Twenty years ago, our local music scene was a bustling cauldron of rock goodness. Whether it be to the surprise of many or to a few, a couple of bands that made Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth proud back then are not only still making us proud, but are selling out rooms and slinging albums across the ... More >>
There's a lot going on that you need to know about before we get hit with a weekend full of high holidays. Easter, 4/20 and Record Store Day are important and all, but that doesn't mean you should just stay in all week and wait. There's plenty of fun to be had in the meantime, with these 10 non-holi ... More >>
Mike BrooksMind Spiders on the rooftop of The Bone. It's tough to look back on an event like Saturday night's Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase and try to come up with a conclusive best-moments list. With 52 bands playing 10 stages over the course of a ten-hour period all throughout Deep Ellu ... More >>
Alan Palomo's take on Max Headroom.With the recent release of their new record, Era Extraña, the once-Denton-dwelling members of Neon Indian are blowing up once again, which means now's as good a time as any to catch them. You can do just that tomorrow night, as they headline the Granada Theater ... More >>
Those Darlins perform at Rubber Gloves tonight.We've already had a busy week of shows, but that doesn't mean the weekend's shows will be spare. There's actually quite a few nice choices this weekend. Let's start by re-capping the oneswe've been mentioning all week.Tonight, Those Darlins will brin ... More >>
Old 97'sDandee Fleming's favorite hobby, apart from playing bass in his Albuquerque, New Mexico-based band Lousy Robot, is making low budget music videos for his favorite songs. He's made several for his own band, and a few for I Love Math, including this snowday video for their song "Josephine S ... More >>
The Old 97's, Jay Leno, David Spade and, wait, is that a witch? Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, Ken Bethea and Philip Peeples popped up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to perform "Champaign, Illinois" from their just-released The Grand Theatre, Volume One -- not because it's the single, ... More >>
Just a few minutes ago, the Old 97's posted to their web site a whole slew of free downloads--not of new songs, mind you, but of old ones. Or, more accurately, of the demos for old songs, all of which Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond recorded as the band geared up for the release of its 1997 opus, ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>
Old 97's, Rhett Miller, Murry HammondSons of Hermann HallDecember 26, 2009Better than: most of the aftermath associated with the most wonderful time of the year...- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Like most Dallas-Fort Worth area shows from the Old 97's of late, last night's affa ... More >>
Sunday, December 27, through Wednesday, December 30, at Sons of Hermann Hall
Old 97's, Telegraph CanyonBass Hall, Fort WorthAugust 21, 2009Better than: a night at the opera. Make no mistake: The crowd came to Bass Hall--some dressed in their operahouse best, others in more dive bar attire--for the Old 97's. And though they'd sure get the Old 97's--to the tune of a good 90 ... More >>
Rhett Miller (Shout Factory)
Getting To The Point Is Beside It, the new disc from I Love Math, won't be released until later this month (May 27, to be exact), but at least one song from the Dallas-based indie pop outfit that, it should be noted, boasts the Deathray Davies' John Dufihlo and The Old 97's' Philip Peeples and The P ... More >>
Rhett Miller wanted to talk today -- with, yup, a clarification regarding his recent comments to Billboard, to which we paid some attention earlier this week. Because, see, Rhett doesn't want anyone thinking 2004's Old 97's album Drag It Up wasn't up to snuff because "I took a total step back," as h ... More >>
Well, really, not much of a kick to this one, but Rhino Records announced the first Old 97's greatest-hits album today, set for release on June 20. Since Rhino's at the helm, that means material from the semi-Dallas band's various record labels--Big Iron, Bloodshot and Elektra--will be combined on o ... More >>
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"We have mortgages, high cholesterol, and I swear I have arthritis in my fingers. Our sixth CD is due out this summer."
Some local CD-release shindigs make this horrible holiday a little more tolerable
Ghetto Fame-Us set to release new record
Upcoming summit aspires to make D-FW a player in the hip-hop world
Old 97's guitarist has a new solo project in The Scrap Hotel
Old 97's breaking up? Who told you that?
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
It's a big fuckin' deal
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
The Gospel Swingers take garage rock to church
Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?
A historian and a playwright bring a Dallas blues legend's story to the stage
When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners