According to YouTube, where the video was posted on Saturday, it happened at Peter Piper Pizza in Burleson. During a kid's birthday party. We don't know the exact circumstances surrounding the brawl but, in this case, how much context do you need.
Just last year, you may not have even known who he was. But in October 2012, the release and subsequent success of The Heist (his album with producer Ryan Lewis) turned Macklemore into a household name. What's even more astonishing is that he did it all as an independent artist. Macklemore, whose fr ... More >>
For nearly three years now, Chris Mueller has hosted a local music show on deepellumradio.com called The Ghost of Blind Lemon. His show nabbed a DOMA nomination this year, and we wish him all the luck. "Ghost" doesn't seem to draw any boundary lines in the sand: it's a little bit of every genre. Mue ... More >>
In July 2011, Fort Worth musician Josh Weathers dedicated a cover of Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" to his mother. It is world-class diva quality. Kessler Artistic Director Jeff Liles recorded it, and posted it on YouTube. This Tuesday, more than two years later, reddit user s ... More >>
Independent internet radio station Deep Ellum On-Air prides itself on contributing positively to the entertainment scene now in the music-rich neighborhood, and finds its purpose in supporting local musicians, comedians, and the businesses. This independent internet radio station isn't without its ... More >>
The Dallas Zoo posted this clip to YouTube with the title "Lion Really Likes This Little Girl at Dallas Zoo." But that's pretty clearly not what's happening here. The animal is also not trying "to play with a little girl getting her picture taken." That lioness is starving, and she's just stumbled ... More >>
Oak Cliff Fights, a new and wildly popular Facebook page featuring user-submitted cell phone videos of mostly Hispanic teenagers brawling in the streets, is no more. It was taken down in the hours after WFAA aired its story in which LULAC leader Rene Martinez decries the youth culture that created i ... More >>
Seven months ago, Clayton Eathman decided he wanted an alligator. Or a crocodile. It didn't really matter so long as it had a green, scaly hide, razor-sharp teeth and looked badass on a leash. So, he did what any backwoods herpetologist would do: He turned to YouTube's comment section. i luv the vi ... More >>
A number of facts surrounding Donny Hinshaw's May 23 arrest by Cleburne police are firmly established. Minutes before the YouTube clip above, the 30-year-old had gotten in a wreck and driven away. When he's pulled over, he steps out of his truck and ignores the officer's command to put his hands on ... More >>
"Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>
My Bloody Valentine released a new album over the weekend, and by all accounts it's very good. There are a lot of thick, quavering guitars on it, you can't really hear the vocals, and nothing goes much like you expect it to, which is to say that if you enjoy My Bloody Valentine, you'll enjoy m b v. ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
By Dan Moore Psy's "Gangnam Style" is now the most-viewed YouTube video ever, which means it's been watched more than 830 million times. That means that the single biggest pop culture event of 2012--the video you're most likely to talk about with your grandma at Christmas--was, as I predicted back ... 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 June People ... More >>
Yesterday, still irrationally giddy from the beatdown their Seahawks delivered on Sunday ( I for one blame the replacement refs for Felix Jones' fumble on the opening kickoff. And the subsequent blocked punt. And the Romo interception right after. And -- oh screw it, the Cowboys blew.) , our colleag ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer, we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Claudia Feliciano has lived in Fort Worth for the past three years, but she's flown under ... More >>
Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter. Here is a bulleted list of numbers showing how much it costs ... More >>
When Sean Parker was asked by David Kirkpatrick at a roundtable web summit how and why videos go viral, the Silicon Valley visionary shifted in his seat, nervously adjusting his tortoise shell-framed glasses and skinny tie. The Napster co-founder posited, "Videos go viral because people share them. ... More >>
Austin guitarist David DiDonato started playing at 7pm on Sunday night, at Red 7, and beat the Guinness record for longest guitar solo last night. The record previously stood at 24 hours and 18 minutes, but even after he broke it, DiDonato, formerly of punk band J Church, kept playing, clocking in a ... More >>
Reality shows and social media over the last 20 years have obviously altered the landscape of pop culture and entertainment. Those two mediums have also had an enormous effect on the musical evolution of drummer Keith Reber. Back in 2004, he had his first taste of fame as a bassist in the metal band ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. John Iskander was "at dinner with a priest" when he came up with the name Parade of Flesh, his one-man live music "boutique." But it would be rather antiseptic to label what he does as si ... More >>
If you gave me 100 tries to guess how Rick Perry is similar to Rocky and Babe Ruth, I don't think I'd come up with "Champion." But there it is, in all its strings-and-keys glory. Soak up the magic while the YouTube channel still exists.
Often, usually after a long night out, in the wee hours of the morning, I find myself fixated on my computer, repeatedly blaring whatever music video strikes my fancy at the time. While there are certain videos I frequently resort to -- I'm a sucker for anything by Thieves Like Us, just about everyt ... More >>
Much obliged to Rudy and DowntownDallas for directing our attention to this what-if video made by Merriman Associates, which imagines what the Statler Hilton might look like if it wasn't, well, a shadow of a shell of its former self. I too asked Ashley Claborn, director of marketing at Merriman, ... More >>
Much obliged to Tim Rogers and Uncle Barky for the reminder: Earlier this week WFAA-Channel 8 yanked A Charlie Brown Christmas to run Good Morning Texas After Dark, which, as Ed describes it, is "basically is a collection of mini-infomercials sharing space with actual non-paid program content." Whic ... More >>
...and if it's the YouTube you want, then, by god, it's YouTube you get.Good luck picking out each of the instruments at work in this week's video.Along with the pair of guitars he'd play that night, Robert Gomez rolled into SPACE for last Wednesday night's taping followed by Heather Test, Jesse Ch ... More >>
Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.
Here at DC9 this week, we took Pete's cover story to heart, especially this dig DJ Drop takes at folks in night clubs who try out the D-Town Boogie dances: "You can tell the people that are doing it right off YouTube. They're doing it right off the instructions."To those of us who'd never seen the R ... More >>
21-year-old Dondria Nicole's on the verge of a major-label push as we prepare for the Observer's 20th Music Awards issue
With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