Leanne Macomber has always been a nomad. One-half of the New York-based synth-pop duo Ejecta, the one-time Dallas and Denton resident has long led a transient existence. Growing up an Air Force brat, Macomber lived all over the country before settling in Texas. She's shuffled through different citie ... More >>
There's no definitive way to say how many albums, EPs, mixtapes and other new music came from North Texans in 2013. Bandcamp keeps track of tags, and it has over 400 releases for "Dallas" since mid-April. So figure somewhere well into the thousands. We listened to as many of those as we could find, ... More >>
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 >>
Denton electronic duo Vulgar Fashion just cut their Violitionist Session, and the Q&A that follows is fairly illuminating, in terms of the spirit of the local scene, getting older and the experience of making music. Also, fingers crossed that they can indeed get sponsored by Virgin Airlines. Says ... More >>
Neeks, Night Game Cult El Sibil Saturday, June 16 Often, when there are six people on stage at a hip-hop show, you're in trouble. You get some limp attempts at verses, some blunted flow, too many stoned rappers bumping into each other. Neeks, who performed at Oak Cliff art space El Sibil as part of ... More >>
Saturday, March 24, at Lola's Fort Worth
An interesting collection of shows highlights this first Monday evening in December. Wear a coat and check out one of these offerings.
Tonight's official release party for denton Deluxe Volume 5 (featuring Peopleodian, Kashioboy and Slack Beat) kicks off the first in a series of ongoing showcases put together by denton Deluxe's Chad Withers. Check out this week's North of the Dial for more on the compilation as well as for more ... More >>