Michael Pyeatt has been watching music go down in Dallas for a long spell. If you rewind far enough into Club DaDa's history, it was Michael running the door (often wearing an IHOP dress, according to his own recollection). As you'll read, Pyeatt is also apparently sitting on some golden video foota ... More >>
Deep Ellum is in many ways the music capital of Dallas. Yes, the area has had its ups and downs. No, it hasn't always been the center of the music scene, especially with Denton consistently pumping out artists at a rapid rate. But, fact is, without a doubt, Deep Ellum has for over a century now b ... More >>
It's only been a few years since The Prophet Bar started serving booze -- a change that took place when the long-running Christian rock venue The Door changed its name to The Prophet Bar and moved into the space once occupied by The Gypsy Tea Room. The new space for the venue also came equipped w ... More >>
Russell HobbsThis is the week that the Dallas Observer will release its annual Best Of issue, so it seems appropriate to open the vault and look back at a Best Of issue from September 2000. During this week 10 years ago, staff writer Jimmy Fowler shed light on Russell Hobbs' then 15-year legacy a ... More >>
For reasons unknown, 4 Reasons Unknown was the first of the Deep Ellum bands to land on MTVSure, this week's selection from the June 17-23 edition of the Observer is a bit of a calendar stretch that would have been better suited for last week, but, whatever, these archived issues don't tend to fa ... More >>
Saturday, June 19, at the Kessler Theatre
Earlier this week, the Fort Worth location of Russell Hobbs' The Door franchise announced a name change to The Bandwagon. Well, sort of. As Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram learned earlier this week when he broke the news, it's more of a half name-change. Just as is the case with the ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
"Are you one of the beautiful people? Is my name on the list? I want to be with the beautiful people... I wanna feel like I'm missed..." Eels - "Guest List" I went to high school with a kid named Greg Holman. His father was a painter named George, who lived in the old Expo Park space that l ... More >>
In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>
Yep, that's a young pre-97's Rhett MIller in the video from 1987, posted above--just part one of a two-part Hi-Res Diner interview (part deux is after the jump) Dragon Street Records' David Dennard posted to Youtube last week. It's a continuation of this performance, which we showed you last month. ... More >>
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
A Christian venue hopes to resurrect Deep Ellum
Cynicism is a disease that only the Reverend can heal
Reports of Deep Ellum's death are exaggerated, but not by much
With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood
The One Voice concert series at Six Flags Over Texas is all about Jesus. Unless, of course, you ask Six Flags Over Texas.
"Big Steve" Shein ready to make his departure
The coke-drenched era of nightclubs is over, but now a new group of entrepreneurs is ready to reinvent the scene
MossEisley is young and talented. Will that be enough to keep these four siblings and the boy next door away from the music industry's dark side?
Lewis makes more progress with Deep Elm Records
Robert Jenkins is getting the word out
A new alternative gallery gives the status quo a heave-ho
Falling down; One deluded man; Family matters; The Stick Men speak
Roxy Gordon was "one of the great outlaw artist misfits" and so much more
Published January 20, 1999
Russell Hobbs is born-again as a club owner
Jeff Swaney and Delphi Group are encouraging people to "take a walk on the fun side" of Deep Ellum
Lewis doesn't care if it's really good or really bad, as long as it's not middle-of-the-road
The Deep Ellum Center for the Arts is celebrating its first year. If it can't figure out what it wants to be, it may also be its last.
Deep-sixing Deep Ellum Records; The Tomorrowpeople play every song they know; Pleasant Grove gets Last Beat; Adventures of Jet hopes to be Born on the World Wide Web
Daisy makes Good Records
Quality Park Records doubles; Pinkston plans to bow; Doni Blair avoids the monkey suit; Charlie Gilder celebrates; Who is A Quick One; Punk rock lives in Arlington
The Flaming Lips come back from outer space to deliver The Soft Bulletin
Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum
Two local Web sites hope to bring Dallas music to the world
Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing
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?
Deep Ellum's legendary Theatre Gallery will reopen as the Center for the Arts. The question is, which arts?
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
New Bohemians reunion heals old and new wounds