Electro-dance outfit Ishi, celebrated the release of their sophomore LP, Digital Wounds, this weekend at the Granada Theater. Frontman John Mudd (One of two remaining original members, along with producer Brad Dale) says they wanted to make a new record that captured the energy from the dance-floor ... More >>
It's been a year of starting over for Ishi. Earlier in 2011, the band lost dynamic singer Taylor Rea, who was replaced by the talented but far less charismatic Becky Middleton. The band seems to be moving forward nicely, though.And, as we see from the above interview piece posted over at You Plus Da ... More >>
After almost four years on the job, an outgoing music editor takes one last stab at making sense of it all.
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Ishi, The Burning Hotels, Air ReviewTreesJune 24, 2011Better than: Twitter beef.Dylan HollingsworthThe former co-vocalists of Ishi.In usual fashion, Dallas came out on Friday night to dance. It's just what's happened around these part for the past year and a half: When Ishi headlines Trees it has ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
Dylan HollingsworthTaylor Rea's out, but John Mudd says Ishi will soldier on. This weekend, when Ishi performs its as-scheduled set at the Double Wide on Sunday night, fans will no doubt notice something missing: Earlier this week vocalist Taylor Rea and guitarist Rob Bastien announced that they' ... More >>
It's Monday, which means (as you'd know if you were paying attention last week), it's time to give out another pair of tickets to the upcoming second annual Homegrown Music and Art Festival, whose lineup is oh-so-choice this year. And, sure enough, that means there's another viral video to share, to ... More >>
Toro y Moi, Cloud Nothings, IshiClub DadaMarch 19, 2011Better than: rushing halfway across downtown Austin to cram into an at-capacity venue, club or the ever-popular Fader Fort for a rushed 25-minute South-by-Southwest-style set. Toro y MoiWith more than 300 presale tickets sold before Saturd ... More >>
The Toadies, Ume, Ishi, True Widow and Here Holy Spain at the Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Party Saturday, March 12, 2011 Energy Square Better than: Sitting for hours in one spot, getting drunk and watching the parade. Danny FulgencioThe Toadies' Vaden Todd LewisThe sea of green stretched ... More >>
Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, Soft Environmental CollapseSons of Hermann HallFebruary 5, 2011Better than: enduring another day cooped up at home and off work because of the icy weather. Abe Vigoda, the band.There was very little between-song banter from any of the acts on Saturday night's bill at Son ... More >>
Finally, the weekend we've been anticipating for nearly four years has arrived. All that build-up and excite will all culminate in Arlington on Sunday for Super Bowl XLV.And, trust us, the parties surrounding the event are many. So many, in fact, that we've created our own Super Bowl event page, ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show. Everyone's favorite wannabe Bangle.Very few bands can claim to have ever walloped Dallas ... More >>
Neon Indian, Ishi, Fizzy Dino Pop, YeahdefGranada TheaterDecember 28, 2009 Better than: lamenting the toys you didn't get for Christmas.Check out photos from last night here in our slideshow.For years many wondered what would be the "next big thing" to come from Dallas, a city long on talent but ... More >>
Tonight is the one-year anniversary of The Cavern's weekly mashup of rock bands, DJs and visual artists, so event creator John Mudd has assembled an even better lineup than usual to mark the occasion. In fact, three of the acts are up for Dallas Observer Music Awards this year: Vega for Electronica/ ... More >>
Two weeks ago, The Cavern began hosting a new weekly Wednesday night series that showcases visual artists and DJs alongside live music performers. Called Detour, tonight's take on the event features Black Tie Dynasty performing an acoustic set, local photographer Sally Glass showcasing her works o ... More >>