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.
7 days ago | Concerts
Before heading out on the road with Cold War Kids for a long fall and winter tour in support of the band’s new album, New Age Norms, Vol. 1, singer Nathan Willett is at home doing some last-minute packing and finishing up some coloring with his da...
14 days ago | DFW Music News
If you ask Bruce Robison whose idea it was to take legendary country singer-songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey out on the road for four dates for The Next Waltz Live tour, he’ll swear up and down that “he was the one that suggested doing some shows, bu...
15 days ago | Concerts
You may not have heard of Cassandra's Curse, but the Dallas band has been playing in the margins of the Dallas music scene for over 12 years now. "We started in July 2007," says singer and guitarist Charan Bhamidi (aka Charan SpidaFingaz). "We rel...
20 days ago | Concerts
During a short break from Bad Religion’s hectic tour schedule, bass player Jay Bentley is using his free time to do some normal dad stuff like making his daughter’s lunch, sending her off to school and drinking “like a hundred cups of coffee, boun...
21 days ago | Concert Reviews
After his February announcement that he will be retiring from touring due in part to his inclusion body myositis diagnosis, Peter Frampton made one last stop in DFW on Sunday night at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Kicking off the night was...
24 days ago | Concert Reviews
Celebrating their 45th anniversary as a band, Squeeze brought their Songbook tour to The Bomb Factory Thursday night with the foundational punk band X as their opening act. Once heralded by Rolling Stone as the heirs to the throne left vacant by T...