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Stevie Ray Vaughan

  • Music

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Dallas Blues Artists

    The Lone Star State has long produced some of the greatest blues legends to ever pick up a guitar or stand behind a microphone. Legends like Albert Collins from Leona, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins from Centerville and Johnny Winter from Beaumont all have found the blues in Texas. Hell, we even have a Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The 10 Texas Blues Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

    Watching the Devil tune his guitar in the middle of the night isn't how Robert (or Tommy) Johnson imagined he'd be spending his Saturday night. When that ol' demon started playing songs, fire flew from his fingertips as an otherworldly sound reverberated into the night. According to legend, despite ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Gary Myrick on Working With Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wilson Pickett and Big Audio Dynamite

    Born and raised in Dallas, Gary Myrick found his greatest success after moving to California and forming The Figures. In 1980, Gary Myrick & The Figures released a self-titled album that featured the new wave hit "She Talks in Stereo." The song, along with another Myrick original, ended up in the mo ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    What Are You Thankful For?

    Sitting around the house waiting for Turkey Day to roll around got me to thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. Of course, I'm lucky to have my family and friends and, these days, I am very thankful to have a job. But musically speaking, the Dallas scene has provided many a band, show and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Kirby Warnock Opens Buddy Vaults to Show Off Rare Early Pics of Stevie Ray, Jimmie Vaughan

    I noted this a few weeks back, but for those who've forgotten: Jimmie Vaughan will make his Oak Cliff homecoming on Thursday with a show at the Texas Theatre, part of the ongoing "Soul of Oak Cliff" series organized by Kirby Warnock. And leading up to that momentous occasion, Warnock -- there at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best Group Act, Best Blues Act, Best Hard Rock Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Group, Best Blues and Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Ten Songs That Will Maybe, Hopefully, Possibly Help Us Get A Little Rain in North Texas, Please.

    ​According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Don is headed for Texas. Although this forecast sounds like something to be happy about -- Dallas could use some much-needed rain from Don's periphery -- CBS is reporting that North Texas will most likely see no effects from the storm, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    The Conversation: How Is Gentrification Affecting Austin's Music Scene?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Robert Cray and Stevie Ray at Club Redux For Q102

    ​Back in January 1987, if memory serves, Club Redux stood at the site of the present-day Taco Cabana on Lower Greenville, and that old Observer ad you see at right more or less hints at the kinds of acts that played there back when -- a little bit of this, a whole lotta that. But that advertisemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Back to the Cellar Club!

    Back when we HQ'd downtown in the old KLIF building on Commerce, plenty of old-timers made note of the fact that, why, just across the street, matter of fact, was the old Cellar  -- the Dallas outpost of the Fort Worth mainstay that opened in '59 and birthed most of the blues-rock that would co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Go Oak Cliff Shares Details on Sunday's "Ethical Meat" Barbecue Contest and Festival

    ​Teams have been practicing and judges (including two City of Ate contributors) are advised to begin fasting as Oak Cliff is about to get smoked out this weekend for the Blues, Bandits & Barbeque street party.The festival takes place outside and inside the Kessler Theater and surrounding neigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The "Lost" Stevie Ray Vaughan Recordings of '78

    ​Your week-ending farewell comes a little earlier than usual this week with good reason: Twenty years ago today, at around this very time, I was sitting at my desk at the Dallas Times Herald writing for the afternoon edition the front-page obituary for Stevie Ray Vaughan, who died in a helicopter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Texas Cannonball Takes Over The Zoo in '75

    ​When we took a long, deep hit of Foghat at January Sound Studio back in April, a Friend of Unfair Park was kind to remind: Freddie King also recorded a set there in '75 for KZEW. March 31, 1975, to be exact -- about a year and a half before the Gilmer-born guitar-slinger died of heart failure at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    From Jess and Kelly to Dimebag and Willie, the New Hard Rock Cafe Finds Wallspace for Plenty of Local Favorites

    Patrick MichelsA signed guitar from Tripping Daisy, to their friends at the Hard Rock Cafe. Dallas' new Hard Rock Cafe is a week away from its opening at Victory Park's southern end--forming, along with the nearby House of Blues and Hooters, a mecca in three parts for a particular sort of music fan. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Gig Alert: Pops Carter at Dan's Silverleaf Tonight

    Some blues you can use: Tonight at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, the 88-year-old Pops Carter will bust out his hardcore blues, funk and soul sound to teach the young folk a thing or two.Don't know Carter? You should; he's been living in Denton since 1969. His musical beginnings came out of Louisiana a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Jimmie Vaughan Tells The New American That Our Country's Got The Nobody-Reads-The-Constitution-No-More Blues

