When you speak to famed DIY promoter Todd Patrick (better known as Todd P) about Mexico, you're taken aback by his optimism. He talks about the growing middle class and its effect on the country's economy. He talks about the youth's passion for the arts, and he never fails to mention that our countr ... More >>
Junius used to be a band from Boston. That's where they formed almost a decade ago. But then leader Joseph Martinez wanted to start a family, so he decided to go back to where he grew up. So for the past three years, Junius has been a Dallas band. Well, not actually. Seems the four guys in this part ... More >>
It's impossible to discuss the magnitude of the Denton music scene without including Robert Gomez as one of its pivotal players. Since 1993, Gomez has been everywhere from Denton to Istanbul, and the list of musicians he's played with include Norah Jones, Philip Glass and Tico da Costa. He'll perfor ... More >>
It's safe to say that Museum Tower is losing its public relations battle against the Nasher Sculpture Center. The Nasher has marshaled support from the city's business and civic elite, successfully casting its neighbor as some hyper-phallic monstrosity bent on scorching anything in its path, while M ... More >>
The first week of college is here, so the Observer staff is
providing you with some tips to get your through the first
week/month/year.See also: Six albums to torture your roommate with College dorms are small, which means two things: It's pretty impossible to escape certain situations that will i ... More >>
Back in the '90s, Canada's Memoryhouse were one of those bands you would never expect to release an album on Sub Pop. But over the past decade, the Seattle-based label has diversified so much that just about anything goes, including the dream-pop of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion.
Driving through ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so
we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature.
The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as
I can stand it.The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns in Hollywood (E1 Entertainment)Residing in U ... More >>