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    June 26, 2014
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    June 23, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/23 - 6/29

    Well Dallas, it's finally officially summer, which can only mean on thing: lots and lots of rain. Hey, wait a minute. That's supposed to be "crazy heat," isn't it? Okay, so sometimes life is a little unpredictable, but neither that nor the weather are going to be keeping us from checking out concert ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 5/6 - 5/18

    It's about time Dallas has a throwback weekend, don't you think? Well, even if you don't think so, that's a good part of what you're going to get. From here to Choctaw Casino, bands who had their day in that exciting epoch of history between the 1970s and the '90s will be swarming the North Texas ar ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, May 12 - 18

    Another weekend come and another weekend gone. Hopefully we all spent some quality time with our beloved mothers yesterday, having most likely spent all day Saturday doing some quality day drinking. (Or maybe we were just day drinking with our mothers.) It was perfect weather for both, in fact. Nat ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Ten Rules of the Rave: A Guide to Underground Dance Party Etiquette

    Electronic music's recent surge in popularity comes with serious side effects for underground-party aficionados. Suddenly, Daft Punk is winning Grammys, and drunk girls (and guys) are ruining life at 4 a.m. in a warehouse somewhere. By Sarah Stanley-Ayre Take this recent incident: Under a haunting ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013
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    October 10, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, October 10-16

    The temperature is dropping and the changing of the season is finally within reach. Gone are the days of triple digits, at least until next year, and sweet relief has arrived. It feels amazing outside, but there's always those weirdos who insist it's "so cold" once it starts to hit below 70 degrees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The 53 Best Show Announcements of September 2013

    Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar --here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.

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    September 18, 2013

    The 39 Best Show Announcements of September (So Far)

    Every week more and more shows are added to the Dallas Observer live music calendar -- here's how to make sure your show is included. And you can always peruse every upcoming concert on our calendar. Below are this month's additions, the newest are in bold.

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    May 30, 2013

    Ten Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 30-June 5

    Hey guys, guess what. Scientists recently decided that the world could instantly turn into a solid state at any moment, so before that happens, go catch these 10 must-see concerts in DFW. Scroll down to make your bucket list, then find the link to this terrifying NPR article on page two.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    What Happens When Being a DJ is No Longer Satisfying?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Why EDM Is Thriving While Other Genres Are Sinking

    DJs are the new rock stars? Maybe. (Although chefs are already the new rock stars.) Still, the big name DJs do seem to be living pretty large, what with the constant travel to exotic locations, goofily-clad fans, eager women, drugs and parties. Just swap MacBooks for guitars and it doesn't look so d ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Where Are The Women in EDM?

    By Katie Bain In the past three years, one woman has ranked in DJ Magazine's yearly Top 100 DJs poll. (Lisa Lashes, #75, 2009). The international EDM circuit is dominated by men like Justice, Diplo, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, David Guetta and Avicii, and the underground scene is as mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Ten of This Week's Big Show Announcements: Pink, Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker, Unsilent Night and More

    Pink Friday, February 22, at American Airlines Center, $39.50 I get the appeal of Britney, Christina and Gaga, but Pink has always been the bad girl of the current run of massive pop singers. Nevertheless, she's carved out a niche for herself, and this show will likely sell out.See also:- Ten con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Eric Prydz on Swedish Techno, The Future of Dance Music and The Identity Festival

    Identity Festival sets up shop at Gexa Energy Pavilion tomorrow, August 10. The touring electronic dance music festival sprang to life last year, with the help of celebrity DJs Kaskade and Steve Aoki, and just hit the road on its second North American tour. This year includes sets by Wolfgang Gartne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [Update at 2:48 a.m]: Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official anno ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Ten Things Your Outfit Says About You

    Some folks attend South by Southwest to look at bands, but a good many passing through the 2012 edition seem to enjoy the added benefits of being looked at, as well. Even without haute couture, music fans and opportunists on the streets of Austin send a wealth of subliminal messages to each other si ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Steve Aoki Talks Production Skills, Badminton and Tacos

    Electro house musician Steve Aoki is much more than your run-of-the-mill remixer. Besides running the influential Dim Mak record label, Aoki also owns two restaurants, works with artists as diverse as Duran Duran and Drake, has a clothing line, invented his own brand of headphones and plays more tha ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Sore Losers & Marty B at Trees and the Rest of Your Weekend

    Colin McDermottSore Losers​This weekend is a big one for Sore Losers, who are celebrating the release of their new EP, We Are Sore Losers, at Trees on Saturday night. Joining them on the bill is Dallas Cowboy Martellus "I Love Cap N Crunch" Bennett, as well as a host of other local hip-hop acts.If ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Foster The People, Eisley and This Week's Show Announcements

    Foster The People​If you're thinking, "If I hear 'Pumped Up Kicks' one more time, I'm gonna pull a gun on someone and make them outrun my bullets," then you should definitely not read on. The band responsible for the song, Foster The People, has strategically planned to start selling tickets to it ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    August 5, 2011

    Last Night: Sitting Through The Two-Hour Electric Daisy Carnival Experience Film

    Electric Daisy Carnival ExperienceAugust 4, 2011 Better than: anything else going on in Hurst last night. Granted, we're not familiar with weeknight activities in Hurst, but the screening was sold out, which indicates some level of excitement.​Last night's premiere of the Electric Daisy Carnival ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Good Friday: Third Eye Blind at Taste Of Addison, and the Rest of This Weekend's Shows

    Third Eye Blind​Not the strongest weekend we've ever had, but there are still some pretty solid shows happening around town. The show scheduled for Saturday at the Taste Of Addison Main Stage isn't really one of them, but it's definitely the weirdest bill we've seen in a long time: Third Eye Blind ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Show Announcements: Seryn Benefit Show, Archers Of Loaf Reunion and Over 100 More...

    Seryn​Denton's Seryn have been riding high since the release of their debut full-lenth, This Is Where We Are. And, in the midst of all the hype the band has been receiving, they've found a way to give back. On Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m., the band will perform a benefit concert at Bethany Luther ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 23: DJ WISHFM

    ​Wade Randolph Hampton, aka DJ WISHFM, is seasoned at his craft. The DJ/booker/promoter and now, band manager, has been spinning for 25 years at this point. Never one to slow down, Hampton books for The W's rooftop club, Ghostbar, serves as that club's resident DJ, and manages popular local acts i ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: Day 26, Butch Walker, Benny Benassi, Letters to Cleo, Steve Aoki, Queensryche, Gavin Rossdale

    Another weekend, another flurry of Youtube videos showing you what you could have seen this weekend around the ol' Metroplex...Day 26 on Thursday, May 21, at House of BluesP. Diddy's modern-day boy band Day 26, stars MTV's Making the Band, stopped through town late last week for a show at the House ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Good Friday: The Memorial Day Weekend Edition

    Hey guys, it's a long weekend! Who knew!  Fortunately, we've already talked about most of the top shows coming happening around the region either on the blog or in print. Still, there's some others we think you should know about--and, certainly, that you should check out, should you get the ch ... More >>