Boz Scaggs

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    December 12, 2013

    Journey and Styx Played at a House in Dallas This Week

    This week's most unconventional show was not at a house in Denton or a taqueria somewhere. It was in Preston Hollow, where Dallas lawyer Lisa Blue-Baron booked Journey and Styx for her Christmas Party. Her neighbors are either very tolerant or very far away (probably that one), because the Blue-Ba ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    The Power of Dallas: Erykah Badu Gives Tyler a Bump and Bill's Old Friend Makes the White House

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    David Bowie Tops the Dallas Independent Record Store Charts

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Consensus arose at Good Records and CD Source as David Bowie takes the lead in top selling alb ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Chelsea Light Moving is This Week's Top Sell in Dallas Record Stores

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Chelsea Light Moving takes the number one spot at Good Records and Atoms for Peace is still ma ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    The Dukes of September at Verizon Theatre

    Saturday, July 14, at Verizon Theatre

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    July 12, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Roky Erickson, Mark Farina, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and More

    Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura BoldFriday, July 13, at The Kessler TheaterPsychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be at the Kessler tomorrow night with opening act James Hall, who is legendary in his own right, and one of the greatest front men I've ever seen. Easily the top bill of ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Donna Summer, 1948-2012

    LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known onstage as Donna Summer, passed away today in Florida, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The singer paired with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder for one of her biggest hits, "Love To Love You Baby," known for its effusively climatic finale, and was lumped into the disc ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Okkervil River, Chromeo and a Ton of Other Show Announcements

    One of the many incarnations of Okkervil River​Still fresh from the release of their new album I Am Very Far, Austin's Okkervil River seems to be working quite hard to let everyone know about it. The album is quite solid, thanks in part to the production work of local producer John Congl ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Houston Press Writes Blog Post Saying Dallas Music Sucks, Presumably Because There Was No Interesting Houston Music News To Report.

    ​Listen: I'm not one to get into too many Internet flame wars. Especially not inter-city ones. (We've got plenty of petty bullshit to put up with here, thanks.) But, OK, since these dudes think I should say something about the post written yesterday by our pals at the Houston Press music blog call ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    KAFM Wishes You a Happy New Year​Woke up this morning to find in the in-box this six-minute blast from the past courtesy -- who else? -- the great George Gimarc, who's got a treat for every occasion. It's a New Year's Day in the life of KAFM in 1973, shortly before the then-year-old progressive-rock outlet perched at 9 ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    May 15, 2008

    Gerard Dirkx Offers His Take On The Greatest DFW Rock Artists

    Sparrowbox, the tongue-in-cheek experimental punk and psychedelic outfit led by Gerard Dirkx, former frontman of legendary Dallas 70’s new wave band The Telefones, is taking mockery to new heights. In a recent email, Dirkx states that the Dallas Times Herald (which, y'know, folded in '91) “jus ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    Explosive Screening

    Bottle Rocket lights up the Inwood

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    August 15, 2007

    A DOMA Good Time

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bobby ... Patterson! It will be slow going around Unfair Park HQ for a while, as we try to get the ringing out of our ears from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony at the Granada. Christ, what a special night -- and one for which we can take no credit. It bel ... More >>

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    August 3, 2007

    Someone Needs to Tell Our Music Editor We Also Have a Blog

    Soul music legend Bobby Patterson will headline our Music Awards August 14 at the Granada. You miss this, you miss everything. Because, see, when Jim Schutze gets pissed off at Wick Allison or Tim Rogers over at FrontBurner, he posts to Unfair Park. But when our current music editor takes issue with ... More >>

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    December 1, 2006

    Hey, Before We Forget...

    You know who Ed Bark has a news-crush on? Shelly Slater of WFAA-Channel 8. Not that there's anything wrong with that... Before the week gets away from us, a couple things: Do not forget tomorrow night's Reunion Tower Review at the Sons of Hermann Hall. No need to go into the details -- we've provide ... More >>

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    November 29, 2006
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    June 2, 2006

    From Funk to Punk, With a Side of Meat Loaf

    Something's fishy: The Nervebreakers made Rolling Stone after opening for the Sex Pistols at the Longhorn Ballroom in '78. So sorry, but it can't be helped; today's serving of homegrown hits and misses contains a side of Mama's favorite hamburger helper with plenty of extra cheese. But why deny the ... More >>

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    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

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    October 18, 2001

    Out & About

    Boz Scaggs

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    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

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

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    September 30, 1999
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    January 7, 1999

    Requiem for a sax player

    Will Clay died an unsung minor hero of Dallas rock and roll

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Fake the money and run

    Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?

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    May 4, 1995

    Farewell from Cracker Eden

    Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis

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    December 22, 1994

    Scene, not heard

    A few clubs and a few bands do not a "music town" make