Last night in Dallas there was a man seemingly comprised entirely of hips, the James Brown of Americana-folk, Mr. Father John Misty. He glided across the stage of the Granada Theater crotch-first, the first man to perfect the penis-led moonwalk. It was as if he was comprised only of the finest, slin ... More >>
Ringing in your first week of May is a week of music that's as diverse as it gets. We've got everything from Rodriguez, the legendary musician and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman, to the Dwarves, a group of disgusting punk badboys. Get a taste for them by watching cli ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
CD Source owner Lance Price says the Grammys still seem to be effecting who is rising to the t ... More >>
Father John Misty
Monday, May 6, at Granada Theater
It's no news that J. Tillman has had many musical past lives, including a short-lived stint with the Fleet Foxes, but after the release of Fear Fun last summer, the first album under his moniker Father John Misty, he's perhaps never been more at ho ... More >>
This is not your everyday Bilboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you what bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste.
This week's sales at CD Source reflect some of Dallas' upcoming shows: P!nk's Truth About Love T ... More >>
We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish.
What was the best show you saw this year?
Evan ... More >>
By Liz Tracy
The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship.
But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point, and Father John Misty was launching ... More >>
There were too many great performances this year, in venues big and small, by acts local and national, to thoroughly cover within the confines of a blog post. This year's DOMA showcase (self-indulgence alert!) provided some transcendent local sets, we had a wealth of great festival acts to consider, ... More >>
The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
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This summer's musical choices have been made. Our thighs have been chafed from festivals, our livers raked over the fiery coals, our eardrums gently caressed. And now, as we drift into the last quarter of the year, we're taking one look back at some of o ... More >>
Father John MistyTuesday, October 16, at House Of BluesJosh Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun,
is already penciled in many music critics' 2012 best-of lists. Reports about his May show at Sons of Hermann Hall were
excellent. We can only expect this show to be just as solid.
Let the wild rumpus begin, Dallas. You had a buzzing, humming, sexy weekend of music. Like, a real luxury yacht of fiery shows. There's more to come to this summer, of course, with KXT's Summer Cut up next weekend (Mmm...Flaming Lips). Somewhere in the crowds for Homegrown Fest, FLOAT, The Darkness, ... More >>
Josh Tillman, the man behind Father John Misty, a moniker he says is completely arbitrary, seems set on confounding his audience. Judging by the reaction he's getting, his plan is working.
Tillman is in Los Angeles, packing up after the previous night's show and getting ready to hit the road in sup ... More >>
Homegrown Music & Art FestivalSaturday, May 26, at Main Street Garden ParkFor the third annual installment of Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, the margins for bands have expanded to include all Texas acts. So this year's bill will feature Black Joe Lewis, Hayes Carll, Octopus Project and man ... More >>
The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>
When Observer Web Editor Nick Rallo and I shuffled down to SXSW last week, we both noticed the same thing: The somewhat icky marketing that seems to have inundated the Austin music festival, to the point where even the fans themselves were part of the brand. Here's an excerpt of a conversation we ha ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
It's been quite a few years since Austin's Spoon played an open-to-the-public show in Dallas. Odd considering that most notable Austin acts play in Dallas at least a few times a year. But that's what makes this show announcement so special. On Thursday, April 12, Spoon will perform at Granada The ... More >>