Well folks, welcome to the best week of the year. "Why's that?" you might ask. Because Thanksgiving is this Thursday and it's the best holiday of the year. (Just ask our resident Englishman about it.) It's one of the rare times of the year when we all get to slow down, however briefly, and contempla ... More >>
The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Scott Beggs has always been a gambler, so he knows that every time you sit down at a tab ... More >>
North Texas already had more than its share of places to see live music. But it got a few notable additions in 2013, especially in Deep Ellum, where Three Links has wasted no time becoming a fixture and Twilite Lounge started to feel like it had been there for 50 years about three weeks after openin ... More >>
Seriously though, how excited are you Mumford & Sons fans? After canceling their show earlier in the summer due to health reasons, the boys are back in town. It's always nice to see a band make it up to the fans, and that's exactly what the indie folk/bluegrass darlings will do on Wednesday night. S ... More >>
We're fewer than five songs into the Dwarves' set, Friday night at Three Links, and the music has stopped, the drums have been kicked over, and the band has left the stage. No one seems immediately clear on what happened at that moment. No one, that is, except the guy standing right in front of me. ... More >>
Former bar LaGrange is quickly morphing into Deep Ellum's newest addition, Three Links. The bar will be headed by three members of the Odd Fellows society: Scott Beggs, owner of Fuzzy's Taco Shop and former La Grange manager, Oliver Peck, Elm Street Tattoo owner and acclaimed tattoo artist, and Kris ... More >>
If you recognize Kaia Bellanca Beggs, it's most likely been from walking through the door at recent Deep Ellum casualty La Grange. Handling the door, and other La Grange duties, was just one of her jobs. Kaia is quite immersed in the local music community and has her own small business doing makeup ... More >>
Hipsters everywhere rejoice! La Grange, the Deep Ellum music venue that closed last fall, will soon open again. Through multiple iterations that included casual bar food, various brunch buffets, a kitchen expansion and a recent stint with Rock and Roll Tacos, La Grange's food business never got it ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. If you play your cards right with a local music venue, all you need is a huge picture window as your marketing tool. Certainly anyone who has strolled by LaGrange and gazed inside felt th ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Ever look up at apartments above some of our local bars and wonder who the hell lives there? Meet Ilona Scheel, who resides just above Expo Park's Amsterdam Bar. No, she's not a crazy ca ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Carissa HughesAt the moment, Carissa Hughes works for American Airlines ... More >>
Turns out the announcement last month that Deep Ellum venue La Grange was going up for sale isn't the new only development at the bar/venue/restaurant: Today, the owners of the room, Rob and Stephanie Schumacher, have announced that they've officially brought area promoter and talent buyer Scott ... More >>
Brandon Kord Murphy, taken from his Facebook pageThere has already been an appalling amount of local musician deaths in the past year, but now we must add to that list one more -- the death of former Pimpadelic member Brandon Kord Murphy, who, according to former Pimpadelic manager Scott Beggs, w ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk. Scott BeggsScott Beggs, once one of the kids in the punk rock crowds back in the day, has been assembling live concerts in DFW since the mid-'9 ... More >>
North Of The Dial seems to have mixed feelings about the idea of a band as rowdy and raucous as Brutal Juice doing something as conventional as reunion shows. But there's no question in my mind about the poster for tomorrow night's show (with The Boom Boom Box, Saboteur, Chameleon Chamber Group and ... More >>
It's coming up on that time of the year...Sorry this is coming a little late, folks. Been busy around here all day. In fact, I just left our first planning meeting for the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards. What can I reveal? Well, we turn 21 this year, so there's that. Also, the showcase will ... More >>
David Cunniff Lives in Pain. Skinhead Jesse Chaddock lives in a Texas Prison. Who got the raw deal?
In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?
Gypsy Tea Room faces civil suit in Deep Ellum beating
Jesse Chaddock found guilty in Deep Ellum beating
Festivals abound this spring; enter our caption contest and win...something
Scott Beggs quits, and so do the Sparrows
With the arrest of skinhead Jesse Chaddock, rumors abound about thestate and safety of Deep Ellum
A father took his two teenage daughters to the Old 97's show. He endedup in the hospital with serious injuries. What really happened?
OHNO's demise, Vans Warped Tour and an interview with Scott Beggs
The Dallas Music Festival kicks off. That's a good thing, right?
Local music police welcome a new chief
First Friday celebrates its paper anniversary with a name change