Alright Dallas, your weekend is looking pretty flush. We've got twelve great live music picks for you this week, but unfortunately, seven of them take place between Friday and Saturday alone. Whereas last week brought us a bunch of weekday shows (see also: cubicle hangovers), you'll be able to catch ... More >>
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 the best of last month's additions. The newest are in bold.
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.
There's no doubt that many contributions made to musical projects outside of the North Texas region by artists living in this area often go unnoticed. From playing with acts such as GWAR (Casey Orr) to Ben Harper (Jordan Richardson and Justin Pate) to Murder by Death (Matt Armstrong), current and fo ... More >>
See also: Full Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup announced Fun Fun Fun Fest dropped its free aftershow list today, including names like Superchunk, Dwarves, Imperial Teen, Liturgy, Seaweed, Nachtmystium, plus local showings from Sundress, Fungi Girls, Power Trip and A.Dd . Other notables: There will be a Bo ... More >>
Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, has been doing his project for more than a decade now. On the heels of his latest record, Life Will Write the Words, he returns to Dallas on Friday, with States and The Scene Aesthetic. En route to San Diego from Las Vegas, Avary called and we discuss ... More >>
Mike BrooksScratch Acid at Trees Since this Sunday is Christmas, we decided to do something a little different with this week's edition of My First Show. Checking back in with a number of the people we interviewed this year, we wanted their takes on the best shows they saw, and to also get a ... More >>
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. Tre Orsi. That's Matt on the far right.When he isn't recording, tour managing, or running sound for other bands, Matt Barnhart has ... More >>
Erykah BaduThis morning, our parent company, Village Voice Media formally announced the 2011 lineup for our annual SXSW party, which this year will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Austin Music Hall. The all-ages affair, co-sponsored by Frank 151, will feature performanc ... More >>
Robert BostickYesterday we chatted with chef Brian Luscher owner of The Grape, the venerable Greenville Avenue American bistro that is celebrating it's 38th anniversary this month. He spoke about great cuisine done well, wanting to do a great job and make his clients happy. We also discusse ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>
Pete FreedmanAfter a day filled with old favorites like Superchunk and new ones like The xx, heading to see a new band like Band of Skulls seemed fitting. And it worked out...What day is it today? Saturday? Let's see... got here on Wednesday... and that was Day One... so I guess yesterday was Day ... More >>
Some pretty exciting news out of our New York flagship this early afternoon, as our sister paper up there, the Village Voice, has gone ahead and announced the lineup for this year's Village Voice Media day-party at South by Southwest. And it's a looker, too, featuring some classic indie and some bu ... More >>
Get Guilty (Matador)
Josh Venable, pictured doing the job he doesn't have as of today, damn it. There will be no Adventure Club on Sunday -- this Sunday or any other in the near future, at least not on KDGE-FM (102.1). Minutes after his pal Zac Crain posted the news on FrontBurner, Josh Venable called Unfair Park with t ... More >>
Remember the Night Parties (Sub Pop)
No need for ACL--there was plenty to see within Dallas city limits
A Good Ground (Kanine)
Dignity and Shame (Merge)
Sunday, January 23, at Hailey's
Damageplan's New Found Power will leave you all warm andfuzzy
Local bands unite!
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
Dallas says goodbye to DJ Rich Soul
The Top 10 Things I Downloaded in 2001 That Weren't Applications Made to Download Things That Aren't Applications
Back to business as usual: I dig music
Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.
Superchunk proves you can say more with a whisper than a scream. So, Here's to Shutting Up.
Sebastopol (Artemis Records)
Jenny Toomey tries to figure out the future of music--for herself and everyone else
Built to Spill
A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network
Everything happens at the right time for Alejandro Escovedo
Girls Can Tell that Spoon's Britt Daniel is an unlikely soul man
X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?
Deanna Varagona of Lambchop
Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes
Don't ask Ani DiFranco about her business
After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they're not working for you.
Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer
Whiskeytown and No Depression pour into town
Hurst-based BottleCap Records declares a declaration of independents
If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?