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.
Best Blues Act
Hunter Hendrickson Band
It hasn't ... More >>
Do you recognize this man?Last week, True Widow's Dan Phillips was taking a nap, only to be awoken from a text message from one Jim Heath, aka The Reverend Horton Heat. The text kind of took Phillips by surprise."I think," it read, "there's a picture of you puking in InTouch magazine."Yes, the Re ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the family.
Tim "Temo" Watson (aka TMO, T-mo or Timo) was an essential part of the original ragtag gang of art punks and ditch skaters who had staked out mid-'80s Deep Ellum as the blank canvas where many of us would eventually leave our mark.Last week he lost his ... More >>
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
For more photos, album art and show posters, check out our slideshow here.Dallas bands are usually judged within the context of their efforts and accomplishments. Some spend stupid money on hair care products and aspire to a label deal; other bands actually rehearse and wanna make an important art ... More >>
Over on DC9, some required reading in advance of the Loco Gringos reunion Saturday night at the Lakewood Bar & Grill. Jeff Liles, whose weekly "Echoes & Reverberations" pieces are my favorite items on any Observer blog, has assembled quite the local all-star cast (Jim Heath, Mike Dillon, Tex ... More >>