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  • Lucero Opens The DOMAXXII Showcase
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    Lucero Opens The DOMAXXII Showcase

    published Jul 17, 2010

    ​So, it's really hot. Like, really hot. Lucero's Ben Nichols put on sunglasses because "his eyeballs were getting sun burnt." We've got more photos and video and coverage coming, of course, but to g... More >>

  • Last Night: Dawes, Telegraph Canyon at Casa Mañana
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    Last Night: Dawes, Telegraph Canyon at Casa Mañana

    published Jul 15, 2010

    Dawes, Telegraph Canyon Casa Mañana, Fort WorthJuly 14, 2010Better Than: Missing Dawes entirely--several times--at SXSW. ​There was a lot of pride under the Casa Mañana bubble last night--mostly ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry, Best Fwends at Trees

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​Parade of Flesh presented Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry, and Best Fwends Sunday at Trees--and they're still reverberating in the walls after a deafening rock performance filled with smoke, sweat ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Old 97's at Taste of Dallas
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    Picture Show: Old 97's at Taste of Dallas

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​Taste of Dallas ran from Friday through Sunday at Fair Park, featuring the best of the best of Dallas food--including some manhole cover-sized discs of chicken fried steak--and a Gilley's stage of ... More >>

  • Picture Show: The Fans of Vans Warped Tour
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    Picture Show: The Fans of Vans Warped Tour

    published Jul 06, 2010

    ​On Saturday, at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Warped Tour brought its particular brand of headbang rock to rain-soaked Dallas. Bands included Andrew W.K., Motion City Soundtrack, Sum 41, Max... More >>

  • Picture Show(s): This Music Packed-Party Weekend
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    Picture Show(s): This Music Packed-Party Weekend

    published Jul 06, 2010

    ​This weekend was particularly warped. Aside from the Hurricane, and the Fourth of July being on the Fifth, and the Vans Warped Tour 2010 bringing sometimes bloody-nosed Andrew W.K. (and more) to Da... More >>

  • Picture Show: Blues Traveler at Gilley's
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    Picture Show: Blues Traveler at Gilley's

    published Jul 01, 2010

    ​Wednesday night (June 30) at Gilley's, Tinker, Sherman and Blues Traveler played a pre-Independence Day set. John Popper's harmonica was also there, and performed vigorously during the "Run Around"... More >>

  • Picture Show: Rock Star Karaoke at The Loft

    published Jun 24, 2010

    ​This ain't no video game. Wednesday, June 23rd at the Loft in Dallas, Rock Star Karaoke brought out the shy singers (no Rhett Miller this time) to the stage--backed by real lights and a real band. ... More >>

  • Real American Hero

    published June 24, 2010

    Before that bullshit movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, there were real G.I. Joes. You know the ones with the plastic AK-47s, the jangling... More >>

  • Picture Show: Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club at the Palladium
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    Picture Show: Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club at the Palladium

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​It shocked Passion Pit (playing with openers Tokyo Police Club) to see a 3,500 capacity ballroom filled to the brim Monday night. But, as Pete pointed out in his review, the crowd's energy was even... More >>

  • 10 Food Trends Making Shame Spirals Worse
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    10 Food Trends Making Shame Spirals Worse

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​Maybe we can all come together and agree on something: The foods in this list were already delicious, horrifyingly so, but have recently become gourmet'd to some DEFCON- one level of decadence. You... More >>

  • Picture Show: Ruby Revue Burlesque on the Go-Go (NSFW)
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    Picture Show: Ruby Revue Burlesque on the Go-Go (NSFW)

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​Friday night at the House of Blues, Ruby Revue presented their "Burlesque on the Go-Go" tour featuring Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Gigi La Femme, Minnie Tonka, and local per... More >>

