Brian Wilson (Musician)

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Last Night: Cyndi Lauper at House of Blues

    Cyndi LauperHouse of BluesAugust 11thBetter than: staying home and watching American Idol: Blues Edition.Evan ClintonFor more photos from Lauper's performance, check out Evan's slideshow.​Looking spry and awkwardly fashionable, pop icon Cyndi Lauper hit the stage last night at House of Blues looki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for "Quality Rock"

    Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Grand (Re-)Entrance

    Mat Brooke Traded a Band of Horses for some Archives—and came out just fine

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Hock the Line

    Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    The Shins

    Monday, March 5, at the Palladium

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Cover Me

    Callithump provides the hoot, you provide the holler

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    After the Wall

    Over 80 bands later, this weekend's Spune Productions fest left listeners elated...the few who endured it, anyway

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Hear What We Hear

    Find the perfect Christmas CD for your favorite guitar-slaying Navajo cousin

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Rock of Ages

    The Mayor of the Sunset Strip presides over pop

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Laugh Riot

    Four Day Weekend celebrates the final day of 2003

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Shape Shifter

    This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

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

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Timeless Flight

    L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascends with a white-soul masterpiece

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Jon Brion

    Meaningless (Straight to Cut-Out)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Born to Die

    Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    A Fan's Notes

    After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally

  • Music

    August 10, 2000


    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Microbe brewery

    Wait, there is a reason why Stereolab CDs sound broken

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Find our way

    On its new album, The Apples in Stereo don't sound like anyone but themselves

  • Culture

    January 6, 2000

    The rip-off artist

    Rosalyn Bodycomb's paintings dance on the fine line between theft and originality

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    The ponce

    The sort-of true adventures of a kind-of real rock star and her not-made-up boyfriend

  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    Love hurts

    Arthur Lee was the mastermind of one of rock's most influential -- and most forgotten -- bands. Today he's in prison, and for the first time, he's talking.

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Dream weaver

    Olivia Tremor Control rustles through the Black Foliage for the perfect sound(s)

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999


    The Kimbell reveals the gamesmanship between two modern geniuses that inspired their artistic legacy

  • Music

    December 31, 1998

    The Crit and Shap Poll

    You've had the best; now, the year's most overrated records

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    The music man

    Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    All his ghosts

    With a new album, Frank Black tries to live up to his own past

  • Music

    August 20, 1998
  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    Sound ideas

    Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records

  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Dream a little dream

    During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    Chocolate and cheese

    1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music