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Frank Ocean

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt Makes Jay-Z Look Silly On His New Album

    "It's money" opens Doris, the way-way-way-too-much-anticipated album from Odd Future standout and internal rhyme genius Earl Sweatshirt. "It's money," the intro repeats, "It's money." If you bought a physical copy, you're hearing that opening while thumbing through the artwork: an intoxicated-lookin ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    The Power of Dallas: Erykah Badu Gives Tyler a Bump and Bill's Old Friend Makes the White House

    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. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    What Happens When Being a DJ is No Longer Satisfying?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Atoms for Peace is Dallas' Favorite Band This Week

    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. Lance Price, CD Source owner, says a recently turned solo artist with a classic sound is makin ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Diversity Tops the Charts: From Local Artist, Bradley James to Swedish Native Band, Goat

    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. "Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rightfully take the top three spots this week with their excellent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Grammys are Good for Something, at Least: Dallas Record Stores Get a Sales Bump

    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 says the Grammys still seem to be effecting who is rising to the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Dawn Richard Makes Local Appearance and Reaches Top 10

    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. Lance Price, CD Source owner, was exhilarated to have Dawn Richard make an appearance at his s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Dave Brubeck, Ray Wylie Hubbard and More of Last Week's Top Sellers at Local Record Stores

    This is not your everyday top 100 Bilboard list. Each week, we'll tell you what bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Kicking off this roundup are last week's top ten albums at CD Source and Bill's Records, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2013

    Taylor Thrash, SoMo

    Friday, January 4, at the Prophet Bar

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 3-6

    Night Game Cult, Shiny Around the Edges Saturday, January 5, at New Media Recordings House, $5 Shiny Around the Edges and Night Game Cult soundtrack this night dedicated to the legend of Bozo Texino. Texas filmmaker Bill Daniel's 2005 documentary on the rail-car graffiti, which has appeared on train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Odd Future

    Thursday, December 6, at Palladium Ballroom

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Five Great 2012 Concerts in Non-Traditional Venues

    Certainly, there will be lists coming forth that will discuss the wonderful local tour stops for many national and international bands in 2012, whether Radiohead at the AAC, Sharon Von Etten at Trees or Frank Ocean at South Side Music Hall. See also: - The top five musical resurrections of 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Ask Fan Landers: Should I Stay in the Closet For the Sake of My Rap Career?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Joseph SoMo

    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. Joseph Somers-Morales (SoMo) has been on fire late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Giveaway: Tickets To Afghan Whigs on Sunday, Plus a Bunch Of Other Goodies

    Update, 1:15p.m.: Congrats to Seth Bohlman, who snagged tickets to Sunday's show! In my preview of Afghan Whigs' Sunday show at Granada, I perhaps remembered them a little too starkly. And though they were sort of a stark band, they had some genuine moments where they cleaved open greatness on 1993 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Breakdown

    In the last couple of years, the BET Hip-Hop Awards have proven to be the most ironic awards show on television. There's little to no merit in an artist actually taking home an award anymore, unless you get the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement honor. The most important accolade an artist can really ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    In the House of Bounce With Big Freedia

    There's a 2010 New York Times interview with New Orleans rapper Big Freedia in which she describes creating a space for women at her shows who want to make their way up front and work it out with her on the dancefloor, while having to simultaneously defend them from men who might be a threat to that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Frank Ocean - South Side Music Hall - 7/20/12

    See also: The fans at Frank Ocean See also: On Frank Ocean, sexuality and the slow shift forward Frank Ocean South Side Music Hall Friday, July 20 Frank Ocean's latest album, Channel Orange, is garnering critical praise. His recent television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was a jaw-dropp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Penthouse Pets: Going to Church at the Stoneleigh Hotel

    "If you are here tonight, it's because you know somebody. You came here with a friend. And don't go put this on Facebook, don't Instagram this. Just put your phone away and have a good time." A trip to The Stoneleigh Hotel is always a pleasure. The art deco grandeur has been fully restored, thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    On Frank Ocean, Sexuality and The Slow Shift Forward

    We are having a conversation about Frank Ocean's sexuality. We are living in a time and space where a talented, mainstream R&B singer admits to same-gendered romance. It's news. Or a Twitter sensation. Or a Tumblr-wave. Or whatever entertainment news is referred to as these days. Late Tuesday even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Last Call on the Dance Floor: Deb Does Rio Room and Beauty Bar

    Thursdays in Dallas are getting unruly, reworking my school night routine a bit. I make sure the laundry, nails and hair are did a day or two early since we are all bound to run into each other once the sun sets. Last night, Dallas overfloweth. I love Parks and Recreation as much as the next gal, ... More >>

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