Jeff Gage has been in the alt-weekly game since 2009. He spent four years on staff at City Pages in Minneapolis and can confirm that he is indeed taller than Prince. (He went to the guy's house once. Kind of.) In April 2014 he moved to Dallas, and not Austin (on purpose), to become the music editor of the Dallas Observer. In spite of his hair, he harbors no fantasies of being a rock star, but thank you for asking.
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John Prine has a hell of a sense of humor. Spend a couple of hours in the same room with the guy, and it's hard to come away feeling any different. He's one of America's greatest purveyors of sad songs — the greatest, quite possibly — but that doe...
1 month ago | Concert Reviews
Rock 'n' roll has never been very honest with itself. A music of change and rebellion, it's also one of hard-and-fast demarcations, an us-and-them fantasy that increasingly has left it trapped inside its own (largely white, largely male) self...
6 months ago | Concert Reviews
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit With James McMurtry The Bomb Factory, Dallas January 5, 2018 As Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Units entered the home stretch of their show at The Bomb Factory on Friday, Isbell paused to pay tribute to someone who...
10 months ago | DFW Music News
Father John Misty Weyes Blood The Bomb Factory, Dallas Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 Josh Tillman isn't quite the jerk that his detractors would have you believe he is, but he's OK with having you think so. Tillman, better known by his musical alter eg...
11 months ago | Concert Reviews
Fleet Foxes With Bedouine The Bomb Factory, Dallas Friday, August 18, 2017 For a few minutes in the middle of Fleet Foxes' show at The Bomb Factory on Friday night, Robin Pecknold was alone onstage. Dressed in black, the room dark save for the sta...
1 year ago | Concert Reviews
Metallica With Avenged Sevenfold AT&T Stadium, Arlington Friday, June 16, 2017 Thirty-one years ago, Metallica released its masterpiece, Master of Puppets. Not that you'll see the group commemorate it with an anniversary tour: The Angeleno met...