Tyler the Creator

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    March 28, 2014

    The 9 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 27-30

    Do you feel that, Dallas? That's sunshine. The weather is finally getting to be enjoyable again and it's time to hit the streets and catch some great live music picks this weekend. Between Beenie Man, The Internet, and Meat Puppets-- we've got some rarities on the horizon this week that you really d ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Tyler, The Creator's Ten Best Tracks

    With a virulent wit, a deep antipathy for authority and a boiling paradox of emotions, Tyler has made some of the most controversial music of the 21st century. Far from mere shock fodder, his music reflects not only internal vulnerability and brokenness, but also the ever-fragmenting moods, morals a ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The 8 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 14-16

    SXSW music weekend is here! If you haven't already packed a bag and headed for Austin yet, or if you don't plan to at all, don't fret. Since 35 Denton is on hiatus, lots of bands are stopping through Dallas and Fort Worth on their way out of the massive week-long music festival three hours south of ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014
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    March 5, 2014

    The 26 Best Show Announcements of the Week

    Y'all, The Boss is coming! The biggest concert announcement of the week had the whole internet buzzing when it broke nationally that this year's March Madness Music Festival will bring Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, fun., Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, and The Killers to Dallas. Though we can b ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    10 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2014

    There's anywhere from 1 to 10 billion bands at any given SXSW. This year I think there's more. This makes planning one's festival schedule a daunting monstrosity. But don't worry, The Dallas Observer is here to help. Because it's our opinion that festivals should be about seeing great bands, not try ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Should Rap Lyrics Be Used in Criminal Trials?

    Legions of angry parents were already up in arms when gangster rap arrived on the scene. After the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings helped institute "Parental Advisory" stickers, albums by Ice-T and N.W.A. were among the first to be branded. Since then, rap as a musical form has continued to take its lumps ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Macklemore Reflects on the Biggest Year of His Life

    Just last year, you may not have even known who he was. But in October 2012, the release and subsequent success of The Heist (his album with producer Ryan Lewis) turned Macklemore into a household name. What's even more astonishing is that he did it all as an independent artist. Macklemore, whose fr ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    MellowHigh at Club Dada, 10/24/13: Review

    When this show first popped up on the calendar, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Club Dada? For Odd Future offshoot, MellowHigh? Seeing as though the full collective packed out Palladium Ballroom last time they came to town, it didn't seem feasible that a club as small as Dada would be enough space for ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Nine Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 27-July3

    There's a lot happening in music around here -- a lot has happened this week, in fact. In this sprawling metropolitan music scene, with a kaleidoscopic framework of ever-changing people and bands and venues and ideas, a lot happens at once. The only thing we know for sure is that the people who make ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Mac Miller Talks About Religion, Twitter and His New Album, Which is His Best One Yet

    Mac Miller will show off his newly-released Watching Movies with the Sound Off this summer on his Space Migration Tour. His sophomore album continues the musical evolution that he began with his Macadelic mixtape, providing a much more introspective and thoughtful sound than his Blue Slide Park debu ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Big Boi Opens for Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt. The Future is Weird.

    Jambalaya really was the right name for Scoremore's one day festival offering at The Palladium on Saturday. It was an appetizing and sometimes surprising mix of hip-hop and EDM artists that only the folks at Scoremore could assemble. Headliners Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Eleven Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 23-29

    Hello again, all! So, what you may not know is that each week I try to decide which picture of which band should go at the top of this weekly blog post. This week I settled on Guns N' Roses, since their fans span several generations; even though the tickets to their show this week are so totally out ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Record Store Day Approaches and Ben Harper Premiers at The White House

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    Earl Sweatshirt is Somehow Underrated: A Review from Coachella

    Earl Sweatshirt Coachella April 12, 2013 It was past midnight in Coachella's Gobi Tent when Tyler, the Creator climbed the scaffolding like a gargoyle. He clung to the metal bars above the stage with one arm, ready to pounce on the crowd at any moment. Earl Sweatshirt rapped with a black bucket hat ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    The Power of Dallas: Erykah Badu Gives Tyler a Bump and Bill's Old Friend Makes the White House

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    I'm a Feminist who Loves Hip-Hop. Rick Ross and Other Misogynists Can't Change That.

    Rick Ross is having a rough week. The Maybach Music Group kingpin is currently being crucified by the media & women's interest groups all over the country, for a guest verse he gave on Atlanta rapper Rocko's new single, U.O.E.N.O. Featuring a hook from autotune boy wonder, Future, the song is perfec ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Odd Future

    Thursday, December 6, at Palladium Ballroom

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    September 12, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Lil Wayne and Rick Ross at Gexa Energy Pavilion

    Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, LloydGexa Energy PavilionSeptember 10, 2011Better than: a Super Bowl halftime show. Mike MezeulLil Wayne at Gexa on Saturday night. For more photos, check out the slideshow.​ Lil Wayne is a shapeshifter -- and, at that, one who has alrea ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    The Conversation: When is Music Too Negative, Too Hateful? Is There a Line?

    Tyler, The Creator seems like a nice young man.​Just last week, DC9 ran a review for the Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival that took place at the Granada Theater. The show, which featured 10 acts -- from Shabazz Palaces to Preteen Zenith -- was pretty great. But a big hot-button topic surrounded the venue ... More >>