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  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Lance Lopez Brings the Blues to Coach Joe's Hat Tricks Each Week

    Lance Lopez knows the blues. The Dallas native has been sharpening his blues' slinging chops since he was a child. He can feel it in his bones, through his fingertips as they slide across the fretboard. Lopez's guitar skills sometimes seem otherworldly as he bends his strings to create something sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Lone Star Attitude, a Texas-Loving Burger and Music Joint, Is Now Open in Denton

    Texas pride is a funny thing. There are natives and newcomers to every state who have pride in their chunk of the States. For a lot of people Texas, unofficially the Don't Mess With State, couples that with haughtiness. But the guys behind Lone Star Attitude want to undo that. Jon Christopher Davis ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Adam Lambert Was at the Hard Rock, and So Was Every Woman in Dallas

    Oh, the odd celebrity of Adam Lambert. The runner-up on season 8 of American Idol has gone on to sell over 4 million records world wide. A couple dozen listeners of local radio station i93 were treated to an up close and personal set with Lambert at the Hard Rock Cafe yesterday. He answered a couple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Q&A: Marty Stuart Talks Life After Chart Success, The Importance of Preserving Country Music's Past and Writing Alongside Johnny Cash.

    Marty Stuart​Traditional country music champion Marty Stuart hasn't been a major force on the Billboard country charts for some time now. But don't confuse that absence as a sign of Stuart having slowed down in the least. In fact, the man's arguably more relevant today than he was during his wave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Course Of Empire Headlines Trees Outdoor Music Festival

    ​In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Gilbert Garcia answers a popular question among Dallas music fans in 1992: What's going on with Course Of Empire?Seems the guys in COE had basically disappeared from the local music scene for almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Top 10 Mayor Tom Photos of '09

    Mayor Tom Leppert isn't an easy interview to snag these days. At least, not for us here at the Observer. But that doesn't stop us from catching a glimpse of the man whenever we get the chance, and, of course, capturing snapshots along the way. Yup, we've developed quite a fondness for the unique and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Now, Victory Is Theirs, as Hillwood Officially Hands Over Victory Park to Germans

    Alexander FloresAround the same time the folks at the Hard Rock Cafe were showing local media the new Victory Park digs, Hillwood was handing over the development's keys to US Treuhand -- the German investors who, back in March, warned that Ross Perot Jr.'s company was in danger of defaulting on a $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Vacation Scorecard: Dallas v. Seattle

    Took this pic out my airplane window. I was not flying over Dallas.Spent the first half of my vacation in the Pacific northwest. Seattle, to be exact. I'd been there several times, covering Cowboys-Seahawks and Mavericks-Sonics after my initial trip in 1987 for, would you believe, Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Angela Hunt is Pissed

    Might as well look at a picture of the McKinney Avenue Baptist Church, which stood on McKinney Avenue for 97 years. Because it ain't there no more. For a solid year, city council member Angela Hunt worked with the city's Landmark Commission, Preservation Dallas and neighborhood activists to protect ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats

    Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

  • Dining

    December 28, 2006

    Bones to Pick

    Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Frisco Kid

    Get used to this. In a few weeks, you will not be able to escape the withering 15-year-old glare of Frisco "rock superstar" Cheyenne Kimball. "Hanging Out," the new single from Frisco 15-year-old Cheyenne Kimball, is out today; iTunes has it for the standard 99 cents, which is about 43 cents more th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Star Factory

    At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Radio Ready

    How The Vanished's "My Favorite Scar" became my favorite guilty pleasure

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    The Enemy Within

    Plus: Fat Chance; Naming Rites

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
  • Film

    March 25, 2004

    Papa Tried

    Family man Smith goes soft in a story about a Girl

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Out With the Old, in With the Blues

    More changes in Deep Ellum

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    That's Not Him

    When Jack Ingram chose the path of most resistance, he stumbled across himself

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    "A Good Guy"

    Dallas says goodbye to another local musician

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Gimme Some Mo

    Corn Mo makes an appearance on Total Request Live

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Go the Distance

    Centro-matic's Will Johnson chases the ghosts of Mississippi

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Set to stun

    The Deathray Davies love math, drunk ventriloquists, Chinese checkers, and Devo records

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Across the Bar

    X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Best Case scenario

    Rhett Miller makes Wilonksy's shit list

  • Dining

    September 9, 1999

    Paris, Texas

    Though sometimes pricey, Jean-Michel Sakouhi's new bistro fits Dallas to a T

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Fatal Perfection

    Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    The only one

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.

  • Calendar

    November 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 26 - December 2, 1998

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Legendary stardust cowboy

    "Groovy" Joe Poovey dies just as his Greatest Grooves are set for release

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Steady breakin'

    Jeff K and Kelly Reverb put the needle on the record and dance, dance, dance

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Blues for Freddie

    The family of a Dallas guitar legend fights to protect his legacy

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    The glory of Bugs

    Texas guitar hero Bugs Henderson wouldn't swap family for fame

  • News

    November 20, 1997
  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Houses of blues

    Homeowners near Lower Greenville had seen enough of drunken nightclubbers; then they met their new neighbor

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Just meat and potatoes, ma'am

    The American Fuse gets elemental

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Shooting craps

    U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    'What is that, a muffler?'

    Texas is home to an eccentric group of outsider artists celebrated as far away as New York. But if you want to see their work here, you'll have to travel to a renegade art gallery in Waxahachie.

  • News

    October 24, 1996


    How Fort Worth's rhinestone socialites bushwacked the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    No Dough

    Richard and LaJeanne Williams had big dreams for their bakery--until a bank figured their plan was just pie in the sky

  • Music

    January 18, 1996

    T.C.B. or T.Y.A.

    Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance

  • Calendar

    January 4, 1996
  • Music

    November 9, 1995

    Winedale nation

    A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.

  • Music

    November 10, 1994
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