• The Free Man Shows Off Their New Stage
    January 8 at 11:04 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    On what was relatively a sleepy Saturday night by Deep Ellum standards, The Free Man was devoid of any NYE hangover. Eager to show off their new stage they featured their first major music offering of 2019 with a bill that included Remy Reilly with…

  • A Punk Fest for the New Year
    January 7 at 12:06 p.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Saturday the Fabrication yard hosted New Years Punk Fest, an all day all night DIY show featuring nearly 20 bands. For several hours the entire block was filled with unapologetically loud, anti establishment, hardcore indie punk amidst a bevy of…

  • Beaming the Lights All Night: Night Two
    January 2 at 10:06 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    At the finale of Lights All Night, Trap Star Gucci Mane gave a performance that showed why hip hop belongs at the festival every year. Excision's set sent the crowd into a perpetual state of frenzy with an array of innovative hardstyle, dubstep…


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  • Hot Times: First Night of Lights All Night 2018
    December 30 at 3:58 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    The ninth edition of Lights All Night brought to Dallas some of the largest names in EDM like Diplo, Tiesto and Kaskade as well as hip-hop juggernaut Gucci Mane. With each passing year the festival continues to go bigger and bigger with its…

  • The Polyphonic Spree Christmas Show Beats All Other Christmas Shows
    December 16 at 11:58 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    The 2018 Polyphonic Spree Christmas Extravaganza was on Saturday, December 15 at the Majestic Theater. Something for everyone, especially the folks that clean up the confetti! Photos by Mike Brooks

  • 2018 Dallas Observer Music Awards Show at Canton Hall
    December 5 at 1:36 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    The DOMAs turn 30!  With performances by Remy Reilly, PriMadonna, Yells at Eels, Loreli K, Becky Middleton, Jason Castro (the Band), Rosegarden Funeral Party, Cure For Paranoia and Wanz Dover everyone was a winner. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Showcasing the Music Awards, Part 2
    December 3 at 1:12 p.m. by Christopher Durbin

    Frankie Leonie, Monoculture, Remy Reilly, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Sub-Sahara, Upsetting and more round out the second part of the series. Photos by Christopher Durbin

  • Showcasing the Best of Dallas Music, Part 1
    December 2 at 3:06 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    On Saturday night, Deep Ellum was alive with some of the best bands and performing artists in Dallas. Here are some of the best acts...Photos by Mikel Galicia

  • NIN Returns to the Stage with Explosive Visuals
    November 28 at 7:28 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Smoke machines and more strobes than a Japanese cartoon show set the background for Nine Inch Nails. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • A Festive Fetish Ball (NSFW)
    November 13 at 11:57 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Every year around this time at The Church the Dallas Fetish Ball takes place. All those in attendance are given carte blanche to display their freak flags at full mast. We here at the Observer make it our business to bring you the visuals. We do it…

  • The Mavericks Put on a Show
    November 10 at 11:30 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    On Thursday night, the Mavericks had a City Edition Jersey Launch party at Canton Hall. Big Sean headlined the show. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • The Sights, Sounds and Faces of the Inaugural Posty Fest by Post Malone
    October 29 at 10:30 a.m. by Mikel Galicia

    Post Malone's inaugural Posty Fest turned the Dos Equis Pavilion into a festival grounds for a day of music from the man himself; Travis Scott; Tyler, The Creator; Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God; Tierra Whack and more. All photos by Mikel Galicia

  • Drag Queens and Pop Star at the Charlie XCX After Party
    October 8 at 9:26 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Forget get Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, Drag Queens and Charlie XCX is the newest, best combo plate. After party photos by Mike Brooks

  • It's Getting Haute (Noir) in Here
    September 26 at 11:36 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Haute Noir year two was another wild extravaganza celebrating Goth Glam, Drag, and fashion all brought to you by Angela Ryan and staff of Deep Ellum's dark jewel The Church. Photos by Roderick Pullum

  • Goths Prom at the Alexander Mansion
    September 17 at 11:25 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Here's what we captured Saturday night at Aubrey Metropulous Presents "A Formal Affair 'Prom at the Alexander mansion.'" Photos by Roderick Pullum

  • The Carters on the Run Tour
    September 11 at 11:34 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    Jay-Z and Bey were at it again at the AT&T center. Brian Maschino was there to capture the crowds.

  • Best Nights Out—"Jamz Night Off" at Double Wide
    September 4 at 10:55 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    Blake Ward's long running DJ night "Jamz" took a break from their regular programming in the spirit of labor day. Sunday night gave way to an event called "Jamz Night Off". The agenda was a mixed bag of goodness that featured burlesque performances…

  • War Breaks Out in Deep Ellum, in a Good Way
    August 20 at 6:54 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    More than whistles got wet this weekend in Deep Ellum as the neighborhood held its Deep Ellum Water Balloon Wars, a soaking-wet benefit for the Foundation45 and the Deep Ellum Community Association. Water balloons, slides, dunking pools and more…

  • Hip-Hop Dance Showcase Brings It On
    July 31 at 1:57 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    At the 7th Annual Dallas Hip-Hop Dance Festival, also known as DHDF 2018, teams pulled out their moves in a competition. Photos by Brian Maschino 

  • Channeling David Bowie at the Rustic
    July 29 at 11:20 p.m. by Christopher Durbin

    Ronnie Heart slipped into the role of starman Ziggy Stardust in a tribute to the life and music of the late David Bowie at The Rustic on July 28th, 2018. Photos by Christopher Durbin


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