Subject:

Joe Cripps

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Richard Haskins Turns a New Page with Ride, Boldly Ride

    Richard Haskins has been through the shit. For two years, he paid for attempted bank robbery with a jail sentence. Not everyone was there to help him when he needed. Haskins' own mother would sit in the bail bond room, telling people who tried to bail him out that he had already been bailed out. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Richard Haskins is Out of Jail and Ready to Perform Once Again

    Handing out flyers for your band's show, that somewhat ineffective attempt to attract even a handful of people to attend, is one thing. Doing so under the nose of Denton County Jail officials is entirely another. "I was afraid they weren't going to send them out. They read all of your fucking mail, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Musician and Radio Host Paul Slavens Looks Back on 25 Years of North Texas Music

    Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Paul Slavens was one of the only musicians to be nominated for the first DOMA, in 1988, and also this year. Here, the musician, radio ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Talking Heads Tribute Concert Could Lead to Much Bigger Things

    Ryan Thomas Becker was David Byrne. At least for a few days he was. Seems Becker was fronting a Talking Heads tribute band this past weekend at the Kessler, part of a three city mini-tour he and the rest of the ensemble had undertaken. "About a year and a half ago, I was contacted by a percussioni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Top Ten North Texas Blues Albums

    See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #100-80 See also: The best Texas songs of all time, #79-60 Alex Moore, Alex Moore Barrelhouse pianist "Whistling" Alex Moore spent all of his life in Dallas, recording for Columbia in 1929, Decca in 1937, and RPM/Kent in 1951. During the '60s blues reviv ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
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    October 8, 2007
  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Deep Down

    Deep Ellum has too many opening acts and not enough headliners

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Bad Business

    The snooze alarm is going off, and the folks in the music bizneed to wake up and take notice

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Pine Bluffing

    Joe Cripps spent the past couple of years trying to coax a new record out of Delta blues legend CeDell Davis. In August, he finally will.

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Brave Combo

    Joe Cripps and Barrett Martin ride a Fast Horse to record-label utopia

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    A Marked Man

    Pimpadelic, Tommy Boy Records split

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    Dream On

    For Todd Deatherage, the waiting is the hardest part

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    The hiatus is over for The Legendary Fritz

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Smirnoff sucks them in; The Rocket Summer waits 'til fall; Jeff Buckely's mom; North Texas Music Festival jab; Plus, much, much more

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Out Here

    Gropius

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Cheap tricks, SXSW, record releases, and lots of words in bold type

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    South by so what

    Putting the jest in music fest

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Bad mouthing good bods; Keeping up with the Buck Joneses; the Broose is loose; Tim DeLaughter speaks; And much more

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rocket from the Cripps

    Joe Cripps leaves Brave Combo for brave new worlds

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Back to the Future

    Brave Combo reunites its nuclear polka family as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Havana good time

    Brave Combo's Joe Cripps goes to Cuba, becomes friends with Peter Buck, and talks to Castro

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Hope floats

    Three compilations later, Chris Lewellyn is one of Dallas music's last, best friends

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    Musician, heal thyself

    A Denton shrink plumbs the murky psyches of self-destructive rock artists and concludes they don't have to die young, drunk, and depressed

  • Music

    July 3, 1997
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    August 29, 1996

    Blast from the past

    In days of old, when nights were bold

  • Music

    January 18, 1996
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