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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. This piece originally appeared on August 31 It's ... More >>
It's been 45 years since trumpeter Lester Bowie, in the introduction to his track "Jazz Death?" (on Roscoe Mitchell's album, Congliptious), answered the rhetorical question, "Isn't jazz, as we know it, dead yet?" with the knowing rejoinder, "Well, that all depends on what you know." Bowie might we ... More >>
Dimmu BorgirNorway's Dimmu Borgir is named after a volcano in Iceland and specializes in a symphonic form of black metal that is as fun as it is pretentious. Hugely popular in Eastern Europe, the band has been around for nearly two decades but has yet to make major inroads in the American metal m ... More >>
Two years after Dove Hunter first burst onto the scene, the band finally unveils its anticipated debut
Bring on the flying scorpions, guys! (Lee Setty) Dove Hunter has been slowly gaining a reputation as one of the Dallas area’s best new bands, despite having only a few unmastered demo tracks on its MySpace page. But with members hailing from defunct-but-still-beloved local acts like Mandarin, Doo ... More >>
Is FC Dallas star Carlos Ruiz ready to change, or is he telling a whopper?
The Slobberbone chronicles: An oral history
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
The Melodica Festival returns with music to quicken the pulse and blow your mind
One Ton Records closes its doors
Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW
The hiatus is over for The Legendary Fritz
Another drummer steps to the mike
Revisiting the best local albums of 2000
Ruffled Feathers may be a new band, but it's been playing together for years
Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man
Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more
Bluh; Pleasant Grove in Germany; The Early Line; Trees turns 10; Rubber Gloves gets wet; And so much more
Darling ton comes home; KNON gets The Filth and The Fury; Mandarin debuts; Captain Audio heads East; Good Records keeps it coming
All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't
North Texas by South by Southwest
We'll try to write something good
After a brief affair with Austin, the annual Melodica Festival comes back home
Centro-matic docs; Daisy Radio rocks; North Texas Music Festival drops; The Groobees cop; And so much more
For Matt Barnhart, Quality Park Records is job one
The Gospel Swingers take garage rock to church
Or: What do cake walks, the Backstreet Boys, and Jon Cunningham have in common?
Even on album, Sivad's just making it up as it goes
Don't call it space-rock, even if the Falcon Project's new record is set in...outer space
Local rap label gets no love at home and takes its show on the road
A historian and a playwright bring a Dallas blues legend's story to the stage
Trance Syndicate--Texas' best label--closes its doors, leaving Bedhead without a home
Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?
How Curtis Hanson turned James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential into one of the year's best films
Blues hero Sam Myers is the Rocket in the pocket
KERA-FM goes for gab in effort to grab ratings