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Joe Kubek

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    The Nine Best Guitar Repairmen in Dallas

    Every working guitarists knows that if he doesn't have a good guitar doctor, his dreams of being a master shredder who destroys the crowd with rakes from his pick as he slides it up the string are dead. From a broken headstock to a cracked neck, a guitar technician is a master of skills. He's an ele ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Dallas Blues Artists

    The Lone Star State has long produced some of the greatest blues legends to ever pick up a guitar or stand behind a microphone. Legends like Albert Collins from Leona, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins from Centerville and Johnny Winter from Beaumont all have found the blues in Texas. Hell, we even have a Gra ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The Search for the Perfect Guitar, Part III

    "Vintage Silvertone Acoustic guitar," "1977 Dobro Duolian," "Martin 00X1 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (14 Fret)" are just some of the headlines advertising guitars on Craigslist, but how are you supposed to play them, hear them, feel them? When you order a guitar online, you're missing an important p ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    The 15 Best North Texas Releases of 2012

    In a year when Kickstarter efforts have ballooned from humble requests to egocentric slaps in the face, the recording, funding and distribution of albums has taken on a different hue, as the chasm between what you can do "yourself" and what labels are offering gets wider and deeper. A few of the art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Best Blues, Country and Hardcore Nominees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    And The Nominees For The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards Are...

    Welcome to Thunderdome. The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards poll is now live, and you can go right here and do what America does best: vote on their computer. Or you could go "old school" and find a paper ballot, like the one in this week's issue, then bring it to our November 10 showcase in Deep ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    September 13, 2012

    Bluesmen Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King Are Soulmates

    It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Knon's Bluesfest

    Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, at Poor David's Pub

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    When Are The 37 Confirmed North Texas Acts Performing During SXSW ?

    ​Not too long ago, we shared with you the list of area acts set to perform at this year's annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Now we not only know the "who," but also the "when." Last week, the folks at SXSW released their preliminary show scheduled. And, for North Texas, this very much ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Smokin’ Joe Kubek: Blues You Can Use This Weekend

    Aficionados of electric blues would do well to get down to Pearl at Commerce this Saturday for blast of twelve bar heaven with Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King. Kubek was born in Pennsylvania but was raised in Irving and has been a part of the Dallas blues scene for nearly 30 years. His most recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Blues in '97

    What's tops in Texas (and elsewhere)

  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Night of the Hunter

    Homage is harder than it looks

  • Music

    June 5, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
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