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2006 Stories by Sam Machkovech

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  • Sweatin' Balls

    published July 27, 2006

    Our training regimen for the Summer Sizzler is intense. We start with two plates at the Sizzler salad bar to prime our stomach, and then we hit... More >>

  • Picture Pages

    published July 27, 2006

    It's already time for another dreaded school supply shopping spree. Your kids will beg for crap like a One Tree Hill binder and lunchbox... More >>

  • All's Fair

    published July 20, 2006

    I'll level with ya: We haven't run a Set List concert review in way too long. But it's not that the writers here have shunned local concerts--far... More >>

  • Trials

    published July 20, 2006

    "In the States, I'm still worried it'll slip through the cracks again." Midlake lead singer Tim Smith is at his home in Pilot Point, an hour north... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published July 20, 2006

    Finger-lickin' good: Whenever an e-mail hits the AAT wire from local noise-rock progenitor Mwanza Dover, a huge groan can be heard... More >>

  • Shapes and Sizes

    published July 20, 2006

    In the indie-rock canon, the Pacific Northwest gets its rep mostly from its Seattle and Olympia greats. Makes sense--Washington state's Pacific... More >>

  • Paul Simon | Ray Davies

    published July 20, 2006

    Why smack everyone over the head yet again with the importance of these two acts (which we already did months ago by reviewing their new records,... More >>

  • Heavy Metal

    published July 20, 2006

    What's the best way to prove that you're an iron girl from Texas? It's certainly not an appearance on CBS' Rock Star: Supernova, the show... More >>

  • School Rules

    published July 20, 2006

    Before Goosebumps and Harry Potter invaded every elementary school's Scholastic book fair, Sideways Stories from Wayside... More >>

  • Slow Signal Fade

    published July 13, 2006

    I can scream from the mountaintops about the wonders of the Internet all I want. Shout about blogs. Hoot 'n' holler about podcasts. But for all... More >>

  • Mitra

    published July 13, 2006

    With so much death metal and screamo in the metroplex, what's a headbanging purist to do? Sure, a band like Necrogazm will hump your eye socket... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published July 13, 2006

    Do you even read this?: Every week, someone calls or e-mails AAT HQ to ask the following: "Are there any good local bands worth seeing?"... More >>

  • Happy Fifth!

    published July 13, 2006

    After this many years, it seems silly to describe how GayBINGO Dallas works again. We've frequently told you about the only bingo game in town in... More >>

  • Love in His Heart

    published July 6, 2006

    "There are some guys in England who would kill you for this," Brandon Carr says as he discreetly hands me a plastic case. The bearded... More >>

  • Comrade

    published July 6, 2006

    Nothing like a blanket statement to get locals excited about a band, so here goes: Comrade is the new Pleasant Grove of Dallas rock music. You... More >>

  • Kristin Allen-Zito

    published July 6, 2006

    "There's just something about them," Kristin Allen-Zito sing-mutters to open her 2004 album Helium. Sounds like yet another coffee house... More >>

  • By The Book

    published July 6, 2006

    If you attend ONSTAGE in Bedford's production of The Jungle Book, be sure that your expectations are tempered. This interpretation... More >>

  • High-Def Refs

    published July 6, 2006

    Steamed about the magical foul-acquiring powers of NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade? Rattled by lackadaisical refs in this summer’s World Cup? Wish... More >>

  • Still Learning

    published June 29, 2006

    On the evening of June 24, exactly one year and one day after my debut music column appeared in the Dallas Observer, a man left a vague... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published June 29, 2006

    Let your freak flags fly: Remember March's Wall of Sound Festival 2006? If your memory's hazy, that's probably for good reason;... More >>

  • Quintron and Miss Pussycat

    published June 29, 2006

    It's tough enough for a band to hail from New Orleans these days, but getting stuck with a Sunday night slot at an out-of-town venue during... More >>

  • Holiday Help

    published June 29, 2006

    Planning on celebrating your Fourth of July weekend with some, uh, garage sale hunting? Well, it makes sense on some level—holiday weekends... More >>

  • Hot Dogs and Hooves

    published June 29, 2006

    You can pretend all you want that you're still a kid—wear that messenger bag and pair of Chucks, keep the Mats cassette in the Honda Accord... More >>

  • Plugged In

    published June 22, 2006

    "The point of this blog isn't just to be an asshole, although that is a big part of it. I'm going to go to some local shows, listen to local... More >>

  • More Plugs

    published June 22, 2006

    If you think this week's cover feature is an end-all, comprehensive look at Dallas music Web sites, you're mistaken. "Plugged In" focuses on only... More >>

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