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    August 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

    Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone els ... 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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    August 22, 2013

    Hank III is Coming to Town. He Suggests You Wear Close-Toed Shoes.

    No other family of music artists like the forebears of a legendary name - Hank Williams - have captured the heart of what it means to be a country outlaw, a Southern rebel, a despicable bastard in the eyes of our more uppity brothers and sisters. Three generations of this inglorious family have domi ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The Ten Best American Hardcore Punk Albums

    Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #100-80

    "Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Van Halen - American Airlines Center - 6/20/12

    Van Halen, Kool & The Gang American Airlines Center Wednesday, June 20 See also: The five worst and five most underrated Van Halen songs You have to hand it to Diamond Dave. Sure, he can't hit all those high notes like back in the day, but he gave it the good fight. Often talking more than singin ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Mark Your Calendar: Texas Theatre's Got a Copy of Urgh! A Music War

    If you have yet to see Urgh! A Music War, you're in for a treat, as Texas Theatre has obtained a rare 35mm copy, and will be screening it on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, with live performances from Peopleodian, George Quartz and Marriage Material. If you have seen it, you'll likely agree t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    An Oral History of the Dallas Music Scene

    Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.

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    September 16, 2011

    Happy PARK(ing) Day, Dallas!

    Photo by Danny HurleyNoodling around: One of many photos from PARK(ing) Day Dallas, with a slide show to come.​We briefed you earlier about PARK(ing) Day Dallas, which organizer Noah Jeppson told us was supposed to help Dallasites and visitors "rethink the function of our public spaces ... and hav ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Hank III: "I Take Pride in Being The Only Guy Who's Ever Had a Mosh Pit at Billy Bob's."

    Hank Williams, III​Last week, Hank Williams III released four CDs of new music -- songs that he had written over the span of six months. Sure, a lot of the ideas have been percolating in Williams' brain for a while as a nasty spat with his former record label has worked itself out. But the sh ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    The Dodos' Logan Kroeber Names For Us His All-Time Top Five Bay Area (Musical) Giants.

    The Dodos​Earlier this week, when Meric Long of the San Francisco-based band The Dodos told us about some of his earliest concert-going experiences, our Eric Grubbs noted that the band "plays folk, but with a kick to it." Give their Live from Akropolis, Prague album a listen, as well as their most ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    The Strangest Stage Names In Music History

    Metta World Peace​When Lakers forward Ron Artest announced last week that he is legally changing his name to Metta World Peace, the Internet exploded with bafflement and criticism. Obviously, this is coming from sports fans. We in the music world are accustomed to odd stage names. Dallas' own Eryk ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Last Night: The Adolescents at The Loft

    The Adolescents, Lower Class Brats and The ScandalsThe LoftDecember 29, 2010Better than: Staying home and watching Sid and Nancy.The Adolescents​A surprisingly large collection of Dallas' unwashed and unwanted gathered together at The Loft last night to witness a fine triple-bill of old-school pun ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Tonight, Tonight: The Adolescents at The Loft, Devin the Dude at the Granada, Shinyribs at City Tavern and Sir Silky at Renfield's Corner

    I guess things are ramping up for New Year's Eve, 'cause tonight's pretty stacked for a Wednesday, y'all...

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    November 16, 2010

    Local Music 'Mericans: Kim Keebler

    Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk. Kim Keebler​Kim Keebler was raised in Deep Ellum as a young pup. Her first concert was there: The Dead Kennedys, back in the mid '80s.She bought h ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    November 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: At the Theatre Gallery, Capturing Lightning in a Beer Cup

    Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Another Punk Icon Visits The Richard Hunter Show, Preps For Prophet Bar Gig

    Jello Biafra​Two weeks ago, it was Marky Ramone who visited with Richard Hunter on Hunter's afternoon radio show on KMNY-1360 AM. Today's it's punk icon Jello Biafra who graces our area airwaves at 4:30 this afternoon, spewing forth his seemingly endless (but still funny) diatribes against corpora ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: The Twisted Fate of a Lifetime Crate Digger

    Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    R.I.P., Temo

    That picture you see here is from my 1983 Thomas Jefferson High School Document yearbook. It's of a guy named Tim Watson -- or Temo, as most knew him throughout much of his life. Figured I'd share it, since Tim happens to be the subject of Jeff Liles's Echoes and Reverberations piece for DC9 this we ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    A Little Election-Themed Music To Get You By On This Important Day

    Consider this yet another reminder to get out and make your voice heard today--which, from the looks of it, isn't that hard to do, as early voting seems to have taken care of the worst of the lines out at the various voting locations. Oh, and consider this post something of a bonus, too. After the ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    Crazy, But That's How It Goes

    Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Ozzfest

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    October 18, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    Wiggle Room

    Take in some Jello at the Granada

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    February 2, 2007
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    September 26, 2006

    Videos from Hell

    This is not director Paul Rachman, but a scene from his documentary American Hardcore. Cuz it's so hardcore. Paul Rachman's in Dallas today promoting his first documentary film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986, in which the filmmaker chronicles the rise of such bands a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Whole Wheat Bizkit

    Dallas' Uncontrollable Urge leaves everything onstage, from its extremely mixed sound to its bleeding jock

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    June 22, 2006

    Plugged In

    Dallas bloggers fan the flames and flame the fans of local music

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    April 6, 2006

    X Marks the Rock

    Exene Cervenka's Sinners might not be Original

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    March 16, 2006


    Under a Billion Suns (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Jello Biafra with the Melvins

    Sieg Howdy! (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    I'll Drink to That

    Keep that New Year's Eve spirit all year long with these boozy sing-along tunes

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Thanks Again

    Rhino assembles the definitive '70s punk collection. Pretty much.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Strong Foundation

    Bar of Soap founders celebrate 20th year in Dallas music scene

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    All His Life

    Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place

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    March 20, 2003

    Tear Jerker

    The world according to John Irving

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    July 11, 2002


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    November 29, 2001

    Dross in Space

    The American Astronaut trashes the galaxy

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    March 9, 2000

    Not easy being Green

    Ralph Nader's running for real this time

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Hank's for the memories

    Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Punk You

    Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that proves there isn't always room for Jello

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Take me home, country roads

    Producer Dave Willingham makes noise in the middle of nowhere

  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    Grits ain't groceries

    Soul Food Cafe tries to take blue-eyed soul to another level

  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    Little mascara

    The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up

  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Bass player for mayor

    Ex-Killbilly member Richard Hunter runs for Fort Worth office--no, seriously

  • Music

    January 11, 1996

    Unclean thoughts

    An indie-rock revolution is happening in the Alamo City

  • Music

    July 13, 1995

    Too punk to f--

    Ethyl Merman makes 'dance music for the poor'

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    May 4, 1995

    No frills, no joke

    The Mullens are not the Not the Ramones, and for all the right reasons

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