For nearly three years now, Chris Mueller has hosted a local music show on deepellumradio.com called The Ghost of Blind Lemon. His show nabbed a DOMA nomination this year, and we wish him all the luck. "Ghost" doesn't seem to draw any boundary lines in the sand: it's a little bit of every genre. Mue ... More >>
A top-notch cover band is more than a facsimile of the real thing -- they can bring out all the love you had for the original band and let you forget the sadder real-life moments, like band break-ups or anything that would have turned up on VH1's Behind the Music. And what better way is there to enj ... More >>
Johnny MarrSo, in the news this week Pope Francis said that he would allow sinners time off of purgatory if you follow him on Twitter. No joke. Just thought everyone should know. You can Google it after you read this less confusing post about show announcements in DFW.
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 >>
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 >>
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Mike BrooksEven Unfair Park's Robert Wilonsky knows the glory of a good stage faceIt was a good weekend. Zombies, Sarah Jaffe's badass new haircut, the Toadies and much, more. Yeah, we're gonna mark down this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase as a success. Oh, and we got plenty of phot ... More >>
A closer look at all 52 acts playing this weekend's Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase in Deep Ellum
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Song, Best Metal Act ... More >>
A little less than a month back, we passed along the ticket information and lineup of performers for our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase on Saturday, October 15, in Deep Ellum. In total, 54 bands will be performing on 10 different stages throughout the vaunted music neighborhood. ... More >>
It's coming up on two weeks now since we dropped the above bomb on you and announced that we'd somehow cobbled together the above four bold-faced names -- Toadies, Old 97's, Centro-matic and Sarah Jaffe -- to headline our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase on Saturday, October 15, in Dee ... More >>
Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... 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 >>
Today, over on the Good Records website, there's a slew of newly announced in-store performances. The most interesting of them all, though, is one sun-dwelling cartoon character named Gustafer Yellowgold, who will be gracing the astro-turf stage on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Well, that's not e ... 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 >>
SortaIt's no secret that the folks over at AllGood Cafe have always loved the band Sorta, the now-defunct Dallas supergroup that called it quits shortly after the untimely and shocking death of Dallas music legend Carter Albrecht. Since that breakup, the band's members haven't disappeared from th ... More >>
Christmas in March. Thanks Elephant 6!Over the weekend, at a loft venue in Brooklyn called The Schoolhouse, Jeff Mangum, the man behind the Elephant 6 record label and the band Neutral Milk Hotel, performed a rare surprise set for about 75 onlookers. At the performance, which can be heard over at ... More >>
Proof that Sting sucks.Summer, that season when old farts get back in the tour bus to milk a few more million bucks out of nostalgic fans, is just around the corner, as evidenced by three big Superpages.com Center concert announcements this week. First, Iron Maiden will open its The Final Frontie ... More >>