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 >>
There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>
‚ÄčLast night, I got a text from Peter Schmidt, who could not believe I've never written about a short-lived 1966 TV show called The !!!! Beat, hosted by iconic Nashville deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen. Wrote Peter, who'd come across it yesterday after a lunchtime discussion about Etta James turned up an ... More >>
One thing you can't expect every new year? Another record from Dallas' own The New Year—which is just part of why The New Year is such a crowning achievement.
So, turns out it was Dave Walbert who posted to YouTube all those Deep cuts last week; so said Jeff Liles, and so confirmed Walbert when reached in Austin by Unfair Park. Turns out, yeah, he shot all those now-broken-up bands at all those now-shut-down clubs years back, just because he knew the band ... More >>
Kim Pendleton and Shibboleth did the Five Americans proud -- and then some -- Saturday night at the Sons of Hermann Hall. I intended to post today about Saturday night's Reunion Tower Revue, but Allen Gwinn's city employee credit-card database kinda stepped all over that. I'll have plenty to say tom ... More >>
Tribute or parody, it's all great fun
Some dude named Zac Crain, who's apparently running for mayor (that can't be right), sends this missive concerning yesterday's posting about the Republican National Congressional Committee allegedly pulling a million-dollar ad campaign for Waco-area U.S. House of Representatives candidate Van Taylor ... More >>
Make martinis (and music), not war
The two weirdest extremes of local rock get the spotlight in great weekend music fests
Why 10 specific middle fingers probably won't appear at this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards
It's time for some good news in local music--why not start with four amazing albums?
Dallas has good bands. So why did they flee Deep Ellum?
The Golden Falcons make some animal friends; minc celebrates three "interesting" years
Good Records affixes its label on the city of Dallas
Area bands get in on the TV show soundtrack action
Local dispatches from SXSW
A favorite musicians' haunt moves locations. Let's hope its spirit stays intact.
Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.
Rock Lottery, rock for charity and rock GoGirls-style
Growing older with The New Year
Local music police welcome a new chief
Get Tiki with it
Volkswagen + Apple = Good news for Polyphonic Spree
Barley House celebrating a decade of business
Donít forget the local boys...and girl
Trees closes its doors...for a while
Counting down the days 'til February
Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
Prize Money's back, kinda
The Kadanes celebrate The New Year, One Ton Records sticks its head in the Buzz-Oven, and oh-so-much more
Union Camp tries to change minds with a new name and album
Comet sighting; Clumsy in Motown; Grand Street redubbed; Bar of Soap brings in road grime
Old 97's grab The Deathray; Whammies for the Grammies; Drunken apologies notwithstanding
We don't want to tell One Ton how to run its business, but...
Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum
June 25 - July 1, 1999
If the rock Fitz, then Dylan Silvers will wear it
Sometimes, being a supergroup just means they're really good
After the setback of the Cartwrights, Donny Ray Ford gets a taste of success
Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web