Bret Egner

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    September 17, 2012

    The Relatives, Pleasant Grove, Seryn - Dallas City Performance Hall - 9/14/12

    The Relatives, Pleasant Grove, Seryn Dallas City Performance Hall Friday, September 14 See also: More behind-the-scenes photos from opening night There was a moment backstage at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday night, when we were being led stage left before the 10 p.m. show started. W ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #100-80

    "Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Pleasant Grove's Bret Egner Needs Your Help With Medical Expenses

    On Wednesday, Pleasant Grove singer-guitarist Bret Egner was involved in a bicycle accident near Red River in Austin, when he swerved to avoid two jaywalking pedestrians and hit the pavement. Sadly, the pedestrians he swerved to avoid didn't offer help. Egner went into surgery today to repair a sh ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets For Pleasant Grove, Mike Graff And Derek Rogers At The Kessler Saturday

    ‚ÄčPleasant Grove will be at The Kessler in Oak Cliff Saturday for a very special performance. Not only is it a rare (reunion?) show for the band that for years has been either broken up or on the verge of breakup, depending on who you ask, but they'll be performing their album Auscultation of the H ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    April 5, 2006

    Another Brick in the Wall of Sound Preview

    Pleasant Grove (Dallas, Austin): Two months ago, the guys at sat me down to chat about local music, and the resulting episode was mostly optimistic. I brought a lot of great, promising music to the show from WoSF performers such as Baboon and the Theater Fire, and there wasn't too ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The holiday spirt begins with gifts from The Feds, Good Records and

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    May 6, 2004

    Only a Mountain

    Pleasant Grove prepares for its next challenge: the rest of the country

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    December 18, 2003

    Pleasantly Surprised

    A Dallas fave looks forward to the release of a new album

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    April 10, 2003

    Brotherly Love

    Eisley isn't the only family affair making music

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    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

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    January 10, 2002

    Hear Here

    Local music was better than ever in 2001

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    January 3, 2002

    Safe at Home

    Donít forget the local boys...and girl

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    December 27, 2001

    Heart to Heart

    On its new album, Pleasant Grove is happy to be sad

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    December 23, 1999

    Home groans

    Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?

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    December 16, 1999

    Out Here

    Pleasant Grove

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    December 16, 1999

    Direct miss

    Pleasant Grove takes its time, even when it doesn't want to

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    August 13, 1998

    Slow and low

    Pleasant Grove--they make rock better, so you don't have to