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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Marty StuartTraditional 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future
Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?
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 >>
At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.
How The Vanished's "My Favorite Scar" became my favorite guilty pleasure
Plus: Fat Chance; Naming Rites
Family man Smith goes soft in a story about a Girl
More changes in Deep Ellum
When Jack Ingram chose the path of most resistance, he stumbled across himself
These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town
Dallas says goodbye to another local musician
Corn Mo makes an appearance on Total Request Live
Centro-matic's Will Johnson chases the ghosts of Mississippi
The Deathray Davies love math, drunk ventriloquists, Chinese checkers, and Devo records
X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?
Rhett Miller makes Wilonksy's shit list
Though sometimes pricey, Jean-Michel Sakouhi's new bistro fits Dallas to a T
Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum
Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?
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.
November 26 - December 2, 1998
"Groovy" Joe Poovey dies just as his Greatest Grooves are set for release
Jeff K and Kelly Reverb put the needle on the record and dance, dance, dance
The family of a Dallas guitar legend fights to protect his legacy
Texas guitar hero Bugs Henderson wouldn't swap family for fame
Homeowners near Lower Greenville had seen enough of drunken nightclubbers; then they met their new neighbor
The American Fuse gets elemental
U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial
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.
How Fort Worth's rhinestone socialites bushwacked the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
Richard and LaJeanne Williams had big dreams for their bakery--until a bank figured their plan was just pie in the sky
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.