Ra Ra Riot, Pacific Air
Tuesday, February 19, at The Kessler Theater, $18-$25
Since Ra Ra Riot popped up on the radar in 2006, they've entertained crowds large and small with their poppy, instrumental sets. The group's third effort, Beta Love, just dropped last month, but because cellist Alexandra L ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce".
The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If you weren't there ... More >>
Scott ToepferChuck Ragan.Gainesville, Florida's Chuck Ragan is one of those dudes who just can't go wrong. His more-than-a-decade's work with the still-revered punk act Hot Water Music is often cited by younger punk bands as a key motivator for their own punk-ish endeavors. In the more recen ... More >>
The Sheepdogs on the cover of the Rolling Stone.From any way one might look upon them, The Sheepdogs of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are living the dream of being rock stars on the rise.
Earlier this year, the band became the first unsigned act to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, and it didn't t ... More >>
Michael WIlsonLoudon Wainwright IIIAt 65, singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is, perhaps, the elder statesmen of musicians who were tagged as "The Next Bob Dylan" in the early 1970s. But Wainwright's cynicism and humor have always set his songs a part from the typical coffee house troubadour ... More >>
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 Solo, Best Cou ... More >>
SerynJust last week, we shared a new video focusing on Denton's folk-loving five-piece Seryn and joked about the band's long-anticipated debut release, which, a couple times now, has seen its release pushed back for who knows what reasons. But today comes news that, finally, the band has settled ... More >>
The Low AnthemHailing from Providence, Rhode Island, the three members of The Low Anthem are all Ivy League-educated, classically trained musicians whose band is receiving a healthy critical and commercial buzz. The band's sophomore release, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, has drawn praise for its hig ... More >>
Perhaps, for its next ad, the R.I.P. Dallas folks could use a Woody Guthrie song -- "This Land is Your Land," maybe. Or Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction." Or The Specials' "Ghost Town." Till then, bulls on parade through Victory Park.