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1998 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Nostalgic picnic

    published July 30, 1998

    Events like the Dallas Music Expo aren't for the casual fan. Things like this are for the kind of people who can stand to spend two hours sifting... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 30, 1998

    thursday july 30 William Manchee could be Dallas' answer to John Grisham. Manchee, an author who has maintained a private law firm... More >>

  • Sex bomb

    published July 23, 1998

    It's all been tried and retried and tried all over again. The guitar-bass-drums format has been explored so often, Mapsco sells directions. If it... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 23, 1998

    thursday july 23 In case you didn't read last week's Observer (or any Observer for the last, oh, four months), Peter Schmidt--former... More >>

  • Headbanger's ball

    published July 23, 1998

    It seems as if the Dallas music scene has lost more than it has gained recently. Within the last year alone, UFOFU, rubberbullet, and Course of... More >>

  • Schmidt happens

    published July 16, 1998

    Peter Schmidt shouldn't even be here now. Here is Matt Pence's home studio in Denton, and now is December 1997, not so long after it appeared that... More >>

  • Pennywise and clown foolish

    published July 16, 1998

    Clowns scare the hell out of us. We're not sure when it started, because we can remember watching The Bozo Show growing up and not even flinching.... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 16, 1998

    thursday july 16 One of the most interesting things about the interior of Club Clearview is the collection of fingerpaintings the... More >>

  • Out There

    published July 9, 1998

    Today's Specials Life Won't Wait Rancid Epitaph Records With its fourth album, Rancid has hitched up its bondage pants and recorded... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 9, 1998

    thursday july 9 Charlie Gilder has been around Deep Ellum long enough to remember when there was nothing there to remember. When he... More >>

  • Pulling punches

    published July 9, 1998

    Back when the National Wrestling Alliance first formed in 1948, wrestling was much more real than it is today. It wasn't, you know, real, but it... More >>

  • Out Here

    published July 2, 1998

    Cowboys from hell REO Speedealer REO Speedealer Royalty Records There's never been a question as to whether or not REO... More >>

  • Take me home, country roads

    published July 2, 1998

    One of the busiest recording studios in the area is in the middle of nowhere. Well, Argyle actually, which isn't technically in the middle of... More >>

  • You're getting sleepy

    published July 2, 1998

    Is there room in a modern society for a comic hypnotist? As far as entertainment value goes, hypnotists are almost on the same scale as... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published July 2, 1998

    thursday july 2 In the past few months, the Dallas area has hosted several fine photography exhibits spotlighting Mexico and its... More >>

  • How low can you go?

    published June 25, 1998

    If you haven't heard of Beautamous Loaf International, a Dallas record label that specializes in dishwater-dirty trip-hop and ambient sound... More >>

  • I scream, you scream...

    published June 25, 1998

    One of my best memories about summer is the time my mother tried to make cookies 'n' cream ice cream. Since she had never branched out from... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 25, 1998

    thursday june 25 The Liquid Lounge is poised to take over where the Dark Room left off, hosting rock shows in an intimate venue,... More >>

  • Out Here

    published June 18, 1998

    One degree of separation everybody's a pinata El Gato self-released There are a million ways to say a record is boring without... More >>

  • Taking it to the street

    published June 18, 1998

    Although four years have passed since I last played in the Hoop-It-Up tournament, my experience there has scarred me forever--literally. That... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 18, 1998

    thursday june 18 Tuna, Texas, may be a fictional city, but the characters who inhabit it are awful real. You can find them crowded... More >>

  • The sound and Fury III

    published June 11, 1998

    Every city has a few musicians like Stephen Nutt--talented performers who, for whatever reason, never found an audience. They probably never will,... More >>

  • Memories for sale

    published June 11, 1998

    Prop and costume sales are usually just overpriced garage sales, a way for a theater company to clear out the basement and make some quick money.... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published June 11, 1998

    thursday june 11 Stephen King once said, "I have seen the future of the horror genre, and his name is Clive Barker." Barker hasn't... More >>

  • Of haggis, hairy legs, and plaid

    published June 4, 1998

    Festivals such as the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games have always seemed like a Cliff's Notes version of history. For the most part,... More >>

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