It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
This piece originally appeared on October 3.
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The last ten years have seen singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters roaming the globe, living in Italy, and touring across Europe and the States. That nomadic lifestyle is reflected in her lyrics, like those of "Drowning In Amsterdam," from 2009's Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up:
"Well it could rain for d ... More >>
With more than 20 college-age folks milling about the packed parking lot in front of Stir Coffee just before 5 p.m., it was easy to spot the location of Monday night's barista jam. Especially for those who, like Roasted, had yet to pay a visit to Stir Coffee, Dallas' new coffee-centered coffee s ... More >>
As mentioned last month, the Old 97's are going back into the studio with Salim Nourallah in January, but they're not waiting until then to start recording. Nourallah and engineer Rip Rowan will record the entirety of the 97's four-night stand at Sons of Hermann Hall next Sunday through Wednesday ... More >>
<a href="http://wakeupjon.com/track/wake-up-jon">Wake Up Jon by Friends of Jon Broom</a>This week, local musician Daniel Miller and fellow area musician/producer Salim Nourallah released their above co-written track, a song dedicated to their friend Jon Broom, who, on Sep ... More >>
Farstar takes the whole bunny-ears-in-pictures deal to the next level. Michael Maney, multi-instrumentalist for the local act The Farstar, is super hyped over his band's upcoming EP--so much so that he just sent over a yet-to-be-mastered cut from said EP for the edification of DC-9 readers. And, ... More >>