Elliott Smith

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, August 1-7

    So who's ready for B L A C K I E to scare some people at Good Records today? We certainly can't wait. If you weren't already going (to this one or the show tomorrow at Macaroni Island in Denton), please read the great Shea Serrano's excellent profile of the Houston artist, published in our sister pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The Sales Power of In-Store Performances

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. CD Source owner, Lance Price, saw a combination of new releases and classic albums creep towar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The 35 Must-See Bands at 35 Denton

    So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
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    November 12, 2009
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Darin Archer, R.I.P.

    Dallas loses another young talent

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Moving Pictures

    AFI offers the usual slew of sympathetic losers, but a good measure of Zooey

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007

    Turns Out, It's Not Hard Out Here For a Pimp. But Only If You Were a Latin Pimp.

    We've known Robert Gomez a long time now -- ever since he was a pimp, matter of fact, which is to say a Latin Pimp, the band with which he's picked up more than a few Dallas Observer Music Awards. But now, he's the latest local (which is to say, Denton) export to rack up a few gold stars in the U.K. ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    French Kiss

    Madeleine Peyroux gives up the love

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    The Last Record Store's Last Days

    Ben Harper and Bill Wisener share a moment, as mutual fans and as old friends. Bill Wisener has been contemplating moving his legendary record store for years -- since at least the fall of 2005, when I spent a day with Bill talking about how difficult it was going to be picking up roots that had dr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    5 x 2 = 10

    Five to remember...and five to hope for

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Adios to the Arbor

    Two former music editors weigh in on the future of Trees

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Live and Well

    Just because bands are cashing in on live albums this Christmas season doesn't mean they can't get it right

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Musical Multiball

    At Rock Lottery 7, bands that had only existed for 12 hours sounded better than half the real acts in town

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Robert Gomez

    Etherville (Basement Front)

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Madeleine Peyroux | William Galison & Madeleine Peyroux

    Careless Love (Rounder) | Got You on My Mind (Wake Up Music)

  • Music

    May 20, 2004


    Let's Get to Second (Aezra)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Coming Home

    David Garza is back, and he's ready to be a Texan again

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Shape Shifter

    This time it's the woman who manipulates the man in Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Rhett Miller

    The Instigator (Elektra)

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Miller's Crossing

    Rhett Miller's The Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002
  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Timo Ellis

    The Enchanted Forest of Timo Ellis (Records and Tapes)

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Epic Records is still digging the goods out of SRV's vault

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    Jon Brion

    Meaningless (Straight to Cut-Out)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Pete Yorn

    musicforthemorningafter (Columbia)

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Mikael and the Ess-Dog

    Stephen Malkmus riffs on reunion tours and Scrabble partners

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Behind the Music

    When former Archers of Loaf leader Eric Bachmann says he wants to push himself, he actually means it

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Out of the Past

    John Doe doesn't have to run from yesterdays anymore

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Kids Inc.

    The Get Up Kids' independent success is still Something to Write Home About

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Out There

    The John Doe Thing

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    Radney Foster

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Scene, heard

    All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Faith hell

    So, there's a rabbi and a priest...wait, stop me if you've heard this one

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    SXSW Diaries

    A thousand bands + a dozen parties + one cigarette lighter = average South By Southwest

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Playing the Field

    Quasi's Janet Weiss is the hardest-working woman

    in show business

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Cheers for Spears

    A "rock star" writes an open letter to Britney Spears

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Will Oldham

    Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios