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2006 Stories by Sam Machkovech

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  • Odds & Ends

    published June 22, 2006

    Best cow in town: "That is fucking outrageous," Salim Nourallah told us over the phone on Monday. "I hate those fuckers." The... More >>

  • Teenage Symphony, Tame...Tame and Quiet

    published June 22, 2006

    Everybody in Dallas, give it up for Callithump Productions. In its short lifespan, the local booking upstart has quickly grown from aimless infant... More >>

  • Way Back When

    published June 22, 2006

    Luckily, the production of When I Was a Child at the Dallas Children's Theater, 5938 Skillman St., isn't focused on our younger... More >>

  • Rough Riders

    published June 22, 2006

    If you're new to competitive bullriding, you might not know about the rise of Brazilian riders in the American Professional Bull Riders (PBR)... More >>

  • Texas Toe Jam

    published June 15, 2006

    The following information won't surprise anyone who's opened a Dallas Observer in the past year: I'm no fan of Edgefest 15. Sunday's... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published June 15, 2006

    Ozone alert: Though you'll find some complaints about local music festivals (er, festival) on the previous page, we at AAT... More >>

  • Naked Time

    published June 15, 2006

    Sometimes, great ideas for children's entertainment don't just go bad—they get awkward. Remember Xuxa, the Brazilian children's show host who... More >>

  • Girl in Bloom

    published June 8, 2006

    "It's good, good luck," Memphis-born singer Megan Reilly says. "I really feel like luck is," and she pauses before finishing the sentence,... More >>

  • Texas Snags

    published June 8, 2006

    Texas Gigs should have a lot to celebrate as of late. The 4-year-old Internet destination won the brand-new Best Web Site award at... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published June 8, 2006

    Got the Blues: Before our weeks of hiatus at AAT HQ (SARS scare, but we're cool now), we'd heard rumors about the House of... More >>

  • Cex

    published June 8, 2006

    Now that's what I'm talking about--an album title that gets to the point. Thing is, Cex (the perpetually transforming solo... More >>

  • Pine Hill Haints

    published June 8, 2006

    During college, I saw bands like Pine Hill Haints damn near every week. Something about Austin attracts swampy, podunk acoustic acts, the kinds of... More >>

  • To Di For

    published June 8, 2006

    We have trouble believing that people are still interested in Diana, Princess of Wales. Once the world's most beloved royal icon, Lady Di took her... More >>

  • Slime Time

    published June 8, 2006

    We no longer live in a green slime world. Eighties television attacked children with the wonders of colorful goo in three... More >>

  • Happy, Scrappy

    published June 8, 2006

    The other day, we found a binder filled with all kinds of crap—photo sets from Dallas Observer events, along with trinkets, mementos... More >>

  • Clear View

    published June 1, 2006

    Though I usually ignore Lower Greenville's meat-market bars and stale dance clubs, I'd feel remiss to not comment on what happened in the... More >>

  • Get Positive

    published June 1, 2006

    It's always tough for us to make sense of athletic fund-raisers for debilitating diseases; in the case of Saturday's Positive Spin for ALS Bike... More >>

  • Play Rough

    published June 1, 2006

    If you attend a baseball game this week, you're much better off seeing the Frisco Roughriders than the Texas Rangers. That's not much of a... More >>

  • Little D-struction

    published May 25, 2006

    I'd rather not start a discussion about Denton's Fry Street with an overemotional plea...but it's tempting. As More >>

  • Peeping Tom

    published May 25, 2006

    The crazed mind behind Fantômas, Mr. Bungle and other sonic mindfucks has finally released his first self-described "pop" record. It's the... More >>

  • Sharks and Sailors

    published May 25, 2006

    Hate to break the bad news, but Austin's Sharks and Sailors may have picked the wrong city to play on Sunday. The quartet wears its love for D.C.... More >>

  • Future of Golf

    published May 25, 2006

    It's never too early to learn to properly schmooze with the overpriced, crusty elite of America. But the first lesson doesn't revolve around... More >>

  • Saddle Up and Ride

    published May 25, 2006

    IMAX movies look a little too realistic, if you ask us. We once attended an IMAX movie with our elementary school class, only to flip out and run... More >>

  • Saddle Up and Ride

    published May 25, 2006

    IMAX movies look a little too realistic, if you ask us. We once attended an IMAX movie with our elementary school class, only to flip out and run... More >>

  • Parlor Music

    published May 18, 2006

    The Theater Fire doesn't have a single timely quality. That's not just a cop-out to describe the septet's sound, though the Fort Worth band is... More >>

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