The Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase took over Deep Ellum this past Saturday. Offering over 60 musical acts in 5 venues, it would be near impossible to see them all. With that said, here are some of the highlights as told and photographed by Jim Riddle.
Save the date for Saturday, June 23 as KXT presents one heck of a local show at Sons of Hermann Hall!
Welcome the next two local bands to the stage, Smile Smile and Air Review. Smile Smile, a self proclaimed indie rock band, consists of two members, Jencey Hirunrusme and Ryan Hamilton. One plays paino, one guitar, and both sing. They released their first album, Blue Roses, on their own in 2006, and then again in… Read more »
Telegraph Canyon is just one of the many local bands performing at Summer Cut this Friday. Based in Fort Worth, this seven-member band has released two studio albums, toured for two weeks in Europe, and is now touring through the United States, ever since its debut in 2007. They released their first album, All the… Read more »
You’ve heard her on KXT, now catch her live at The Kessler on March 14. Tiger Darrow is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has won many accolades for her original compositions. A 2011 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, she is now a Music Composition… Read more »
Allison V. Smith’s Guest DJ set is posted below. She is a professional photographer who has captured gorgeous images of all the artists in her set (and the iphone pic above!) Check out her website and blog if you can for more. If you use the Amazon and iTunes links we provide, KXT actually gets a… Read more »
The Hope Trust makes thinkers rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock n roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn (Crowded House), Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens songs that steadily unfold, leading captive listeners through a field of sonic space. With his brother Michael on pedal… Read more »