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Friends Handle the Heavy Lifting for Kent “Omar” Dykes
Howler hampered by flesh-eating arm disease gets benefit
"...looked like I could crush pineapples,” chuckles Kent “Omar” Dykes. “Now, I got the little skinny arms. I look..."

July 30, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

An Excerpt From Omar Dykes: The Life & Times of a Poor and Almost Famous Bluesman
Hard truths about the music business by Kent “Omar” Dykes and spouse Issa Medrano as they revisit Glory Days (for Bruce Springsteen).
"...told the disc jockey that Charles Comer and Omar Dykes were there for the interview. We went back and..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Feature

Stories Telling Stories
Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel tests her own meme and comes out for SXSW
" than comics artist Alison Bechdel's laser-­sighted queer­-culture paean Dykes to Watch Out For. When she named her 2008..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Qmmunity: Austin Sparkles With Black Pride
ABP's fourth annual Pride Weekend, dykes you should know, and more events for your Summer of Pride
"...Lez B in Touch: Dykes You Should Know Oops: Beth Schindler has done it..."

June 7, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Blues Before and After
These gents've got the blues
"...Self-described as 300 pounds of muscle and joy, Omar Dykes unveils his Essential Collection (Ruf Records) on two CDs:..."

July 6, 2012 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Witless Protection
Larry the Cable Guy embarks on a new comic misadventure.
"...note, the Internet Movie Database lists Austin musician Omar Dykes among the film's cast...."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Power Suits
'A Few Good Dykes'
"...turns playful, hilarious, and intellectually stimulating, A Few Good Dykes follows Herrup's involvement with this sartorially inclined outfit and..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Lez B in Touch Wants You to Share Art About Your Fave Dyke
Celebrate that lesbian in your life
"...Calling all dykes and alphabet mafia members!..."

May 18, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Irielle Wesley

Omar Dykes
"...Given that Omar Dykes can approximate the primal wail of the great Howlin'..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Music Review by Michael Toland

Omar Kent Dykes
"...Omar Kent DykesBig Town Playboy (Ruf Records)..."

May 15, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Pride Events

Sept. 21, 2012 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: Austin Pride Parade
A look back at the 2009 Pride Parade as we prepare for 2012
"...DYKES ON BIKES RIDER SEARCH Dykes on trikes! Dykes on..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: Proud Wet Decadent Burn
It's the month of big fests and we are trotting to keep up
"...DYKES ON BIKES RIDER SEARCH Dykes on trikes! Dykes on..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
The summer is wrapping up: Can you smell the Ho-Rizon?
"...DYKES ON BIKES RIDER SEARCH Dykes on trikes! Dykes on..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Two big dykes take over our town
"...6. Two big dogs of the lezzie lexicon – Dykes to Watch Out For artist and creator Alison Bechdel..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Column by Kate Getty

Texas Top 10s
"...5) Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan, On the Jimmy Reed Highway (Ruf)..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Music Feature

Qmmunity: “The category is love, y’all, love”
Plus trailblazing trans choreographer Sean Dorsey returns to Austin and Lez B In Touch says so long summer
"...Goodbye Summer Send off summer with yer fave devilish dykes, a water slide, and a wetter-than-usual dance floor. Hosted..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

June Pride Events Roundup
Kick off Summer of Pride with nonstop Pride Month parties & more
"...Dykes You Should Know..."

May 30, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan
"...Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie VaughanOn the Jimmy Reed Highway (Ruf)..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

That Other Hunger
The writing -- and much, much more -- is on Ryan Richardson's wall.
"...Richardson landed his most prized title, "a classic" called Dykes on Bikes. It features a cover with two women..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Omar & the Howlers The Screamin' Cat (Provogue)
Texas Platters
"...squarely in the snap-finger, melodic blues-rock end. Frontman Omar Dykes is proficient, too, putting out a handful of albums..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Music Review by David Lynch

Qmmunity’s 2020 Guide to Gifting Queerly and Locally
Gifting queer cheer after one helluva year
"...Dykes You Should Know Postcard Set..."

Dec. 3, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.
"...and the June Omar & the Howlers remembrance, Omar Dykes: The Life and Times of a Poor and Almost..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Six Documentaries Not to Miss at AGLIFF
From strong voices to strong representation, true stories being told at the LGBTQ+ film festival
"...Michael Barnette, UK, 90 min.) Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30am. Dykes, Camera, Action..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Dyke March 2019
" Beth Schindler and Anita Obasi, and, of course, Dykes on Bikes. Before taking over Red River Street, marchers..."

Aug. 12, 2019 Photo Gallery

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! D: Caroline Berler (USA, 60min) Lesbians didn’t..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: The Science of Queers
Plus events to make and celebrate queer history
"...Dykes You Should Know #2 Consider Lez Be In Touch..."

July 12, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Kate Shindle Talks Fun Home
The former Miss America on why she loves starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical
"...5) Dang, son! You're officially ready for The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For (2008, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 392..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Split Screen and Nineties Indie Film
AFS celebrates John Pierson’s seminal IFC show
"...TV spin-off of Pierson's book Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent..."

June 9, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Omar & the Howlers
"...When Omar Dykes moved to Austin in the Seventies, he imported the..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

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