M83As we approach the end of the year like a car full of people not wearing seat belts unknowingly drives toward a brick wall, it's time to start thinking of year-end top-ten album lists. A shoe-in for ours is M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. So, you can imagine our excitement when we receive ... More >>
Modest MouseModest Mouse is an elusive, upper-tier act that only releases material when it damn well pleases. At least that's what frontman Isaac Brock would have you believe. The music, though, is generally always well worth the wait. But far less common? The chance to see the band per ... 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 Indie Act, Best Jazz ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages.
Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>
Part of The Nighty NiteThis weekend's concert portfolio is strong to quite strong. Interestingly enough, though, the biggest local show will be happening at one of the area's smallest venues, as John Congleton's new band The Nighty Nite make their Dallas debut at Double Wide on Saturday. They'll ... More >>
Cee Lo Green, practicing his best Chris Brown pose for his upcoming tour with Rihanna.A few days ago, we received a press release stating that pop star Rihanna will be performing at the American Airlines Center on Friday, July 8. We thought "Cool!" and went on about our business. But this morning ... More >>
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's
Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions
to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job.
More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>