Danny Rush

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    October 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/03-10/05

    It's okay if you aren't making the trek on down to Austin for Austin City Limits Festival. You won't miss out on much -- other than the much beloved stop in West for some delicious Czech Stop kolaches -- because there's more than enough shows to catch at home this weekend. Katy Perry double dips, pe ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Danny Diamonds Mines the Positives in Bleak, Beautiful Songwriting

    I'm standing in Danny Rush's house in Denton sipping a beer, occasionally taking a swig from a bottle of Old Granddad and admiring a collection of country music star paintings he commissioned from local artist Clay Stinnett. There are Freddy Fender, Hank Snow, Hank Williams and Gary Stewart, all don ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Danny Rush Introduces His Danny Diamonds Persona to the Violitionist Sessions

    You could probably refer to Danny Rush with just about whatever surname you want to at this point. That's pretty well what he's started doing. Many know him through his musical exploits in Denton as Danny Follmer, some as Danny Rush, and nowadays he calls himself Danny Diamonds. We just, of course. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    10 North Texas Albums You Should Be Excited About This Fall

    Fall may be a sad time for some folks. For instance, those who have to go back to school. There are also those who relish the oppressive heat of the summer (we swear, it was milder than normal this year!). But for the rest of us, the fall is something to be excited about. It's especially true for mu ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Schedule

    We're a week and a half from the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase. On Saturday, November 2, more than 50 bands and artists nominated for this year's awards will play on eight stages in Deep Ellum. It starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 2 a.m., and now you can start planning your night. We'v ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Award Nominees

    For the 25th year, The Dallas Observer will honor the fine work of North Texas musicians (and a few behind-the-scenes people as well) with the Dallas Observer Music Awards. We've asked experts of all stripes to help us compile a list of the area's best talent in 40 categories, which you can see be ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    The 15 Most Original Band Promo Photos in DFW

    Here at the Observer, we come across hundreds of photos a week. You'd be surprised how often styles are repeated. You've all seen the cliche band in a wintered field photo, or the antique furniture set outdoors photo. Well, here are a group of photos that don't fit the mold; they're completely origi ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Denton's All Stars Pay Tribute to Jason Molina: Preview

    The passing of Jason Molina in March was met with much sadness amongst the musician community of Texas -- Molina had a wide influence on many in the state. Now a group of Texas based artist have teamed with curator Randy Reynolds to create Lone Star Horizons: A Texas Tribute to Jason Molina. See a ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Bands Who Have Played Every 35 Denton Talk About the Festival

    The festival now known as 35 Denton first set up its permanent residence in the city five years ago. More than 20 musicians from the area have played all four previous incarnations and will be back again this year. We asked a few of them to share their thoughts on the festival and its growth. See a ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The Class of 35

    Conversations with the bands that have been with 35 Denton from the beginning.

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    March 7, 2013

    How to Plan Your Night for Each Genre at 35 Denton, with Maps

    This post is meant to serve as one possibility in a blueprint thick with a calculus of possible tangents. It is not intended to create an air of exclusivity or bias, and should in no way be seen as a slight to all of the bands not mentioned. Its intent is to serve as a base guide for where to see ma ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Charlie Hunter Gives Us a Glance Behind the Scenes of 35 Denton

    In our ongoing quest to shine some light on some of the kindest, most supportive people hiding in the shadows, and behind the scenes, in DFW's music community, there's never a shortage when it comes to the people who bend over backwards for the 35 Denton festival, which is on the horizon next Thursd ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    A Polaroid Journey Through the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase

    Following the Polawalk in Fort Worth on Saturday, armed with three different analog instant film cameras, I set out to document some of my favorite performances, people and moments of the 2012 Dallas Observer music awards showcase. The shots with an orangey-yellow hue were shot using a Polaroid Spec ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012

    The Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase: A User's Guide

    We're taking over Deep Ellum on Saturday. Come along, will you?

