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.
5 hours ago | DFW Music News
What better time is there for us to celebrate the darkness than in 2020, the darkest year of them all? Halloween marked the release date of Dallas darkwave band SEVIT’s debut On the Edge of a Darker Place — an album that boldly declares the band’s...
5 days ago | DFW Music News
One of Dallas’s most beloved thrash metal bands, Power Trip, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category. “Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live” from their 2020 release Live in Seattle: 05.28.2018 is being recognized j...
12 days ago | DFW Music News
Out on Friday is Coping Mechanisms, the latest album from Grammy-nominated Tayla Parx. A follow-up to the Dallas-born rapper’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut We Need to Talk, the new album features singles “Residue” and “Dance Alone” — the latter...
19 days ago | DFW Music News
Dallas rapper Melvin Noble (aka Mo3) was shot and killed Wednesday just before noon while traveling north on Interstate 35, near Clarendon Drive. Noble reportedly attempted to flee on foot as the gunman approached his vehicle. The gunman fired mul...
2 months ago | Things To Do
Post Malone took home top honors during Wednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards. Coming into the show with the most nominations (16), Post snagged nine awards including the night’s biggest prize, the Top Artist award, and awards for Top Male Arti...
2 months ago | DFW Music News
Dallas music fans mourned the passing of two music legends this week. Houston-born singer Johnny Nash will always be remembered for his 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now.” Eddie Van Halen, who died after a long battle with throat cancer on Oct. 6, i...