Last night, Josh Venable broke the news in a Facebook status update: he's coming back to radio in a couple of weeks, but not in Dallas. He'll be in Tulsa at Z-104.5, The Edge as the new program director and afternoon DJ. And with its alternative rock format, Venable is right where he wants to be.
Fun fact!: If you watch Robert Downey Jr.'s performances in both Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 3 in the same week, you may be prone to dreams of him taking over your job duties at the Dallas Observer, including this weekly blog post, and tweeting bad things about you to all of your friends behind you ... More >>
Monday, September 17, at Macaroni Island
Saturday, May 19, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Friday, May 4, at Beauty Bar
Eric Grubbs talks with Mark Ryan of Mind Spiders about Meltdown and his first shows. I spoke with Aaron Barker about graduating from ice cream college. North of the Dial checks in with Denton experimental supergroup Violent Squid. Plus recommendations for Big K.R.I.T., Blackstone Rangers and Di ... More >>
TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>
Shelby Lynne's show at the Kessler Friday night is just about sold out, and with good reason. We also talked with Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless, two artists who channel religion in different ways on their latest albums. North of the Dial interviews Andrew Barton about that kooky "Heart Throb" vi ... More >>
Blixaboy, Convextion, Betdat Bryan Street Tavern Saturday, January 14 Less than a quarter of the people packed into Bryan Street Tavern on Saturday night were there to support one of the most significant local album releases of 2012. People interested in the show had to swim through the crowds in ... More >>
Rural Texas towns tend to have unusual names; it is a well-worn trope. You seen the Eiffel Tower (replete with its own cowboy hat)? Need to get ahold of somebody in Telephone, Telegraph or Dial? They're locked and loaded in Gun Barrel City and Cut And Shoot. We could do this all day. But, let's no ... More >>
Thursday, December 29, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
In the bag: Amuse Restaurant is--wait for it--amusing. Really, it is.
Why Dallas' Greyhound Lines is fighting for its life