Music Pencil

Maren Morris Is Our Hero

Steve Gnash, Complete: Weirdness Rules

Whence The Longshots?

The Winner? FWRA

Come Again, Vinyl

Blotch Jumbo

Hearsay

Hearsay

Super Groups

It doesn't happen very often, a veteran singer-songwriter hooking up with a veteran band to form a new, um, solo band. But over the...

Fair Warning

Here's all I have to say about Van Halen: If you're a fan, don't go to the legendary hard-rock band's show this Saturday at...

Doctor’s Blues

He's feeling fine, he's been cancer-free since undergoing treatment several months ago, and he's still playing, writing, and producing. But last week, legendary Fort...

Newness En Route

Anglophilia here in the States usually - and annoyingly - takes the form of obsession with the royal family. Prince William washed his hair...

Looking Back

Here are some of the best and worst things, I think, that happened this year, starting with the worst: 1.) The closing of the...

Red Herrings, Kerrang

When they started out about a year ago, the Red Herrings were three guys with some moderately respectable indie cred - bassist Coby Queen,...

New CDs For My Men!

Two new albums from two sweet local bands are on the way, and both have been a long time coming. One of the groups,...

Black Tie Rising

Black Tie Dynasty's Cory Watson is happy with his band's debut, 2006's Movements. As he should: It's been short-listed for five Grammy nods, including...

Ch-Ch-Changes

Depending on the night of the week, the Cuban-themed nightclub Embargo is a lot of things: speakeasy, place for live world music, regular ol'...

Observe the Revolving Door

Another year, another music editor for the Dallas Observer. Last week, Jonanna Widner was reportedly fired, making her the third Observer music chief in...