Jeff Whittington

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Pleasant Grove Have Weathered Personal Demons and Are Ready to Bounce Back

    This Saturday in Fort Worth at Dia de Los Toadies, on a line-up filled with promising talent and proven veterens, there may not be a band that represents the past while pointing to the future as vividly and dramatically as Pleasant Grove does. The five-piece, formed in late 1998 by Marcus Striplin ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Schedule

    We're a week and a half from the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase. On Saturday, November 2, more than 50 bands and artists nominated for this year's awards will play on eight stages in Deep Ellum. It starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 2 a.m., and now you can start planning your night. We'v ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013
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    September 26, 2013

    Why KERA's Jeff Whittington Took a Break From Music, and Why He Came Back

    Jeff Whittington does not work on the most musically inclined part of your radio dial. Yet the executive producer of KERA's Think with Krys Boyd and host of the long running Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, a concept started by the late Glenn Mitchell with whom Whittington worked as a producer for ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, August 26-September 2

    With Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard both in town this week, there are plenty of opportunities to get your early aughts nostalgia on. You might as well make a thing of it and watch Mean Girls, or go searching the depths of your closet for that old first generation iPod. I bet that Postal Service album i ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    October 11, 2012

    The Six Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend

    Check out more of this weekend's shows via our shiny new concert calendar Afghan Whigs, Centro-matic Sunday, October 14, at the Granada Theater Within the bowels of the '90s reunion machine, Ohio's Afghan Whigs are one of those bands you never really expected to be spat out again. Their 1993 LP, Ge ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Dallas Center for Architecture to Argue: "Bright Lights, Great City?" Should Be Illuminating.

    ​Long before the downtown Omni opened we were treated to a sneak peek of its light show, which folks either think is the right shade of shiny or plain tacky, a debate that becomes especially heated when you add in the new-look Reunion Tower and all the other lite-brites decorating downtown. And sp ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Go Oak Cliff Shares Details on Sunday's "Ethical Meat" Barbecue Contest and Festival

    ​Teams have been practicing and judges (including two City of Ate contributors) are advised to begin fasting as Oak Cliff is about to get smoked out this weekend for the Blues, Bandits & Barbeque street party.The festival takes place outside and inside the Kessler Theater and surrounding neigh ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Show Announcements: World Championship Of Honky Tonk At Sons of Hermann Hall, More

    ​We thought this was already settled.But apparently there's still some dispute as to who is the Honky Tonk Champion of Dallas. So the Boys Named Sue and The King Bucks--both frequent "Best Country" Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, with the Bucks taking the honor last year--will square off Sa ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007

    KERA, Looking to "Touch Lives," Launches Arts and Culture Blog

    Alan Melson of KERA-FM (90.1), home of 12 hours of locally produced programming per week, sends word they've got a new Arts Culture blog. It's funded in large part by board member Donna Wilhelm, whose $500,000 donation in February jump-started the so-called Arts Alive! project. Anyway, for those s ... More >>

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    March 28, 2007

    Laura Miller Will Always Have a Job, As Long as Jim Schutze Keeps His

    You know, of course, that they don't let you talk about the really good questions from listeners when you're on a talk show. I was on Think on KERA-FM (90.1) at noon today with Krys Boyd. She's real smart. Dave Levinthal of The Dallas Morning News and I were talking about the mayor's race. So while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Head Full of Beer

    The Slobberbone chronicles: An oral history

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    May 22, 2003

    Back and Blue

    Breakfast at Tiffanys made a lot of people sick to their stomachs. Can Todd and Toby Pipes make them forget?

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Another drummer steps to the mike

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Budapest One, Bobgoblin & Adventures of Jet

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Nothing's changed

    For Jeff Whittington, forming another band was inevitable

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Rockville Music closes shop; Puerto Rico gets DJ Nature's call; Rubber Gloves still waiting for the Old 97's other shoe to fall; Pantera plays Detroit Rock City; Buck Jones Blushes

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Want out

    Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing

  • Music

    January 11, 1996