway point of the year, or something. The heat's at blow-torch temperatures, The Rapture's well on the way (not the 2012 one), and DOMA's gonna rear it's wicked head soon.In honor of this half-year-ish thing, we'd like to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Last Night: Fleet Foxes and Cave Singers at Palladium Ballroom

    Fleet Foxes, Cave SingersPalladium BallroomMay 11, 2011Better Than: Seeing a bad band in a good venue.Andrew ShepherdFleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold. For more shots from last night's concert, check the slideshow​Based on the release of the Fleet Foxes' brilliant, self-titled 2008 debut -- along with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Eisley Debuts Official Video For "Smarter"

    Andrew ShepherdEisley performing at Good Records back in March.​March was a big month for the Tyler-based family band of Eisley, what with the release of The Valley, their third full-length and first-ever independent release, and all. April was kind of a big month, too, what with the band embarkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Last Night: Eisley at Good Records

    EisleyMarch 1, 2011Good RecordsBetter than: paying full-price to see the same set in a more traditional venue.Andrew ShepherdTwo-fifths of the DuPree family band. For more photos of the performance, check the slideshow.​After four years of struggles both personal and professional for the Tyler-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Libertine and Smashburger Will Feed Your Face and Soul

    Andrew Shepherd​Want to eat good and do good? Here are some opportunities this week. The Place: The Libertine Bar The Cause: Kids at the Dallas Life Foundation Chad D's Annual Toy Drive is back for its 11th year. The event is free, so come to the Libertine Bar at 7 p.m. today with an unwrapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Listomania: The 15 Best Concerts of 2010

    ​With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Picture Show: The 20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Danny FulgencioGlen Farris at Spune 2K10 Fest ​Between NX35, SXSW and ACL, we probably have enough concert photos to create some sort of concert photos city (Concert Photoia, if you will) in this year of 2010. But wait. Wait! There's more. Much more, as it turns out. Locally and nationally, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Last Night: Joanna Newsom at the Granada Theater

    Joanna NewsomGranada TheaterNovember 10, 2010 Better than: listening to Joanna Newsom's recorded songs. All photos by Andrew ShepherdJoanna Newsom and, of course, her harp. For more photos, check the slideshow.​I think it's fair to say that very few people would accidentally find themselves at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Last Night: Mumford & Sons and Cadillac Sky at the House of Blues

    Mumford & SonsNovember 4, 2010House of Blues Better Than: Going to a show at House of Blues when the Mavericks or Stars are in town.Andrew ShepherdMarcus Mumford. For more photos, check the slideshow.​ The frenzy that currently envelopes English folk-rockers Mumford & Sons is as clear as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Last Night: Jonsi at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

    JonsiVerizon Theatre, Grand PrairieOctober 25, 2010Better than: The last show I saw at Verizon Theatre--Brian Wilson. I don't even think his keyboard was plugged in.Andrew ShepherdHalloween costume idea?​Jonsi's performance on Monday night at Verizon Theatre was like watching a man go free. No lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Last Night: Pixies, Fuck Buttons at Verizon Theatre

    Pixies, Fuck ButtonsVerizon TheatreSeptember 19, 2010Better than: listening to the stacks and stacks of albums from bands that claim the Pixies and Doolittle as an influence.Andrew ShepherdFrank Black... or Black Francis... or Charles Thompson IV... or whatever he's called these days. For more shots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    15 Great Costumes of Last Night's Lady Gaga Fans

    Kevin Todora​Let's get right to it. Thursday night, July 22nd, Lady Gaga and Semi Precious Weapons played the American Airlines Center for the first night in Dallas. These are the costumed fans who lined up to enjoy the show (see the full list after the jump).Also, see photos of the Gaga fiery liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Picture Show: Saturday's Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase. (Yes, Again.)

