Bobby Soxx

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    July 31, 2013

    Sean Baggins Did His Time in the Van Before Joining the House of Blues Staff

    Over the years, you may have seen Shawn Baggins alongside artists like The Agitators, Hagfish, REO Speedealer, Reverend Horton Heat, The Soup, The Toadies, Burden Brothers, The Beautiful, Bowling For Soup, The Red Bean Guys, Lone Star Trio, Cool Christine, Why Am I, Radied X, Grand Pricks, The Nerve ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    The Ten Greatest Texas Punk Bands

    With D.R.I. coming to Trees last night, we at DC9 thought it might be opportune to look at some of the legendary punk bands that have claimed Texas as their home. These days, D.R.I. is better known as a metal act, but when they began life way back in 1982, Kurt Brecht and crew were a classic hardcor ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Bucks Burnett: "The Dallas Music Scene Needs To Be More Like a Monarchy. It Needs More Pageantry."

    You can't really write a column about behind-the-scenes people in the Dallas music scene and not include Bucks Burnett. We are big fans of Bucks, and he's been featured in the Observer numerous times. Hell, one of the last times we tried to interview him, we kept getting interrupted by calls from th ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Top Ten DFW Punk Albums

    See also: The top 10 North Texas blues albums See also: The top 100 Texas songs The Telefones, Vibration Change Released in 1980, this album is more punk in spirit than execution. Songs like "Rocket Rocket" and "The Ballad of Jerry Godzilla" fuse punk rock's oomph with a new wave sensibility. Th ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Legendary Local Punk Singer Bobby Soxx Died, But His Stories Live On.

    ‚ÄčIn this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we turn back to the first week in November, 2000, when Robert Wilonsky told his account of legendary local punk singer Bobby Glen Calverley--or, as he was known to everyone else, Bobby Soxx--who had just died at the age of 45 as the result of ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Mad Chops and Culture Jamming on Fry Street

    Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene. But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Advice for the New Observer Music Editor

    A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.

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    October 10, 2006

    U2 Can Love The First Unitarian Church Choir

    An old Friend of Unfair Park's, Steve Dirkx, sure does love him some YouTube (though not as much as Google, heh). Over the past few days, the former Teenage Queer and Telefone (for the young and uninitiated, those are local punk bands of days long since past) has posted quite a few items of local in ... More >>

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    March 1, 2006

    Soxx Appeal

    Soxxy: Bobby Soxx, back when he was a star. And alive. Whilst trolling the MP3 junkyards for free music this weekend, because I am nothing if not a cheap bastard, I stumbled across this mention of an old Observer fave on the Punk Records blog, along with two outta-print MP3s. Since there appeared to ... More >>

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    January 24, 2002

    In a Trance

    Keep an eye out for Shawn Francis' new disc

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    November 2, 2000

    Grave City

    Bobby Soxx, local punk-rock legend, died last week. Finally.

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    May 18, 2000

    Out Here

    Stick Men With Ray Guns

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    May 11, 2000

    Some things he did

    Roxy Gordon was "one of the great outlaw artist misfits" and so much more

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    May 4, 2000

    Who'll buy my memories?

    Anyone, as long as you sell them on eBay

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    May 29, 1997
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    July 6, 1995

    Mekons, you Rhett

    A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's

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    June 22, 1995

    Two-drink minimum

    The Enablers take Nino Rota and Dick Dale out for cocktails