Dallas Observer Music Awards
Saturday, November 10, in Deep Ellum, $10
The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards are here! We're inviting you to come party with us at our 24th annual local-music showcase, which celebrates the North Texas music community and its various contributions this past year. More ... More >>
Kendrick Lamar, -topic, Dustin Cavazos
South Side Music Hall
Wednesday, October 31
Thanks to Scoremore and AEG, Dallas rap fans are currently having one of the best Halloweens ever. By the time candy prices are marked down again, our city will have seen Nas with Lauryn Hill, Asher Roth and the A$AP ... More >>
When a new, hyped-up rapper appears on the charts, I play a game in which I compare a rapper with others on the charts and judge whether they positively contribute to the hip hop. I call that game "What's! Their! Niche!!!"
Today's contestant is ... Mac Miller from Pittsburgh! Come on dooown!
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To infinity... and beyond!Gossip, gossip -- if you've been following our daily power rankings of buzz at SXSW 2011 over the past few days, then you know that, yes, indeed, Kanye West has had it all week long at this year's annual festival in Austin.And, after briefly losing the top slot in our ra ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, October 27, 2010...Girl Talk is planning a new album that features Rick Ross. Let's hope the record isn't called "Dell Laptop Music."Asher Roth has decided to get political... about making weed legal in California.Bluegrass lends their ow ... More >>
It's the very early goings in the 2010 installment of Austin City Limits, and, apologies to all you die-hard Blues Traveler fans, but, so far, nothing's really blown us away. Well, nothing except Those Darlins, who we already knew we loved.Oh, and the weather, which indeed is proving to be the sm ... More >>
Area graphic designer/hip-hop producer Objektiv One's always up to something. Or so he makes it seem on his always-entertaining, damn pretty self-titled blog, where he pontificates on all things music- and visual-related. And, earlier this month on his blog, Objektiv One (real name: Ross Edman), ... More >>
De La Soul with Kenan Bell and Rhythm Roots AllstarsHouse of BluesJuly 31, 2009Better than: shows from performers ten years younger than these headliners.It was interesting to see what the scene would look like for a rap act celebrating 20 years since its debut album; it seemed like it'd be the p ... More >>
Asher Roth, Kid CudiHouse of BluesJuly 30, 2009
Better than: Catching up on recorded TV, like you'd originally planned.
Asher Roth and Kid Cudi
Last night was an absolute testament of the following truth: Radio is irrelevant if artists can otherwise reach their listeners. Because, des ... More >>
Tonight's House of Blues show boasts a sweet little bill, featuring two of the hottest emcees of the moment, with Asher Roth, whose "I Love College" was almost unavoidable for a minute there, and Kid Cudi, whose "Day N Nite" rose in pretty much the same, if somewhat of less fratty and more backpack ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 3, 2009...
A writer for the MTV Movie Awards has confirmed that the Bruno ass-in-Eminem's-face stunt was staged. Noooooo! MTV would never script any show they produce!
Two of hip-hop's biggest up-and-comers are joining forces on a joi ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the c ... More >>