    Patrick MichelsEmotion Brown at the Outdoor Stage with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, before her own set at Reno's later Saturday night.​As Warbeast, Akkolyte and others had their way with Reno's Chop Shop Saloon on Saturday night, those of us sardine-packed and sweating inside La Grange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Picture Show: Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club at the Palladium

    Win the crowd, and you'll win your freedom.​It shocked Passion Pit (playing with openers Tokyo Police Club) to see a 3,500 capacity ballroom filled to the brim Monday night. But, as Pete pointed out in his review, the crowd's energy was even more remarkable. See more of the night's energetic perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Picture Show: Miike Snow and Canon Blue at Granada

    Andrew Shepherd​Cory Graves wrote in his review that the Granada audience was promised "a real treat visually and aurally." For those of us who weren't there, we can assume from Andrew Shepherd's slideshow that Miike Snow's promise came true. Storms of smoke and shafts of blue light were among the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Last Night: of Montreal at the Granada Theater

    of Montreal, Noot d' NootGranada TheaterMay 24, 2010Better than: the last show I saw at Granada. Andrew ShepherdFor more shots from of Montreal's performance at the Granada last night, check our slideshow.​Quite the spectacle last night from of Montreal at the Granada Theater. Not quite a repeat o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Conan O'Brien, Meet Dallas (and Dirk Nowitzki)

    Ryan Conlin ​A moment after fluffy-haired beat-box comic Reggie Watts left SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Thursday night, a video clip flickered briefly on the screen behind him: Walker, Texas Ranger -- welcome back, old friend. There was this Andy Richter intro, in which he warned: "Tonight, the part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Poster Of The Week: RTB2, Fox and the Bird & Jacob Metcalf at the Kessler Theatre on Saturday, May 1

    ​Hey gang. It's been a busy last couple weeks in the art department--thanks to editor Freedman for jumping in last week in my stead. Now I'm happy to return this week with quite the specimen for our weekly selection.Brought to us by the multi-talented Andrew Shepherd (for whom you know by his fant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Picture Show: Yann Tiersen at the Granada Theater

    Andrew ShepherdYann Tiersen at the Granada Theater last night.​In previewing last night's Yann Tiersen performance at the Granada Theater, Observer contributor Doug Davis promised a rare treat--and from the looks of Andrew Shepherd's slideshow of Tiersen's and Sleep Whale's performances last eveni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Picture Show: Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, The Orbans and The Roomsounds at House of Blues

    Andrew ShepherdJonathan Tyler​After stopping by some Record Store Day festivities on Saturday (expect a slideshow from Good Records' celebration soon), I hopped on over to the House of Blues to take care of some last-minute reporting on Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, subject of the cove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Last Night: Vampire Weekend and Abe Vigoda at the House of Blues

    Vampire Weekend, Abe VigodaHouse of BluesApril 11, 2010Better than: That stomach virus that's going around, that's for sure.Andrew ShepherdVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig basks in the House of Blues glow.​ The curtain was already drawn and the floor already packed by the time the four members of Vam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Picture Shows: Vampire Weekend, Abe Vigoda, The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers, Darktown Strutters

    Andrew Shepherd​ By now, hopefully, you've already seen our takes on both last night's Vampire Weekend and Abe Vigoda show at the House of Blues and the Friday night Granada Theater show with The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers and Dallas' own Darktown Strutters. Now, check the picture sets: A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Poster Of The Week: The Low Anthem, Admiral Radley and Fox And The Bird LAST NIGHT at Granada Theater

    ​So, yes, you're right, this week's selection is for a gig that happened last night. So be it. Unfortunately, it wasn't submitted until just a couple of days ago, but I simply couldn't ignore it because it's frankly one of the best posters I've seen submitted to our weekly fandango.Besides, this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    At Kettle Art in Deep Ellum, Local Photogs to Display Their Windows to Our City

    Justin Terveen​Over on -- otherwise known as "the metropolis for dfw photog nerds" -- you'll find, what else, photos taken at Frank Campagna's Kettle Art in Deep Ellum. That's where, beginning tomorrow night, you'll find the exhibition 18 Photographs, featuring the work of such photogr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010
  • Film

    November 16, 1995

    Politics as usual

    Though The American President flounders, a radiant Annette Bening makes it worth watching