The Morning News played it straight when it reported that dulcet-voiced crooner Barry Manilow (Editor's note: "dulcet-voiced crooner" are Eric's own words. Have at him, commenters.) is giving away tickets to his May 17 in exchange for lightly used musical instruments that he will pass along to Dalla ... More >>
Nathan Adamson owns and operates a small recording facility and label: FourReelz Records, and Ferralog http://ferralog.com/ Studios in Deep Ellum. What caught our attention was the spotlight feature he does for new artists: "Catch & http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catch-Release/540478972638088 Rel ... More >>
It'll Do Club Grand OpeningSaturday, June 16, at It'll Do ClubEver driven eastbound on Elm Street until it hits the dead end? Then chances are you've seen the It'll Do Club. Shrouded in the long-forgotten East Ellum neighborhood, this club opening marks another step in Deep Ellum's expansion. Plu ... More >>
Fort Worth five-piece Fate Lions just dropped a new three-song 7-inch and and are celebrating with a show at the Kessler on Friday. With that in mind, I asked guitarist Jerko Dabelic and singer/guitarist Jason Manriquez about some of their favorite 45s growing up. Jason Manriquez Barry Manilow "A ... More >>
I asked Schutze yesterday: "You know what tomorrow is?" His response: "Um, Thursday?" Well, yes, that -- and the 20th anniversary of the death of the Dallas Times Herald, which was bought by The Dallas Morning News on December 8, 1991, for $55 million, and then shuttered after 103 years in existence ... More >>
Stay classy, Kenyon Martin's girlfriend. Stay classy.Let's keep this short and sweet, as I'm scurrying off to Las Vegas this morning to accept a CLIO Award. (No, check that, they're whispering in my ear that my schedule actually calls for an Observer staff meeting in Uptown.) Guess the a ... More >>
One of the coolest things to come across my desk recently was And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl, an amazing book by Roger Bennett and John Kun. Subtitled The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost, the book is a fascinating history of Jewish-related music told primar ... More >>
Mean guy moves out, nice guy moves in—now everybody sing!
The Avalanche ( Asthmatic Kitty)
Serial killer, masked man and ghetto diva--but, dang it, not in the same show
Australian tenors bombard the Majestic
Texas Stampede is rockin', ridin' and rodeo
As seen on TV: American Idols Live!
It's Hutch ado about nothing in this so-so remake
For a joyous holiday, Christmas sure has some bloody awful music
Join this mystery meet
A Chorus Line just shuffles along; The Last Session offers serious singing
Do yourself a favor and stay home during this Road Trip
So, there's a rabbi and a priest...wait, stop me if you've heard this one
Go Inside the Actor's Studio -- and never return
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
It's not exactly Dogs Playing Poker, but Christine Biederman says the Kimbell Art Museum's new Renoir exhibit panders to the masses
Getting Don Nelson to coach the Mavericks is good for basketball--and business
Beethoven and the Dead European Males clean up a notorious street corner
Hippie Gumbo gets it right
A trip back to my childhood home kindled an obsession with an old friend
After mulling its future for two years, Funland releases its first album
George Strait saved country music. Then he killed it