This Week In Dallas Music History: The Polyphonic Spree is Born

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Tim DeLaughter and Mark Pirro about to go on a Polyponic Spree.
With the unveiling of Tim DeLaughter's new act Preteen Zenith upon us this weekend, it seems more than fitting that we opened up a copy of The Observer from this week in 2000 and found that The Polyphonic Spree had just played their first show, opening for Grandaddy and Bright Eyes at the Gypsy Tea Room.

So, for this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we reflect back 11 years, on the Zac Crain penned piece that would be the first words written about the band's look and sound.

"Everyone was wearing what appeared to be matching choir robes -- which made perfect sense, since the sound from the stage sounded as if it should be coming our of the stained-glass windows of a church more often than not," wrote Crain.

According to the piece, The Polyphonic Spree was huge, but it wasn't even half the size of its current incarnation. And, oddly enough, a lot of the crowd split before Bright Eyes and Grandaddy took the stage. But, whatever; The early aughts were weird times, man.

Hit the jump to see the whole story.

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Can't stand the sight of words printed on paper? He's a link to the story in the Observer online archives.

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Tripping Daisy's last show ... and the Spree's first show - were both at the Gypsy Tea Room. RIP GTR


wish the observer still had the street beat column. it served the local music community and was always a source of some "scoop". not everyone reads the blogs and most hardly even read the paper any more because of the lack of this kind of "quick" info.

Nick R.
Nick R.

I remember reading this.

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