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Chris Gray

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    April 10, 2014

    The 8 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, April 10-13

    Dallas, it's beautiful outside. I don't have to tell you how necessary it is to get out out of the house and go see some live music this weekend. Lucky for you, AT&T Performing Arts Center is hosting two different outdoor concerts this weekend, so you can soak up every second of this weather. If Ben ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Winners of the Second Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Bands at ACL 2013

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    On the Death of SXSW's Brent Grulke

    Much has already been shared on the death of SXSW creative director Brent Grulke, who passed away yesterday after a heart attack, at age 52. It's our modern way to try to console each other via links, texts, emails. Amassing and distributing information to make sense of death. I was a music editor ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    R.I.P. Ray Bradbury: Five Musicians Who Love the Sci-Fi Author

    by Chris Gray Sci-fi fans across the world were saddened when prolific author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday, Wired magazine reported. The typewriter-loving Bradbury was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Bradbury was best-known for writing that set the standard for post-WWII science fiction such as Fahrenhe ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests, to down-right lame. Below, you'll find their submissio ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    SXSW Coverage Ahead. Plus, We're Sponsoring 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T. and More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Radiohead - American Airlines Center - 3/5/12

    Radiohead American Airlines Center Monday, March 5 Around 9:30 last night, the sold-out American Airlines Center was singing along to the climactic roar of Radiohead's 2003 single "There There": We are accidents / waiting to happen Here's the question: Who is Radiohead? Are they rock music's mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Picture Show: Hayes Carll at House of Blues

    All photos by Roger CaldwellHayes Carll​Last time we ran into singer Hayes Carll, he put on a special little two-stepping show at the Double Wide in the midst of a small-club tour throughout Texas. On Saturday at House of Blues, photographer Roger Caldwell caught Hayes armed with new songs fr ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to The Granada Theater Tonight to See Hayes Carll and Bobby Bare Jr.

    Hayes Carll​In this week's paper, my fellow music editor from the Houston Press, Chris Gray, checks in to let Observer readers know a little something something about Woodlands native Hayes Carll, who stops through Dallas tonight with Cary Ann Hearst and Bobby Bare Jr. for a gig at the Granada The ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Giveaway: A Pair Of Tickets To Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Tonight At Longhorn Saloon

    ​This week's Observer includes a piece by Chris Gray describing Jason Isbell as an old soul, and describing the Stones influence on Isbell's latest album, apropos of his show with his band The 400 Unit and openers Macon Greyson tonight at the Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth. Writes Gray, "Exhausted ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    November 4, 2008

    A Little Election-Themed Music To Get You By On This Important Day

    Consider this yet another reminder to get out and make your voice heard today--which, from the looks of it, isn't that hard to do, as early voting seems to have taken care of the worst of the lines out at the various voting locations. Oh, and consider this post something of a bonus, too. After the ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008
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    September 26, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
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    March 27, 2003
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