Last week was a bad week for anyone who loves Death Grips. The band's break-up announcement was at once a surprise and not a surprise, given the band's history of no-showing its own concerts. (Granted, fans of Death Grips probably also like getting stood up, so who knows, their demise could be just ... More >>
They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That m ... More >>
This morning, 91.7 FM KXT announced the lineup for the third annual installment of Summer Cut, the local radio station's summer music festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Given the folkie vibe of last year's bill, which featured the likes of the Avett Brothers and Dawes, the headliners shouldn't come a ... More >>
Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>
Thousands of years ago, primitive man performed their music near the campfire. Flash forward some thousand more years, and the "live show" (for most of the time, just the only way you could hear music) was later housed in churches or the castles and courtyards of the Renaissance age. Flash forward m ... More >>
Death Cab For Cutie, Youth LagoonThursday, May 3, at McFarlin AuditoriumDeath Cab For Cutie has been passing through Dallas for over a decade. This show promises to be different from any previous tours because the group will be joined onstage by the Magik*Magik* Orchestra, which will add rich sympho ... More >>
For those Dallas music fans who put Death Cab For Cutie's Codes and Keys in your favorite albums of 2011 file, this bit of news will be interesting. Death Cab For Cutie have announced a performance at McFarlin Auditorium on Friday, May 4. Here's where it gets interesting: The indie pop anti-heroe ... More >>
Hailing from the small, waterfront town of Anacortes, Washington, The Lonely Forest is a four-piece outfit that specializes in a quirky brand of power pop that is not much different from that of another band from that same region: Death Cab for Cutie. As a matter of fact, Death Cab's Chris Walla ... More >>
Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened RabbitVerizon TheatreAugust 13, 2011 Better than: sweating in the heat only to watch a band implode. Death Cab for CutieAfter living through the nightmare that was the Kings of Leon show a few weeks back, it was nice to be in the cool confines of Verizon Theatre Sa ... More >>
Death Cab For CutieThere was a time when Death Cab For Cutie would have Centro-Matic in the support slot of their regional shows. But those days are long gone. On Saturday, Death Cab will be at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with Frightened Rabbit. But if a Centro-Matic-less Death Cab doesn ... More >>
Saturday, August 13, at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie
Back in February, just as revered area folk-rock duo The O's were gearing up to release Between The Two, their much-anticipated second release, Taylor Young and John Pedigo released a music video for their album's lead single, "We'll Go Walking." The clip, we were told at the time, was to be just t ... More >>
It's a tight squeeze in the Death Cab.With only about a month until Death Cab For Cutie releases their seventh album, Codes And Keys, it's a good time to ask yourself: "What would Zach Braff do?" Easy answer: He'd buy tickets for their upcoming concert. Death Cab, as they're known by those "in th ... More >>
Is Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin going to make Rock Notre Dame?Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is just like any other touring indie band trying to make a name for itself in the current American musical landscape. They are not very well known, nor do they have the drawing power ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, November 1, 2010...Students at the University of South Carolina will look to get an easy "A" in the Spring semester as the school offers the course "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame."Ben Gibbard doesn't really care if you like the new Death Cab ... More >>
As you may have noticed, the last rebirth of Aural Ambush wasn't as long-lasting as we'd hoped. This summer we're giving it another go.If you're not familiar with the concept, it's pretty simple: We grab an mp3 from a group touring through our domain, equip ourselves with CD player, headphones, and ... More >>
Theoretically, Yes. Honestly, No. (Old House)
In this week's print edition of the Observer (at some newsstands already, but on your Internet now), you'll find a review of The Southern Sea's Theoretically, Yes. Honestly, No. in our Home Grown CD review section, which, really, despite the thoughts of one quick-to-comment reader, is meant as quite ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 4, 2009...Oy vey! Q-Tip has signed on as the co-star in an independent movie about a young man from a Hasidic community who is caught importing and trafficking ecstasy into the States. Obviously, Tip won't be the Hasidic character; he'll ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, December 30, 2008... My life is over. Yes, it's over. The indie powerhouses known as Zooey Dechannel (She & Him) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) are apparently (read: allegedly) engaged. He apparently popped the question on Christma ... More >>
Considering that I've only seen eight of the 25 artists mentioned in MTV's year-end best albums list (Kanye West, Lil Wayne, No Age, Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Panic At The Disco, MGMT, Coldplay) actually have their viddeos played on MTV or sister network VH1, you've gotta imagine that, for 17 of t ... More >>
Was there a weekend? It sure doesn't feel like it, but the videos don't lie so it must have happened. Oh well, it's Monday now, and there are videos to watch. Don't forget that Christmas is closing in and it's high time we all started getting those wish lists ready for Santa. Now let's see. I want ... More >>
There's two shows as part of this year's ordeal, and a pretty blatant difference between them. Show No.1 (Or: How The Dude Rock Stole Christmas) Thursday, December 4, at House of Blues Blue October, Hoobastank, Deep Ella Show No. 2 (Or: How The Edge Went A Little More Indie) Friday, December 5, at ... More >>
Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie June 17, 2008 Better Than: getting stuck in traffic on I-35E on the way home. There were two bad accidents, so it took 45 minutes to get to Nokia, but one hour and 45 minutes to get home… Is that Ben Gibbard or Neil Young? For more p ... More >>
Tuesday, June 17, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)
Don't like gay people? Join the fans of Widespread Panic. That's what I was called in just one of the nearly 600 "responses" to my article on Widespread Panic in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. In the piece, I wrote that fans of the band were notorious for being unable to take any critic ... More >>
Weirded out by Thursday's Journey/Def Leppard bill? The future is worse.
Thursday, July 6, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Is weepy the new douchebag? Friday night, Observer Night & Day co-editor Merritt Martin and I hauled out to the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie for the Franz Ferdinand-Death Cab For Cutie show and were surprised to find ourselves in the company of a remarkably large population of frat guys. To our su ... More >>
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Wednesday, November 16, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
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The top 10 indie-rock albums of 2003
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Death Cab for Cutie are the kings of rock. Sort of.
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Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.
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