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FREE 28TH DALLAS OBSERVER MUSIC AWARDS CEREMONY
Charley Crockett, Sam Lao, Dezi5, LOAFERS, Sudie, The Texas Gentlemen, Kirk Thurmond & The Millenials
Tue, December 6, 2016
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bomb Factory
This event is 18 and over
VIP DOORS AT 6:30PMhttps://www.thebombfactory.com/event/1392563/
VIP DOORS: 6:30pm
Come together at the 28th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 6th at 8pm. This free concert and ceremony at the Bomb Factory is open to the public and is a perfect wrap up to celebrate the Dallas Music scene in 2016.
This year has been bitterly divisive and a political hell storm, so what better way to unite through our shared love of music? Expect flashbacks to historic peaceful protest movements, with a focus on the 1960s.
Bring your daisy chains and peace signs and enjoy performances by Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees during the ceremony.
This event is going to be about Love, Love, Love.
Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, has received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media. The Dallas Observer gave Sam 6 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominations between last year and this year, including "Best New Act", "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Best Female Vocalist". In addition, Lao has performed at countless shows and festivals over the last year including Index Fest, Homegrown Festival, 2 SXSW showcases, The Greenville St. Patty's Day Concert w/ Ludacris as well a sold-out concert at Granada Theater w/ Sarah Jaffe among others. Sam's visuals, which can be found on her Vevo page, are some of the most exciting music videos to come out of Dallas in some time. Her video for "Pilgrims" received a Dallas Observer Music Award nomination for "Best Video" in 2013.
Whether it was listening to her music online, seeing her amazing live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what's next from Sam Lao. She is clearly showing that she has what it takes to hang with the boys in hip-hop. Lao is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut full-length album which is expected to release at the end of 2014.
While gaining experience as a singer/musician/dancer, Dezi has supported many charities and is involved with the Human Rights campaign. He performed in the ALAN ROSS GAY PRIDE parade in Dallas, Texas 2012 singing Grace Jones' "Slave to the Rhythm", supporting the Dallas Libertarian Party. Inspired to get more involved with the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender) community, Dezi helped raise money for the AIDS/WALK SOUTH DALLAS 2013 by hosting a show at the House of Blues Foundation Room. He performs annually for the Susan Koman Breast Cancer walk as well as the North Texas food bank.
Dezi has a commanding baritone voice and his stage performance is electrifying and full energy in which he gives credit to artist such as Michael & Janet Jackson, Madonna, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and James Brown. If you would like to catch Dezi in action he holds a weekly residency at The Free Man Cajun Café every Wednesday in Deep Ellum. He will also be appearing at the 2014 Deep Ellum Arts Festival on April 5, 2014 N. E. He is definitely a high energetic performer that has great pride in being a true product of Dallas, Texas generating a sophisticated style of MUSIC, CULTURE & HUMANITY. He is the energy of our past, present, and future. There is so much to be expected from the ICON in the making.
The 22-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." It's a sound she's crafted all by herself, utilizing a pair of keyboards, a cheap microphone and a MacBook inside the confines of her tiny bathroom in Dallas, TX.
Every true artist takes their own journey to finding their voice, and for Sudie that path took her from Texas to Dubai and back. Born in Florida, she moved all over the U.S. as a kid, including stops in Dallas and Atlanta, on account of her dad's job as a pilot. The one constant was music. "Music has been a big part of my life ever since I was really small," Sudie says. "I wrote my first song when I was five."
Kirk’s engaging voice pulls you in while his raw lyrics convey a compelling sense of vulnerability, creating relatable songs that honor the truth and integrity of a musical golden age.
His debut projects Born In The City and Only Love mark the beginning of his continuous pursuit for music that is real and timeless. Kirk's newest writing, set to release in Fall/Winter 2014, furthers this pursuit on a deeper level, pulling inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Paul McCartney, and Neil Young.
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