Local musicians in Dallas have it tough. We don't have a cultivated, nationally-renowned music scene like Austin or Seattle, but there is plenty of great talent in the metroplex that is looking for a place to shine. Red Bull Sound Select is a sort of corporate incubator for local "on the rise musici ... More >>
Texans are a fortunate group of folk music fans. We have legends and emerging artists that have either called the Lone Star State home at some point or are firmly entrenched here, primarily playing and making their artistic livings here so that we have more than ample access to their words. One of ... More >>
A little background for those who are unfamiliar: Macaulay Culkin, otherwise known as "Kevin!?" from Home Alone, has a pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band. If you need more of an explanation than that -- well, there is none, sadly. Pizza Underground rewrites Velvet's hits with a pizza-centr ... More >>
We're taking over Deep Ellum on Saturday. Come along, will you?
It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
About a year ago, before tragedy twice struck the much-adored area greaser-punk three-piece Spector 45, first with frontman Frankie Campagna on New Year's Day and then again in March with bassist Adam Carter, the band had been approached about having their music used in an upcoming TV ad promoting t ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>