The hottest ticket in town is gonna be Index Fest. There's no doubt about this. The lineup includes Future Islands, Local Natives, Foxygen, the Cool Kids and more. We already gave you a list of the can't-miss shows to see at Index. However, if you aren't doing the festival thing this week there are ... 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.
Whether it is with Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, the work of Mark Kozelek has always been marked by quiet desperation and a dry, dark sense of humor. A singer/songwriter of immeasurable skill, Kozelek is right at home twisting AC/DC into introspective folk songs. We spoke to Kozelek from his ... More >>
Mark Kozelek Thursday, December 6, at Granada Theater, $29-$39 I've been hard on Kozelek's past band, Red House Painters, mainly because in college they radiated an air of preciousness I couldn't accept. As I've gotten older and softer, though, Kozelek's music, namely Sun Kil Moon, has grown on me. ... More >>
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. My freshman year of college, my roommate used to play Wu-Tang Clan's 36 Chambers every night as she went to sleep. And not just start to finish. On repeat. I liked ... More >>
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
Crushed Stars' newest record, In the Bright Rain, came out this week, and to celebrate, we asked band mastermind Todd Gautreau and drummer Jeff Ryan about their first shows. What was the first show you remember seeing? Were you with your parents? Todd Gautreau: My first show was KISS. I must have b ... More >>
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Monday, May 14, at the Granada Theater
Local musicians pick the tops
Double Wide, Dallas' newest live-music venue, ready for grand opening
At the annual South by Southwest music festival, it's the singer, not the song
Peter Frampton, the golden god of the 1970s, is, once more, Almost Famous
Tom Waits and John Denver get the tribute treatment