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The period between Halloween and Thanksgiving can be a bleak spot in an otherwise holiday-laden season. Thankfully there’s still reason to be festive. The Dallas Observer Music Awards (don’t think about the initials) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is officially old enough to get drunk or rent a car hassle-free (just not in that order). For one November night the Observer is hosting more than 50 local bands across eight venues in Deep Ellum, including Club Dada, Three Links and Trees, covering more genres than you can think of (bring it, music nerds). Come sample the best talent the area has to offer in both musical ability and flair for memorable band names — Black James Franco, We’rewolf, Violent Squid, Sealion, Rhymin ’n’ Stealin. The first bands go on at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of. VIP tickets, which get you private bar access at Trees, parking pass, T-shirt and buffet access, are $34 in advance, $50 on the day of. Visit dallasobserver.com for more information and a full schedule.
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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