The 27th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards!
Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase
Saturday, December 5 — 1 Night, over 40+ local bands on 9 stages in Deep Ellum
VIP Ticket includes:
• Entry to all participating Showcase Venues
• 3 Drink Tickets at VIP Private Bar (Private Bar available after tickets are used)
• Catered buffet
• Dallas Observer Music Awards T-Shirt
• Access to VIP Restrooms
WE’VE FINALLY GOT THE BANDS PLAYING TREES THAT NIGHT!
$kaduf – $kaduf sounds like nobody else in Texas, but he couldn’t have come from anywhere else. It’s a point of pride for the Pleasant Grove rapper. Despite his Golden Era influences (he names Nas and Gang Starr as two favorites), $kaduf’s music is clearly forward thinking. He’s working to re-introduce classic storytelling to a genre that has largely moved away from it, and is breaking a lot of stereotypes about Texas hip hop along the way. The rappers currently working on a self-titled LP, which he says will be a more introspective record than his EP from last year, Groveside The Realest.
Wesley Geiger – Dallas native, Wesley Geiger moved to Los Angeles to attend college, a move that left him feeling a little nostalgic. “I was out in California trying to create my own world and make friends, and that can be a pretty lonesome process,” says Geiger. Whether or not his experience in California was good or bad, it resulted in some excellent music. Geiger’s first full-length album, El Dorado, is influenced by both the experience of traveling through the southwest and the desert landscapes he encountered.
The Outfit, TX – Born and raised Texans Dorian, JayHawk, and Mel make up the hip hop band The Outfit, TX. Consisting of two producers and three emcees, TOTX’s story begins in the city of Dallas, where all three members are from. The members of TOTX are fully cognizant of both their individual sounds and their collective sound, blending unabashed southern credo with smooth synth bass, moogs, 808s, and synthesizers. Their first official studio album, Starships and Rockets: Cooly Fooly Space Age Funk The Album exists as a perfect exhibition of that.
Sudie – Armed with a pair of keyboards, a cheap microphone, a Macbook, and a ’70s shag carpet for sound dampening, the fiercely independent Sudie recorded some of her EP inside her bathtub. The 23-year-old singer, songwriter and musician, describes her sound as “something jazzy meets kind of crazy… if Bjork had arranged something for Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday to sing over.” Sudie released her first EP earlier this year, as well as her first music video to her song “HeartAttack”.
Straight Tequila Night – Straight Tequila Night performs the hits of everyone’s favorite 90’s country – from Alan Jackson to Tim McGraw, and from Garth Brooks to Randy Travis and many more. The band features Scarlett O’Tara” Cesario, “Wild Bill Country” Ellison, Chris “Hamm Fist” Kinsey, Christian “Tumbleweed” Rios, Ryan “Buffalo Sack” Thomas, and Tim “Krav McGraw” Ziegler, Straight Tequila Night serves up southern fried sounds of 90’s country radio, guaranteed to be a good time.
Ishi – Ishi was born as an experiment between friends JT Mudd & Brad Dale. Their vision was to blend the classic, soulful story-telling and organic instrumentation of traditional folk music, with the infinite sonic possibilities offered through electronic production. They thrive on creating a positive atmosphere that encourages their audience to be themselves & let loose. Ishi intends to create an entirely unique environment of mysticism, awareness, and love. Adored by fans and critics alike, there is no denying that Ishi is an immersive experience that everyone should discover.