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Dustin Cavazos

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    October 31, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Awards Hip-Hop Nominee Cypher: Video

    The cypher is one of hip-hop's most sacred mediums. It's a place where emcees come together to spit freestyle verse, hone their craft, and showcase their skill. This year, we decided to put our Dallas Observer Music Award nominees for Best Hip-Hop Act to the test (vote here!). Over a custom-made Pic ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Announcing (Part Of) The Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup

    Now for the fun part. On Saturday, November 2, the Dallas Observer Music Showcase will feature some 60 North Texas bands and artists, all nominees for our Music Awards, at several stages in Deep Ellum. Today, we've got (in alphabetical order), the first 40 bands you can expect to see that night. T ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Marnie Stern, Glassjaw, Dirt Nasty and More Added to Index Fest Lineup

    Index Fest, which takes place in Deep Ellum on October 18 and 19, already announced three waves of bands, including Andrew Bird, Run the Jewels, Jason Isbell, Titus Andronicus and a ton of great North Texas bands. Today, they've sweetened the pot further with another batch of bands. This one inclu ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows of the Summer in Dallas

    This summer Dallas brought the heat when it came to live music offerings. From Queen Bey's legendary turn at American Airlines Center to Greg Barrett's genre mashing Animal House party at Sandaga 813, there were plenty of shows we'll still be talking about this time next year. We've narrowed the fie ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Before Erykah Badu Plays Sound Select, She Explains Her Dallas Love: "It's the Birds"

    This week, Red Bull launches its Sound Select series in five new cities, including Dallas. And it's starting strong: Tonight at Prophet Bar, the energy drink/lifestyle brand has curated a local lineup that includes Erykah Badu, Larry Gee and Dustin Cavazos. Admission to the now at-capacity show wa ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Your Sunday Plans: Dustin Cavazos' Listening Party, with Free Fajitas and More

    Poster by Arma of Sour Grapes. Sometimes a Sunday Funday just happens to you, but this week Oak Cliff's Studio 410 has your plans on lock, so you have do some planning ahead. And you'll be pleased because the afternoon includes fajitas. Dustin Cavazos and Studio 410 are hosting a listening party ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 17-20

    Stalley, Ace Mitch, Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -Topic, KO Boyz Saturday, January 19, at The Prophet Bar, $18 Maybach Music Group rapper Stalley was busy in 2012, mostly with the release of his popular mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, featuring heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Curren$y, 2 ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Yung Nation - Trees - 12/29/12

    Yung Nation, A.Dd , Mathew Clay, Lil Ronny MothaF, -topic, Dustin Cavazos, Bobby Sessions Trees Saturday, December 29 Before 2013 hits, the community came together to finish out the year with a strong local lineup. It felt like a celebration of what we've accomplished together this year, and of wha ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Tum Tum and Big Tuck - Dada - 11/8/12

    Tum Tum, Big Tuck, A.Dd , Dustin Cavazos Dada Thursday, November 8 While Top Shelf Shows has plenty to be proud of lately, last night really proved the fairly new local booking upstart a force to be reckoned with. Though marketed as "The Day Dallas Stood Still," Dallas rap fans did anything but at ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    [UPDATED] Giveaway: Two Tickets to Tomorrow's Tum Tum and Big Tuck Show at Dada

    Update 11/8: Congrats to Dustin Stanford, who won the tickets to tonight's show. There's a killer Dallas hip-hop show tomorrow at Dada, featuring Tum Tum and Big Tuck, formerly of Dirty South Rydaz, joining forces for one smoke-filled night on the outdoor stage. They'll be joined by A.Dd , Dustin ... 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

    The Day Dallas Stood Still

    Thursday, November 8, at Dada

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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 1, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar - South Side Music Hall - 10/31/12

    Kendrick Lamar, -topic, Dustin Cavazos South Side Music Hall Wednesday, October 31 Thanks to Scoremore and AEG, Dallas rap fans are currently having one of the best Halloweens ever. By the time candy prices are marked down again, our city will have seen Nas with Lauryn Hill, Asher Roth and the A$AP ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Playdough, J. Rhodes

    Friday, October 26, at the Prophet Bar

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    October 24, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Dustin Cavazos

    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. On a Monday night, Dustin Cavazos invited me to ca ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Six of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Tum Tum & Big Tuck, Sufjan Stevens and More

    Tum Tum & Big Tuck, A.Dd , Dustin Cavazos, DJ Sober vs. DJ Q Thursday, November 8, at Dada Tickets for this show, which promoters Top Shelf Shows and dCc are calling "The Day Dallas Stood Still," have yet to go on sale. If it wasn't enough that Dallas rap legends/former Dirty South Rydaz Tum Tum and ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