  • Night Moves: Uncensored Saturdays and Barcadia's Two-Year Anniversary

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​So it's hot as hell outside. What do you do? Strip. Duh.M Street Club on Lower Greenville is featuring "Uncensored Saturdays" this month with King James on the Mic and video backup by DJ Ivy. Barca... More >>

  • Picture Show: Miike Snow and Canon Blue at Granada

    published Jun 08, 2010

    ​Cory Graves wrote in his review that the Granada audience was promised "a real treat visually and aurally." For those of us who weren't there, we can assume from Andrew Shepherd's slideshow that Mi... More >>

  • Picture Show: Bamboozle Road Show at Six Flags
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    Picture Show: Bamboozle Road Show at Six Flags

    published Jun 01, 2010

    ​Headliners Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids and Good Charlotte played Six Flags in Arlington as part of a five-city tour in the Summer heat on Saturday.Was that it? Nope. Gir... More >>

  • Top Chef To Go Fish
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    Top Chef To Go Fish

    published May 26, 2010

    ​Two years ago, then-Observer restaurant critic Dave Faries wasn't exactly singing the praises of  Go Fish Ocean Club (he was fairly distracted by the waiters' chatter). You know who was impres... More >>

  • Five Not-So Secret Things You Need To Order When In-N-Out Comes To Town

    published May 24, 2010

    ​In some sort of reverse Manifest Destiny, In-N-Out is finally making its way to Texas. The City of Garland's website, and Nancy Nichols at D who broke the story, showed seven yea votes for the buil... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Harlem, Flight and PVC Street Gang at the City Tavern

    published May 17, 2010

    Harlem, Flight, PVC Street Gang May 15, 2010 City Tavern Better Than: Hangin' with the dudes. ​Before PVC Street Gang, Flight and Harlem took the stage Saturday night, there was the issue of par... More >>

  • Picture Show: Idol Hopeful Casey James' Homecoming in Fort Worth

    published May 17, 2010

    ​Heavy rain may have canceled the parade, but the palpable, hair-tearing excitement that came when Casey James arrived at Fort Worth Stockyards on Friday was as sunny as his golden locks. Among the ... More >>

  • Conan O'Brien, Meet Dallas (and Dirk Nowitzki)
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    Conan O'Brien, Meet Dallas (and Dirk Nowitzki)

    published May 14, 2010

    ​A moment after fluffy-haired beat-box comic Reggie Watts left SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Thursday night, a video clip flickered briefly on the screen behind him: Walker, Texas Ranger -- welcome back... More >>

  • Working The Ring

    published May 13, 2010

    Screw Zales. Jewlery is not what the Diamond Ring at 500X Gallery is about. See, this is an exhibition of paintings created from... More >>

  • Picture Show: Insane Clown Posse, Coolio, and Kottonmouth Kings at the Palladium
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    Picture Show: Insane Clown Posse, Coolio, and Kottonmouth Kings at the Palladium

    published May 11, 2010

    ​That's right: We went to Insane Clown Posse last night with Coolio and the Kottonmouth Kings. Cory Graves already reviewed the show earlier today, but check out the night of Juggalo fever in Rachel... More >>

  • Five Douchebag Food Mascots

    published May 11, 2010

    There must be a hundred food items on the planet with marketing plans targeted at men. Some are diverse and creative, and others are just plain sexual pandering. We're guessing there's a boardroom som... More >>

  • Picture Show: Norah Jones and Sarah Jaffe at Fair Park Music Hall

    published May 05, 2010

    ​Dallas-born Norah Jones played with a little electric fury (no "Freebird" cover, though) to balance the piano, as Pete Freedman pointed out in his review. And folk favorite Sarah Jaffe opened the n... More >>

  • Night Moves: Rusko and DJ Cocoe

    published May 04, 2010

    ​It was a busy weekend with Edgefest and Dr. Dog. But that doesn't mean there was a lack of thunderous, heavy dubstep. Sub Soldiers' own DJ Rusko vibrated the columns at Trees late Friday night, sam... More >>

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