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Peter Schmidt

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Casey Di lorio's Recording Credits Include The Polyphonic Spree, Bowling for Soup and More

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Jeff Liles Tells Stories From Dallas' Past and Looks to its Bright Creative Future

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2012

    For 26 Episodes in 1966, WFAA Played Host to the Funkiest, Most Soulful TV Show in America

    ‚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 >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009

    2008 Should've Been The New Year's Year

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Deep Ellum's "Home Movie" Maker Revealed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006
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    December 4, 2006

    Reviewing the Revue, Part One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006
  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Cover Story

    Tribute or parody, it's all great fun

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Re: Van the Man?

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Politics as Usual

    Make martinis (and music), not war

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    The two weirdest extremes of local rock get the spotlight in great weekend music fests

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Why 10 specific middle fingers probably won't appear at this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Picks in '06

    It's time for some good news in local music--why not start with four amazing albums?

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Deep Ellum Experience

    Dallas has good bands. So why did they flee Deep Ellum?

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The Golden Falcons make some animal friends; minc celebrates three "interesting" years

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Good Records affixes its label on the city of Dallas

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Television Tunes

    Area bands get in on the TV show soundtrack action

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Home Brew

    Local dispatches from SXSW

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Bye Bye Barley

    A favorite musicians' haunt moves locations. Let's hope its spirit stays intact.

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Record Setter

    Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Rock Lottery, rock for charity and rock GoGirls-style

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    The End Is Near

    Growing older with The New Year

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Fresh Meat

    Local music police welcome a new chief

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003

    Island Records

    Get Tiki with it

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Product Placement

    Volkswagen + Apple = Good news for Polyphonic Spree

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Big 10

    Barley House celebrating a decade of business

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Safe at Home

    Donít forget the local boys...and girl

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Trees closes its doors...for a while

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Counting down the days 'til February

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Everyone's a Critic

    Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Just Beautiful

    A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Persistence pays

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Prize Money's back, kinda

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Dots and loops

    The Kadanes celebrate The New Year, One Ton Records sticks its head in the Buzz-Oven, and oh-so-much more

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Check this out

    Union Camp tries to change minds with a new name and album

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Across the Bar

    Comet sighting; Clumsy in Motown; Grand Street redubbed; Bar of Soap brings in road grime

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Old 97's grab The Deathray; Whammies for the Grammies; Drunken apologies notwithstanding

  • Music

    December 30, 1999
  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Blowing his Cover-up

    We don't want to tell One Ton how to run its business, but...

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • Music

    April 8, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 3, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1999

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Third time's a charm

    If the rock Fitz, then Dylan Silvers will wear it

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Oh Captain, my captain

    Sometimes, being a supergroup just means they're really good

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    No retreat

    After the setback of the Cartwrights, Donny Ray Ford gets a taste of success

  • Calendar

    December 26, 1996
  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    Home front

    Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web

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