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All Smoke, No Firenew

You're just an invite away from private, drug-sponsored concerts around town -- but what's behind the rock and the glitz?
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  08-15-2006  |  Music

A New Leasenew

The Rentals weren't sure about their return at first -- thousands of screaming fans later, they're feeling better.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  08-08-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Love in His Heartnew

Brandon Carr takes his band name literally and offers the world's first taste of the next Earlies album.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  07-11-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Plugged Innew

Dallas bloggers fan the flames and flame the fans of local music.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  06-27-2006  |  Music

Girl in Bloomnew

Megan Reilly's Southern grace is somewhere between Flannery O'Connor and ... Thin Lizzy?
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  06-12-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Straight Out of the Mid-90snew

Pearl Jam's status as grunge nobles affords them the right to ride the nostalgia train and keep old fans happy with the status quo.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  05-09-2006  |  Reviews

Wanking Offnew

Tool is now the ultimate hard-rock jam band -- the alt-rock version of the Grateful Dead -- because it wheedles around for at least seven minutes on every song without ever bothering with a concrete melody.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  05-09-2006  |  Reviews

Ms. Beck, If You're Nastynew

Good luck if you want a straight answer from the most promising pop-rock singer in Texas.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  05-01-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Music Mentornew

Casual music listeners shouldn't suffer from the boredom of radio and MTV -- here are 15 of the best new tracks.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  04-25-2006  |  Music

Pretty Girls Make Savesnew

Indie rock teams up with a baseball videogame -- really.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  04-10-2006  |  Music

Be Our Guestnew

With South by Southwest getting more crowded each year, it's time for Dallas to steal Austin's thunder and create its own music festival.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  03-20-2006  |  Music

Truly Folknew

Neko Case's keen look at the world has sharpened to its finest point yet, and her stories and images are the kinds that great folk singers like Dylan once employed to earn their fans' trust and devotion.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  03-14-2006  |  Reviews

Hard to Digest and Discardnew

For you hipsters seeking a nutty musical experience, put down the Liars' latest and pick up something by They Shoot Horses Don't They.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  03-06-2006  |  Reviews

Patience for the Ridenew

Centro-matic began as one man, and ten years later, it's a great quartet -- just don't call it a band.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  03-06-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Gang of Four-mulanew

Young as they are, the Arctic Monkeys already get it, and they've left behind a solid document of '00s rock that will last even after the Internet hype machines run out of electricity.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Machkovech  |  02-27-2006  |  Reviews

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