Mike Dillon

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 8/8 - 8/10

    We're going to see triple-digit weather this weekend and it's most likely going to suck. A lot. But to make it suck less, might we suggest a cold beer and some of the best concerts Dallas has to offer this weekend? What do you say?

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Our Concert Picks of the Week, 8/4/14-8/9/14

    We've now officially got our first taste of August. Between the weather and activities, it was a pretty perfect first weekend of the month. However, now that Monday is here, you might as well saddle up because there's only looking forward at this point. So start planning ahead because this week of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Mike Dillon, a Local Legend with a Complicated Dallas History

    Mike Dillon sounds weary but resilient. It's inevitable when he comes back to Dallas. His memories of the city and Deep Ellum in the 1980s haunt him like the ghosts of old relatives. Back then, when the neighborhood was in its heyday, he played in two of the scene's most renowned bands as the frontm ... More >>

  • 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

    October 23, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Bad Design

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. As always, you can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our F ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Bad Design's First Time, Plus the Premiere of Their New Video For "Stained Glass"

    Remember when we said it was a busy week for Bad Design? Add the premiere of their new video for "Stained Glass," directed and shot by Christopher Bryan and starring Ally Hoffmann, both of Denton's Peopleodian. In this week's print edition, a shorter version of the My First Show Q&A appears due to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Jeff Liles is Loco For Loco Gringos

    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 >>