Straight Ahead

Two short show previews are now live on the Dallas Observer's page.

Pennywise/Pepper at the Palladium Ballroom
Maybe it's to their detriment--or maybe these bands just happen know exactly what their devoted audiences want--but Pennywise and Pepper preach to the choir. Keep in mind this is a choir large enough to fill a venue like the Palladium.

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The Gaslight Anthem, Heartless Bastards at the Granada Theater
Earnest, but not earnest like a mall emo band, and punk rock, but edgier than mall punk bands, The Gaslight Anthem, which also throws a heavy dosage of Springsteen into the mix, goes far beyond most Warped Tour attendees' grasps.

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