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

    Last week, we alerted you to our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees. Today, we've got the yankin' lineup for our showcase on Saturday, November 10, which serves as the big ol' drunken party in Deep Ellum before our November 13 awards ceremony at House of Blues. Take a look at the 50-plus a ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Action Bronson - Dada - 9/23/12

    Action Bronson Dada Sunday, September 23 In an industry where opulence is the modus operandi, Action Bronson favors a blue-collar sensibility. He prefers Carhatt over Cartier, New Balance over Neiman Marcus, "Giambi Lenses" over Gucci frames. His beard, which looks like an orange Christmas wreath, ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Action Bronson at Dada

    Sunday, September 23, at Dada

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    September 6, 2012
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    September 6, 2012

    Scoremore Brings Your Favorite Rapper's Favorite Rapper To Town

    The Smoker's Club Tour hit Dallas last month, and it was a busy night, like so many Thursdays in our town. I sit in my car on Elm Street, trying to get around a sudden surge of traffic. I hear sirens. Four blocks away from Trees, I can smell the marijuana, mixed with the smell of burnt rubber. I can ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    America's Most Slept On

    Friday, August 31, at Trees

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    August 30, 2012

    Ten of This Weekend's Top Shows: Brutal Juice, Stockyards Music Festival, America's Most Slept On Tour and More

    Every Thursday, we bring you the ten best shows you absolutely, positively can't miss this weekend. As always, you can find even more to fill your long weekend via our concert calendar. Mind Spiders, Nervous Curtains, Diamond AgeThursday, August 30, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal StudiosThis solid tripl ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Schoolboy Q - The Door - 6/30/12

    Schoolboy Q The Door Saturday, June 30 On a night defined by sweat and hype, Schoolboy Q showed that sometimes you can be too good. Taking the stage after a litany of local artists, Q stalked the stage and effortlessly shifted gears between songs, taking control of style after style, showing exactl ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Schoolboy Q at the Door

    Saturday, June 30, at the Door

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    June 28, 2012

    10 Of This Weekend's Top Events: Ruby Jane, Schoolboy Q, Track Meet vs. Hot Flash and More

    Ruby JaneFriday, June 29, at McDavid StudioRuby Jane, the 17-year-old fiddle phenom, lives in Austin but got her start right here in Dallas. It's hard not to love her. Even Willie Nelson has chimed in with praise for the young country singer, who just released her latest album, Celebrity (Empire of ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    "Oak Cliff, That's My Hood": Saturday Night At Studio 410

    You were out on Saturday, Dallas, playing nice and paying no mind to moderation. A fair amount of you were responsible for the sold-out showing at the Granada for Sarah Jaffe, John Singer Sergeant and Zhora. But at midnight, after a sun-drenched afternoon of day-drinking, you could tell the party wa ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    13 Shows To See This Weekend: The Beach Boys, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Olivia Tremor Control & More

    Beach BoysThursday, April 26, at Verizon TheatreIt's the first time the Beach Boys will feature Brian Wilson on tour in decades. Their voices aren't as pure as they were on their near-perfect album Pet Sounds, but even at half strength the performance should be good.Steve EarleThursday, April 2 ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Why I'm Pretty Sure I Like Dustin Cavazos

    I used to like Dustin Cavazos. Then I didn't. But, now I think I'm starting to like him again. Too confusing? Take a look at this simple time line.2010The Oak Cliff rapper's first album, I Think In the Shower, I Dream On My Bike, proved him as a major player in local hip-hop. His sobering delivery, ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Other Lives, The Relatives and The Best of This Weekend's Shows

    ​Lots of big shows are happening this weekend -- several on the Good Records stage -- including Stillwater, Oklahoma's, Other Lives. The band, who will be joined by Dallas violinist Daniel Hart, is making a quick stop at Good Records just before they open for Radiohead on Monday. The biggest show, ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Big K.R.I.T. - Trees - 2/25/12

    Big K.R.I.T. Trees Saturday, February 25 Big K.R.I.T.'s tour supporting his upcoming 4evaNaDay had longtime loyalists packing out Trees once again for Scoremore. I only caught the last few songs from Dallas-based opener Lu Sloan, but the assembled crowd was enthusiastic and responsive to clear crow ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Dustin Cavazos Plans His Own Funeral, and You're Invited

    ​Here's hoping Dustin Cavazos doesn't die before his funeral today. The Oak Cliff-dwelling, bike-riding rapper -- who has one of the most sobering deliveries in local hip-hop -- is filming a new video for his song "Bless the City" this afternoon at Calvario Funeral Home at 1 p.m. He's putting a ca ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Big K.R.I.T., Gomez, Katie Herzig and the Rest of Your Weekend

