It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... 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 on October 3.
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The last ten years have seen singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters roaming the globe, living in Italy, and touring across Europe and the States. That nomadic lifestyle is reflected in her lyrics, like those of "Drowning In Amsterdam," from 2009's Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up:
"Well it could rain for d ... More >>
Good news out of Old 97's camp today, as the band has announced that The Grand Theatre, Volume One, has earned the band its career high marks in Billboard chart position. In its first week on the charts, the disc placed at No. 83 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, No. 25 in the Rock Chart, No, 15 ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>