This week, LM'M turns to "most interesting name" award recipient, Moody Fuqua. Fuqua has logged plenty of time as a local musician, and talent buyer, most recently for the stage at Crown and Harp, who are getting ready to host a benefit Saturday night for one of Fuqua's inspirations in the local c ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Who is Kim Finch? Hell if she knows. She'd pour you a nice shot if you could help her figure that out. Finch was once "Puncho Villa" in the Assassination City Derby, from 2005-2007, but f ... More >>
For the last eight years, local music advocate Chelsea Callahan has been celebrating her birthday with rock-and-roll and charity in mind. Every year, she books a solid bill of local bands and gives all the proceeds away to charity. This year, Cha Cha's Eighth Annual Rock & Roll Charity Gala o ... More >>
After almost four years on the job, an outgoing music editor takes one last stab at making sense of it all.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Carissa HughesAt the moment, Carissa Hughes works for American Airlines ... More >>
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Experimental/Avant G ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Chelsea CallahanIn some ways, Chelsea Callahan is kind of like the mayor of our local music scene ... More >>
It's another hopping musical Thursday evening around town with a show for just about everyone.
Back in February, Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme, the duo that makes up local indie pop act Smile Smile, put their history as an engaged and then broken-up couple out for all to see--or, as the title of the album they released that month implies, placing their Truth on Tape, so to speak.A coupl ... More >>
It shouldn't come as too much of a shock that DFW has an ever-growing, ever-awesome, music scene; we've sort of been shouting that for a while now. From Denton to Arlington, it seems to be a region of Texas supersaturated with talented musicians, dedicated fans, and supportive venues. But why the ... More >>
G-A-M-B-L-E-R!In this week's paper, which is almost out (but not quite), Eric Grubbs talks to the Double Wide's Chelsea Callahan and Kim Finch about their venue's annual post-Warped Tour party, which, this year, will celebrate its fourth year of existence and second as an open-to-the-public affai ... More >>
Well, we did it. Just minutes ago, we reached 300 followers on Twitter for our @DOMATweets account. Which means, as promised, it's time to reveal the ballots.After the jump, feel free to peruse the ballot for your 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards. And, in the comments, go to town on your thought ... More >>
Earlier today, Chelsea Callahan at the Double-Wide put out the call via Facebook, inviting friends and fans to a public hearing at 6 tonight in the downtown Central Library auditorium. Callahan wrote that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will be "voting to approve a location ... More >>
Hal SamplesTrey Carmichael of Sorta performs at the Granada Thursday night.Check out more photos by Hal Samples in our slideshow.Last night a steadily growing crowd kept the Granada staff on its hospitable feet as well-wishers, friends and music lovers in general (and yeah, a news crew or two) celeb ... More >>
Tonight, a few blocks south of I-30, in a warehouse at 1800 Lear St., a couple heavy hitters of the local indie and roots rock scene will take to the stage at an event called Refactory 1 that aims to bring together creative types in the area music, fashion and visual arts scenes.All in all, a pretty ... More >>
The folks at Life In Deep Ellum are pretty deep into the throes of preparing its second annual Mokah Music Summit and Showcase--or M2S2 for short. This year's free event, set to take place on Saturday, April 25, will feature 12 local acts, a performance from the students of Zound Sounds, and an art ... More >>
Sarah Jane SemradThe King Bucks, never too far from a Shiner. Last week, Ms. Merritt Martin reviewed the debut disc from the greatest (and only) band currently holding down Adair's on Monday nights. And, in it, Merritt had this much to say:It's not quite as gritty as the Bucks' live show, but, in th ... More >>
It says on iTunes that Carter Albrecht's solo album Jesus is alive ... and living in London has been available since February 9. Carter's father, Ken, and Robert Jenkins, whose Summer Break label is co-releasing the disc in conjunction with the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, say that's wrong, and ... More >>
As national tours go, there's really only so much going on this weekend--as evidenced by the fact that, unless I'm forgetting some, we only previously spread word on three weekend shows already: the Lola's Stockyard show tonight with AA Bondy, Doug Burr and Telegraph Canyon, the Longhorn Saloon show ... More >>
The popularity of nerdcore, a subgenre of hip-hop so steeped in irony that you can practically see the air quotes framing the stage, is a phenomenon I'll never understand. But for those who are into white dudes rapping about video games or whatever, Saturday night at the Double-Wide is practically W ... More >>
Tonight at the Double Wide, in honor of the great Chelsea Callahan's birthday, the venue is throwing Cha-Cha's 5th Annual Rock-And-Roll for Charity. And it's a pretty busy event, starting tonight at 8 and running until the bar closes at 2 in the morn'. There's free bbq from Sonny Bryan's from the g ... More >>
Today, in music news that, really, comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's ever bought or downloaded an mp3, Dallas-based company Crystal Clear has announced the closing of its distribution department. "At the end of last year, we deleted about 90 percent of our catalog, or 450 titles," ex ... More >>
1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA
Thanks to everyone who came out to tonight's Dallas Observer Music Awards! I, for one, had a grand ol' time. How couldn't you have? The performances were amazing: Doug Burr and Sarah Jaffe stunned; The Whiskey Folk Ramblers riled; Lil Wil repped hard; the Best Instrumentalists killed; THe BAckslid ... More >>
Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>
Saturday, May 17, at The Double Wide
Well, the inevitable has come. It is time for me to say adios. That’s “bye” to you non-Spanish speaking folk. After some two plus years, I’m leaving the position as music listings and clubs editor to take on the world as a freelancer. I figure jumping into an abyss of unknown territory is ... More >>
Between Good Records' birthday celebration and the Mokah Music showcase we were a little overwhelmedbut in a good way.
A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.
Grimes' latest crush, Angela Hunt As my computer died yesterday at City Hall, Angela Hunt started in on a beautiful speech about Dallas heritage. I was cursing Steve Jobs through most of it, but this is what I wrote down: "We need not to forget our heritage. We need this SUP process ..." Re: the Wes ... More >>
The first (inebriated) recount of Chelsea Callahan's birthday shindig at the Double Wide last night, compliments of our own Andrea Grimes, who emceed the event: "Chelsea Callahan lap-danced a chair at my insistence. The crowd didn't give a shit about my jokes. They wanted rock and roll. And Dove Hu ... More >>
Ya know, if you squint real hard, Roky Erickson kinda looks like Brent Best, so you can pretend Roky was there, if you have to. File this under "We are complete jack-asses" or "Blame it on the music editor." So, yes, this week's issue of the paper version of Unfair Park contained a Critic's Pick abo ... More >>
The Ticket rocks and other notable news
Dallas' music scene is showing life again, and women are manning the behind-the-scenes respirator
Where should you aim your local radio antenna? At the Meat, of course.
I've been sick today, so this is a little late, but the message up at the Double Wide Web site is a lie. Last night, I got a phone call from DW booking agent Chelsea Callahan: "We're open again on Friday." Turns out Jim Sibert was serious when he said that bar employees were taking over the place. M ... More >>
Celebrated indie-rock dive the Double Wide announced its closure on Monday. Or did it?
Rumors are flying at Internet speed, so here's what I know for sure--the Double Wide is closing down. Their doors will not be open tonight and will not be open in the immediate future. I spoke with DW booking agent Chelsea Callahan just a few minutes ago--she answered her phone without even saying " ... More >>
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