It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
Nestled quite comfortably in the Best None of the ... More >>
Aside from being a spitting image of actor Dermot Mulroney, KHYI-95.3 FMGeneral Manager Joshua Jones is quite the rising celeb. On a local level, anyway. He's taken advantage of the fact that he manages a station owned by true supporters of good, old-fashioned local and live radio, and the Jones fam ... More >>
For fans of country music here in North Texas, it's hard to imagine hitting the various bars and honky-tonks of our fine area without stumbling upon performances from folks such as Somebody's Darling, The Will Callers or Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos.
Aside from being among the area's ... More >>
At the beginning of yesterday's "Monetizing Music in a Free Economy" panel, moderator Nico Marini raised an interesting question: Should music be free?
Turns out, the musicians pretty much thought so -- despite their mostly humble backgrounds.
"I might represent the musician still doing laund ... More >>
Your newest Rising Star winners.Shiner Rising Star Competition FinalsLove & War in Texas, PlanoOctober 21, 2010After 14 weeks of competition between 24 bands that cover the entire, vast realm of country music, the Shiner Rising Star contest ended last night at Plano's Love & War in Texas. ... More >>
Shiner Rising Star Competition: Round Two, Week ThreeThe Ranch in Las ColinasOctober 7, 2010Getting back into the swing of things after a week away, I was treated to a kickass night of tunes as a judge for last night's semi-final round of this year's Shiner Rising Star competition, hosted by KHYI ... More >>
Shiner Rising Star CompetitionSeptember 16, 2010The Kessler TheatreThe lineup for last night's wild card round for this year's Shiner Rising Star competition provided a slight case of déjà vu. As has been the case in the competition's previous years, a couple of bands that just missed winning t ... More >>
Shiner Rising Star Competition: Week SixLa GrangeAugust 26, 2010For night six of the still ongoing first round of this year's Shiner Rising Star competition, hosted by KHYI-95.3 FM The Range, things reverted back to the local flavor that had been largely missing over the previous couple of weeks. ... More >>
Shing Rising Star Competition: Week 4August 12, 2010City TavernAnother Thursday night in the Metroplex meant another evening of the Shiner Rising Star contest last night. Whereas the majority of the competing bands in the previous weeks have been North Texas products, last night featured a couple ... More >>