When guitarist-turned-drummer Rico Garcia of TEAM*, practitioners of warm and energetic indie-rock, was approached by the corporate behemoth Verizon to use one of their songs from their debut EP for a televised ad, it was not exactly earth-shattering news. In fact, many bands receive similar interes ... More >>
It seem hard to believe, but it's already that time again: school is just around the corner. (Granted, if you're reading this there's a good chance that school isn't really at the forefront of your mind, but whatever.) That means that there are only so many more summer nights left to squeeze in thos ... More >>
With Los Angeles' El Ten Eleven at Dada on Saturday, we at DC9 thought it would be a good time to roll out a list of the best instrumental acts. As a caveat, for my money, the best instrumental album ever is not even by a conventional instrumental band: Soul Pride: The Instrumentals 1960-1969 by Jam ... More >>
It's Valentine's Day weekend in Dallas, and clearly, something about live music turns you people on. This entire week is jam packed with notable concerts, every single night. For your hot and heavy week ahead, we've got twenty live music date night options to try and help get you laid. Get a room in ... More >>
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are the best of last month's additions. The newest are in bold.
It's a windfall for local festivals today. 35 Denton's latest announcement brings L.A.'s leather jacket-clad Dum Dum Girls (who get teased in the video below, soundtracked by Denton's own Dim Locator), as well as drone specialists OM, The Hood Internet, Oberhofer, El Ten Eleven, Class Actress, Wood ... More >>
Los Angeles' El Ten Eleven has an unusual name and an equally unusual sound. But the band is fairly prolific: In a little less than a decade, the duo of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty has produced four albums of nerdy, precise, new wave-influenced rock. Now, with a sizable, international fan b ... More >>
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. That's Kyle there on the far right.The Globes return to Dallas this week, only a couple of months since they were last in town. Ba ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Indie folk, post-rock and hardcore honky-tonk are the order of this evening's musical offerings.
Wednesday, May 11,at Hailey's Club in Denton
Mike WattAs we mentioned yesterday, the South by Southwest spillover effect has reached our beloved record store Good Records. And this evening, before he performs a full blown electric show at The Loft, Mike Watt will be over at Good for what he calls a "hoot & spiel," more commonly known as ... More >>
As always, Dallas music promoters are making every attempt to pack their venues to the gills for New Year's Eve shows. And, if the stacked bills all over town are any indication, you can be sure that the crowds at many of these shows will, no doubt, be nuts-to-butts. Never mind that tickets are g ... More >>
Plenty going on this weekend, not the least of which includes Art Conspiracy 5 tomorrow, featuring performances from Telegraph Canyon, RTB2, The Crash That Took Me and The Boom Boom Box. Unfortunately, we don't have much time this afternoon to expound on too many of this weekend's doings. So let' ... More >>
The weekend's finally here, boo-yah, and it's a deceptively crowded one music-wise, actually. You should already know about the weekend shows we've already discussed here and in the print edition, but, in case you forgot, well, let's recap. Well, now that I think of it, pretty much every show we've ... More >>
Gavin Mulloy This week's featured poster promotes Ishi's opening set for El Ten Eleven and The Bizarro Kids tomorrow night at Hailey's in Denton. It's a simple design, but I really like the fonts and colors. There are variations of this poster floating around the web, including animated versions ... More >>