Violent Femmes

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Suburbia Music Festival Lineup: J. Cole, David Guetta, Alabama Shakes and More

    Suburbia Music Festival makes its debut this May at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. A collaborative effort between those crazy kids at Live Nation and the city of Plano, the festival isn't exactly starting small. The lineup, which you can see in its entirety below, features 40 bands spread over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    The National's Matt Berninger Talks About Fatherhood and Avoiding Expectations

    If we can measure a band's success in terms of bigwig festival slots and NPR features -- and let's face it, we can -- The National just may be the "It" alternative band of the year. By Neph Basedow They'll play South Side Ballroom this Saturday -- their biggest headlining show to date in Dallas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    O'Death's David Rogers-Berry Drove Hours To See The Violent Femmes For His First Concert

    O'Death​Back in March, our own Kelly Dearmore was among the many who caught New York band O'Death's stunning set at the 35 Conferette (now 35 Denton). He loved it, as you can see form what he wrote:As Josh T. Pearson and his beard watched on, New York's O' Death began their set and immediately im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Songs For Your Casey Anthony Trial Hangover

    ​OK, so it wasn't the trial of the century or anything. But with planking beginning to become passe, all the good sports either in their off-season or lockout, and no high-profile Robert Blake/Phil Spector/OJ Simpson murder cases going on, the Casey Anthony murder trial thing provided plenty to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 38: The ChURcH's Joe Virus and Wild Bill Stanley

    ​The ChURcH has been Dallas' go-to spot for all sounds dark for nearly two decades now. And while the DJs, musicians and various performers who call the twice-weekly event at the Lizard Lounge home prefer to keep the sounds of the night decidedly sinister, the overall vibe is simply one of good ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2008

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Gig Alert: Check Out Sleeping in the Aviary at Rubber Gloves Tonight

    Yes, the weather outside is indeed frightful but, if you're done shopping, I can't think of anything better than heading to Denton and catching Sleeping in the Aviary tonight. The Madison band's core of Elliott Kozel (guitar/vocals), Michael Sienkowski (drums) and Phil Mahlstadt (bass), recently add ... More >>

  • Music

    March 27, 2008

    Born Ruffians

    Red, Yellow & Blue (Warp)

  • Film

    August 16, 2007

    Maybe Another Teen Movie

    Is high school coming-of-ager Rocket Science quirky for good or evil? The answer's...debatable.

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    R.I.P., KDGE

    It's so sad when they go so young

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Arcadia Fire Sale

    We recall the Arcadia Theater in better days. Yesterday wasn't one of 'em. It would seem imprudent and rude to let the Arcadia's passing pass without so much as a "so long" this morning. (I'd do the same for Cafe Nostra or Syn Bar or Condom Sense, but, really, just don't have the warm memories attac ... More >>

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Boys Named Sue

    The Hits Vol. 1 (Crow)

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Gnarls Barkley

    St. Elsewhere (Downtown)

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    I'll Drink to That

    Keep that New Year's Eve spirit all year long with these boozy sing-along tunes

  • Music

    September 9, 2004


    Thursday, September 9

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Milton Mapes, Magnolia Summer, Pleasant Grove

    Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    The End Is Near

    Growing older with The New Year

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Brave New Combo

    D'oh! The Simpsons animate Dallas' favorite polka band

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Irish Eyes

    It's about learning heritage, not getting hammered

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Top Dog

    Plus: Bad Medicine; Sack of Kittens

  • Music

    August 7, 2003


    August 8

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    Gal Pals

    Lost and Delirious takes its advice-column message way too seriously

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Kids Play

    The Moss Brothers are a novelty act -- until you hear them

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Out Here

    Tastes Like Love Records Summer '00 Sampler

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Out There

    Tom Waits and John Denver get the tribute treatment

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Giant steps

    They Might Be Giants hopes that the revolution will be downloaded

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    Please, Mr. Postman

    You gotta be cruel to be Jennyanykind

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Jerry's kids

    Jam bands burst into bloom

  • Music

    November 21, 1996
  • Music

    November 14, 1996
  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Junkyard jazz

    The Calways go a little crazy

  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    He stole the soul

    Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli exposes his big Black heart

  • Music

    December 14, 1995

    Fifteen nailsin the coffin

    Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad

  • Music

    October 26, 1995

    Saturday hangover

    The Toadies, the Daisy, and the Rev join tribute to Cartoons' Greatest Hits

  • Music

    November 10, 1994