Willie Nelson Has a Special New 4/20 Song, Because of Course He Does

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Team Coco
Willie, Trigger, a mic and a joint: The perfect picture of the Red Headed Stranger

From any other artist, we might think this is a belated April Fool's joke. An ode to marijuana called "It's All Going to Pot," released on 4/20 and hosted on Conan O'Brien's Team Coco website? Hoo boy. Bring on Triumph the Insult Dog. Except with this being Willie Nelson, you know full well that it's serious. And that, plus Merle Haggard, is why it's so great.


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St. Vincent Performed New Song "Teenage Talk" Last Night on The Tonight Show

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Was St. Vincent any less confusing to the public on "The Tonight Show" on Monday?

When St. Vincent appeared on Saturday Night Live last summer, it was a bit of a traumatizing experience for some viewers. Who was this freak with the crazy hair and the weird choreographed moves? Many took to Twitter to express their utter confusion and, of course, disdain. Now almost one year and a Grammy award later, the artist otherwise known as Annie Clark returned to network television last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. If anyone was offended the first time around they're probably just downright confused at this point.


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Inside the Craziness of The Bomb Factory's Grand Reopening [VIDEO]

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Sarah Passon
This way to the party, people: Take a trip inside the world of The Bomb Factory

It the event heard 'round the world. Well, okay, the event heard around Dallas, but it was the buzz of all North Texas music last month, and the lines certainly wrapped around the block. We're talking, of course, about the grand reopening party of Deep Ellum's biggest concert venue, The Bomb Factory, which hadn't hosted a show in something like two decades.

The club ran a string of shows from Thursday through Saturday last week, attracting in excess of 4,000 people each night. Sarah Passon was there on the first of those night to catch Erykah Badu and the busy Bomb Factory staff in action.


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At Dallas' Punk Rock Karaoke, It's Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away [VIDEO]

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Albert Ybarra
At Punk Rock Karaoke, you just "get up on stage and do it"

Is it better to burn out or to fade away? If you ask the folks who attend Punk Rock Karaoke, the answer is an obvious one -- although the best answer is actually "neither." This Dallas series is a bit like karaoke on amphetamines, a chance for your average Joe or would-be rockstar to channel their inner Johnny Rotten. And at their more recent event at Three Links, Albert Ybarra was there to find out what it's all about.


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Dallas-Bred DJ Brett Johnson Brings a Taste of Berlin Back to It'll Do Club [VIDEO]

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Sarah Passon
Brett Johnson visited It'll Do from his home in Berlin last weekend

Last Friday night marked a homecoming for one of the Dallas dance music community's prodigal sons. DJ Brett Johnson was born and raised right here in North Texas, but for several years now he's made his home on the other side of the Atlantic in dance-crazed Berlin. On Friday, he returned to Dallas for a sold-out performance at It'll Do Club.

It's a story that Wanz Dover chronicled for us right here on DC9 at Night ahead of the show, and we sent videographer Sarah Passon to It'll Do to capture Johnson in action and let him tell his story in his own words.


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The Most Ridiculous Fan-Made Dallas Cowboys Music Videos

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Screenshot of "We Dem Boyz (Cowboys Remix)"
For real doe: Cowboys fans are the world's least garish fans, right?
It's been five long years since the Dallas Cowboys have appeared in the playoffs, and some would say that the years of futility, and dream crushing mediocrity would have humbled the fanbase. BUT FUCK NO WE'RE COWBOYS FANS! The little modicum of success that the team has attained this year has gone directly to our heads, and we're acting like the last 18 years of screw-ups never happened.

This has led to the end of hibernation for long front running fans, and has made the douchebag fan drunk on Demarco Murray led hubris. It's getting out of control, and nowhere is this insanity running more wild than on youtube where every local "rapper" has decided to put out a song about the team in hopes of capitalizing on their success. Here are the worst of them. Hope you really like "We Dem Boyz" remixes.

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Watch the 2014 Dallas Observer Music Awards Highlights [VIDEO]

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Sarah Passon
Sam Lao shows off her "Frizzy Hair Swag" in our DOMA recap video
For all of the lovely folks in the Dallas music scene, Christmas came a little early this year. Or to put it another way, the Dallas Observer Music Awards showed up a little late. But it wound up working out perfectly: We kicked off December in the best way possible, with all the requisite insanity of the DOMA showcase in Deep Ellum and then, a few days later, all the drunken kudos our hungover heads could muster at the DOMA ceremony.

Throughout both nights of DOMA action, we had our resident chronicler, Mike Brooks, there to take photos. But we also had our videographer, Sarah Passon, there to shoot video -- just in case your memory got a little blurry or you second-guessed whether that marching band really did show up.

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Watch Captured! By Robots Get Offensive at Three Links [VIDEO]

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Sarah Passon
Shit got weird at Three Links when Captured! By Robots showed up recently

If there's one thing we can say about Three Links, it's that they'll book just about anything and everything -- and, more often than not, what they book is pretty great. Especially at the times when you might least suspect it. Case in point? The recent visit from bizarro (and admittedly gimmicky) San Francisco "band" Captured! By Robots.

With band leader (or technically "captive") Jay Vance bringing his act to Deep Ellum the other week, we couldn't help but send our videographer Sarah Passon over to, er, capture the proceedings. And they were plenty amusing.


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Watch Wizards of Gore Officiate a Wedding on Halloween at Double Wide [VIDEO]

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Sarah Passon
Becca Sosa and Chad Barton got married by Wizards of Gore at Double Wide on Halloween

It doesn't get much more metal than a costume party for a metal show at the Double Wide on Halloween night, does it? Well, how about if that metal band is Wizards of Gore, the new incarnation of local legends Rigor Mortis? Or what if there's also a wedding taking place during that concert? Best of all, what if the bride is dressed as Amy Winehouse with a "Rehab" tank top? Yep. That would be it. That would be the most metal thing we can think of.

And what do you know, that's exactly what happened this past Halloween. Local metal fans Becca Sosa and Chad Barton tied the knot at Double Wide and our videographer Sarah Passon was there to catch the special night on film.


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