A three-day fest like Wildflower - the biggest party Richardson throws -- isn't the full on marathon something like Bonnaroo is, but you've still got to pace yourself. With that in mind I decided to take it easy and catch just a set or two on Friday in an effort to be ready for Saturday's early day ... More >>
Is there such a thing as the end of festival season here? I don't know. What I do know is that there are a couple more this weekend -- Fort Worth Music Festival features twang on Friday and fuzzy guitar bliss on Saturday. And Wildflower remains the most fun I can imagine having in the general proxim ... More >>
As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>
If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>
The first week of college is here, so the Observer staff is providing you with some tips to get your through the first week/month/year.
My freshman year of college, my roommate used to play Wu-Tang Clan's 36 Chambers every night as she went to sleep. And not just start to finish. On repeat. I liked ... More >>
Hugely successful in their homeland of Great Britain, The Kooks have found it difficult to make commercial inroads in the United States. Perhaps it's the band's eclectic mix of rock, pop and reggae that has failed to connect with American audiences.
Speaking from Boston and in anticipation of toni ... More >>
The Twilight SingersSam HoldenThis week, since we won't be around on Monday, we're going to include Monday's shows in this here weekend round-up of sorts. And it just so happens that what may be the biggest show of the weekend is on Monday: The Twilight Singers and Margo & The Nuclear So & ... 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.Scogin MayoDave Castell and Vaden Todd Lewis, working on the Toadies' No Deliverance.David Castell is credited with producing some pretty success ... More >>
Edie BrickellCertainly not the biggest, but the most notable show coming to town is Heavy Make-Up at The Kessler Theater on Friday night. The group features Edie
Brickell, fellow New Bohemian Kenny Withrow and Spin
Doctors drummer Aaron Comess. This improvisational
band is certain to recall th ... More >>