OK guys, this week is a little skimpy on the announcements, but rest easy knowing that so many good summer, fall and Justin Timberlake concerts have already been announced. What upcoming concert are you most excited for? See you in the comments!
Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>
While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's still not great. I'm ... 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. If you've ever wanted to employ the phrase "hardco ... More >>
See also: A not-so-vulgar discussion of Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power Next Tuesday, Phil Anselmo comes back to Dallas with Down, to play a show that was originally planned for the Ridglea Theater, but has now moved to Trees. Anselmo talked about the first show he played, how he befriended fell ... More >>
BY REED FISCHER See also: What your Lollapalooza outfit says about you Are you ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFs?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on S ... More >>
Hugely influential on the local metal scene, Rigor Mortis' violent live performances throughout the mid-to-late-'80s are the stuff of legend. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was fired in 1989 and the band was never the same. Luckily, after a 20-year cooling off period, the original line-up has been playing r ... More >>
TestamentBerkeley's Testament has now been shredding for almost three decades. Just the fact that they're still making quality examples of the style they helped usher in says a great deal about the group's artistic character. Sure, as is the case with just about every other band that's stayed rel ... More >>
Sara KerensMy Chemical Romance at House of Blues in MayHere we are at the midway point of the year, or something. The heat's at blow-torch temperatures, The Rapture's well on the way (not the 2012 one), and DOMA's gonna rear it's wicked head soon.In honor of this half-year-ish thing, we'd like to ... More >>
Willie's PicnicBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthJuly 4, 2011Better than: A real picnic out in the blazing heat all day, with fire ants and dirt and things.Rachel ParkerIn a concession to July, Willie Nelson's iconic Fourth of July picnic became this year an indoor/outdoor affair at Billy Bob's ... More >>
British Sea PowerThree years have passed since British Sea Power toured the states in support of their 2008 release, Do You Like Rock Music? That's longer than the life of a lot of bands. The time away wasn't for naught, though: The band regrouped and worked on the follow-up to the best album of ... More >>
Sunday, February 13, at Trees
The big news today about the Big Game's halftime show, in case you haven't yet heard, comes via an Associated Press story published early this morning by football writer Howard Fendrich, which quotes a "person familiar with the plans for Sunday's halftime show" and claims that the Black Eyed Peas ... More >>
Kevin MarpleNicola CalamariOn Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Nicola Calamari, executive chef at La Fiorentina. Today, we asked Calamari to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Calamari's words are after the ellipses.) I was raised in...Florence. My ... More >>
Roger CaldwellFrom the Fans of Iron Maiden: check out the full slideshow. While we're not going to go so far as to nominate a Person of the Year (boo, Zuckerberg, boo), we feel a picture show of the most memorable fans of the year would be appropriate. Thanks to our many photographers in the ... More >>
Friday, November 26, at House of Blues
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is a chance for musicians to get a crash course in playing in a rock band. Whether your drumming skills are on par with Meg White's or somebody who can play "Pride & Joy" note-for-note in a dark corner of a Guitar Center, the intent of the camp is to become a better ... More >>
Billy "Mustachio" CorganLast Summer, 102.1 KDGE The Edge did some indie fans a solid by booking Phoenix and Metric in the middle of a mostly butt-rock lineup at Edgefest 2010. But at this year's How The Edge Stole Christmas concert at Verizon Theatre on Saturday, December 4, the folks over at The ... More >>
Gaelic StormAs usual, your weekly roundup of new concert listings. Just a heads up on Cowboy Mouth, they gave short notice for their May 29 show. Fans of acoustic and Americana should definitely make Gaelic Storm a priority when they come through in a couple months. If you've never heard of them, ... More >>
In a year that saw Ozzy, the Jonases and The New York Times storm through North Texas, which area music stories will go down as the most important of 2008?
Welcome to my dark, dank, little out-of-the-way catch-all corner.In here every Friday afternoon you'll find those cumbersome little pieces parts, fleeting thoughts and mind crumbs I couldn't crowbar into other posts. It's where I'll come to clear my head, and to clean out my notebooks.Whether ... More >>
Tenacious D gets the band back together and... and... and?
Final Destination 3 stares death in the face...and laughs
Once a year we find ourselves on the other side of the curtain. It isn't easy. It can be fun.
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Battling for Ozzfest, rockin' for the girls, and some jolly Christmas-song trivia
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Drowning Pool loses a singer, Dallas loses a star
For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm
Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations
The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly
Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever
The mellow Satanism of King Diamond
The old world discovers the Old 97's
A portrait of Megadeth's Dave Mustaine as a lonely young man