It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
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. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
The way in which Dallas singer-songwriter Ronnie F ... More >>
As we look upon the massive machine Texas country has made chug along over the past several years, it's easy to see 1997 as a pivotal time. In college towns and major metropolises alike, the masses were demanding more music from people that shared their pride, enthusiasm and thirst for something dif ... More >>
If it seems as though we've been discussing emerging New West Records signees or inventive bands who know how to artfully blend folk, rock and country together lately, it's because we have.
So why don't we continue that trend right here, yes? OK, good.
Buxton, a five-piece from Houston, has just ... More >>
This Saturday at the Granada Theater, one of the best Texas oddball pop shows of the year takes place, featuring Austin's The Octopus Project, Houston's Wild Moccasins and locals Mystery Skulls.
Recent New West Records signees Wild Moccasins are nearing the re-release of their shimmering, catchy-a ... More >>
Patrick MichelsOld 97's back at the 2010 Musink festival in Fair ParkLest you doubted our note from way, way, way, way back in March -- y'know, that the Old 97's were going to release the second installment of their two-part Grand Theatre release on July 5 -- well, now the folks putting out the r ... More >>
Lucero, Robert Ellis & The Boys and Somebody's DarlingClub DadaFebruary 24, 2011Better than: recent shows at Club Dada, at least sonically.LuceroSome 90 minutes into their Thursday night set at Club Dada, Lucero frontman Ben Nichols glanced out into the crowd, mid-song, and became a little ov ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>
Time, once again, to bust these gems out.Rhett Miller, if nothing else, should be commended for being quite the active reader. Dude does his homework, that's all I'm saying. First time he and I ever spoke, just a few weeks into my gig here at the Dallas Observer, just how curious an information-s ... More >>