sam Machkovech

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  • 9 years ago

    The first time I ever went to famed music venue Trees was in 1997. The pony-tailed bouncer looked at my brother's driver's license and ran through the series of pointed questions...the ones that get asked of underage kids carrying fake IDs. My bro...

  • 9 years ago

    Looking for a solid rap show in Dallas? Good luck finding more than one per week. Saturday's diverse showcase at the Gypsy is the only big-time MC show for the next few days, but don't be fooled by the lack of competition. Proven Detroit rhymester...

  • 9 years ago

    "Dallas fans, you have been wonderful, and we will miss you dearly," Belafonte lead singer Brian Hedenberg wrote to the Dallas Observer in July. It was perhaps the only nice sentence in an insult-loaded farewell from a pop-rock band that said it w...

  • 9 years ago

    Never a good sign when movies aren't screened far enough in advance for weeklies to review them, but in the case of a hip-hop duo's film, how does that affect the accompanying album? Soundtrack might not be the right word, since this hour-long rom...

  • 9 years ago

    Grandpunks: In late June, we heard that a Summer of '86 Dallas punk reunion was scheduled for August 19 at the Double Wide. Made sense at the time; a Loco Gringos tribute had just taken place the previous week at the Bar of Soap and--shucks--nosta...

  • 9 years ago

    It looks like a little snake head, two fangs exposed and poised to bite. It's bulky, elaborate and even intimidating. I'm an amateur in the field of turntable equipment, but by looks alone, this thing is already intriguing. Dallasites Michael Hoss...