On a Scandinavian tour in 2002, the Gourds' friend and guide kept playing a recording by an old blues singer named Ramsay Midwood. So when a man with a scruffy beard and twinkling blue eyes came up to Kevin Russell after a gig in Austin in early 2002 and introduced himself, the Gourds singer had to ... More >>
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are the best of last month's additions. The newest are in bold.
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar -- here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.
In just a few weeks, Dallas bridge enthusiasts will be graced by a performance from The Relatives, a classic Dallas soul group that seems to prefer Austin's audiences to that of their hometown. But they're not the only '60s/'70s Dallas soul band whose name has resurfaced recently. Just last ... More >>
For the last eight years, local music advocate Chelsea Callahan has been celebrating her birthday with rock-and-roll and charity in mind. Every year, she books a solid bill of local bands and gives all the proceeds away to charity. This year, Cha Cha's Eighth Annual Rock & Roll Charity Gala o ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Frank HillFrank Hill's story is essentially that of a music scene kid wh ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Moby at 2010 Electric Daisy CarnivalLast year's trippy Electric Daisy Carnival did so well that it will be back for a second time in Dallas on Saturday night in Fair Park. This year's headliners are DJs Paul Van Dyk and Diplo, along with a couple dozen other artists who will, just like last year, ... More >>
WillieSince the mid-'70s, Willie Nelson has been doing three things: smoking pot, playing music and throwing a Fourth of July picnic. They've always been huge ordeals, attracting A-list celebrities, top country music artists and, of course, country music fans. Nelson even held the festival in the ... More >>
Here We Go MagicLast time Here We Go Magic came to town, it was as the odd-fitting support on a tour with Dr. Dog. And on the night of their performance, Here We Go Magic stole the show from the Beatle-esque roots rockers, despite Dr. Dog's overpowering light show. Sure, Here We Go Magic's record ... More >>
Ben NicholsYesterday, we mentioned the first batch of shows listed for the next few months over at Club Dada -- but we still thought that Lucero's performance set for Thursday, February 24, was worth mentioning again. Last time they came through, they didn't really get a fair shake, playing at 1 ... More >>
Broken Social SceneFresh off the release of yet another critically acclaimed album Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene is planning a North American tour that will pass through Dallas at House Of Blues on Saturday, February 19. The aptly named band, a revolving door of Canadian indie-rock ... More >>
EisleyIf you've already picked up a copy of this weeks Dallas Observer, you might have noticed our music feature on Tyler band Eisley, who will be in town at The Loft on Saturday night with Ives The Band, and Christie DuPree. The story sheds light on the ups and downs that the band has experience ... More >>
Tessa AngusBRMCBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club's 2010 album Beat The Devil's Tattoo isn't quite as popular as their previous efforts, but they still have some pretty big tour plans in support of the disk, including a few Texas dates with Stone Temple Pilots. Initially, though, the band wasn't coming ... More >>
Caity ColvardGet in the pool with this guy at Double Wide.The folks over at Double Wide had so much fun with their July Fourth pool party that they're blowing up the above-ground pool again Sunday, and this time Boys Named Sue will provide the soundtrack. It's the perfect weekend for it, too--wit ... More >>
Crowded HouseYesterday, the folks over at Live Nation announced that, for the second year in a row, there will be no service fees for tickets purchased in the month of June. This is really good news--especially if you're interested in the pile of summer shows that House Of Blues just announced.Li ... More >>
DawesWhen Dawes came through town last month, they left the packed house at The Cavern in awe of their freewheelin' classic rock revival. We gave the show a great review, and got all giddy when Lance Yocum over at Spune Productions just announced that they'll be coming back on July 14--and they'l ... More >>
Yet another reunion show recalling Deep Ellum's glory days is in the works as The Buck Pets, whose history Jeff Liles tackled in Echoes and Reverberations last year, will play Trees Saturday, April 10. We haven't heard any kind of formal announcement yet, but the calendar on the Trees MySpace page c ... More >>
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Granada Theater in 2006.Don't burn your entire stash on 4/20, because just two days later George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will touch down at House of Blues in Dallas.Bandleader Clinton, as if you needed an introduction, is a true legend of ... More >>
Noah W. Bailey The Baptist Generals' Chris Flemmons at the Sub Pop Showcase.Band: Baptist GeneralsWhere: Sub Pop Showcase at Radio RoomWhat It Was Like: If you're ever seen the Baptist Generals play one of their "rug shows" then you know what a special experience these all-acoustic sets can b ... More >>
The Whigs, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Dead Trees and Collin Herring The Loft May 9, 2008 Better Than: Well...the record, in The Whigs' case. You know, for a town than supposedly views Austin with disdain, Dallas sure supports Austin musicians... It's fairly well known that both The Black A ... More >>
Dan Dyer will be barefoot at the Belmont. Those health and body conscious folks down at Bend Studio are expanding their musical horizons. Previous concert events held at the yoga/music venue have often felt constricted by the dimensions of the studio itself--even a great recent performance by Dan ... More >>
Folk singer/songwriter Tom Brosseau grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a city devastated by the massive Red River (not ours, theirs) flood of 1997. Though it's taken him a solid decade, Brosseau's newest album -- simply titled Grand Forks -- gives a voice to the once struggling residents of his h ... More >>