Want to contribute to a good cause while also getting a sweet hookup on some concert tickets? Sure you do. For the third year running, the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest are hosting a scavenger hunt in Deep Ellum as a way to preview the upcoming festival (it takes place November 7 to 9 in Austin) and to ... More >>
North Texas already had more than its share of places to see live music. But it got a few notable additions in 2013, especially in Deep Ellum, where Three Links has wasted no time becoming a fixture and Twilite Lounge started to feel like it had been there for 50 years about three weeks after openin ... More >>
Former bar LaGrange is quickly morphing into Deep Ellum's newest addition, Three Links. The bar will be headed by three members of the Odd Fellows society: Scott Beggs, owner of Fuzzy's Taco Shop and former La Grange manager, Oliver Peck, Elm Street Tattoo owner and acclaimed tattoo artist, and Kris ... More >>
I haven't always been a festival person. Managing the stages and sets of so many performances, trying to balance the experience with both previously loved artists and the opportunity to experience something new is fulfilling, but can be overwhelming. One great thing about being the bratty cousin to ... More >>
Welcome to Thunderdome. The 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards poll is now live, and you can go right here and do what America does best: vote on their computer. Or you could go "old school" and find a paper ballot, like the one in this week's issue, then bring it to our November 10 showcase in Deep ... More >>
Thursday, June 7, at Dada
In these economic times, the live music budget in many households is one of the first to go. When things get tight you either need superior finagling skills or a place to see free shows. Of course, there are tons of free shows in town. In fact, if you head over to Potbelly right now you'll catch a g ... More >>
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Thursday, October 11, at Granada Theater, $25Legendary Canadian post rock act Godspeed You! Black Emperor have reunited for the first tour in nearly a decade. The band, famous for their intense live show, expansive arrangements and vivid projections, will be an incredible ... More >>
The Olivia Tremor Control, Woods, Deathray Davies Sons of Hermann Hall Friday, April 27 Odds are, if you're an astute follower of the DFW music scene, you've attended a Tactics Productions or Parade of Flesh event at some point. So when they co-conspire to put on the same show, expect good things. ... More >>
Beach BoysThursday, April 26, at Verizon TheatreIt's the first time the Beach Boys will feature Brian Wilson on tour in decades. Their voices aren't as pure as they were on their near-perfect album Pet Sounds, but even at half strength the performance should be good.Steve EarleThursday, April 2 ... More >>
Not sure if you caught last week's Show Announcements post. There was some pretty good stuff in there, especially now that we're entering live music's busy season, but week after week the House Of Blues listings catch my eye. It's one of the best venues in town. In fact, we gave it a Dallas Observer ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, clubs editor Daniel Hopkins played a fun game called How Many Promoters Does It Take To Confirm An At The Drive-In Show, and I believe the tally was three by day's end. As the weekend progressed, social media confirmed that the El Paso band's whereabouts on Tuesday night, especi ... More >>
If you live in or have passed through Deep Ellum in the last few days, you've noticed the white tents crowding the streets. That's because it's time for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. The event, which has seen better days, is now in its 17th year, and will feature performances from The Virgin Wolves, ... More >>
Oak Cliff's Foundry, built into the space of previous bar Jack's Backyard, is quickly becoming one of the coolest venues in town. Thing is, it hasn't even had a show yet. This weekend, a Rockers vs. Mods party will remedy that.On Saturday, Sleezy Mancini, The Black Dotz, Missile and The Boom Boom ... More >>
Jason Pierce, high on life.With all Jason Pierce has been through over the past two decades, it's a wonder he's still alive. Even more miraculous: His band, Spiritualized, is still together. Even though his drug-heavy days are behind him, Spiritualized's recent albums are still just as hazy as Pu ... More >>
After almost four years on the job, an outgoing music editor takes one last stab at making sense of it all.
Mike BrooksZach Condon, not in East HarlemZach Condon and crew packed 'em in at the Prophet Bar last night for Tactics Productions' Beirut show. The band is touring for their August-released album The Rip Tide, which, as the pictures by contributor and roving photographer Mike Brooks indicate ... More >>
Stephen MaskerErykah Badu headlined last night's DOMAXXIII. More photos in our slideshow: Scenes from the 2011 Music Awards Another year, another Dallas Observer Music Awards season down the drain. Gotta say, though, this year's season felt especially epic. Many thanks to the Toadies, the Old 97' ... More >>
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 Experimental/Avant G ... More >>
George SteinmetzShow us to the music!We here at DC9 are deeply entrenched in the local music scene. Among the in-house writers alone, we've got at least a collective 60 years of experience in North Texas music.It's also safe to assume that a good portion of our readers have been going to shows si ... More >>
Can influential music blogger Chris Cantalini's latest venture -- a festival at the Granada -- finally put the site on his hometown's map?
Dylan HollingsworthKris Youmans After a year and a half spent working as talent buyer for the Gilley's Complex on South Lamar, focusing on South Side Music Hall, The Loft and the Jack Daniel's Saloon, Kris Youmans has announced today the formation of his own, independent talent buying agency. In ... More >>
A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.
A while back, we here at Unfair Park debated the lodgerific ingredients of Slowride's "Morals and Dogma" video, crafted by Tactics Productions (a team of locals that include Kris Youmans, Kris Hardy, Justin Wilson and others). Looks like we weren't the only one to take interest in the piece loaded w ... More >>
After a short dalliance with Jesus, Jason Reimer has completed his first big score.