Jordan Richardson

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    October 21, 2014

    The Best Drummers in North Texas

    With the 26th annual Dallas Observer Music Awards just around the corner -- in fact, voting is open right now at -- we're looking to spend the next several weeks taking the opportunity to highlight some of the nominees for this year's awards. And when we say that t ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Son of Stan Mines Nostalgia on New Georgia EP

    It is a frigid Sunday morning, and Jordan Richardson is checking out of his hotel in Harrison, Ohio. Today marks day five of his band Son of Stan's two-week tour, and it is too early, even though it is noon. With a new EP set to drop on Tuesday, October 7, they're on their way to Chicago, having jus ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Luke Wade Gets His Star Turn on NBC's The Voice

    By Steve Watkins Last Monday's premiere of The Voice introduced the world to Luke Wade, a voice already familiar with fans all over North Central Texas. At least six separate watch parties were underway in various area venues where Wade has been a regular performer. Although a native of Dublin, Wad ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Clearfork Music Festival was Plagued By Poor Attendance Saturday in Fort Worth

    Inside of the half-empty Clearfork Music Festival in Fort Worth this past Saturday, it was impossible to not wonder what exactly constitutes a true festival. Any view of the festival grounds at Panther Island Pavilion from one of the slightly elevated spots of the land provided a view of a vibrant f ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Award Winners

    As we have every year for the last quarter-century, we present the Dallas Observer Music Awards. This year, our panel of music experts and industry veterans nominated 200 artists, venues and organizations. Over 4,000 people voted on those nominees, and their selections are the 40 winners listed here ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Son of Stan's Jordan Richardson: Outtakes From Our Cover Shoot

    Jordan Richardson is having a particularly good time with his current band, Son of Stan. It's not where anyone expected him to be a couple years ago, when he was touring the world with Ben Harper. How and why he arrived where he is now is the subject of this week's cover story. On that cover, he's d ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Son of Stan's Jordan Richardson and the Re-Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Dream

    The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The 2013 Dallas Observer Music Award Nominees

    For the 25th year, The Dallas Observer will honor the fine work of North Texas musicians (and a few behind-the-scenes people as well) with the Dallas Observer Music Awards. We've asked experts of all stripes to help us compile a list of the area's best talent in 40 categories, which you can see be ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    The Fort Worth Weekly Music Showcase: Recap

    If you ever see Ice Eater, pay attention. Partly because the futuristic rock band puts on an incredibly dynamic live show - their relatively early show at Sunday's Fort Worth Weekly Music Showcase was the most well-received I saw all day. A Weekly staffer got onstage afterward and called it the best ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Dallas' Daniel Hart Plays on Mount Moriah's Exquisite New Record

    There's no doubt that many contributions made to musical projects outside of the North Texas region by artists living in this area often go unnoticed. From playing with acts such as GWAR (Casey Orr) to Ben Harper (Jordan Richardson and Justin Pate) to Murder by Death (Matt Armstrong), current and fo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Epic Ruins

    The Void Mariner and the Mystic Boogie of the Sacred Line (Wizardvision)

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    October 21, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Because You're Gonna Be Watching Late Night TV This Week, Anyway...

    The Orbans​...y'know, what with all the drama and all, then you might as well turn in to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. Why? Well, 'cause you might spot a familiar face or two: Justin Pate, keyboardist for Fort Worth's The Orbans, will be among the the backing players performing in musical ... More >>