You, as a resident of Dallas, should know the story of the Relatives by now. For anyone that doesn't, a quick refresher -- formed in the 1970s and dissolved in 1980, the Relatives, led by the Reverend Gean West, left little evidence of a mesh of gospel and funk that never caught on despite the favor ... More >>
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.
This piece originally appeared in our March 1 issu ... More >>
Dallas, home to Good Christian Bitches of all stripes, commonly worships at the altar of good music, good drink and good times. With that in mind last Saturday evening, I was on the decidedly Dionysian path to seek out sacred moments in each of those categories, and a reason to wear my new Easter dr ... More >>
Ben E. Keith World Stage
Saturday, March 3
The headline of Wilonsky's opening night post sort of summed it up: The Margaret Hunt Hill bridge to-do, for many, was about back-patting and drinking and essentially celebrating an unfinished project that's cost the city seven years and clos ... More >>
As Unfair Park reported last week, in preview of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lighting, Dallas' own gospel-funk group The Relatives will be headlining the March 3 Bridge-o-Rama event in celebration of its opening.
This is a big deal, as the family band, led by the indomitable Rev. Gean West, has ... More >>
Back in March I introduced you to the Relatives, heretofore overlooked Dallas greats better known in Austin than in their hometown. And now they're beloved in France and Australia; New York too. And still, still, Rev. Gean West and brother Tommy and the greatest gospel-funk-rock-n-soul revue in town ... More >>
The RelativesOver on Unfair Park, Robert's been geeking out, and rightfully so, about The Relatives, the Rev. Gean West's 1960s West Dallas funk and gospel outfit that really, truly, shoulda been contenders but, alas, never were -- not until recently, really, when, of all places, Austin (bastards ... More >>
Pete and Nick did a bang-up job covering South by Southwest's music fest over on DC9 at Night. But Friend of Unfair Park Big Jon Daniel directs our attention to this holy-effing-ess moment: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears' Friday-afternoon lunchtime treat at the Austin Convention Center featuring ... More >>