Mark Hughes

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Hell, Texas: Taz Bentley On Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses...

    Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006


    Brent Best and his longtime friends in the Drams don't have a bone to pick

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Possums Reign Again

    Who cares if the Toadies aren't going ape over their first reunion show in five years? The kids sure are.

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Best Friends

    Members of Slobberbone return to do bigger--and perhaps better--things as The Drams

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Year in Music

    Eleven things that made local music great in 2002

  • Music

    October 31, 2002


    October 31

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    On the Town

    We endured nine straight nights of booze and smoke to bring you this news. You can thank us later.

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Band of Brothers

    The Burden Brothers want you to check out their packages

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Not Wasting Any Time

    Dallas duo creates an online record label

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Getting some closure

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Dig A Hole

    When the bass player split, the Toadies split up

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Hell Freezes Over

    It took seven years to make a new record. It took five months for The Toadies to call it quits.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Just in case you missed it

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2001

    Small Fortune

    The world in miniature

  • Music

    March 1, 2001


    A Bum Note and a Bead of Sweat (Last Beat)

  • Music

    February 1, 2001


    Blur: The Best of (Virgin)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Mandarin Makes Its Debut

    Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Bluh; Pleasant Grove in Germany; The Early Line; Trees turns 10; Rubber Gloves gets wet; And so much more

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Across the Bar

    [DARYL]'s Communication; Centro-matic is almost automatic; Captain Audio has The Cure; And more

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    No monkeying around

    Baboon finally gets free of its label and releases its best, most grown-up record yet

  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Up on Cripple Creek

    Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    My name is Weener

    A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998
  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    We can work it out

    Baboon jumps out of the frying pan and into the fire in pursuit of major-label green

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    February 22, 1996

    Rocker, Texas Ranger

    Baboon kicks Chuck Norris' ass in a Deep Ellum club...sort of