Bobby Patterson

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians to Reunite for North Oak Cliff Music Fest

    Jeff Liles, the talent buyer at the Kessler Theater and resident local music aficionado, has been promising a big headliner for the third-annual North Oak Cliff Music Festival. Well, this is a big one, and it couldn't have much more significance for Oak Cliff either. Edie Brickell, who was born and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 20 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 6-9

    Don't even talk to me right now, Dallas. Twenty notable concerts in the next four days? We don't have time for your problems, you need to figure out how to be at Childish Gambino and Bobby Patterson's birthday party at the same time. Oh, you didn't get a ticket to the Conan tapings? Cry me a river. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 3 - 9

    Festival season is upon us, and just because there's no 35 Denton this year doesn't mean things have slowed down for 2014. This week Untapped returns to Fort Worth, Three Links and Mad World Records will each celebrate their anniversaries with fests, and the inaugural ONE FEST will spend the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    How R.L.'s Blues Palace #2 Survived Dallas' Blues-Club Crash

    R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Artist Scott Krakowski Grew Up on DFW Music

    Recently I was on a search to hire a poster artist for a project of my own, and I happed across Scott Krakowski, and his new poster for a show coming up at The Crown and Harp. I loved his work. I found his prices to be expensive-leaning, but I scraped my dough together and hired him anyway. Scott ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Eleven Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 23-29

    Hello again, all! So, what you may not know is that each week I try to decide which picture of which band should go at the top of this weekly blog post. This week I settled on Guns N' Roses, since their fans span several generations; even though the tickets to their show this week are so totally out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, November 1-4

    Kreayshawn Friday, November 2, at The Palladium Ballroom, $17.50 With controversial 23-year-old rapper Kreayshawn's new album out, of course she's hitting the road. She takes the stage at the Palladium to deliver songs from debut Somethin' 'Bout Kreay, and hopefully offer something that eclipses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008
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    February 22, 2008

    Literally Rocking The Vote

    The crowd at Obama's rally. (Brian Harkin)As all of us music snobs know, the true make of a person (and that includes candidates) is what music they listen to. Therefore, I offer you some selections piped through the speakers at both Obama’s and Clinton’s rallies. Choose wisely, in the primaries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Losing Its Edge: Josh Venable Needs a New On-Air Job, Like, Immediately

    Josh Venable, pictured doing the job he doesn't have as of today, damn it. There will be no Adventure Club on Sunday -- this Sunday or any other in the near future, at least not on KDGE-FM (102.1). Minutes after his pal Zac Crain posted the news on FrontBurner, Josh Venable called Unfair Park with t ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    South by So What? We Kid. We Kid. Here, Then, The Locals Making the Trip.

    It wouldn't be South by Southwest without a heroic performance from our favorite local soul legend, Bobby Patterson. So, we've been trolling the SXSW Music site for the locals that made the cut. Until today we'd only heard tale of Hogpig and The Theater Fire, since, well, there'd been no official li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006
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    October 13, 2006

    The Great Greats

    Wilco: We've said it once, we'll say it again. Best band in the world. Proved it last night in Fort Worth. Didn't need to. Did. I have a theory that Wilco is the greatest American rock band, past or present. They've been my favorite band for a decade, so honestly I'm a little biased, but last night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Arcadia Fire Sale

    We recall the Arcadia Theater in better days. Yesterday wasn't one of 'em. It would seem imprudent and rude to let the Arcadia's passing pass without so much as a "so long" this morning. (I'd do the same for Cafe Nostra or Syn Bar or Condom Sense, but, really, just don't have the warm memories attac ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Mr. Somebody

    Soul slinger Johnnie Taylor is finally reunited with Sam Cooke, unfortunately

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    SXSW Diaries

    A thousand bands + a dozen parties + one cigarette lighter = average South By Southwest

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh,'s another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Blowing his Cover-up

    We don't want to tell One Ton how to run its business, but...

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Comes to mind

    Even on album, Sivad's just making it up as it goes

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Want out

    Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing

  • Music

    April 22, 1999
  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Up on Cripple Creek

    Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Blues in '97

    What's tops in Texas (and elsewhere)

  • Music

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Classical gas

    Paul Slavens goes from Freak Show to trio to solo

  • Music

    May 22, 1997

    Keeping up with the Joneses

    Dallas blues history according to two who lived it

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Rapper's delight

    Erotic D looks Beyond 2000

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Observer honored

    Writers win awards from Dallas Press Club, Dallas Bar Association

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Ghosts in the machine

    When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played