With the 26th annual Dallas Observer Music Awards just around the corner -- in fact, voting is open right now at musicawardspoll.dallasobserver.com -- we're looking to spend the next several weeks taking the opportunity to highlight some of the nominees for this year's awards. And when we say that t ... More >>
Dallas, it's beautiful outside. I don't have to tell you how necessary it is to get out out of the house and go see some live music this weekend. Lucky for you, AT&T Performing Arts Center is hosting two different outdoor concerts this weekend, so you can soak up every second of this weather. If Ben ... More >>
"Whiskey and yummy snacks." Thus ends the rider for Dallas hardcore/thrash band Power Trip, whose recent ascent hasn't left a lot of time for fleshing out a list of things the band would like in its green room. Concert offers from Australia and Asia are coming in, in addition to three sets in four ... More >>
Any way you look at it, it's been a banner year for local punk/metal band Power Trip. After four years of garnering a solid following, the band got signed to a national label, recorded a monumental full length and headed to Europe and Russia for the first time. From his home in Dallas and in antic ... More >>
The scar ran from behind his right ear to the center of his cheek, pink and waxy in contrast with his dyed black hair. His skinny arms were covered with crude tattoos, and he was wearing a black t-shirt inside out, black jeans and black boots. He stood about 6-feet-1, which left me eye-level with th ... More >>
Led by the energetic and enigmatic Riley Gale, Dallas metal-punk trio Power Trip has been stuck in a creative lull since releasing the killer Armageddon Blues EP back in 2010. However, since changing drummers and getting the guitarist to commit full time, Power Trip is once again forging ahead, havi ... More >>
A closer look at all 52 acts playing this weekend's Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase in Deep Ellum
A couple of great touring shows highlight tonight's musical offerings, the second of which offers up some fantastic local support...
Dallas' Power Trip was the sole regional participant at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, so we asked frontman Riley Gale to document the band's experience at the festival, to help give our readers some insight into what things are really like behind the scenes at a concert of that scope. Belo ... More >>
Featuring some big names both old and new, it's just another crazy busy musical Thursday evening...
Armageddon Blues EP (Double or Nothing Records)
Local punk/metal outfit Power Trip recently released its debut EP, a resounding roar of a record called Armageddon Blues. The band formed a couple of years ago and recorded a couple of demo sessions before getting serious with the new EP, which finds the youthful quintet channeling cool '80s punk ... More >>
The Red Blood Club's doors are closing—and Dallas' hardcore scene is all but dying with it