N.E.R.D. (Band)

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Ten Most Badass Band Names in DFW

    The best band names play upon the pop cultural lexicon, using reference to convey attitude or sound. The best ones do so subtly or unexpectedly, turning injustices or misconceptions in on themselves. I've gathered the 10 most intriguing and kick-ass of the rowdy and reckless DFW band names as an exc ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    DJs Are the New Dallas Rock Stars

    The walk up to It'll Do is always a part of the experience. Events like Red Bull Thre3Style Dallas Qualifier fill up quickly; Friday found the club at capacity by 9:45 p.m. Which means the nearby parking is gone, at 11:00 the valets won't consider a bribe and you are parking deep into the East Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Photo Essay: The Tattoos of Dallas' Nightlife Scene

    See also: The Tattoos of Dallas Nightlife Slideshow Photographer Roderick Pullum has been out chronicling nightlife for the Observer for a while now. For the purposes of this post, however, we got him to capture the tattoos imbued in Dallas' nightlife scene, and the stories that go with them. Jef ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
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    August 2, 2011

    In Defense of ... LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem"

    I'm guessing most people who read my "The Problem With..." column think that I loathe all pop music as processed drivel that appeals to the unwashed masses. Well, believe it or not, I actually like a lot of that drivel. Hence this new column, "In Defense of...," which will highlight some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Listomania: The 15 Best Concerts of 2010

    ​With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Early Greatest Hits Or Tribute Albums

    The greatest hit and tribute album--the greatest things ever invented for a record label to cash in on its artists. Of course, greatest hits and tribute collections are a great way to get to know older bands that you weren't around to catch initially -- or just didn't care about the first time a ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010
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    April 22, 2010

    Erykah Badu Announces Summer Tour Plans, Schedules North Texas Performance For June 14

    ​ We'd been wondering when Erykah Badu would schedule a hometown performance in support of her new album, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. Earlier this week, when Badu announced her tour schedule, we got our answer: She'll be playing the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on June 14. After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Last Night: Common And N.E.R.D. At House Of Blues

    Common, N.E.R.D. House of Blues September 10, 2008 Better than: The bar service in the House of Blues' restaurant last night. (From the Houston show, not last night's Dallas gig)) You can really liken N.E.R.D.’s show to a rollercoaster ride--the first half of it's like creeping out of the tun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Last Night: Kanye West, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco at Center

    The Glow in the Dark Tour featuring Kanye West, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco May 1, 2008 Center Better than: Battlestar Galactica. The lights are off, and an LED screen floating above the stage showcases a passing starscape. The crowd, enthused by what's to come, starts chantin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Giveaway: Tickets To Tonight's Glow In The Dark Tour

    Look what we're hooking you up with tickets for... First person to email me with "Kanye West Tickets" in the subject line gets two tickets and a VIP parking pass to tonight's show at Center with Kanye West, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiaso. Go! Update: The contest is over. Congrats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Video: Lupe Fiasco at House of Blues

    I came across this video of Lupe Fiasco's show at the House of Blues a couple months back (oddly, it was posted on March 23), and it got me a little psyched for the May 1 show. Lupe Fiasco will be taking the stage at Superpages with Kanye West, Rihanna and N.E.R.D. -- Chelsea Ide

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Harder, Better, Faster and Stronger Than The Other Tours?

    Kanye brings the good life to town on May 18 Given that we've been blowing up this space with Starplex show announcements of late (Radiohead, The Police with Elvis Costello), we'd be remiss not to mention The Glow in the Dark tour, which (no offense, Radiohead), has us most excited and comes to tow ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Remembering (Barely) SXSW

    We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Ties That Bind

    The Top 10 musical ties of 2002

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Multiple Artists

    Our writers clean out the CD bin

  • Music

    February 7, 2002


    In Search of N.E.R.D. (Virgin)