As you might have noticed, we're a bit obsessed with traveling here at the Observer. We've given you weekend getaways, food centered trips, and hidden road trips. So it was only a matter of time before we got in on the fun here at DC9. Being that we live and breathe Texas music, here are the 12 musi ... More >>
The Postal Service Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie June 3, 2013 There are a lot of plaid shirts, some seersucker shorts, some totally appropriate Arrested Development tees. There are waxed mustaches and boat shoes and tattoos and highlights. Trying to find some common markers in the crowd doesn ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Another Wednesday rolls around, and there are a number of intriguing musical options with it...
Certainly, by now, you know Jenny Lewis. The one-time child actress (what's up, Troop Beverly Hills fans?) has made quite the name for herself in the modern indie music landscape thanks to her solo efforts, her work with Rilo Kiley and her collaborations with the Watson Twins. And if you've ever se ... More >>
As seems to be the norm in these parts, Tuesday is quite a bit more musically active than Monday was. Whatever the reasons, there are several shows of interest hitting town this evening--and two of them are in the same building.
No, You Hang Up. So, actor Bryan Cranston, in the wake of Malcolm in the Middle's demise, went on to critical acclaim with his new, meth-obsessed series Breaking Bad. But what of the actor that played the titular character of that old show? Ah: Well, like Jenny Lewis before him, it seems Frankie ... More >>
Jenny Lewis, Heartless BastardsGranada Theater June 23, 2009 Better than: The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. For photos from the show, be sure and check out our slideshow too.If not for the crashing rumble of IPA bottles getting tossed into the trash punctuating each song throughou ... More >>
Hal Samples Our own Melissa Crowe already offered her take on last night's Jenny Lewis show and, by that account, with Lewis cruising the stage in a pair of Daisy Dukes, you needed a heart of stone not to find religion out in the Granada crowd.Thankfully these are 90 minutes that'll live on for post ... More >>
Perhaps because there's likely some overlap between the fans of St. Vincent and Jenny Lewis, or perhaps just because of wayward promotional concerns, if you purchase a ticket to Tuesday's Granada show with Lewis at tonight's St. Vincent performance, you'll get a free 7", special edition vinyl relea ... More >>
So there's a pretty embarrassing mistake in this week's paper, albeit one with somewhat of an understandable cause: Through my fault, and no one else's, we ran a story on Jenny Lewis in this week's paper, in which the copy stated that Lewis plays the Granada Theater tonight.Thing is, Lewis does pla ... More >>
Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Hear)
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, March 27, 2009... It looks like Maynard James Keenan is going to take some time off from hawking his wine. Tool's headlining spot at Lollapalooza isn't the band's only show this summer--the band is heading out on a full-fledged tour. Musical sweet ... More >>
Don't be fooled by the faded denim and snap-button cowboy shirts
Acid Tongue (Warner Bros.)
Rilo Kiley The Palladium June 15th, 2008 Better Than: Anything thing else happening on a sweltering Sunday night. Almost a year since the release of 2007’s Under the Blacklight, the Los Angeles based indie-pop gang, Rilo Kiley, stopped through Dallas last night on the final leg of their Nor ... More >>
Presenting the best breakup albums of all time
Torn ACL fest? Austin City Limits announced its lineup today for its September 26-28 festival...and we're a little underwhelmed by it. There are a lot of good bands on the bill, sure. But we're most excited about the fact that both Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... More >>
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Jenny Lewis takes a Rilo Kiley break and invites fans over for Pinot Noir. Sign us up!
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