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2008 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • Another Matter Entirely

    published September 18, 2008

    It's about 11:30 p.m., at the tail end of an interview with most of The Theater Fire crew, when a strange mechanical sound approaches from down... More >>

  • He Did What?

    published September 11, 2008

    Did you know that Chester A. Arthur spent more than three hours a day grooming his sideburns and mustache? Or that Rutherford B. Hayes gambled... More >>

  • Junot He's Good

    published September 11, 2008

    I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if I hadn't, I might not have discovered Junot Díaz. The cover of Drown,... More >>

  • American Werewolf Academy

    published September 11, 2008

    For bands that last long enough to make three albums, the third is often a major turning point. American Werewolf Academy is no exception. For... More >>

  • Deep Snapper

    published September 11, 2008

    "We make music because of d. boon, mike watt, george hurley, and ed crawford," read the credits on Deep Snapper's latest CD, as if The... More >>

  • Grandmaster Flash

    published September 11, 2008

    It's not every day that you get the chance to witness a live performance by someone who literally invented a new instrument and was one of a... More >>

  • To Kill a Sunrise

    published September 11, 2008

    In an odd coincidence, both The Eagles and The Eagles of Death Metal are playing Dallas this week. Which is as good an opportunity as any to... More >>

  • Hot Potato

    published September 4, 2008

    Austin artists Jennifer Chenoweth and Todd Campbell created Shine + Burn through a variation on the exquisite corpse game, passing... More >>

  • Sitcom Survivor

    published September 4, 2008

    You know that friend who doesn't drink or get high anymore, but he's always telling crazy-ass tales from when he did? I don't mean mundane stories... More >>

  • Red Monroe, Baboon, Pikahsso and Tahiti with Glen Reynolds

    published September 4, 2008

    It's quite appropriate that such a diverse lineup would play at the closing party for the Jason Janik exhibition at Kettle Art Gallery. Over... More >>

  • The Slow Burners

    published August 28, 2008

    There are very few bands that manage to come up with a name that really says something about the band’s sound, but The Slow Burners have done... More >>

  • Hotz-Headed

    published August 28, 2008

    I despise Ikea. The store's furniture is rickety, particle-board crap that costs about twice what you'd pay at Wal-Mart and is distinguished only... More >>

  • Friends Of Freddie

    published August 28, 2008

    Nice to see that The Granada Theater is continuing the tradition of honoring one of the most influential musicians associated with the city.... More >>

  • Symbolyc One

    published August 28, 2008

    Symbolyc One, aka producer and rapper S1, keeps a busy schedule as part of Waco's Strange Fruit Project and Erykah Badu's funky electronic... More >>

  • The Slow Burners, Stumptone, Shibboleth

    published August 28, 2008

    There are few bands that manage to come up with a name that really says something about the band's sound, but The Slow Burners are perfectly... More >>

  • Major Dudes

    published August 21, 2008

    If you're planning to go see the Dan o' Steel live, you'd do almost as well to find a set list from one of the band's recent shows, duplicate the... More >>

  • The Great Tyrant

    published August 21, 2008

    The Great Tyrant can always be counted on for some coffin-dark rock. Vocal effects alternately give Beck voice-of-God depth and the guttural roar... More >>

  • Fur-Bidden

    published August 14, 2008

    Open letter to my daughter: Iris, I regret to inform you that you're forbidden to attend the All Pet Expo. You've already turned our house... More >>

  • John Freeman's Going Away Thing with Baboon, Telethon, Gun Gun, The Hack and Slashers

    published August 14, 2008

    It's time to bid adieu (again) to one of Dallas' music VIPs, as John Freeman once again leaves town. And sending off the Dutch Treat and former... More >>

  • Crazy, But That's How It Goes

    published August 14, 2008

    The night before Ozzfest, I was regretting that I'd agreed to write about it for this week's music column while Dallas Observer music... More >>

  • Fanct Feast

    published August 7, 2008

    At "Dog Days of Summer," an event benefiting the Greyhound Adoption League, executive chef Chris Ward will demonstrate "recipes for humans... More >>

  • Motherhood for Dummies

    published August 7, 2008

    I haven't read Kathy Peel's latest book, Busy Mom's Guide to a Happy, Organized Home: Fast Solutions to Hundreds of Everyday... More >>

  • Strange Fruit Project

    published July 31, 2008

    Big Daddy Kane is the headliner here, but make sure to show up on time for the local boys. "Soul Clap," from Strange Fruit Project's 2006 The... More >>

  • Hurry Up And Drink

    published July 31, 2008

    The latest service to exploit singles' fear that they're incapable of finding love without some gimmicky introduction, HurryDate offers a... More >>

  • If You May

    published July 24, 2008

    Comedian Ralphie May looks like an average white guy--or rather, a morbidly obese white guy--but claims to live in the 'hood and have "a... More >>

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