• Maren Morris brings her GIRL the World tour home to Dallas
    April 20 at 9:54 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Arlington's own Maren Morris came back to town, selling out the Bomb Factory in support of her new album, "Girl". Fellow Texan Rae Lynn opened. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • New Music Festival Spews Forth in Denton
    April 15 at 5:29 p.m. by Ed Steele

    The awkwardly named first annual "Rock Philosopher's Beer Alley Noise Market" sprung into existence this weekend in Denton, with Denton staples like The Wee Beasties, Puddin Taine, and more on the two day lineup. Ed Steele, innately aware of any…

  • Homegrown Turns 10!
    April 15 at 5:24 a.m. by Melissa Hennings

    Homegrown was split into two days after a severe weather warning was issued for Dallas last weekend. The result was two days of awesome music. Photos by Melissa Hennings


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  • Spinning Vinyl on Record Store Day
    April 14 at 9:48 p.m. by Nathan Hunsinger

    Saturday was Record Store Day and Spinster and Josey Records were on fire with vinyl lovers. Photos by Nathan Hunsinger

  • Memorializing Selena at Country Burger
    April 1 at 1:48 p.m. by Brian Maschino

    Fun and music, memorializing the queen of Tejaño at the annual Selena celebration at Country Burger in Oak Cliff on Sunday. Photos by Brian Maschino

  • Freak Show at the Free Man
    March 23 at 10:43 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    There was something very odd going on at the Free Man. They put on quite the Freak show. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Not So Fun Wknd Was Actually Fun
    March 18 at 2 p.m. by Christopher Durbin

    The Coathangers whipped the crowd into a frenzy at Club Dada on Saturday, March 16, 2019. They were also joined by Wand, Empath, Hash Redactor, and NOTS as part of Parade of Flesh's multi-day Not So Fun Wknd. Photos by Chris Durbin

  • Six-Time Grammy Winner Kacey Musgraves Packs the Bomb Factory
    March 9 at 10:18 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    The golden girl from Golden, TX continues to rack up awards and accolades, and after Friday's sold out show at the Bomb Factory, it's easy to see why. This is part of her Oh, what a World Tour in support of her newest release Golden Hour. Sinclair…

  • Mardi Gras in Deep Ellum 2019
    March 6 at 11:06 a.m. by Nathan Hunsinger

    Beads, Booze, Brass band: Fat Tuesday in Deep Ellum was where the action was. Free Man had a second line through the streets of Dallas. Photos by Nathan Hunsinger

  • Erykah Badu's Annual Birthday Bash Blowout at the Bomb Factory
    February 24 at 2:49 p.m. by Mike Brooks

    Too many sights and sounds for one review, so here is some bonus coverage of Dallas's biggest birthday party. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Courtney Barnett Slays at the Bomb Factory
    February 18 at 7:44 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Brilliant songwriting driven by a hot shot guitar player. No computers, no synthesizer, no bullshit. This is the way Rock and Roll was meant to be played. Rock is not dead. Courtney Barnett just proved it. Sunflower Bean opened. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • The Enduring Legend of Willie Nelson
    February 17 at 10:53 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Willie Nelson can't keep up this kind of schedule any more.   Or can he? The wear and tear of 60 years on the road  shows, like the hundreds of names scratched into the soundboard of his vintage Martin N-20 acoustic guitar. Standing in clear…

  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise Wows a Sold-Out Bomb Factory
    February 16 at 9:26 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    When you make your top ten list at the end of the year, remember this one.  Rainbow Kitten Surprise showed why they are one of the hottest tickets around with with a high energy set at the Bomb Factory. Support by Mt Joy. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Disco,Texas: Blake Ward Birthday Edition
    January 28 at 6:31 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    For his birthday, Blake Ward decided to go astrological for the latest Disco TX party. This installment dubbed Celestial Bodies took place at Ruins in Deep Ellum. Patrons were clad in zodiac themed attire, aerial performances were provided by…

  • 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…

  • 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


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