Matt Kellum

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Before They Play Artist Cabe Booth's Birthday Party, Members of Bobgoblin, Chomsky and El Gato Share Their First Show Memories

    Cabe Booth​Cabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    For Your Thursday Listening Pleasure: 1917's "Dallas Blues," From the Library of Congress

    ​So. Funny thing. A couple of weeks back, while writing about 508 Park Ave. and Robert Johnson's 100th, I pulled down a few blues histories-of to dig a little deeper. Among the stacks: Elijah Wald's essential Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, published in 2004, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Trey Johnson -- "Unfavorable Way"

    Stay cool, Trey. Stay cool forever.​This week marks the release of former Sorta frontman Trey Johnson's debut solo release, Mount Pelée, a disc that finds Johnson and his familiar, classic, soothing voice heading in a somewhat different direction. How so? Well, the disc kinda sounds like it's a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Mad Chops and Culture Jamming on Fry Street

    Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene. But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    A DOMA Good Time

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bobby ... Patterson! It will be slow going around Unfair Park HQ for a while, as we try to get the ringing out of our ears from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony at the Granada. Christ, what a special night -- and one for which we can take no credit. It bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    Hey, Didn't You Used To Be The Hot Guy in Chomsky?

    This afternoon we received a missive from Erv Karwelis, bossman at Idol Records, informing us he's just signed Glen Reynolds to his label. Glen, as you no doubt recall, used to be the guitarist in Chomsky, which was signed to Idol when it released its terrific discs A Few Possible Selections for the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Go to Ellum

    Grab your paintball guns and bottles of liquor--it's time to party, Deep Ellum style

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Peter Schmidt

    Sunday, September 5, at Barley House

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Good Vibrations

    Changes at Good Records, plus news on the Polyphonic Spree and a royalmea culpa

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    True Idol

    Local label releases a Vital album to commemorate its 10th year

  • 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

    Group Sounds

    The Deathray Davies used to be John Dufilho. That's not true anymore.

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2001

    Will Rock for Food

    Here's a crash course on local music

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Totally Hits

    A great year for local music gets better

  • Music

    August 16, 2001


    Onward Quirky Soldiers (Idol Records)

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Epic Records is still digging the goods out of SRV's vault

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Band on the Run

    With an army of fans behind them and a new album in front, the members of Chomsky are ready to take the next step. They're just not sure where it will take them.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • 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

    August 3, 2000

    Set to stun

    The Deathray Davies love math, drunk ventriloquists, Chinese checkers, and Devo records

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Scene, heard

    All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Northern devils

    Did local bands make good at South By Southwest?

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Across the Bar

    Comet sighting; Clumsy in Motown; Grand Street redubbed; Bar of Soap brings in road grime

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Old 97's grab The Deathray; Whammies for the Grammies; Drunken apologies notwithstanding

  • Music

    December 30, 1999
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    December 23, 1999

    Home groans

    Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?

  • Music

    July 8, 1999


    A Few Possible Selections for the Soundtrack of Your Life (Self-released)

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Candy corn

    Or: What do cake walks, the Backstreet Boys, and Jon Cunningham have in common?

  • Music

    April 8, 1999
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    March 25, 1999

    Put up a fight

    With bands like these, who needs Austin anyway?

  • Calendar

    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    Built it, and they will indie-rock

    Josh Baish and Denton fit together like a band and Rubber Gloves

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Know 'em, Chomsky

    These boys are like every other band in town you've never heard ofexcept better