Subject:

Stuart Sikes

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Why KERA's Jeff Whittington Took a Break From Music, and Why He Came Back

    Jeff Whittington does not work on the most musically inclined part of your radio dial. Yet the executive producer of KERA's Think with Krys Boyd and host of the long running Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, a concept started by the late Glenn Mitchell with whom Whittington worked as a producer for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, February 14-17

    Patti Labelle Thursday, February 14, at The American Airlines Center, $31-$86 KSOC-FM "Old School" 94.5 has earned the nickname "The Baby Making Station," as the station's nighttime programming of "Old School Lovin'" has become a go-to staple of gatherings in the area. So it comes as no surprise tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The 15 Best North Texas Releases of 2012

    In a year when Kickstarter efforts have ballooned from humble requests to egocentric slaps in the face, the recording, funding and distribution of albums has taken on a different hue, as the chasm between what you can do "yourself" and what labels are offering gets wider and deeper. A few of the art ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Somebody's Darling Are Ready For Their Close-up

    Guitarist David Ponder is sitting in a bar on Lower Greenville, feeling cautiously optimistic. His band, Somebody's Darling, just released its sophomore album, Jank City Shakedown, and he thinks it's something special. "I don't know if I would call this album a make-it-or-break-it record," Ponder s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    RTB2 On Their New Album: "Every Record Should Feel Like The First"

    "We felt a certain level of exhaustion," drummer Grady Sandlin admits, discussing his band, RTB2, and their now-legendary rate of playing shows. "I've never been criticized to my face about playing too much, but I've heard others say that people criticized us for it," he says. Weary from their wor ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Battle Bots: Ishi and More Throw Elbows at Tonight's Waka Winter Classic

    The Wakarusa Winter Classic is a traveling battle of the bands, spanning 17 cities in the Midwest and South. Six groups play Dallas' competition tonight at 2826 Arnetic, and votes from the crowd ultimately decide the winner. Winning bands earn a spot on Wakarusa's lineup, which features Avett Brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Crushed Stars Announces New Album, Shares Music Video

    ​The last time Frisco's Crushed Stars released a record, 2010's Convalescing in Braille, singer Todd Gautreau -- the man behind the moniker -- only played one show. It happened on a Thursday night at La Grange and that was it.Now, fans can expect the same as Crushed Stars announces plans to releas ... 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 >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Oil Boom

    Black Waxy (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Bonus MP3: RTB2 -- "Goon"

    The art for RTB2's upcoming 8-track release, which will be for sale, starting at this weekend's 35 Conferette.​Exciting news out of RTB2 camp this week, as Ryan Thomas Becker and Grady Don Sandlin, the Best Group in town according to the voters in our 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards, pass along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    My First Show: Drawn By Jaymz's James Porter Was Introduced To The Smell of Marijuana at a Crystal Gayle Show

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Drawn by Jaymz​When he hasn't been drumming for The Tah Dahs, The Happy Bullets, or his latest band, Dispo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    At the Texas Theatre, Just Because We Never Miss a Ribbon-Cutting With the Mayor

    Photos by Harry WilonskyMayor Tom Leppert and Delia Jasso joined the Aviation Cinemas gang and Stuart Sikes (in the green sweater) officially re-open the Texas Theatre​I did indeed take the 7-year-old who lives in my house to the Texas last night for its official re-opening, where Mayor Tom declar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Idol Records Releases New Chris Holt Christmas Jam, Preps Sophomore Album From The O's

    "Um, I actually ordered a Tuaca?"​2010 wasn't the biggest year Idol Records has ever seen. The once-dominant local label responsible for past releases from area favorites such as the Old 97's, Centro-matic, Chomsky, [Daryl], The Crash That Took Me, Black Tie Dynasty, PPT, The O's and others releas ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Kill The Dance Floor -- "Stare"

    ​Last year, brothers Mick and Raul Espinoza were plying their new wave craft under the moniker Mahteo. They even recorded a pretty cool debut album, The NuWave Republic. Although that record mined the classic '80s influences of Joy Division and The Cure a little too blatantly, it nevertheless had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    DOMA XXI: And The Nominees Are...

