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2005 Stories by Sam Machkovech

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  • Tim-berrrrr!

    published December 29, 2005

    After months of attempting to reach an agreement, the Entertainment Collaborative, owner of Trees and Gypsy Tea Room, has finally and officially... More >>

  • What's up, Dada?

    published December 29, 2005

    On Wednesday, December 21, a longtime Deep Ellum music venue was officially closed to the public. The biggest surprise, though, was... More >>

  • New Year's Round-Up

    published December 29, 2005

    The area's full list of New Year's Eve concerts starts on page 3 of our New Year's Eve Guide; my top pick is the Barley House's Drams and Sorta... More >>

  • Oh-Five Alive

    published December 22, 2005

    Will 2005 be remembered as the year music giant Sony BMG began to fall? New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer got 'em in a July exposé on... More >>

  • The Local List

    published December 22, 2005

    Sad to say but 2005's biggest stories in local music were hardly local. Tyler's Eisley finally took off on a mainstream jet with the release of... More >>

  • The Chopping Block

    published December 22, 2005

    Unfortunately, Dallas music was better known for its losses than its gains this year. A few great bands faltered in 2005--Day of the Double... More >>

  • Dallas Decides

    published December 22, 2005

    Sure, it's easy for us at AAT headquarters to sit in our bedrooms, rifle through hundreds of albums and pick our favorites for the year. But what... More >>

  • Hear What We Hear

    published December 15, 2005

    Another year, another rich haul of Christmas CDs. But instead of coming up with another essay about the latest in holiday music, we decided to... More >>

  • Street Heat

    published December 15, 2005

    I must have a reputation in the local radio community. This week, I wanted to have a talk--a simple, harmless, non-accusatory chat--with the... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published December 15, 2005

    Oven Lovin': After a meteoric rise in publicity and a few big-name opening tour gigs (you know, that whole Coldplay thing) in... More >>

  • Suburban Kids With Biblical Names

    published December 15, 2005

    The biggest debates in rock music are about the great mimics. The Strokes outlasted comparisons to the Velvets, Coldplay somehow became bigger... More >>

  • The Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza

    published December 15, 2005

    For whatever reason, the Polyphonic Spree is among the most despised bands from Dallas. Maybe it's the fame, the robes or the super-happy lyrics,... More >>

  • They Bang

    published December 8, 2005

    Dallas Observer in-jokes usually don't warrant mentioning in print, but this week, I'll make an exception for our office's Hot Dudes Wall.... More >>

  • Buzz in the Biz

    published December 8, 2005

    Who are the biggest tastemakers in local music? A decade ago the answer might have been clearer--a radio DJ, a newspaper writer, a person who... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published December 8, 2005

    Abbott anniversary: On December 8, 2004, metal fans the world over lost an icon in "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at a Columbus, Ohio,... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published December 8, 2005

    Since doo-wop masters the Platters and the Drifters are shimmying through Irving Arts Center this week, now's as good a time as any to take a... More >>

  • By the eBay

    published December 1, 2005

    Talk about jumping the holiday gun--on Thanksgiving Day, Drams lead singer Brent Best was already impersonating Santa. The Dentonite had hitched... More >>

  • Give Me Mine

    published December 1, 2005

    It's time to be frank: Everything I've written about Dallas hip-hop has been inadequate. The columns, the previews, the Dallas... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published December 1, 2005

    Conspiracy theory: If you've flipped through our Night & Day section this week, you've already seen a jumbo-sized item about Saturday's... More >>

  • Heavenly

    published November 24, 2005

    San Francisco's Heavenly States was the first American band to ever play a concert in Libya...barely. In February, the band's Australian record... More >>

  • Big Not-Easy

    published November 24, 2005

    Conspiracy theorists, ready your blogs: I believe the government has unleashed this week's Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now on the... More >>

  • Get The Juice

    published November 24, 2005

    What is Dallas hip-hop like? Depending on where you hung out this weekend, your answer to that question could go in one of two... More >>

  • The Strange Boys

    published November 24, 2005

    Thanks a lot, Jet, the Vines and the Hives. You had to go and burn the country out on garage rock a year before the Strange Boys recorded the most... More >>

  • The Earlies, The Theater Fire

    published November 24, 2005

    Leaving town to visit family on Thanksgiving? If so, you should rethink hanging out with Aunt Ethel, because this week finds Dallas gravy-deep in... More >>

  • Good-Latimer Golly

    published November 17, 2005

    Does the bad news for Deep Ellum ever stop? The official problems--Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by the Entertainment Collective... More >>

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