• Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for an Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on its news page, and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Official #Raptwitter Follow Friday All Stars

    The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Five Rap Albums That Changed the Game in 2012

    Before the storm of best of lists start hitting the blogs, I wanted to take a second to put aside the artistic merit aspect of the year in review, and take a look at what happened in the cultural landscape of rap music. Some of these albums were really good, some of them were really not, but all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, November 1-4

    Kreayshawn Friday, November 2, at The Palladium Ballroom, $17.50 With controversial 23-year-old rapper Kreayshawn's new album out, of course she's hitting the road. She takes the stage at the Palladium to deliver songs from debut Somethin' 'Bout Kreay, and hopefully offer something that eclipses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    The Overserved's Guide To Dallas During Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I haven't always been a festival person. Managing the stages and sets of so many performances, trying to balance the experience with both previously loved artists and the opportunity to experience something new is fulfilling, but can be overwhelming. One great thing about being the bratty cousin to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Ten Songs to Accompany Very Specific Dorm-Room Scenarios

    The first week of college is here, so the Observer staff is providing you with some tips to get your through the first week/month/year.See also: Six albums to torture your roommate with College dorms are small, which means two things: It's pretty impossible to escape certain situations that will i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    This Week's Top Show Announcements: Ben Kweller, Will Johnson, Kreayshawn, Sleigh Bells and More

    KreayshawnFriday, November 2, at Palladium Ballroom, $17.50The controversial rapper, whose proper debut album Somethin' 'Bout Kreay is out in late September, will be here in early November. It's one of Parade of Flesh's biggest shows yet.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    The Viral Video Conundrum: Riff Raff, Kitty Pryde and Krispy Kreme Walk Into a Bar

    When Sean Parker was asked by David Kirkpatrick at a roundtable web summit how and why videos go viral, the Silicon Valley visionary shifted in his seat, nervously adjusting his tortoise shell-framed glasses and skinny tie. The Napster co-founder posited, "Videos go viral because people share them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Mr. Kitty Brings "Modern Romance" Out of His Bedroom

    Nineteen-year-old Forrest Carney has been producing music on his computer in his bedroom for nearly a decade, and currently performs and DJs under the name Mr. Kitty. We first heard of the youngster in late 2010, when he opened for Crystal Castles at the House of Blues. His energetic stage performan ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    The Problem With.... Kreayshawn's "Gucci Gucci"

    In spite of what I think of some rappers, the truth is that most of them have something to contribute to the scene. Kanye brings good production chops and high class. Eminem has tight alliterative flows. And Drake... well, he's Canadian, which has to count for something, I imagine. To this end ... More >>