Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 15th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Here, our nightlife columnist remembers the Deep Ellum venue that won nearly every DOMA it was nominated for. Nostalgia is not my favo ... More >>
For over a decade now, Casey Di lorio's musician colleagues have asked him for help them making a record. Nowadays, it's the basket he puts all of his creative eggs into, at his own Valve Studios. Di Iorio played in One Ton Records-signed rock outfit Valve back in the day, who had quite the fun run ... More >>
Back in 2006, The Long Winters released Putting the Days to Bed, one of that year's best efforts, but various personal issues resulted in frontman John Roderick taking an extended leave of absence. Since then, he's appeared as a sideman on efforts by Death Cab for Cutie and Nada Surf, but a new Long ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, AraabMuzik Tuesday, October 16, at House of Blues, $23 Still riding out the buzz from their second studio album, Reign of Terror, Sleigh Bells finish their U.S. tour with a stop at House of Blues, with hip-hop opener AraabMuzik. Both of Sleigh Bells' albums combined are only about 70 m ... More >>
Ruby JaneFriday, June 29, at McDavid StudioRuby Jane, the 17-year-old fiddle phenom, lives in Austin but got her start right here in Dallas. It's hard not to love her. Even Willie Nelson has chimed in with praise for the young country singer, who just released her latest album, Celebrity (Empire of ... More >>
LA WeeklyOh, sweet relief!There are few things that cure day-after-drinking hell better than a Bloody Mary. It's got to be a salad in a glass for the really bad ones, when you feel heavy at the forehead like a sledgehammer. Obviously, there's a number of additional things you can do for yours ... More >>
You're going to do what with my blood?We're already started on a big weekend, folks. Earth Day and Good Friday are both happening now. Plus, Sunday is Easter. Oh, and Passover ends next Tuesday. Which brings us to this post. In the original passover story, Jewish families would sacrifice a lamb t ... More >>
Nada Surf, Other Lives, The Jealous GirlfriendsHailey'sNovember 21, 2008 Better than: Sitting in a jail like the singer of Delta Groove First off, it was damn cold waiting in line out front of Hailey's last night. Seems the "doors open at nine o'clock" line from the club's website was a bit of ... More >>
The three parts of Nada Surf. (Peter Ellenby) Matthew Caws formed Nada Surf way back in 1993 and the band found success two years later when the song “Popular” became just that. Yet after a successful tour with alt/pop kindred spirit Superdrag, various snafus led to the band being dropped by ... More >>
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