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Sharon Van Etten

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    October 20, 2014

    Sharon Van Etten at Kessler Theater, 10/17/14

    Sharon Van Etten With Tiny Ruins Kessler Theater, Dallas Friday, October 17, 2014 There are shows that are a joy because they celebrate the music; the recent War on Drugs show is a great recent example. And there are shows that are a joy because of what you learn about the artist. Friday's performa ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/17-10/19

    The weekend is here and as per usual there's a few suggestions for concerts around Dallas that we'd like to throw your way. No pressure. The choice is yours. But, just know that Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias are gonna hold it down at American Airlines Center, Sharon Van Etten hits the Kessler, pop se ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Angel Olsen's Missed Connection Victory Lap Comes to Dallas

    On Monday night at Three Links, Angel Olsen began her set with two rolicking numbers, "Forgiven/Forgotten" and "Hi-Five," the second and third tracks on her outstanding new record, Burn Your Fire For No Witness. Olsen's opening choices were auspicious because the songs let her show off her solid fou ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, March 14-17

    Although it may appear that many of your friends are at South by Southwest this weekend, battling crowds and struggling to find solutions to basic things like parking, eating and peeing, there is still much fun to be had on your own turf this weekend. This spring weather is a breeding ground for tou ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Six of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Residents, Fleetwood Mac and More

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten Thursday, March 14, at McFarlin Auditorium Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' North American tour, although they won't last long. The 12-date tour kicks off right here in Dallas, in support of the band's latest creation, Push the S ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    10 Acts to Catch at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I've been to every Fun Fun Fun Fest since its inception in 2006, back when it was a one-night event and Spoon played to a small crowd of very cold attendees. Since then, the fest has grown in scope and size, seen legends and up-and-comers grace its stages, and matured out of its original Austin loca ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten

    Saturday, November 3, at Trees

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    The Overserved's Guide To Dallas During Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I haven't always been a festival person. Managing the stages and sets of so many performances, trying to balance the experience with both previously loved artists and the opportunity to experience something new is fulfilling, but can be overwhelming. One great thing about being the bratty cousin to ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Top Five Schedule Conflicts at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Headlined by reunited legends like X, Run-D.M.C. and Public Image Ltd, this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest has a little something for the older folks, as well as the young. With that much talent over three days, there are bound to be some tough decisions between stages. Here are a few scheduling conflic ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    Ten of the Best Fall Concerts

    See also: Six of the summer's best concerts With this recent open-window weather comes the pitter-patter of the fall concert season, tugging at our sleeve and asking us to pleeeaaase hold it. There's plenty to teethe on in Dallas over the next three or four months, including bigger festivals like ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Ten of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Wanda Jackson, Helio Sequence, John Legend and More

    Check out our amazingly comprehensive concert calendar for more Wanda JacksonThursday, September 27, at Granada Theater, $24-$49The last time the incomparable Wanda Jackson came to town, she was backed by the King Bucks at the Kessler Theater. On air on 1310-AM The Ticket a few days later, King Buck ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Eleven of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Mission of Burma, Willie Nelson, Ben Folds Five, Brutal Juice and More

    Mission of Burma Friday, September 14, at Dan's Silverleaf, $13/$16Spune productions' Lance Yocom has been sitting on this show for a while. The Boston punk act, whose reunion has lasted longer than its original run, should make for an interesting show at Dan's. Expect it to be packed and loud.S ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    The Five-Minute DC9 At Night/Good Records Challenge!

    Welcome to the inaugural Five-Minute DC9 At Night/Good Records Challenge! Here, we take some of our favorite touring artists and the occasional Dallas personality to that treasured musical playground, Good Records, for our own version of Supermarket Sweep, to see what they come up with. The challe ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    A Sucker For Your Marketing: A Conversation

    When Observer Web Editor Nick Rallo and I shuffled down to SXSW last week, we both noticed the same thing: The somewhat icky marketing that seems to have inundated the Austin music festival, to the point where even the fans themselves were part of the brand. Here's an excerpt of a conversation we ha ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests, to down-right lame. Below, you'll find their submissio ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    10 Lessons Learned at SXSW 2012, Day One

    SXSW soldiers on through Sunday, of course, but before our minds go supernova from the the plethora of great music, we'd like to share a few important things learned after Day One in the Chaos Machine. Also, our feet are like blood balloons so we need to sit down. That's another lesson: Bring 1,400 ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Mixtape Monday: Tired of Hearing About Lana Del Rey? Listen to These Ladies

    After listening to Lana Del Rey's Born to Die over the weekend, I have to say, as usual, Sasha Frere-Jones nails the thinkpiece so we don't have to. I felt the need to give this woman, who's already been unnecessarily dissected, a chance. She does have a great voice, I just don't know if she'll ever ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Sallie Ford Gives Us Her Top Five Favorite Female-Fronted Acts

    Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside​Current Portland-dweller Sallie Ford has come on strong to quite strong this year. While her and her band had built up steam before the end of 2010, the group's New Years Eve show in front of a packed house of almost 8,000 while supporting the Avett Brothers in ... More >>

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