David Fletcher writes about music, arts and culture for the Dallas Observer. You can usually find him at a show in Deep Ellum whether he's writing about it or not. A punk scholar and local music enthusiast, David focuses his attention on the artists screaming in the margins of Dallas' music scene.
4 hours ago | Concerts
It's Saturday night, and the recently engaged couple Hayden Kirkby and Katie Puryear are at Armadillo Ale Works in Denton to meet up with some of Puryear's friends and grab a few drinks before going to throw axes at Ironwood Axe Throwing down the ...
1 day ago | DFW Music News
It's been awhile since we've heard from Taylor Young. Outside of a few one-off shows with his long-running folk-rock band The O's, Young has been laying low, running a small mortgage company through First United Bank Mortgage and writing songs tha...
14 days ago | Concerts
From the icy depths of, um, Dallas comes Kólga, a band that mixes black metal with surf rock and performs in custom-made sea monster masks and Hawaiian shirts. "I've always been a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft," says singer and guitar player Glib Mong...
15 days ago | Concerts
It's 6 o'clock on a Monday evening, and Dallas surf punk quartet Loafers are about to start their 5 o'clock band practice as soon as their drummer Adam Locklear arrives. This particular evening is set to be a short practice. The band just wants to...
22 days ago | Concerts
Jam bands aren't everyone's cup of tea. The name itself tends to conjure up images of directionless guitar solos and a general lack of musical stability. TryMore MOJO is not your typical jam band, but they've had to deal with the stereotyping befo...
24 days ago | Concerts
Chris Carrabba may have a new look, but the song remains the same. When we last saw the Dashboard Confessional singer, he was still sporting a clean-shaven face and his signature pompadour. Now, with a beard and long hair parted to the side, he is...