Legendary Americana songwriter Patty Griffin is going on tour this fall, and the October 26 date at the Kessler Theater is already almost sold out, less than a day after it went on sale. As of right now, only suites and standing room spots remain. So get going now.
In this edition on This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back to 1998, when former Observer music editor Zac Crain wrote about Robert Brooks, a Dixie Chicks superfan. The Chicks had just gone double-platinum from their major-label-debut Wide Open Spaces, but Brooks had been a fan for far lon ... More >>
The normal rule of thumb is that you need three examples of something happening before you can call it a trend. Well, how about four? SUPER TREND, DUDES. And, in this case, the super trend is all about your TV. Specifically: Area products and songs on TV. Like, for instance, did you know that DFW ... More >>
These two look familiar?Surely, that toothsome twosome to the right looks familiar to most Dallasites. They are after all, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, formerly Dallas' own Emily and Martie Erwin--or, at least, that was the case back when the Dixie Chicks called Dallas home. To this day, the ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, March 18, 2010...Natalie Maines has decided to stop consoling her husband about his failing show and come out of hiding to rejoin The Dixie Chicks on their first tour in four years.If you met Boy George what would ask him to sign? Anything? If y ... More >>
The new Texas Music magazine popped up in the snail mail yesterday, and in a joint celebration of both the end of the '00s and start of the mag's 10th year in existence, the magazine, like many others before it, went ahead and listed its favorite albums and artists of the decade. And, of course, ... More >>
Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival
Frisco certainly is thanks to the Bluegrass Festival
Used to be it was Garrison Keillor whistlin' Dixie Chicks (the original, Sweethearts of the Rodeo version) on A Prairie Home Companion; thank God those days are over. On Saturday, National Public Radio's live-music series will feature Friday Night Lights favorites Explosions in the Sky, with Dallas' ... More >>
Of all the locals and former locals on the list of the "Definitive 200" albums of all time, Norah Jones' debut ranks highest. That. Does. Not. Make. Sense. Well, here's something sure to generate comments -- I mean, it sure as hell oughta. And, blessedly, it's local-ish enough to merit mention here: ... More >>
Dixie hits the Modern's big screen
Seriously, we could not be more delighted for the Dixie Chicks, who we can say we knew back when. (Joey Tomato's, anyone?) Five Grammies last night, including the Holy Trinity for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year -- which no one predicted, of course -- in addition to two in ... More >>
We're never much for giving free ad space to folks who actually pay for them in the paper version of Unfair Park, but here's a freebie -- and a favor to our dear Friends who might wanna get a jump on an event upcoming at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie in the next, like, few weeks. So, here ya go ... More >>
The holler's not that far from the 'hood
The Dixie Chicks doc did OK in Dallas, but it's unlikely to be a hit by any estimation. It got great reviews, locally and nationally; a "riveting documentary," wrote David Ansen in Newsweek, while USA Today called it "a compelling and rousing film." Both The Dallas Morning News and the paper versio ... More >>
If you go see the Dixie Chicks doc Shut Up & Sing, which opens tomorrow, and come away thinking, "I'd really like to see less of the band and more of the protestors," well, we have a movie for you. It's called Protesting the Dixie Chicks, and, if nothing else, there's definite truth in its advertisi ... More >>
In an instant, the Dixie Chicks went from country darlings to America's goats, and two filmmakers caught it all.
The Dixie Chicks doc, Shut Up & Sing, opens locally in a couple of weeks; I know, yer thrilled. Till then, there's this from New York magazine's latest issue concerning Chick Natalie Maines and her hometown of Lubbock; seems she ain't too popular there, can't imagine why. But we're a little confused ... More >>
A fab four: The Dixie Chicks, circa 1991 A week from tomorrow, the new Dixie Chicks disc Taking the Long Way arrives in stores, and though a review appears in the Observer on Wednesday, lemme say, in short, it's kinda swell; imagine if Fleetwood Mac made a country record for 1970s FM-rock radio, and ... More >>
Sunday night's 60 Minutes will feature a piece on the Dixie Chicks, whose new album Taking the Long Way will be released May 23 (and reviewed in the Observer next Wednesday). The Chicks talk to Steve Kroft about the threats the band received after singer Natalie Maines shouted her infamous Bush-bash ... More >>
For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>
Friday, July 29, at The Horseman Club
Friday, May 20, at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
For the love of money
July 5; July 8
When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?
Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards
Onstage and off, the Dixie Chicks changed the way they do business
The Dixie Chicks' new album won't be out for another month, but we'll tell you why it's worth waiting for
One Ton Records closes its doors
Dixie Chick Emily Robison riffs on Fly, high-fives, and why you need to check your tube top before you sing
Hagfish meets Bobgoblin; Touring the giglist; Toadies just might hatch
Grammy + Country Sellout = Dixie Chicks
Old 97's grab The Deathray; Whammies for the Grammies; Drunken apologies notwithstanding
Or: How Chick power is not a good thing!
Fly (Monument Records)
Dixie Chicks cover up, Bill Rojas' not-so-humble beginning, Dallas Mavs slide shows!
What's Not To Like?
Dixie Chicks sic lawyers on a fan's exhaustive Web site
Local jazz label discovers lost recordings by Dallas-born piano great