Eric Grubbs is a Dallas-based writer who has published two books, Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007 and When We Were the Kids. His writing has been featured in Punk Planet, Popdose, Fort Worth Weekly, The Dentonite and LA Weekly. He supports Manchester City and will never root for Manchester United.
7 days ago | Concerts
Toto was all set to do a summer devoted to the release of a new greatest hits compilation, 40 Trips Around the Sun. Then Weezer made them a hip band again. Earlier in the year, Weezer released note-for-note covers of “Africa” and “Rosanna,” two of...
8 days ago | Feature Stories
San Diego-based filmmaker Jason Blackmore has spent plenty of time playing in bands and touring the country. For the past handful of years, he’s documented a number of the most influential musicians on him. Namely, American hardcore punk pioneers....
9 days ago | Concerts
Kenny Vasoli wants to break a curse that his band Vacationer apparently has with Dallas. He has nothing bad to say about the town itself, but previous shows here have resulted in some rather strange occurrences. At one show, two women got into a f...
10 days ago | Concerts
White Denim is based in Austin, but they still have ties to North Texas, including tunes on their forthcoming album, Performance. Frontman James Petralli was born in Sacramento, but he grew up in Arlington, as his father, Geno, played for the Texa...
14 days ago | Commentary
On Tuesday morning, the music section of the Dallas Observer published an article on local musicians talking about addiction following former Colleyville resident Demi Lovato’s recent drug overdose. The writers of the article (myself and Stephanie...
16 days ago | Concerts
An enthusiastic Shaun Cooper remembers when his band Taking Back Sunday came through Dallas last summer on July 24. “The last time we were there, I think it was National Tequila Day, so I may have imbibed a little bit,” the bassist says of the sho...