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    November 8, 2012

    A Guide to the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase

    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 >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Best Americana/Roots and Folk Nominees

    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. Best Americana/Roots Act J. Charles & The Trainro ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 Denton DOMA Nominees

    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. Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique It see ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Here's The Lineup For The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase

    In the past few weeks, we've been getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, and nudging you to vote daily, all leading up to our November 10 showcase, which is currently packing 60 acts across eight stages in Deep Ellum. We've got the lineups, venues and times b ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Free Week at Rubber Gloves

    Monday, September 3 through Saturday, September 8, at Rubber Gloves

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    July 9, 2012

    Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers Do Violitionist Sessions, Talk About STDs and Section 8 Housing

    See also: Daniel Folmer strikes a balance with Brown and Blue The new Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers Violitionist Session is up now, featuring three songs from the Denton group, as well as a thoroughly entertaining interview, in which leader Daniel Folmer and his band talk about the new albu ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    16 of the Best Local Releases of 2012 1/2

    As we wind down the month of June and find ourselves square in the middle of 2012, there's that old familiar nudge to gather, quantify, qualify and categorize the local music we've enjoyed so far this year. Here are some of of favorites.

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    June 26, 2012

    Denton's Pageantry Didn't Mean to Become a Band

    See also: Roy Robertson covers Björk Denton's Pageantry didn't intend to become an actual band, but over the course of the past year, Roy Robertson and his backing musicians did just that. It's not uncommon for a tightly-knit music community like Denton's to share band members, change names or ma ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Daniel Folmer Strikes a Balance With New Album Brown and Blue

    "My aunt once told me the cure to writer's block is to put yourself in an incredibly precarious situation and then write about it," says Denton singer-songwriter Daniel Folmer at J&Js. "Then, people ask me if I put myself in those precarious situations on purpose just to give me something to write a ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Collect All 10: Some of Your Favorite Denton Musicians In Stat Form

    They make our drinks, run our sound, teach our kids, ring us up for our takeout, serve our coffee and share bills with international rock stars. They are the face of the Denton music scene and the reason why our town gets written about. Here's a small sample of our many fine representatives and thei ... More >>

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    March 10, 2012

    Friday's 35 Denton Review: The Return of The Baptist Generals, Peopleodian's Primal Scream

    After catching Danny Rush & the DDs at Dan's last night, I happened to walk past 35 Denton's headquarters right next door. The scene inside looked a bit tense, as word had come just a few hours earlier that the fest's Sunday night headliner, The Jesus and Mary Chain, had to reschedule their gig to W ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    35 Denton Hosts a Warm-Up Show, Plus Islands, the Band Perry and the Rest of Your Weekend

    ​Not only is 35 Denton pumping up next month's festival with a barrage of NSFW promotional videos, they're putting on some pretty stellar local shows leading up to the event. Tonight, Burning Hotels, The Hope Trust, The Demigs and Danny Rush converge on Andy's Bar for a little sampling of 35 Dento ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Erykah Badu Is Sold Out, But There's Loretta Lynn, The Boom Boom Box and More

    ​Ah yes, it feels like we're finding our footing, 2012. You started off slow, but this weekend's concert list proves you're finally on track. Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids at the Granada Theater tonight probably tops the list of shows to see, but we already talked about that show in this week ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Girls at Granada, Yann Tiersen at Trees and More Show Announcements

    Girls​One of the biggest records of 2011 came from San Fransisco's Girls, who successfully mine early rock and roll influences to create notable and at times brilliant albums. Gorilla Vs. Bear has championed the band for years, and the blog is bringing Girls to the Granada Theater on Friday, March ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    35 Conferette Adds More Acts, Including New Sub Pop Supergroup Featuring Michael Cera

    If nothing else, Michael Cera is cooler than Danny Masterson, right?​After announcing last week the addition of another 135 bands to its bill, you'd think the folks up at Denton's 35 Conferette might need a breather -- or, I dunno, maybe some time to focus on the actual logistics of the fest, sinc ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    35 Conferette Adds A Whopping 135 More Bands To Bill, Including A Whole Slew of Locals

    Big things happening today in the world of 35 Conferette -- bigger news, even, than the fact that the-festival-formerly-known-as-North-by-35 now has an actual website to call its own (!). Bigger, too, than the really awesome web teaser/advertisement that the fest's organizers have created to promote ... More >>