Jonathan Finley

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    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The Virgin Wolves Are Pretty Evil

    Since 2009, the Denton-born Virgin Wolves have seen many incarnations, starting off as the husband-and-wife team of Chase and Jaimeson Robbins, armed only with a Macbook and a guitar. Three years and two EPs later, they have ditched the computer and added drums, bass and a second guitar, fleshing ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Photos: Transition in Deep Ellum

    Art – both in graffiti form and in galleries like Kettle Art – continues to play a major role in maintaining Deep Ellum's character. (Jonathan Finley) Deep Ellum is changing. Transitioning. You know this. The area has endured a rash of club closings, struggles with the city and the ongoing cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Hear Odis' 'Breakin' Me Down'

    Odis at the Ridglea Theater last Friday. (Jonathan Finley)Dallas band Odis released its debut album Feel in February. We heard the rock band play the new tunes live last weekend at the Ridglea (see the pictures), so when we heard the band posted the song “Breakin' Me Down” to its MySpace page ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Over The Weekend: Marilyn Manson, Dan Dyer, North Texas Battle of the Bands

    So, leap day was busy. I know last week I asked who actually celebrates leap day, but there were lots of killer shows on February 29. We managed to get into the sold-out Marilyn Manson show (and brought our camera, of course), caught Dan Dyer's two-hour set and witnessed a real-life School of Rock. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Did Obama Throw a Town Hall Meeting or a Religious Revival?

    Jonathan Finley For more photos from yesterday's town hall meeting, there's a slideshow right here. When I got back from Barack Obama’s town hall meeting at Duncanville High School last night, my friend Jeff called and said, “So, how was hanging out with the black Jesus?” Seems he’d had din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Video Q&A: Peacemaker

    We pleased the indie fans and the country lovers with our last couple video Q&As. So, it's only fair for us to give our rock crowd a little something. Our videographer Jonathan Finley met up with the four guys in Peacemaker earlier this month to give us a glimpse of the band's live show and a bit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Fight Club, Addison-Style

    They're fightin' over fightin' at Addison City Limits -- that's kinda why Megan Feldman wrote about it in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. But reading? That's for suckers. Hence, Jonathan Finley's exclusive video addendum below, with a soundtrack and everything. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Video Q&A: Eleven Hundred Springs

    As we explained last month, sometimes we need more than a Q&A when it comes to talking about our favorite local bands. So, each month we're offering up a video segment on one DdFW band. DC-9 videographer Jonathan Finley hit up the Eleven Hundred Springs show at the Granada earlier this month. In add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Video Q&A: The Crash That Took Me

    We've been thinking about it, and sometimes a Q&A doesn't cut it when we're talking about our favorite local bands. So, we're trying something new: the video segment on our favs. This time out, DC-9 photographer/videographer Jonathan Finley met up with The Crash That Took Me at a recent show. Watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Video from 2007 DOMA

    DC-9 photographer Jonathan Finley hit us up about a video he shot at this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards. It follows Black Tie Dynasty, who we recently interviewed, around the August event. Those who were happy to see the BTD piece will enjoy this vid; those who weren't so keen on it, um, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Photos: The Rocket Summer, Academy Is... at HOB

    Bryce Avary singing for the crowd at House of Blues Saturday night. (Jonathan Finley) Big D's own The Rocket Summer recently won a Yahoo! Music contest. We were proud. Then Saturday, the band played with The Academy Is... at the House of Blues. Now we're awestruck. Bryce Avary and bandmates took ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2007

    Review: Max Cady CD Release at Double Wide

    Max Cady guitarist Jeff shreds on the Double Wide stage Friday night. (Jonathan Finley) “It’s like a freight train of rock,” my friend Nick leans over to tell me. I had never seen Max Cady (rhymes with lady, not caddy as the opening band, Salute, thought) before I got to the Double Wide last ... More >>