Shakey Graves, aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is a roots rock, one man band hailing from Austin. Over the course of just a few years, Graves has developed a solid local following due to his intense and personal live performances. Speaking from a studio in Austin and in anticipation of performing with ... 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. As always, you can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our F ... More >>
David Johansen of the New York DollsDavid Johansen's career is the entertainment equivalent of a patchwork quilt. The New York Dolls' first incarnation, after all, lasted just a few years. After dissolving that first time, Johansen recorded several solo albums, then began an acting career. (Remem ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily musicians, but more the behind-the-scenes people who make the scene move.Chad LovellChad Lovell played drums for Course of Empire. Along with fellow percussionist MIke ... More >>
The Velvet Teen might have been stars. They'd rather be a great band.
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
When is a singer-songwriter not a singer-songwriter? When he's Josh Rouse.
Jimmy Eat World should have broken up two years ago. But they're just getting started.
Travis is happy to remain The Invisible Band. As long as people sing along.
Air dreams dirty on 10,000 Hz Legend
Guided by Voices' Bob Pollard deals with a rough year the way he always does: writing songs
After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?
The John Doe Thing
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
Calvin Johnson isn't a musician. He just plays one onstage.
Fifteen years later, The Melvins are still willing to provoke and confuse
Pavement isn't breaking up. It's just learning how to grow old together.
Cibo Matto gets out of the kitchen and fries up the national prize
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Jimmy Eat World proves you can make a good record for a major label after all
Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?
Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie
Jeff K and Kelly Reverb put the needle on the record and dance, dance, dance
Or: Bobgoblin and Centro-matic prove why you should never sign to a record label, big or small
The animal logic of Keyboard Money Mark's new Push the Buttons
Tommy Stinson escapes the shadow of the Replacements as he tries to be Perfect
Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
How ignoring their past left Fleetwood Mac a band out of time
How Wu-Tang Clan won the world
Radiohead: The story of a would-be one-hit wonder
Aphex Twin is the enfant terrible of British electronica
Lou Barlow works on solidifying Sebadoh's reputation
Getting Sofa-conscious with Roshonnda Red Quotet
The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun
Jon Cunningham and his post-modern vaudeville
Jimmie Dale Gilmore goes once more into the mystic
Keith Ferguson keeps a loose grip on Fabulous past
that dog.'s second album finds the girls Totally Crushed Out