Johnny Beauford

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Johnny Beauford on Why it's Getting Better to Be a Dallas Musician

    Whether fronting Bravo, Max! or going solo, local singer/songwriter Johnny Beauford has a lot to say and a very pretty way of saying it. Over the course of six years, this Winspear Opera House bartender has made his way into three different local acts while still finding time to release two fine sol ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    This Week's Best Concert Posters: A Tranquil Invasion and a Foxygen Double Take

    Talented artists are spreading their works of art all across the great city of Dallas through magnificent music flyers. Each week we'll spotlight our favorite poster picks for upcoming shows in the Metroplex. This week's top choices include Marjorie Owens' lulling poster spotlighting the Invasion o ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Best Coast, Nick Lowe and This Week's Show Announcements

    ​What's it like to go from a tiny stoner, scuz-pop act, to a veritable brand in the matter of just a few years? Just ask California's Best Coast, who, just weeks ago, announced that the band's singer Bethany Cosentino teaming up with Urban Outfitters for a clothing line. All this ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Jonathan Jackson of Bravo, Max! Talks About Becoming a Trio and the Current State of the Dallas Music Scene

    Bravo, Max! has been through a tumultuous few months. After releasing Dog's Light, the band's fantastic debut full-length, they suddenly lost two members. Johnny Beauford, Ben Gastright and Jonathan Jackson decided to charge ahead as a three-piece and, judging by recent songs such as "Sleepy Simon," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Watch: New Bravo, Max! Video For, You Guessed It, A New Song

    After Bravo, Max! was nominated for a Dallas Observer Music Award this past year, the five-piece was suddenly reduced to a trio. And that wasn't too long after the band released Dog's Light, their impressive debut effort. Now, some might think a band going through such upheaval might not be up for ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Your 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase Performers

    A closer look at all 52 acts playing this weekend's Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase in Deep Ellum

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Bravo, Max!

    Dog's Light Self-released

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Mission Of Burma, Smith Westerns and The Strongest List of Show Announcements All Year

    Mission Of Burma​This week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Six Reasons Why You Need To Come To Our Free Locals Only! Show at Gilley's Tonight

    You can do this! Tonight! For free!​Surely, you already know this: Tonight at the Jack Daniel's Saloon in the Gilley's complex on South Lamar, we're hosting the second installment of our free, monthly Locals Only! showcase of area bands. And tonight's offering is pretty awesome, featuring two of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Bravo, Max! -- "German Chocolate Cake"

    ​Just got word from Ben Gastright, bassist for local alt-country act Bravo, Max!, that the band has expanded to seven members. The complete line up is now Johnny Beauford, Gastright, Steve Vanderheide, Eli Staford, Ellie Stevens, Bob Loshelder and Chris Schmidt. "We're your standard rock instru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Planting the SEED For Art Conspiracy

    Rachel ParkerThe scene at last year's Art Conspiracy, a rather frigid affair on W. Commerce Street​Cari Weinberg sends word this morning of two significant developments concerning this year's Art Conspiracy, always an annual highlight. First: After last December's frigid wingding on West Commerce, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Gig Alert: Brittany Shane Tonight at The Lounge on Elm Street

    Brittany Shane​Out on her very first nationwide tour, San Francisco's Brittany Shane is innocence personified--and her recently released third effort, Have Heart Live Young, is as optimistic and peppy a collection of folk pop as one is ever likely to hear. But Shane's music is only part of the sto ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    M2S2 Prepares For Its Second Annual Offering

    The folks at Life In Deep Ellum are pretty deep into the throes of preparing its second annual Mokah Music Summit and Showcase--or M2S2 for short. This year's free event, set to take place on Saturday, April 25, will feature 12 local acts, a performance from the students of Zound Sounds, and an art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Bravo Max - "Losing Her"

    Bravo Max is a very recent entry on the Dallas music scene. Consisting of Johnny Beauford, Daniel Beauford, Steve Vanderheide and Ben Gastright, the quartet is just now getting out of the rehearsal space and hitting the area clubs.Bassist (and former CD Source employee) Ben Gastright was nice enough ... More >>