    This year's trophy will look nothing like the Heisman. Sorry to get your hopes up.A few weeks back, the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards balloting process began--somewhat quietly, I admit.  Distinguished area musicians, producers, booking agents, sound engineers, bloggers, journalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    The Best Albums In Dallas Music, 2008: Calhoun Pops In At No. 4

    Editor's Note: Over the next 10 days, I'll be presenting my favorite local records of the year, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1, one album a day. Keep checking back to see how the list pans out, and, in the meantime, click after the jump to see albums No. 20-11 in the Top 20 list that will update ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008
  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Calhoun

    Falter.Waver.Cultivate (Artist Garage)

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Area New Wave Act Mahteo Is Now Kill The Dance Floor

    Local new wave revivalist band Mahteo has changed its name to Kill the Dance Floor. Even though The NuWave Republic EP, the band’s debut, was released just this past February, founding member Rene “Micky” Espinoza said the name had to change: “People used to think that Mahteo was either a me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    DOMA XX: And The Nominees Are...

    Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Treasure Hunt

    Two years after Dove Hunter first burst onto the scene, the band finally unveils its anticipated debut

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    Shibboleth

    Experiment in Error (Idol)

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    An Unfair Park Exclusive: "Digging Up Bones" with Some Brand-New Bobby Patterson and Shibboleth

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bobby ... Patterson at the Dallas Observer Music Awards last year, with Shibboleth as his backing band This is a very special treat, exclusively for the Friends of Unfair Park: A few days ago, Shibboleth's Don Cento shot me a few demos Shibboleth and some Very Special Guest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Local New Wave Act Mahteo Gets a Face Lift

    The retro new wavers in Dallas' Mahteo are undergoing several changes. Founding member Rene Espinosa recently filled us in: “We are getting a new guy who will dedicate himself to vocals and we are even changing the name of the band.” Rene, who formed the band with his brother, Raul, said a new ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    El Gato

    Surrender! (El Gato/Motherload Music)

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Q&A: Dove Hunter on Recording and Flying Scorpions

    Bring on the flying scorpions, guys! (Lee Setty) Dove Hunter has been slowly gaining a reputation as one of the Dallas area’s best new bands, despite having only a few unmastered demo tracks on its MySpace page. But with members hailing from defunct-but-still-beloved local acts like Mandarin, Doo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    IAMX, The Hourly Radio

    Tuesday, November 6, at Club Dada

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007
  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    5 x 2 = 10

    Five to remember...and five to hope for

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Beat No More

    Deep Ellum's largest recording studio, after lingering in limbo for months, is finally sold for parts

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Cast your vote for the 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards; On Saturday, say goodbye to Slick 57

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Slowride

    C/S (Deep Elm)

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Cat Power

    The Greatest (Matador)

  • Music

    December 22, 2005
  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The Golden Falcons make some animal friends; minc celebrates three "interesting" years

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Radiant goes Over There, Ward Richmond goes to jail and every band in Dallas gets put on hold

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Spanking New

    The Spree set off fireworks, Corn Mo might be a giant and more

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Festivals abound this spring; enter our caption contest and win...something

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Army of Two

    The Tah-Dahs and The Happy Bullets are such a cute couple

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Young Gun

    Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Husker Du--and that's a good place to be

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Drumroll, Please

    Dallas Observer Music Awards 2005

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Record Setter

    Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    The State of Ohio

    Dylan Silvers tears a hole through [DARYL]'s old walls

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Pleasantly Surprised

    A Dallas fave looks forward to the release of a new album

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Back and Blue

    Breakfast at Tiffanys made a lot of people sick to their stomachs. Can Todd and Toby Pipes make them forget?

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    The hiatus is over for The Legendary Fritz

  • More >>
Loading...