At the risk of repeating myself, every time I see, hear or read Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins speaking about the immigrant kid issue, I'm struck by something dramatically new, almost shocking, in the way he frames the question. He starts from the heart. The heart. We don't get much of that lately ... More >>
Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into r ... More >>
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are the best of last month's additions. The newest are in bold.
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.
Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar -- here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.
Welcome to The Weekly, where we'll tell you what's happening at various weekly musical events going on in DFW this summer. Some of them will be well-known scenes, some will be considerably less so. If you're into jazz, cheap drinks and getting down on hump day, the Addison restaurant Azure's weekly ... More >>
DJs are no longer the music geeks they used to be. Now, they are front and center and depended on, not just to speak the language of the party but to create the conversation itself. This Friday, the Red Bull Thre3style Sub Regional Qualifying competition will kick things off in North Texas for thei ... More >>
Let me make myself clear: I love Chris Botti's music. Not in an ironic or tongue-in-cheek way. Yes, Botti, the trumpet player who's played with everyone from Sting to Josh Groban to Steven Tyler. He's the kind of guy your parents love, along with Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. This admis ... More >>
Daniel Rodrigue Man or Astro-man? Sons of Hermann Hall Saturday, December 17, 2011 Better than: Having amoebas eat through your brain. A snippet of conversation overheard before the Man or Astro-man? show: "I'm really freaked out about Neti pots right now." "Why?" "Well, I read this sto ... More >>
Foster The PeopleIf you're thinking, "If I hear 'Pumped Up Kicks' one more time, I'm gonna pull a gun on someone and make them outrun my bullets," then you should definitely not read on. The band responsible for the song, Foster The People, has strategically planned to start selling tickets to it ... More >>
In an episode of 30 Rock from last year's fifth season, Tina Fey's alter-ego Liz Lemon walks the street, moping about the end of writing as career path. (I feel you, sister.) (Fistbump.)Eventually, she runs into a group of other bygone careerists living in a subway, ready to adopt h ... More >>
BeckYesterday Beck announced that he had been "recording some tracks" with country singer Dwight Yoakam. And yeah, we guess we could kind of see that, as Beck has run the gamut of styles during his career, touching on hip-hop, electronic, folk, and mariachi. But, even though it makes sense when ... More >>
I'm starting to think the whole '80s retro thing has run its course. We've seen plenty of it in recent memory, and now Katy Perry's latest single "Last Friday Night" is the latest attempt to pull at your nostalgic side -- while referencing, of course, to the ABC sitcom block T.G.I.F. Ugh. So. ... More >>
For the second time in a month, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has canceled a concert due to slow ticket sales. But June's cancellation was for a "community concert" featuring Jubilant Sykes -- an astounding singer, but not exactly a household name. And it came with two weeks' warning. But today's ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, November 3, 2009...Hot Chip have announced plans for a new album. It's good to see that dance-rock isn't dead just yet.Britpop legend Ian Brown was arrested for "allegedly" beating his wife. Gives "Bye, Bye Badman" new meaning...It's hard to tell w ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, October 26, 2009...Does Hall & Oates belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Maybe yes. Maybe no. But is it really a good idea to have Rachel Ray taking up the cause of getting them nominated? Morrissey collapsed on stage due to breathing di ... More >>
Thursday, April 16,at the Boiler Room, Denton
Not dead... yet.Besides possessing one hilarious moniker, The Dead Kenny G's is one hell of a jazz/punk trio. Led by percussionist Mike Dillon, a veteran of the Dallas rock scene, this testy triumvirate revels in the long lost nonsense/overboard aesthetic of Frank Zappa. And like Zappa, these guys a ... More >>
Rocco's Uptown 2916 McKinney Dallas, TX 75204 (214)871-9207 Promised delivery time: 30 minutes Actual delivery time: 60 minutes Ordering online and not worrying if you will be put on hold listening to Kenny G : 20 Singing along with the website's Italian music while I ordered : 30 Comment box rem ... More >>
Last night, it was the blues with Pop Carter. So tonight I thought I'd recommend some jazz. And I'm not talking about some lame ass "jazz lite" a la Kenny G. I'm talking about the soulful, funky kind of jazz. The mind-bending, shape-shifting kind of jazz. The stuff that flows from all three artists ... More >>
The star trumpeter plays Fort Worth
Bring Us the Bright (SiTMoM Records)
Return to Forever is just one new addition to your jazz to-do list. OK, so Return to Forever isn't playing the Nokia Theater until June 1--but this show's something of a big deal, folks. The Chick Corea-led RTF hasn't played together since 1983. But, now, 25 years later, the band's reunited for a c ... More >>
Former Mr. America, Dallas' Mike Scarella, died of GHB use four years ago. The 2007 International GHB and Chemical Drug Conference will take place in Arlington next week. But Trinka Porrata, organizer of the event and president of Project GHB, says it appears that attendance by law enforcement and e ... More >>
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In Here We Fall (Arista Records)
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