This Saturday, Dallas-based music blog Gorilla Vs. Bear hosted their third annual festival at Granada Theater. Local music fans flocked to the historic venue to watch Booty Fade, Empress Of, HAERTS, Blue Hawaii, and Danny Brown share the stage. We talked to the crowd to see how the night's festiviti ... More >>
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Inside the Blue Skies Cafe at Willie's PlaceWillie's Place101 Cornelius Rd. NorthCarl's CornerDude Factor: 8, or Grandpa Simpson, on a scale of 1 (Grandfather clauses) to 10 (Royal Tenenbaum)Our trip to Willie's Place was more than just dinner for my Grandpa Neudecker. It was nothing less than a ... More >>
Might as well re-post this item from last summer, the first time XM Satellite Radio's "Sonic Sound Salutes" paid homage to golden-oldie KLIF-AM (1190) on its channel devoted to the 1960s. From the looks of what just arrived in the in-box, it's the same press release and everything. So I'll use the s ... More >>
At last, a reason to get XM Satellite Radio. Beginning one week from today, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer -- who, apparently, was some kind of college coach? -- will join XM Sports Nation This Morning as an analyst and predictor man every weekday from 5:30 to 7 a.m. local time. Says ... More >>
Every time we drive by the old KLIF building -- and former home to the Dallas Observer -- we cry just a little. Some of us likely know we used to call home the former KLIF-AM studios on Commerce Street and Central Expressway, till our former publisher decided, ya know, a sterile Uptown high-rise rea ... More >>
Local radio just got a little bit better with the return of Redbeard. When Chancellor Media Corporation abruptly and without warning yanked Q102 off the air in the late summer of 1998, there was a rumor floating about that Redbeard -- the longtime voice and, well, beard of Texas' Best Rock -- would ... More >>
Robert Decherd, looking happy -- seriously Yesterday, we posted the nutty -- by which we mean, totally credible and completely reasonable -- press release from Dallas-based Life Media Network International, in wihch it said it's planning by year's end "to acquire major media assets and companies," ... More >>
So, just got off the phone with a spokesman for the Securities and Exchange Commission about this story from today's New York Post. Turns out I was one of two reporters to bug the dude in D.C. today; the other was from Reuters. We wanted to know the same thing: Is, as the Post reported, Dallas-based ... More >>
Mazel tov to our pal Chris Cantalini: The blogmaster of Gorilla vs. Bear, one of the few must-visit MP3 blogs going and certainly among the few to pimp local acts, is getting himself a radio gig. He's joining Howard Stern, Mark Cuban and Richard Simmons as part of the Sirius family with a show calle ... More >>
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