In this special bonus video edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we turn back to 1996, when Robert Wilonsky caught up with Billy Goat's lead singer, Mike Dillon. By that point in Dillon's career, Billy Goat, a highly talented rhythmic jazz-funk band, had formed, been stereotyped as a dru ... More >>
Earl HarvinTwo of the top percussionists to ever come out of North Texas, Mike Dillon and Earl Harvin, have been teaming up for years to do their one-of-a-kind jazz performances. But the performances in the region have been few and far between of late--ever since Harvin moved to Berlin.But the tw ... More >>
Earl HarvinThis weekend has some pretty interesting shows. One of the most exciting is Jazz at The Kessler with The Mike Dillon & Earl Harvin Show at The Kessler Theater. Dallas drumming legend Earl Harvin makes his return to town after several years of living in Los Angeles and Berlin, with ... More >>
N.E.R.D.A few weeks ago, the Gorillaz show at Verizon Theatre on Wednesday, October 20 slid in under the radar. There's no doubt that the show from the animated band will be huge--but it just got a little bit bigger: N.E.R.D has just been announced as the opening act. N.E.R.D is touring to promot ... More >>
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's
Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions
to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job.
More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>
Proof that Sting sucks.Summer, that season when old farts get back in the tour bus to milk a few more million bucks out of nostalgic fans, is just around the corner, as evidenced by three big Superpages.com Center concert announcements this week. First, Iron Maiden will open its The Final Frontie ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Not dead... yet.Besides possessing one hilarious moniker, The Dead Kenny G's is one hell of a jazz/punk trio. Led by percussionist Mike Dillon, a veteran of the Dallas rock scene, this testy triumvirate revels in the long lost nonsense/overboard aesthetic of Frank Zappa. And like Zappa, these guys a ... More >>
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 >>
For more photos, album art and show posters, check out our slideshow here.Dallas bands are usually judged within the context of their efforts and accomplishments. Some spend stupid money on hair care products and aspire to a label deal; other bands actually rehearse and wanna make an important art ... More >>
Over on DC9, some required reading in advance of the Loco Gringos reunion Saturday night at the Lakewood Bar & Grill. Jeff Liles, whose weekly "Echoes & Reverberations" pieces are my favorite items on any Observer blog, has assembled quite the local all-star cast (Jim Heath, Mike Dillon, Tex ... More >>