For the 25th year, The Dallas Observer will honor the fine work of North Texas musicians (and a few behind-the-scenes people as well) with the Dallas Observer Music Awards. We've asked experts of all stripes to help us compile a list of the area's best talent in 40 categories, which you can see be ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. You don't love drums like Tex Bosley loves drums. He loves the shells, the way the woo ... More >>
Rob Zildjian is eulogized thusly on that great modern document, Wikipedia: "Robert Zildjian (14 July 1923 - 28 March 2013) was the founder of Sabian Cymbals, the second largest manufacturer of cymbals in the world." There's a lot in that one sentence, if you know where to look. The largest manufac ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
Work is miles away; the real world is even further. It is festival season. We begin at Hailey's in Denton. Terminator 2 kicks off the official portion of 35 Denton with a flexing of enormous sound. My everything shakes involuntarily, and it is perfect. --Kiernan Maletsky Before there was a note fro ... More >>
Saturday, November 17, at Dan's Silverleaf, Denton
Denton's historically-popular Good/Bad Art Collective, an artist-run co-operative studio and gallery that was active from 1993 to 2001, comes out of the woodwork each year to organize its Rock Lottery event, and has recently announced that its eleventh one will take place at Dan's Silverleaf on Nov. ... More >>
Around one in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, young ladies and gentlemen walk into Dan's Silverleaf dressed elegantly in black suits and formal dresses. All of the windows and doors are covered by dark blankets and sheets. Avoiding the dancers, Warren Jackson Hearne walks into the bar fresh fr ... More >>