And how he knows so damn much about sports.
There wasn't much interest in the City Council elections this year, evidenced mainly by the fact that hardly anybody showed up to vote in them. We don't blame you. It was a Saturday, and there were probably waffles somewhere. But the runoff election in District 14 between Bobby Abtahi and Philip ... More >>
We're taking over Deep Ellum on Saturday. Come along, will you?
It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. The way in which Dallas singer-songwriter Ronnie F ... More >>
Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IISaturday, July 28, at Granada TheaterIn its second year, Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest has (smartly) shortened things a bit, thus giving more breathing room to the bands, which included Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Chromatics, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd and DJ Sober.
If I'm allowed on K-Ticket airwaves for a fourth annual Christmas dance party, I will ask management to carve space enough for a 17-hour set. The list of songs I wanted to play but didn't is much longer than those that actually made the air. Then again, if you really want a copy of Anya Marina's ... More >>
Foster The PeopleIf you're thinking, "If I hear 'Pumped Up Kicks' one more time, I'm gonna pull a gun on someone and make them outrun my bullets," then you should definitely not read on. The band responsible for the song, Foster The People, has strategically planned to start selling tickets to it ... More >>
Old 97'sIn addition to yesterday's "Local Edge" sponsored show with The Burning Hotels, Mon Julien, Air Review and Menkena, the Granada Theater has some impressive shows to announce this week.First off, The Old 97's, who have had an impressive resurgence this year after releasing the brilliant Th ... More >>
It would be a stretch to say that this week's show announcements are all that strong. There are some notable ones -- though perhaps not for the right reasons. For instance: On Sunday, November 20, the Palladium Ballroom has Korn and a handful of opening acts with names that don't mean anythi ... More >>
AdeleA few weeks ago, we were sad to announce the postponement of Adele's House Of Blues show due to an illness. However, the British singer has announced that she'll be back, only this time it'll be at the much bigger, and probably more suitable Verizon Theater on Friday, October 21. All ti ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Mission Of BurmaThis week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>
TobaccoLess than a year ago, Tobacco, the Pennsylvania-born electronic musician and frontman for the experimental group Black Moth Super Rainbow, released his latest solo album, Manic Meat, a dark and seedy work that outshone its 2008 predecessor, Fucked Up Friends. As a solo artist, Tobacco ... More >>
Secret shows are the stuff of legend. There was a certain Prince secret show at the Red Jacket in 2002, and the Old 97's occasionally perform under the name Rhomin' Hitchhikers. Now, it looks like Leg Sweeper, with the help of Parade of Flesh and Gorilla Groove, is jumping on the secret sho ... More >>
Rhett MillerRhett Miller's solo career has had its ups and downs, but overall, he's one of the most successful artists to come out of Dallas. His most recent self-titled album is his third solo effort, released last year to mixed reviews. He's still touring in support of it, and he'll be at the G ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK, I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>
We're pretty much swamped here at DC9 HQ these days, working out some final DOMAXXII plans and whatnot (more announcements coming soon!), which is, well, a good thing, really. But, unfortunately, it means a temporary re-organization of some of our priorities. And, with that, some news: We're gonna b ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... 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 >>
Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert
Detoured again by drugs, Greg Williams and The Ticket face a bump in the road
Dallas struggles with the sudden, bizarre death of Carter Albrecht
Disturbing news updates set aside, friends of slain Sorta multi-instrumentalist and singer Carter Albrecht gathered at the Barley House last night. After waiting out the ruckus-raising revelers from the SMU-Texas Tech game, a crowd of mourners grew steadily from 8:30 p.m. on, in spite of the glaring ... More >>
A Deep Ellum icon goes down with the ship
A favorite musicians' haunt moves locations. Let's hope its spirit stays intact.
Promotion was the priority at the Dallas Music Festival
Local music was better than ever in 2001