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.
3 days ago | DFW Music News
In February 2020, singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters was in Italy preparing for a European tour when the country went on a national lockdown. The tour was canceled and the recording sessions that had been scheduled in Texas after the tour were scrap...
10 days ago | DFW Music News
On Valentine’s Day, hip-hop artist Flower Child released her video for “Love Will Save the Day.” Walking in front of the boarded-up businesses in Deep Ellum with portraits from the Black Lives Matter movement prominently displayed, Flower Chi...
13 days ago | DFW Music News
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the members of SouthFM met via Facebook Live to announce the re-release of their 2003 album Drama Kids, which will be available for the first time on vinyl on May 7. But that’s not the story. This is. One of those members, f...
14 days ago | DFW Music News
“First thing’s first, rest in peace to my mom,” begins rapper Justin King’s opening track, “THINGS,” on the debut album Dreams and Things. The album was recorded in part as a tribute to his parents, who shaped King as an artist and musician, he sa...
17 days ago | DFW Music News
It’s been a long seven years since we've heard anything new from Denton band Midlake. After 2013’s Antiphon, its subsequent single releases and vinyl rerelease of the 2006 classic The Trials of Van Occupanther, it was unclear whether we’d actually...
24 days ago | DFW Music News
House Parties is the latest woman-fronted punk band to emerge alongside acts like penny bored, Matchstick Ghost and Velvet Skyline. Their first, high-energy single “Hindsight” is available now on Spotify. A reflection on moving on from bad situati...