Matt Chamberlain

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Paul Slavens Talks Ten Hands Reunion Gig, Possible New Album

    Besides Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, no other band is as synonymous with the glory days of Deep Ellum as Ten Hands. Beginning in 1986, the group quickly garnered a solid local following that has not diminished in three decades. Although Ten Hands formally stopped playing in the mid '90s, there had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    David Castell on Recording with Blue October, Famous Drummers, and DFW's Finest

    We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Paul Slavens Looks Back on a Decade of Ten Hands Press Photos

    A stack of Ten Hands pics literally shot out of the filing cabinet the other day while thumbing around in the Observer photo vaults. The photos highlight the local band throughout their decade-long run, from the mid-'80s through the mid-'90s. We reached out to Ten Hands' frontman, Paul Slavens, and ... More >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2006


    Stranger Things have happened to Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Out There

    Fiona Apple

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Still orbiting

    Tori Amos goes to venus and back on her new disc, and ends up in Texas

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Broken Fever

    The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Un-rock Star

    Fired Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese seeks life after fame in North Texas

  • Music

    September 19, 1996

    Imagine there's no Beatles

    Caught between two generations of Beatles fans

  • Music

    November 24, 1994

    Home, sweat, home

    New Bohemians reunion heals old and new wounds