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.
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As we wind down the month of June and find ourselves square in the middle of 2012, there's that old familiar nudge to gather, quantify, qualify and categorize the local music we've enjoyed so far this year. Here are some of of favorites.
Austin-based My Jerusalem hits Dallas tonight, a night crowded with great shows. Seems like everyone is stuffing the good pre-Thanksgiving concerts into one night. My Jerusalem plays a special folky orchestral pop that isn't precious or twee, and it's not something to miss.
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Back in March I introduced you to the Relatives, heretofore overlooked Dallas greats better known in Austin than in their hometown. And now they're beloved in France and Australia; New York too. And still, still, Rev. Gean West and brother Tommy and the greatest gospel-funk-rock-n-soul revue in town ... More >>
The RelativesOver on Unfair Park, Robert's been geeking out, and rightfully so, about The Relatives, the Rev. Gean West's 1960s West Dallas funk and gospel outfit that really, truly, shoulda been contenders but, alas, never were -- not until recently, really, when, of all places, Austin (bastards ... More >>
Three dudes who were once local but aren't any longer -- Will Johnson (Austin), Josh T. Pearson (Paris) and Robert Gomez (Seattle) -- are up to some cool things of late. One just released a new EP. Another gets some lingering post-SXSW. And the third needs your help in putting out a whole bunch o ... More >>
Pete and Nick did a bang-up job covering South by Southwest's music fest over on DC9 at Night. But Friend of Unfair Park Big Jon Daniel directs our attention to this holy-effing-ess moment: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears' Friday-afternoon lunchtime treat at the Austin Convention Center featuring ... More >>
Up-and-coming old-school blues act Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears hasn't been around very long, but they're quickly gaining a lot of steam. And it certainly didn't take long for Black Joe to get noticed in Austin's large music community after starting out in 2007; Spoon drummer Jim Eno took no ... More >>
Years ago, area legend Ben Kweller was dubbed a wunderkind by nearly every music publication in the country. Today, the child has grown into a husband and father--and says he's eager to reconnect his family and career to the place he still calls home: Texas.His fourth major solo album, Changing Hors ... More >>