It's now been a couple of years since Dallas-based folk-rocker Ronnie Fauss delivered his debut full-length record for New West imprint Normaltown Records, 2012's I Am the Man You Know I'm Not. That album won him national acclaim from notable outlets such as Vanity Fair and the New York Times, among ... More >>
Dave Little feels your pain musicians. Getting your music heard and exposed can seem like the most unlikely and uphill of battles in all of the entertainment world. Almost. You think getting your music creations exposed is a bitch? Try comedy on for size. It's really a mystery that more comedians d ... More >>
Walking into Plano's Courtyard Theater on Thursday night felt a bit like walking into Addison's WaterTower Theatre or perhaps Dallas' Kalita Humphreys Theater. Among the well-dressed crowd, there were some older folks milling about, chatting in the modern-designed foyer as an air of formality wafted ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but the people who make the scene move.Brian FiegelmanBrian Fiegelman came to DFW from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. His friend Scotty Tee ... More >>
The Trashcan Sinatras, Salim NourallahThe LoftMarch 4, 2011 Better than: looking for closeout deals at the Borders in Uptown and Highland Park. Eric GrubbsTrashcan Sinatras There are shows where you completely forget about the pains of the day, like the rising price of gas, job woes, or the ri ... More >>
Who is this band, and why are they holding a Grammy?Since the Grammys, the general population has been mostly dumbfounded that Arcade Fire could win in the category of Best Album. All over the web, the question resounds: "Who is Arcade Fire?" You'd think that a band that's sold as many albums as ... More >>
Despite the terrible weather, there is still a bunch of shows to look out for on this hump day evening -- two of which are even taking place in the same building.
Secret shows are the stuff of legend. There was a certain Prince secret show at the Red Jacket in 2002, and the Old 97's occasionally perform under the name Rhomin' Hitchhikers. Now, it looks like Leg Sweeper, with the help of Parade of Flesh and Gorilla Groove, is jumping on the secret sho ... More >>
Eric NealIf you're done with your taxes (unlike, say, me) there are a couple of shows worth venturing out for this deadline Wednesday...Local singer/songwriter Eric Neal headlines a nice local bill at Dada's Listening Room. Back in August, Pete did a nice post on Neal's Birthday Bash, also at ... More >>
Someone asked about this earlier today...so, sure, why the hell not? Let's announce the lineup for our Tuesday, July 22, awards show ceremony at the Granada Theater right now! Well, OK, how about after the jump? Yeah? Cool. LET'S DO THIS!
Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>
Marc Solomon's students are too young to drive but old enough to shred
After the setback of the Cartwrights, Donny Ray Ford gets a taste of success