Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>
Photo by Allan Hayslip Known for his sophistication as a DJ, Reid Robinson (a.k.a. Woodtronic) gets groovy, laid back gigs spinning at spots like the Perot Museum and outdoor shows in Dallas Arts District. Not to say he can't pump (and punk) it up if needed...you can also see him spinning pretty reg ... 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. Best Jazz Act Damon K. Clark Damon K. Clark might ... More >>
Homegrown Music & Art FestivalSaturday, May 26, at Main Street Garden ParkFor the third annual installment of Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, the margins for bands have expanded to include all Texas acts. So this year's bill will feature Black Joe Lewis, Hayes Carll, Octopus Project and man ... More >>
The doors just opened on January 3 and the paint is barely dry, but Sandaga 813 has a long history leading up to their current revival of the former Minc space in Exposition Park. Co-owner Darryl "Sandaga" Thomas has been in Dallas 26 years and spent a portion of that time hosting an underground j ... More >>
"Yazz Flute!" At Amsterdam BarIt's Labor Day weekend, and the parties will be happening all over town. One of the most interesting is the Expo Park Jazz Festival's "The Many Faces of Jazz." This two-day jazz festival will happen at Amsterdam Bar on Sunday and Monday and will feature 14 local and ... More >>
Pool parties, cookouts and cold ones--probably the best way celebrate the Fourth of July around here. And, as we mentioned earlier this week, the Double Wide will have all of those things on Sunday night. The pool party starts at 7 p.m. and the concert, which features Bruce Springsteen, Replaceme ... More >>
With Unincorporated, the Earl Harvin Trio is no longer a jazz band. It's whatever it wants to be.
Centro-matic's second album is so good, it will break your heart
A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?
The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos
The times they are a-changin' at the Sons of Hermann
All the bands that fit,and one that quit
Leaning House Records puts a new slant on poetry
Houston club comes to town carrying a lawsuit with Elvis' estate
KNON fixture Roy Ashley bids a fiery farewell