With the news this week that former Dallas/current Minneapolis rapper Andy Bothwell, aka Astronautalis, is collaborating with Bon Iver on a new album, it made us think of his recent collabo with The Flaming Lips, and his James Blake team-up. Is Justin Vernon like one of those rappers you pull in for ... More >>
No, that's not a new Astronautalis music video in the clip above. That's just a snippet of the rapper's oh-so-impressive performance at the Homegrown Music and Arts Festival back in May. But the clip does feature the SMU grad born Andy Bothwell debuting to Dallas audiences his song "Contrails," whic ... More >>
Danny HurleySeryn's Trenton Wheeler. For more of Danny Hurley's shots from the event, check the slideshow.In this week's print edition of the Observer, we'll have more -- much, much more -- on this past weekend's Homegrown Music and Art Festival in downtown Dallas' Main Street Garden Park. But, f ... More >>
Back in January, we told you about the launch of Gutterth Productions' latest venture, a sort-of Daytrotter Lite project called Violitionist Sessions, albeit one with video content, too, and more of a North Texas bent. The site started strong, too, with 18 or so mostly local sessions already posted ... More >>
As is typical for this time of the year, SXSW backwash results in a nice slew of bands hitting our area tonight...
The sometimes-area-based wordsmith known as Astronautalis is celebrating his birthday today, and is doing so with the release of a brand-spanking-new music video for the song "The Wondersmith and His Sons," off of his still-great 2008-released album, Pomegranate. It's kind of a chilling watch, t ... More >>
I stumbled across the NerdyShow.com after being directed there by a couple of tweets earlier this week. The reason? Sometimes locally based hip-hop favorite Astronautalis was appearing on the site's podcast--and for a pretty interesting reason, too. See, the site's been hosting a competition for ... More >>
Jesse HugheyBig Boi rocks Austin Music Hall Thursday night.Act: Big BoiPlace: Austin Music HallWhat it was like: Awesome. The set of the night. And yet the most frustrating. Big Boi did a couple of solo jams from his upcoming Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Otherwise the set was near ... More >>
OK, so we have a pretty expansive definition of "local"
Looks like Astronautalis has converted another fan. If you watched the Season 4 premiere of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia last night, you may have noticed a minor bit of redecorating to Charlie's shithole apartment. Seems Charlie is fan of Dallas Observer Music Award-winning rapper Astronautali ... More >>
1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA
The two weirdest extremes of local rock get the spotlight in great weekend music fests
When SMU alum Astronautalis stopped rap-battling, he finally figured out how to win
Friday, February 4