Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Paul Slavens was one of the only musicians to be nominated for the first DOMA, in 1988, and also this year. Here, the musician, radio ho ... More >>
This year, we're celebrating the 25th year of the Dallas Observer Music Awards. It's a project we started in 1988, in the words of then-music-editor Clay McNear, to, "heighten awareness of local music and to commend those that are recognized by our readers as the best in their respective fields." ... More >>
For reasons unknown, 4 Reasons Unknown was the first of the Deep Ellum bands to land on MTVSure, this week's selection from the June 17-23 edition of the Observer is a bit of a calendar stretch that would have been better suited for last week, but, whatever, these archived issues don't tend to fa ... More >>
Well, ain't this fitting: Almost a 23 years to the day before The New York Times returned to Deep Ellum and proclaimed that Dallas was getting its groove back, Observer music editor Clay McNear penned a piece about Island Records' interest in the Dallas music neighborhood and its burgeoning scene ... More >>
1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA
Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum
Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words
Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards
Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis