Texas music bleeds the blues, but finding a place to enjoy them in Dallas-Fort Worth area seems nearly impossible these days. A younger generation of rising starts like Jason Elmore and Larry Lampkin make their guitars moan the blues like masters Lance Lopez and Stevie Ray Vaughan once did. They wer ... More >>
Don O. has been playing blues records on 89.3 KNON for thirty years now. He was there when KNON broadcast out of an old house with no air conditioning and he's never been late for a single airshift (despite 20 miles of traffic each way). He's since been informally knighted as the KNON historian, an ... More >>
Texas Country, or Red Dirt, or whatever one wants to call it, has become big business these days. So, it's not really shocking that a couple of television shows dedicated to artists fitting into the Lone Star-loving realm have popped up and are shedding light on the talent all over the state and int ... More >>
Every Thursday, we bring you ten of the weekend's best shows. Of course, you can find even more of them with our handy concert calendar. Fang IslandThursday, August 16, at DadaMore on this show here. DJ Ruthless RamseyFriday, August 17, at Elm Street BarAudra's got a good preview about the world's " ... More >>
Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura BoldFriday, July 13, at The Kessler TheaterPsychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be at the Kessler tomorrow night with opening act James Hall, who is legendary in his own right, and one of the greatest front men I've ever seen. Easily the top bill of ... More >>
For almost as long as country music has lived as a genre, the argument about what makes a song, album, singer or group "country" has existed. Depending on who you ask, over time, and especially in the past couple of decades, country music has either splintered into dozens of wildly different and com ... More >>
As you surely know, 'tis the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Gluttony will run rampant in the streets as we, and everyone in New Orleans, prepare for 40 days of sacrifice that begin on Ash Wednesday. (Or maybe you focus on just the gluttony part? That's cool, too.) On Sunday, Poor David's Pub on Lamar ... More >>
Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29, at Poor David's Pub
Because any time is a good time to listen to Townes Van Zandt, here's a video of local duo the O's covering "Waiting 'Round To Die" outside of the original Poor David's Pub, where Van Zandt often played. They're currently touring with the Old 97's, but they'll be back in town February 4 at the Kes ... More >>
Ah yes, it feels like we're finding our footing, 2012. You started off slow, but this weekend's concert list proves you're finally on track. Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids at the Granada Theater tonight probably tops the list of shows to see, but we already talked about that show in this week ... More >>
Last weekend was a little dead, y'know with Christmas and all, but this weekend is the opposite. In fact, there are so many New Year's Eve events worth checking out that we've got a separate massive list here.The biggest one, though, is easily the Dallas Observer-sponsored Lights All Night festiv ... More >>
It's already started!It's that time of the year again, when the heat has all of our teenage angst at an all-time high. The folks behind the Vans Warped Tour planned accordingly with this year's installment of the fest, which will be at Gexa Energy Pavilion today. So, if you're extremely pissed at ... More >>
Quite a diverse collection of musical acts we have in our area tonight. Hell, there's even a Swedish hip-hop group. No joke.
It's a good thing Ash Wednesday is next week, because you're going to need to do a lot of repenting after this weekend. You've got an excuse to indulge in gumbo, King Cake and plenty of beer because it's Mardi Gras, so go ahead and sin a little. You can ask for forgiveness next week, if you're int ... More >>
Well, all right! Tonight's the night: We're finally starting to feel the effects of Super Bowl XLV in tonight's goings-on in the form of two pretty major concerts. But for those local die-hards hoping to avoid the madness, there are still some other fine options. Just be sure to be careful out the ... More >>
Another hump day finds a couple of local acts displaying their talents. And, considering the holiday coming up, this isn't all that bad of a selection. Actually, it's a pretty great selection.
Ben Kweller punching the bottom of Rhett Miller's head--for Cystic FibrosisThis weekend's concert calender is abnormally full to the brim, but the show we're maybe most excited about is Ben Kweller and Rhett Miller's Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert at Granada Theater. Two of the biggest local ind ... More >>
The big show this weekend almost didn't happen. A few weeks ago, the entire blogosphere stopped down to report that Phosphorescent's van, with all of their gear, had been stolen in Brooklyn. Things weren't looking good for the tour that was scheduled to start only a few days later, but luckily al ... More >>
Not a lot of news this week in the way of concert announcements, but there is some interesting news from Trees: Ying Yang Twins will whisper in your ear Saturday, February 27. The Twins' club-friendly crunk beats and sexed-up rhymes aren't exactly the brainiest example of hip hop, but it's nice t ... More >>
It's been a crazy day around here, what with the big NX35 announcement and all. Part of us doesn't want it to end; the rest of us can't wait for the weekend to start.Oh, who are we kidding? We're pretty stoked about this weekend--and for good reason, too, as there's plenty happening. First, as al ... More >>
Ever notice how those angel sculptures on the exterior of Bass Hall sorta look like they're chiefing on enormous brass one-hitters? No? Well, here's betting that Cheech and Chong will make that observation when they perform at the Fort Worth performing arts hall Friday, April 30, 2010. The dope d ... More >>
For all the losers like me who are not going to the Death Star in Arlington to catch U2 and Muse tonight (or, for that matter, either the Alice Cooper show at the Palladium or the Maxwell/Common show at the AAC), there are a few out-of-town artists who dare show their faces in our area the same n ... More >>
Sad news comes today from a spokesperson for Poor David's Pub: Seems that folk/singer-songwriter Scott Shipley has had a heart attack and his show scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The 45-year-old Shipley tours regularly, but hasn't played our area for some time.The rep at Poor David's did ... More >>
As national tours go, there's really only so much going on this weekend--as evidenced by the fact that, unless I'm forgetting some, we only previously spread word on three weekend shows already: the Lola's Stockyard show tonight with AA Bondy, Doug Burr and Telegraph Canyon, the Longhorn Saloon show ... More >>
Those looking for a way to start the weekend early--especially those with a proclivity for Americana--can do so at a variety of local establishments tonight.Aside from the much-heralded Lucinda Williams kicking up her heels at the House of Blues this evening, you can also catch Austinite Jason Allen ... More >>
You want eclectic? We got your eclectic.
South Side hosts a day of arts
Chris Bell has a new gig: Just moments ago, the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs announced that the former U.S. Representative and failed Texas gubernatorial candidate has taken a gig in the firm's Dallas office. There, says the release, he will "counsel clients on a wide range of mat ... More >>
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
The Nightcaps, pictured here during their 1960s heyday, influenced the Vaughans and the Top. And, yes, the word is still "Thunderbird." So, enough with the young paying homage to the old. Seems like the old -- well, c'mon, you know what I mean -- can manage just fine on their own. Several of Dallas' ... More >>
One down and Stout still stands
In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?
Sunday, April 17, at Poor David's Pub
Friday, February 11
Poor David's Pub preparing to enter new generation
For one week, Sarah Hepola saw every band that invited her. God help her.
We say listen to Deadman, but what do we know? We're screwing up everything.
With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland
Roadcrew tries to ease the rigors of playing live
Twenty years without bluffing at Poor David's Pub
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show