Simon Raymonde

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    May 16, 2014

    Denton's Robert Gomez On His New Album Release and Moving To Seattle

    In the past five years, the local Dallas music scene has cranked out some incredible talent. St. Vincent, Sarah Jaffe, and the Baptist Generals have all been drowned in music critic acclaim, along with their more silent partner Robert Gomez. Gomez is no stranger to critical acclaim, having been give ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    The Angelus

    On A Dark & Barren Land "Gutterth Records"

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    March 24, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Eric Pulido, Midlake Guitarist and Jack of All Trades, Formally Takes on Public Speaking

    Eric Pulido‚ÄčAnyone who has ever seen Midlake in concert knows that guitarist and harmony-man Eric Pulido is a pretty funny guy. In fact, at some shows, he lightens the mood by working what seems like a miniature stand-up routine into the set. So it's safe to say that he's earned the role as the ba ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Lift to Experience Finds Its Way Along The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads

    The album artwork for Pearson's upcoming solo debut.‚ÄčIn this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we turn the page back to 2001, when former Observer writer Russell Lyday chronicled the rise of Lift To Experience. When the story was written, the band was about a year removed from its care ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007

    A Doc About Denton's Music Scene? Hell, Yeah, Sounds Awesome...In Your Dreams.

    If there had been a Denton rock doc, Lift to Experience would have totally been in it. Whilst touting Robert Gomez's rave in Mojo on Monday, we linked to the former Latin Pimp's Web site and noticed an intriguing nugget tucked away in his bio: "A documentary film called This Is Denton, inspired by t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2007

    Turns Out, It's Not Hard Out Here For a Pimp. But Only If You Were a Latin Pimp.

    We've known Robert Gomez a long time now -- ever since he was a pimp, matter of fact, which is to say a Latin Pimp, the band with which he's picked up more than a few Dallas Observer Music Awards. But now, he's the latest local (which is to say, Denton) export to rack up a few gold stars in the U.K. ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    The Golden Falcons are reeling after their encounter with a super trooper

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    July 20, 2006


    After a tour with the Flaming Lips, loads of hype and an amazing new record, the only thing Midlake's missing is confidence

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    March 16, 2006

    SXSW, 3/16/06

    At 12:25 this morning, Midlake's Eric Pulido grabbed the microphone at the Fox & Hound stage in Austin. "Cue smoke. Cue confetti." He then threw a small explosion of paper dots and streamers into the crowd, mimicking the over-the-top theatrics the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne had pulled off half an hou ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Making Kingfish Pies

    Denton's enigmatic Midlake en route to success--and paying off their credit cards

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    November 6, 2003

    Following Suit

    When record labels finally pay attention to Dallas, they usually likewhat they see

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    July 24, 2003

    Making Waves

    Denton's Midlake inks record deal, prepares debut LP

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    June 12, 2003

    He Got the Boot...

    And then he sold it on eBay

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    May 24, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Local bands release a few more albums this week -- though not necessarily in the U.S.

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    March 22, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Dallas-Denton-Forth Worth bands make their biggest impact yet at SXSW

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    February 1, 2001

    Waiting to Hit

    Lift to Experience finds its way at The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads

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    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

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    April 6, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Conspiracy theories; Bella Union strikes; a Wreck of a Room; X marks the spot