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. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
Check out Hunter Hauk's bonus audio interview here ... More >>
Beach HouseFriday, September 21, at Palladium BallroomThe release of Beach House's fourth album, Bloom, has seen the Baltimore band become "Bon Iver famous." This show also serves as the 15th anniversary show for Spune Productions, who are bringing them to town.
Anthony Bourdain recently created an iTunes Celebrity Playlist. And what does a playlist say about a person? Everything. It's their soul on paper.
Bourdain isn't necessarily shy though, case evidence being his current media scuffle with Paula Deen. So it's no surprise that the unruly Ramones hea ... More >>
Some local bands play so much that you take them for granted. In the case of Elkhart, they've barely played this year, but with good reason. Luckily, their Americana-influenced rock returns to City Tavern tonight.
Frontman Travis Hopper, who told us earlier this year about the band's futur ... More >>
Kanye WestBud Light Stage -- Austin City LimitsSeptember 16, 2011Better than: what you probably heard about the show, unless you heard it from Kanye.Pete FreedmanKanye WestIt didn't take long for Kanye West to buy into his own hype last night, as he headlined the first night of the 2011 Austin Ci ... More >>
St. VincentTwo years after the release of her sophomore (and breakout) album, Actor, the Dallas-born guitar heroine Annie Clark, who performs hauntingly gorgeous music under the name of St. Vincent, has just announced that her third full-length album, Strange Mercy, will be released via the 4AD ... More >>
You can do it, put your stinger into it.South by Southwest is a static thing -- both in theory and in practice. It's a chance for bands to fans to see the established acts they've been wanting to see and for new, up-and-coming acts to try and make names for themselves. And that latter part very m ... More >>
Earlier this week, in advance of the Morning Benders's upcoming performance at the Kessler Theatre on Saturday night, we caught up with the Northern California-based band's frontman Chris Chu. His band had just returned from the European leg of their tour, and was preparing to travel the US in s ... More >>
On Friday night, St Vincent headlined a rather highbrow affair in The Allen Room of New York's Lincoln Center, providing a scenic fifth-floor view of Manhattan's Columbus Circle as a backdrop for Annie Clark and her band--as well as a few very exciting special guests. How exciting? Well, yesterday ... More >>
[Last week, we asked a few bands to check in with us from time to
time over the course of the week to tell us about their SXSW
experiences. Now, with the fest over, those diatribes are starting to
show. Here's Telegraph Canyon frontman Chris Johnson's SXSW diary, for your reading pleasure...]
Hal S ... More >>