    Big K.R.I.T.​It's a big weekend for music, y'all. We mentioned shows from Mind Spiders and Blackstone Rangers in print this week, as well as Texas Theatre's Soul Train Dance Party. But the biggest show comes to us from Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T., who will perform at Trees on Saturday night. L ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Brain Gang Blue Remixes "Party On" With An All-Star Dallas Cast

    With Brandon Blue currently making some of the most innovative beats in Dallas hip-hop, it's no wonder Slim Gravy (A.Dd ), Dave (The Mohicans), Dustin Cavazos and -topic joined fellow Brain Gangbanger JT in reworking "Party On," the lead single from the Numb EP. Not only is this beat a dramatic im ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Best Local Hip-Hop of 2011

    A.Dd When we heard Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy teamed up with super producer PicnicTyme and DJ Sober for When Pigs Fly, we couldn't help but be excited for A.Dd 's 2011. They confidently took the city by storm, and When Pigs Fly achieved local legend status thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Add t ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Dustin Cavazos

    Be.Leave.Me Self-released

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    November 2, 2010

    The Libertine Announces New Free Live Music Series On Monday Nights. (Plus: The Tracklist From Last Night's Local Hang.)

    ​Looks like Lower Greenville is about to get a new live music venue--at least on Monday nights. The Libertine has just announced plans to host free concerts from local acts every Monday night. The night will be called "The Hang Up." Huh. Wonder where they got that idea... Anyway, the new weekly se ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang, Vol. 11

    ​Had another good time at The Libertine last night for the first-Monday-of-the-month "DJ" night/party/bad decision called The Local Hang, where your ears get stuffed with nothing but local music, because those are the rules. At least, I hope it was a good time. This throbbing sensation between my ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Listomania: The 50 Best Local Songs of 2010.5

    Check out these jams!​In last week's paper, I listed my picks the eight best local album releases of the year. Mostly because, well, it's been a hell of a year. From expected delights from Erykah Badu to unanticipated treats from The Beaten Sea, yes, the first half of 2010 has been an incredibly f ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 10

    ​Another month, another Local Hang at the Libertine, where, every first Monday of the month, bar owner Simon McDonald lets me take over his room's P.A. and fill his patrons' ears with nothing but local music. And, despite an especially long, trying weekend of partying, people still showed. Go figu ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Tracklist: Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 9

    ​Many thanks to all who came out to the ninth rendition of the little monthly event I throw in conjunction with The Libertine every first Monday, The Local Hang. It's been a good time since the jump--and last night was no exception. I mean, c'mon, a legit crowded room of people sitting around, enj ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    June 2, 2010

    DC9 Live at El Sibil, Ep. 19: Dustin Cavazos

    ...and the YouTube.Pete's got plenty to say about Dustin Cavazos in this week's paper--so do yourself a favor and check out his take on the Oak Cliff hip-hop artist's upward trajectory of late. Check out this week's video from El Sibil, though, to hear it all direct from Cavazos--between cuts from h ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Dustin Cavazos -- "Fresh"

    We've been championing Dustin Cavazos' thoughtful rhymes and creative beats since first stumbling on his work back when his hip-hop-meets-hardcore Scuba Team Go outfit was making the rounds around the local club circuit. And while that band's backed off from regular gigs around town (but is hardly d ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Good Friday: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

    ​Every year around this time, Brutal Juice dusts off the old instruments and reunites for a weekend of area shows. This weekend, They, along with a re-charged Baboon, will be playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Friday, and on Saturday they'll be at Trees.But even without a Brutal Juice reunion, there's ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Dustin Cavazos Hand Delivers Debut Album Door To Door

    Dustin Cavazos: Rapper, cyclist, cartoon.​If you pre-ordered Oak Cliff-based indie/hip-hop artist Dustin Cavazos' debut album, I Think In The Shower, I Dream On My Bike, then chances are, you heard a knock on your door yesterday. Instead of using the traditional means of album distribution--y'know ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Good Friday: Lions, Dustin Cavazos, Faster Pussycat, Daniel Folmer, Dove Hunter, Leon Russell

    ​Feels like this week has flown by, but maybe that's because I'm back in the saddle again here at DC9. Which means, yep, it's on me again to put together your weekend show list. So, without further ado, here it is. First, the show's we've already brought to your attention--and there were a bunch o ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Download: The Official Kixpo 2009 Mixtape

    Tonight marks the start of Dallas' third annual sneakerhead indulgence weekend, as sneaker and streetwear expo Kixpo kicks off its 2009 rendition with an official pre-party concert at The Lounge on Elm Street, with performances from Jabee and Playdough, and DJ sets fron A-One and Sober. But that's j ... More >>

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