For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to have DJ Santa drop a set for the holidays for the Dallas Observer Mixtape series. He's out once again to prove that Christmas music does not have to suck. It can come in the form of punk, funk, dance and more traditional fare — not necessarily the stuff blaring from overhead speakers in brick and mortar stores during the season. No one knows the hidden gems of Christmas quite like Santa, and for this week's mixtape, he is dropping holiday cheer from a motley assortment of tunes that includes Cocteau Twins, James Brown, Tom Waits, Peter Murphy, Frank Sinatra and even the Star Wars droids. Continue ReadingWhat is new in your DJ career since last year?if we can't save Christmas Island.How was this mix made?What is your take on current Christmas music trends?and bass Christmas tunes. Still scratching my head over this new melodic Christmas genre. There are already tons of Christmas songs that are melodic. It’s not all jingle … [Read more...] about Dallas Observer Mixtape with DJ Santa
Wow, last night was something. Something. We assume. We're writing this at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, just hours before the Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony at Canton Hall, but we're going to go ahead and assume it was something. Good or bad. Hopefully good and a lot of fun.Safe to say: Musicians were there and they were drinking and there was music and we're sure someone threw up in the back alley. Good times.But there were awards to be given out because this is 2018 and we like pitting musicians against one another. If everyone got a trophy, then everyone would brag about having a trophy and we can only handle roughly 20 people going around Deep Ellum bragging about some trophy each year.It really is an honor just to be nominated and if you did not win, that's OK. You can still tell your grandmother you did because she probably thinks the DOMAs is a weird software function on your fancy phone and it's just better for everyone involved to nod along and say, yes, DOMAs! I won!The winners … [Read more...] about A Complete List of the 2018 Dallas Observer Music Award Winners
Celebration: "the action of marking one's pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social, activity."That's what just popped up when we Googled "celebration definition." Celebration: a time of celebrating. Pleasure: feeling good. Important event: DOMAs. Enjoyable, social activity: drinking and listening to music. Cellllllebraaaate good times, c'mon! It's the 30th annual DOMAs.The DOMAs ceremony, which takes place at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Canton Hall and is FREE, will have nine performers covering different genres.Remy Reilly, PriMadonna, Yells at Eels, Loreli K, Becky Middleton, Jason Castro, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Cure For Paranoia and Wanz Dover are all set to perform Tuesday, Dec. 4, the night of the DOMAs ceremony, which is free. The performers have been instructed to perform some kind of celebration/birthday song because we are celebrating the DOMAs' 30th birthday. The DOMAs showcase is Dec. 1 in Deep Ellum, and you can buy tickets here. … [Read more...] about The Performers for the 30th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony
Yes, you read that correctly. Eighteen more days until Dec. 4, which is when the DOMAs ceremony is (at Canton Hall) and 15 more days until the showcase Dec. 1 (all throughout Deep Ellum).This is exciting. We are excited. Are you excited? (Say yes.)Because its our 30th DOMAs, we are celebrating celebration. We're celebrating our youth. Our age. Our time together. All those things. The theme is also Dirty 30 but also celebration. Anyway. Our ceremony artists will perform their best celebration/birthday song. DJ Wanz Dover, Remy Reilly, PriMadonna, Yells at Eels, Becky Middleton, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Cure For Paranoia and American Idol alumnus Jason Castro are all set to perform at the ceremony.To hand out our 38 awards, the Dallas Observer music writers will hand out some, as well as Castro and Texas Rangers Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Eric Nadel.This is exciting. Are you excited? (Scream yes this time.) Get your tickets. (The ceremony is free, however, because we are givers.) … [Read more...] about 18 More Days Until the Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony. Yay!
We are less than a month away from the greatest night of your life. Forty-nine musical acts. Seven stages. One night. It's the Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase.There is still time to save money on your tickets. General admission tickets are $15 now and will increase to $25 at the door. General admission tickets include a showcase wristband for access to all participating venues – Curtain Club, Club Dada indoor and outdoor stage, Off the Record, Reno’s Chop Shop, Three Links and Trees.VIP tickets are $44 and increase to $55 at the door. VIP tickets include showcase wristband for access to all participating venues, three drink tickets at a VIP private bar upstairs at Trees (private cash bar available after tickets are used), food, access to VIP restrooms and a DOMA T-shirt. Here is the showcase lineup.Curtain ClubClub Dada (Outside Stage) presented by The Sound FoundationReno’s Chop Shop Off the RecordTreesThree LinksClub Dada (Inside Stage) presented by The Sound … [Read more...] about Here Is The 2018 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase Schedule