Tex Edwards

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    July 25, 2013

    DC-9 Presents a Very Special Tribute to The Nervebreakers

    Nowadays, the chance to see The Nervebreakers live is shrinking smaller than a diaper pin on a denim jacket. So, to help all fans of Dallas punk who might not have been around when the band was making local music history, DC-9 asked a few prominent figures about their memories of The Nervebreakers f ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Smile Smile Are In Love With Foxy Shazam, The Ronettes

    See also: T. Tex Edwards on John Fahey, the Hangmen We've started poking around in locals' iTunes, iPods, Spotify playlists, CD players, cassette decks, turntables and brains with one question in mind: What are you listening to? We don't even care if it's good, we just want to know what the music ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    T. Tex Edwards Digs Up John Fahey, The Hangmen

    We've started poking around in locals' iTunes, iPods, Spotify playlists, CD players, cassette decks, turntables and brains with one question in mind: What are you listening to? We don't even care if it's good, we just want to know what the music community has been obsessing over, playing on repeat, ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    LMFAO at American Airlines Center, Madonna Adds Second Show, Sleigh Bells and This Week's Show Announcements

    ​When we first heard that LMFAO were going to be performing at American Airlines Center on Friday, June 15, we were like, WTF! Then we started thinking about how funny they looked at the Super Bowl half time show with Madonna, at which point we started LOLing so hard we began ROFL. Tickets for the ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Ten Local Music Entities Ready for Reality TV

    ​Dallas has always been a wellspring of source material for reality show producers looking to put some squick-worthy drama on television. Along with the new Most Eligible: Dallas and Big Rich Texas shows that make up the crust on the bottom of the basic cable reality barrel, we've seen some me ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Pittsburgh Label Reissues Early Releases From Legendary '70s Dallas Punks The Nervebreakers

    David "Nicke Blitz" Mitchell​Truly one of the seminal bands in Dallas history, The Nervebreakers' heyday came way back in 1977 when the band got the chance to open up for a Dallas date with Ramones. Then, in 1978, they did the same for the Sex Pistols -- and even got a mention in Rolling Stone in ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    SXSW's Most Recent Performer Announcement Includes At Least 38 Bands With Area Ties

    ​After a handful of early teases, the folks down at Austins' South by Southwest Music and Media Conference went ahead and released the whole big batch of names -- although, let's be honest, there will probably still be some changes (not to mention names we just missed) -- of performers slated to h ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    The Nervebreakers Prove Old Punks Never Die

    They just re-form their legendary local acts to play around town every 15 years or so

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    January 7, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Loco Gringos Vivir Para Siempre en Nuestros Corazones

    For more photos, album art and show posters, check out our slideshow here.Dallas bands are usually judged within the context of their efforts and accomplishments. Some spend stupid money on hair care products and aspire to a label deal; other bands actually rehearse and wanna make an important art ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Jeff Liles is Loco For Loco Gringos

    Over on DC9, some required reading in advance of the Loco Gringos reunion Saturday night at the Lakewood Bar & Grill. Jeff Liles, whose weekly "Echoes & Reverberations" pieces are my favorite items on any Observer blog, has assembled quite the local all-star cast (Jim Heath, Mike Dillon, Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    From Funk to Punk, With a Side of Meat Loaf

    Something's fishy: The Nervebreakers made Rolling Stone after opening for the Sex Pistols at the Longhorn Ballroom in '78. So sorry, but it can't be helped; today's serving of homegrown hits and misses contains a side of Mama's favorite hamburger helper with plenty of extra cheese. But why deny the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Kinda Sorta

    Sorta Plays for Lovers, and other musicians, on its debut

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    May 11, 2000

    Some things he did

    Roxy Gordon was "one of the great outlaw artist misfits" and so much more

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    October 2, 1997

    Unlikely hybrid

    The cocktail country of the Lucky Pierres proves to be the right mix

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    June 12, 1997

    The ghost of Xmas passes

    Landmark local band packs it in

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    May 22, 1997

    A fistful of tunes

    The Big Gundown squints into the sun, throws its serape over its shoulder, and makes its play

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    April 4, 1996

    Fight for a King

    Houston club comes to town carrying a lawsuit with Elvis' estate

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    December 21, 1995

    Grading on a curve

    This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?

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    November 30, 1995

    There's a tear in his beer

    Carrol Collyer struggles to pay the tab at Naomi's Lounge

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    July 6, 1995

    Collyers of the wild

    Lone Star Trio offshoot sprouts deep country roots

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    April 27, 1995

    Ghosts in the machine

    When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Trance-induced state

    Austin label showcases some of the best Texas has to offer