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 >>
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.
The way in which Dallas singer-songwriter Ronnie F ... More >>
There have been some notable record deals inked among North Texas artists in recent years -- Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights on Atlantic and Midlake on Bella Union pop to mind -- and as of February 10, Dallas-based singer-songwriter Ronnie Fauss joined the ranks of regional artists with serious ... More >>
Lauryn HillEver since Lauryn Hill made a brief disappearance from the public eye in 2000, her career has been patchy at best. Her acoustic record in 2002, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, was met with mediocre reviews, and the Fugees reunion fared even worse. But, aside from her brilliant output in the Fug ... More >>
This, if I am not mistaken, is the very National Public Radio story that introduced me to Jubilant Sykes, the classically trained baritone who crossed over to pop long before Renée Fleming released her controversial new Dark Hope. Sykes, who's performed at venues as varied as Carnegie Hall and t ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>