With the 26th annual Dallas Observer Music Awards just around the corner -- in fact, voting is open right now at musicawardspoll.dallasobserver.com -- we're looking to spend the next several weeks taking the opportunity to highlight some of the nominees for this year's awards. And when we say that t ... More >>
We've spent the past week looking back at all our favorite parts of Dallas (and greater North Texas) music from the first half of 2014 -- our favorite concerts, videos, rap albums and country albums. Now, on the eve of America's birthday, we're capping it all off with what we'd like to think of as t ... 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. Warbeast These old school thrash metalists - Bruc ... 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. This piece originally appeared in our May 10 issue ... More >>
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.
Rubber Gloves 15th Anniversary Rubber Gloves Saturday, May 19 Ah, Rubber Gloves. I've been going to shows there since 2000, and it still has the most disgusting bathroom in all the land. But it's also home to some of my favorite memories, from the packed chaos of a Riverboat Gamblers show to the in ... More >>
Friday, February 17, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Tre Orsi. That's Matt on the far right.When he isn't recording, tour managing, or running sound for other bands, Matt Barnhart has ... More >>
During last night's showing of the Top 12 gents, it bame abundantly clear: This competition is unbelievably tough. And it's not just because there's a great deal of talent on this season of American Idol. Rather, it's because the judges and the show have included some niche performers who, in the ... More >>
Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>
Thursday, February 21, at Lola's, Fort Worth
A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.
I don't know what freaking season we're in with American Idol now -- all's I know is I think they hooked up a special Bat phone in the Sudan for the refugees to phone in their votes -- but you guys need to check out this gem from Season Four featuring Denton's Daron Beck (frontman for the Great Tyra ... More >>
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Denton, Saturday, September 9
Need some perspective on the good, bad and ugly of Deep Ellum? Just remember--at least it's not Lower Greenville.
Thursday, October 27, at the Dallas Museum of Art
Once a year we find ourselves on the other side of the curtain. It isn't easy. It can be fun.
Thursday, March 10, at Hailey's
Falkon is finito; Denton preps for two music fests; and Ask the Expert with Josh Venable
Finally, Dallas has its own William Hung
Sunday, November 6, at Barley House
Sunday, August 8, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW
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