Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
Ever been backstage at House of Blues Dallas? Rachel Behring painted the cool murals you see on the walls back there of some of rock and soul's legends. But hell, that's just her showing she loves where she works ... and who wouldn't? Behring spent a good stretch of time managing backstage at HOB, a ... More >>
This weekend, Homegrown Music and Arts Festival will gather some of the area's biggest and most interesting bands at Main Street Garden Park. This year, the lineup is once again all Texans, after the festival's organizers decided they were losing the focus of the thing by expanding beyond the stat ... More >>
If you haven't heard, next month's Bon Appetit will name the 20 most important restaurants in America. Dallas didn't make the list. Texas got two nods -- both Uchi and Franklin BBQ in Austin were mentioned -- but instead of celebrating Lone Star Pride, I'd rather examine why Dallas was not included. ... 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. This piece originally appeared in our March 1 issu ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
"Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
As we wind down the month of June and find ourselves square in the middle of 2012, there's that old familiar nudge to gather, quantify, qualify and categorize the local music we've enjoyed so far this year. Here are some of of favorites.
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Where will we go when Austin stops being so weird?Anyone who has visited Austin's South By Southwest music festival more than once over the last decade has noticed a huge evolution in Austin's music scene. Most of Austin's longtime music lovers repeat the same cry year after year -- that this on ... More >>
White RabbitsWhen White Rabbits headlines The Loft this Saturday, the band won't be doing so as part of a big national tour. Rather, the group, which has been holed up in Austin for the past few weeks working on their upcoming, third long player, is treating its brief swing of Texas dates as a br ... More >>
Pete and Nick did a bang-up job covering South by Southwest's music fest over on DC9 at Night. But Friend of Unfair Park Big Jon Daniel directs our attention to this holy-effing-ess moment: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears' Friday-afternoon lunchtime treat at the Austin Convention Center featuring ... More >>
Telegraph Canyon, Doug Burr, Seryn, Monahans, Birds & Batteries, Glen FarrisHailey's Club, DentonDecember 4, 2010Better than: paying for your own wassail.Telegraph CanyonThe folks at Spune have not only established themselves as a leading local label and promotion company. They've also become ... More >>
Earlier this week, in advance of the Morning Benders's upcoming performance at the Kessler Theatre on Saturday night, we caught up with the Northern California-based band's frontman Chris Chu. His band had just returned from the European leg of their tour, and was preparing to travel the US in s ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>
There's not enough time in the day to release all of Bob Pollard's music
Leave it to two Yankee sisters to kick it TX style