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Joe Butcher

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    KXT's Sarah Jane Semrad on the Value of Independent Radio

    Sarah Jane Semrad's first local show was Course of Empire. And so it began. Nowadays, SJ is easily one of the most important and hard-working people in our local music community. She's marketing director at 91.7 KKXT, a station riveted in local music support...where it's pretty damn satisfying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Cory Patrick Coleman Made Mundane Jobs and His Own Mistakes into One of the Area's Best Folk Albums

    "Once, when I was a teen, I had a mom who had a mom who had a mom..." Cory Patrick Coleman has a part time gig that he landed a few months ago working for J.C. Penney retouching photos, a job that he shares with King Bucks musician Joe Butcher. Before that, he had a string of jobs, including workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    The Relatives, Pleasant Grove, Seryn - Dallas City Performance Hall - 9/14/12

    The Relatives, Pleasant Grove, Seryn Dallas City Performance Hall Friday, September 14 See also: More behind-the-scenes photos from opening night There was a moment backstage at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday night, when we were being led stage left before the 10 p.m. show started. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Brent Best Explains These 42 Slobberbone Covers

    ​I've still got a few of the work-week rock-and-roll adioses stashed away, and guess I'd better use 'em or lose 'em between now and the next week or so. So let's start with this -- a bootleg officially known as The Bone Collection, featuring 42(ish) covers performed by Slobberbone and, in a few in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    The King Bucks

    Bar-B-Que Drugs Self-released

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best Album, Best Electronic Act, Best Punk Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Album, Best Electron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Ten Local Music Entities Ready for Reality TV

    ​Dallas has always been a wellspring of source material for reality show producers looking to put some squick-worthy drama on television. Along with the new Most Eligible: Dallas and Big Rich Texas shows that make up the crust on the bottom of the basic cable reality barrel, we've seen some me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Pleasant Grove Make Rock Better So You Don't Have To

    ​It's hard to remember a time when Pleasant Grove weren't stalwarts of the Dallas music community. But, this week in 1998, former Observer writer Christina Rees penned a piece about the band's start, which took place only a few months before the story was written. So, for this edition of This Week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    More Awesome Local Music Facial Hair!

    ​We here at DC9 listen to you, dear readers. Your comments and views are near and dear to our black little hearts. And, after our last facial hair post got a ton of responses, we've figured out what you want. You want more beards. We'll, we're here to give them to you.Are beards sexy? Our informa ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Ronnie Fauss

    Mulligan (FTG)

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Pleasant Grove at the Kessler Theatre

    ​Pleasant GroveKessler TheatreAugust 7, 2010Better than: Ignoring the past.The trend of bands booking a show for the purpose of playing a seminal album in entirety hit home this past weekend, as the revered, but, for the most part, dormant, local heroes in Pleasant Grove took to the Kessler Theatr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets For Pleasant Grove, Mike Graff And Derek Rogers At The Kessler Saturday

    ​Pleasant Grove will be at The Kessler in Oak Cliff Saturday for a very special performance. Not only is it a rare (reunion?) show for the band that for years has been either broken up or on the verge of breakup, depending on who you ask, but they'll be performing their album Auscultation of the H ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Gig Alert: The King Bucks' Final Monday Night Residency Performance At Adair's Saloon

    Sarah Jane SemradThe Bucks' final Adair's show takes place tonight. For the last, oh, I dunno, but it seems like forever, The King Bucks have managed to turn the otherwise pretty low-key Monday nights around town into something of a big deal, packing country music and drinking fans alike into Adair' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    DOMA XX: Best Country/Roots Act Nominees

    With our DOMA ballot online and ripe for your votin', we figured we'd give you some help: a daily breakdown of each category's nominees. Best Country/Roots Act Eleven Hundred Springs 100 Damned Guns Doug Burr Tejas Brothers The King Bucks Quebe Sisters Band Burr's up for six other awards; Eleven H ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008

    Airline

    Farewell Republica (Self-released)

  • Music

    January 17, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    Bless the Child by Rocking Out

    Do a good deed by attending Orphange Second Annual Christmas Benefit

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Back in Time

    While Centro-matic revisited the past, Sarah Jaffe showed us the future

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    At this week's Dallas Video Festival, local audio gets the spotlight treatment

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    UFOFU Sighting

    UFOFU: Or, two guys from Secret Machines and one from the Polyphonic Spree, which made it a supergroup in reverse. Sooner or later, I will get back to that history of Dallas music project I started in late May. Got sidetracked, to be honest--not to mention the fact that thing took up, like, four ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Butcher's Babies

    Laptop Deathmatch (n.): Laptop artists use one laptop and one external device to create electronic music in a "friendly-single elimination tournament." A panel of judges rate contestants on creativity, technique and stage presence during three-minute performances. Up to 16 contestants compete in the ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Laptop demolition, band self-destruction and the Eagle flies again (sort of)

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Only a Mountain

    Pleasant Grove prepares for its next challenge: the rest of the country

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Brotherly Love

    Eisley isn't the only family affair making music

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Bar Exam

    Slobberbone is the best bar band in America. Here's proof.

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Hear Here

    Local music was better than ever in 2001

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Safe at Home

    Dont forget the local boys...and girl

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Heart to Heart

    On its new album, Pleasant Grove is happy to be sad

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Totally Hits

    A great year for local music gets better

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    We'll take most of the blame, but not all of it.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Persistence pays

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Across the Bar

    X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Scene, heard

    We'll try to write something good

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Rubber Gloves puts on the kitchen mitts; Ronnie Dawson's no zombie; and American Bedouin sets down stakes

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Bill's Records get Hitchcock; Quality Park fills Centro-Matic; Tripping Daisy headlines and mainlines Joe Butcher; Go Metric stays

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Free Radish

    Mercury Records will be making a huge mistake if it doesn't release Sha Sha

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Lady sings the Blues

    Chonita "N'Dambi" Gilbert is a back-up singer no more

  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Vote the rock

    Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    The Butcher and the baby

    Radish's Ben Kwellar needs a rock and roll mentor, and a guy named Joe is just the man for the job

  • Music

    March 27, 1997
  • Music

    March 6, 1997

    Economies of scale

    Cake hopes that cutting a deal won't interfere with keeping it real

  • Music

    August 8, 1996

    Proud papa

    A first album is born, among other things

  • Music

    May 9, 1996

    College rock

    UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show

  • Music

    November 3, 1994

    UFOFU and your mother

    From New York to Dallas comes a classically trained punk-pop band

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