"We used to play here. This was my introduction to a lot of local music," says Moody Fuqua, sitting in front of Crown and Harp. He's referring to the days when the bar was The Cavern, when it was a staple of the Dallas music community. It never changed owners, but it did go through a rebranding as ... More >>
The Growlers, The Vacant Lots Thursday, January 10, at Dada, $13/$15 Since 2006, Orange County has claimed a band of revved-up boys looking to start a fire, although more often than not they stick to creating the experimental surf sounds that mimic California's beachy landscape and add a twist of dr ... More >>
Best Group Act A.Dd Best Song "Wait For Us," Mind Spiders Best Solo Act Sarah Jaffe Best Album Sarah Jaffe, The Body Wins Best New Act Blackstone Rangers Best Blues Act Jason Elmore Best Country Act Somebody's Darling Best Americana/Roots Act The O's Best Electronic Act Cutter Best Experim ... More >>
The Angelus, Le Leek Electrique, Clint Niosi Dan's Silvereaf Saturday, July 7 The Angelus, Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique, and Clint Niosi complemented each other handsomely on Saturday night, building a perfect crescendo from the reflective intelli-folk of Niosi, to the jazzed-up Eas ... More >>
In these economic times, the live music budget in many households is one of the first to go. When things get tight you either need superior finagling skills or a place to see free shows. Of course, there are tons of free shows in town. In fact, if you head over to Potbelly right now you'll catch a g ... More >>
Denton's Boxcar Bandits have been playing their warped version of Americana for just over half a decade. In that time, they've played countless shows and produced two albums: 2008's Smells Like Grass and the recently released Live at Dan's Silverleaf. And while live efforts are often perfunctory p ... More >>
Shelby LynneIt's kind of hard to look the other way when you see that Shelby Lynne's coming to Dallas, and the Kessler Theater of all venues. Should be a great, intimate place to catch a handful of the country star's hits.That's just the start.We already mentioned Daniel Hart at El Sibil on Satur ... More >>
For the last eight years, local music advocate Chelsea Callahan has been celebrating her birthday with rock-and-roll and charity in mind. Every year, she books a solid bill of local bands and gives all the proceeds away to charity. This year, Cha Cha's Eighth Annual Rock & Roll Charity Gala o ... More >>
All photos by Stephen MaskerErykah Badu headlined last night's DOMAXXIII CeremonyEarlier this morning, Pete released the full list of the DOMAXXIII award winners following a damn great night at the House of Blues. If you missed it, the performers were RTB2, A.Dd , The Burning Hotels and Eryka ... More >>
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Indie Act, Best Jazz ... More >>
Gorilla Vs. Bear FestivalIf you've been keeping up with DC9 in any capacity over the last few weeks, or if you've seen the cover story of this week's Observer, then you know we're pretty psyched about Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival this weekend. Not only is there a carefully curated handful of brillia ... More >>
Allison V. SmithThe O'sIt's hard to put your finger on an actual date when The O's will officially celebrate the release of their new album, Between The Two. The hilarious duo, who we caught up with in this week's print edition, have already played a handful of release shows this week, but Club D ... More >>
It doesn't feel like the holiday season yet, but Spune Productions is ushering in the holiday spirit with its sixth annual Christmas Party tomorrow night at Hailey's Club in Denton. The festivities will include free (Christmas?) tacos, free wassail, and, of course, music. Telegraph Canyon is head ... More >>
We're about to see a sudden void in daily show lists, so, from here on out, each and every Monday through Thursday, I'll do my best to point the readers of DC9 in the right musical direction for each particular evening.Hurray, it's finally hump day! And the musical offerings tonight have a very m ... More >>
"Yazz Flute!" At Amsterdam BarIt's Labor Day weekend, and the parties will be happening all over town. One of the most interesting is the Expo Park Jazz Festival's "The Many Faces of Jazz." This two-day jazz festival will happen at Amsterdam Bar on Sunday and Monday and will feature 14 local and ... More >>
Clayton HauckThe Hood InternetThe Hood Internet is playing The Loft tonight, and as Pete explained earlier in the week, "White people really like hearing their favorite rap lines placed over their favorite indie rock anthems," which is what The Hood Internet does really well. And since the theme ... More >>
Old friend, guitarrista, author and one-time Observer contributor Josh Alan Friedman stopped by the office yesterday to drop off a copy of his long-in-the-works "autobiographical novel" Black Cracker, which has been available for der Kindle since May of last year. (As Josh summarizes, it's the st ... More >>
Don't forget your costume. Here's one idea.Love it when Halloween falls on a weekend, as is the case this year. What that means for music fans is lots of costume contests and tribute nights, and bands and fans will likely be even more intoxicated than usual--so be careful out there. Recently some ... More >>
There are so many options for music lovers this weekend that it's almost overwhelming. Remember, back in the days when you used to go to video stores to rent movies, how it felt to just stare at the cases with no idea what you wanted to watch, and there were so many choices that you got a headache b ... More >>
School of Seven Bells If there's one--and, I think, justifiable--problem that I have with local NPR affiliate 90.1 KERA-FM, it's that there isn't enough music on the station's regular programming schedule (Paul Slavens aside). As stands, only two of the station's weekly 168 programmed hours are regu ... More >>
Denton is a pretty weird cross-section of the world, and people are starting to notice--even the New York Times. Aaron Jacobs But the cold and constant rain didn't keep some of Denton's most eclectic weirdoes from showing up at the Denton Civic Center yesterday. Their conversation was centere ... More >>
OK, so we have a pretty expansive definition of "local"
Rock Lottery celebrates its 10th anniversary, and it's still so Good/Bad
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This is s'posed to be fun, remember?
Brand New Towns (Bella Union)
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