    The New American tends not to be anyone's first go-to source for arts and entertainment news, but, alas, that hasn't stopped the magazine from taking the time to check in with Dallas native, blues guitar legend and Stevie Ray sibling, Jimmie Vaughan this morning.Why? Well, mostly because Vaughan's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    The Long Arm of the Law: Constable Jaime Cortes Talks Cesar Chavez

    Constable Jaime Cortes Twice in the comments affixed to Sam's Ross Avenue item from yesterday, folks mention that a constable was spotted along Ross trying to gather signatures for the Cesar Chavez Task Force. But even before we posted the item, on Wednesday morning a Friend of Unfair Park mentioned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Gerard Dirkx Offers His Take On The Greatest DFW Rock Artists

    Sparrowbox, the tongue-in-cheek experimental punk and psychedelic outfit led by Gerard Dirkx, former frontman of legendary Dallas 70’s new wave band The Telefones, is taking mockery to new heights. In a recent email, Dirkx states that the Dallas Times Herald (which, y'know, folded in '91) “jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    The Cut*Off Come Home

    Ft. Worth garage rock wonders The Cut*Off are finally coming home after a couple of months spent touring places far beyond their normal haunts. Out supporting the impressive new effort Packaged Up For Beginners, the Cut*Off headed to Chicago after SXSW and even ventured across the border for the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    A Metal Monument, Or: Trying to Build a Bronze Statue of Dimebag Darrell

    Ideally, the statue of Dimebag Darrell would be larger than this eight-and-a-half-inch, $99.95 figurine. The two dudes trying to erect a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott statue in Dallas got a big boost this week: Revolver ("The World's Loudest Rock Magazine!") ran a little piece about the efforts of Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Metal Monument, Literally

    Ideally, the statue of Dimebag Darrell would be larger than this eight-and-a-half-inch, $99.95 figurine. The two dudes trying to erect a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott statue in Dallas got a big boost this week: Revolver ("The World's Loudest Rock Magazine!") ran a little piece about the efforts of Housto ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    October 15, 2007

    Re*Cov*Ering Deep Ellum

    Hal Samples The winning entry in the Re*Cov*Er mural competition Saturday night Took the missus and the 4-year-old who lives in our house down to Deep Ellum Saturday evening, where I was among the 93 or so judges in the Re*Cov*Er mural series contest. Re*Cov*Er's a project sponsored by the Deep Ell ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    Oddities

    Still more sad stuff, plus the good news that the Longhorn will host a show

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    September 6, 2007

    Please Release Me

    Big ups to those who are gettin' down

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    August 16, 2007

    The Icarus Line

    Black Lives at the Golden Coast (V2)

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    He Sure as Heckfire Remembers You

    Filter has a Q&A this morning with The Greatest of All Dallas-Born Actors, Stephen Tobolowsky. And while the man's nothing short of The Greatest of All Interview Subjects, he does recount here one tale I've never heard before -- about the time he reunited his old Kimball High School band mate Stevi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Selling Stevie Ray

    Turns out, Heritage Auction Galleries in Oak Lawn was indeed approached about selling off those stolen Stevie Ray Vaughan items after all. This afternoon, Unfair Park spoke with Doug Norwine, the consignment director for the company's entertainment memorabilia department, and he confirms that in May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Get High Everybody, Get High

    The Nightcaps, pictured here during their 1960s heyday, influenced the Vaughans and the Top. And, yes, the word is still "Thunderbird." So, enough with the young paying homage to the old. Seems like the old -- well, c'mon, you know what I mean -- can manage just fine on their own. Several of Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Didn't You Used to Be a Guitar Hero?

    Clark Vogeler, closest to the camera, says playing Guitar Hero makes him feel like a virtual guitar hero. Which is odd, since he used to be one in real life. I got to page 112 in the November 16 issue of Rolling Stone--the one with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the cover--when I noticed the da ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006

    Deep Art

    Deep Ellum comes alive in the daylight

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    February 9, 2006

    So Blue

    These musicians have the blues, but they're happy to be here

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    May 5, 2005
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    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

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    September 30, 2004
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    June 17, 2004

    Party Bard-y

    Shakespeare's greatest guffaws and ha-has

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Blues Club

    Hole in the Wall

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    North Mississippi Allstars

    51 Phantom (Tone-Cool)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Blues Club

    Hole in the Wall

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Pete Townshend

    Live The Empire 1998 & Live Sadler's Wells 2000 (Eel Pie)

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Texas weakly

    The Monthly's music issue strikes a bum note

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh, look...it's another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    September 23, 1999
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    March 25, 1999
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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

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    April 30, 1998
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    February 19, 1998

    The glory of Bugs

    Texas guitar hero Bugs Henderson wouldn't swap family for fame

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    November 27, 1997
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