Having a famous musician as a father can always put pressure on a son or daughter who chooses the same profession. Not so for Bobby Bare Jr. With a blistering sense of humor and an emotional earnestness, Bare has never tried to walk in his father's shoes. Instead, Bare Jr. has released five impressi ... More >>
For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.
New York by way of Texas husband-wife duo The Mastersons are too perfect of an idea to never happen. Chris Masterson has performed and produced for many others (Jack Ingram, Son Volt, Bobby Bare Jr.) while also releasing a bit of his own material in the past. Same for his wife, Eleanor Whitmore, who ... More >>
Hayes Carll, Bobby Bare Jr. and Travis LinvilleGranada TheaterDecember 30, 2010 Better than: attending an SMU fraternity keg party Hayes CarllAbout three songs into his set, country singer-songwriter Hayes Carll addressed his crowded Granada Theater audience and brought up the ticket ... More >>
Thursday, December 30, at Granada Theater
Hayes CarllIn this week's paper, my fellow music editor from the Houston Press, Chris Gray, checks in to let Observer readers know a little something something about Woodlands native Hayes Carll, who stops through Dallas tonight with Cary Ann Hearst and Bobby Bare Jr. for a gig at the Granada The ... More >>
Quite the hopping Thursday evening we have here. Enough to make a lowly music critic like myself wish he could be in two -- maybe even three -- places at once.
Steve SatterwhiteWe Shot JR's Stoned Ranger is about to close the book after a five year run.We talked a little about the demise of Denton's blog We Shot JR last month when they announced that the end is near. Well, on the blog's last day, Saturday, October 30, hipster and all-around nice guy Fre ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>
Patrick MichelsA few months ago, much of the Observer's SXSW posse closed out the mess by catching Bobby Bare Jr. in a pretty empty barroom on the second floor above Sixth Street. With his always-straining voice, smart lyrics and easy turns from folk to all-out rocking, he was a breath of fresh c ... More >>
Patrick Michels Yelle turned her Emo's performance into an all-out dance party on Saturday night.Act: U-N-I, a backpacker hip-hop duo from Inglewood, California.Where: SpeakeasyWhat It Was Like: Stumbling into a nice surprise. There's a high energy feel and definite grittiness to U- ... More >>
Torn ACL fest? Austin City Limits announced its lineup today for its September 26-28 festival...and we're a little underwhelmed by it. There are a lot of good bands on the bill, sure. But we're most excited about the fact that both Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... More >>
The latest on summer fests, a CD release and a Party party
Grab your intertube and float down to San Marcos for two of Dallas' most acclaimed bands
Why attend 1,400 concerts when you can read an abbreviated list instead?
Rubber Gloves will soon be able to pour one out for the indie-rock homies
Friday, July 15, at Rubber Gloves
Pleasant Grove needs a drummer, the Oasis of Hope needs your support,and Tom Heinl needs a cigarette
When Bobby Bare Jr. turned his music down, a great album turned up