Welcome to the Winter Storm Cleon live blog, where will be constantly updating you about a storm that is potentially the apocalypse, another damp squib, or somewhere in between the two. As you are no doubt aware, the Weather Channel's harbinger of sky death, Jim Cantore, is on the ground in Dallas. ... More >>
In 2005, Country music hit-singer and songwriter Chris Young was fronting the house band at Cowboy's Dancehall in Arlington. But by the spring of 2006, it seemed as though the number one smash-hits would be just around the corner for the Tennessee-born and raised crooner after he easily took home th ... More >>
CD Source has been servicing Dallas' music needs for what will be approximately 20 years this coming Friday -- owner Lance Price opened the store on December 5, 1993. A lot has happened in 20 years: we've seen the digitization of music sales, a resurgence in the vinyl medium, the steady decline of t ... More >>
The 50th is the last big moment of mourning for Dallas' aging true grievers.
See our full slideshow from Sunday's Meat Fight right here. Sometime on Saturday I started prepping my wife for her first Meat Fight, the annual barbecue competition organized by our long-time columnist, Alice Laussade, and her husband, Mike. It's more meat than you realize, I cautioned. You don' ... More >>
Favian LaTorre wasn't too keen on paying child support, so the Dallas ISD police sergeant made his former lover an offer. Instead of forking over a specified portion of his $46,000 salary every month, he would hire a full-time, live-in nanny to help raise their young child. The child's mother, Glor ... More >>
Run The Jewels' stage banter Together, Killer Mike and El-P have put out one of the best albums of 2013, so it was surprising to see them in such an early time slot on Friday. The 6 p.m. crowd was noticeably thin, of course, but it made Dallas' first time seeing Run The Jewels material live an intim ... More >>
Index Festival kicked off in Deep Ellum last night with sets from some 30-plus bands on 9 stages. Killer Mike and EL-P's Run the Jewels project kicked things off in high spirits, and a solid mix of local and touring bands kept the streets of Deep Ellum lively until past 2 a.m. Index brought plenty ... More >>
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
Before the end-of-the-weekend deluge that cancelled Day 3, it was unseasonably hot in Austin: temps in the low 90s, blazing sun, hordes of fans filling the open plains of Zilker Park, and muggy downpours that only left everyone stickier. In turn, the bands did plenty to turn up the heat. Here are th ... More >>
Earlier in the week, 59-year-old Robert Prichard learned he would be staying in jail for the time being. A Dallas County judge upped his bail to $50,000 on a felony animal cruelty charge and sent him back to Lew Sterrett. The upside for Prichard is that he now has more time to reflect upon his acti ... More >>
About four years ago, some flyers started circulating around the Dallas-area rehearsal facilities for White Cane Studios. They'd shoot a music video for you, complete start-to-finish job, for (I believe) $250. Fast forward to present, and Johny Cane and his partners have shot videos for Here Holy S ... More >>
Anyone who frequents the escort section of backpage.com probably already knows this. Ditto for anyone who has given much thought to how police vice units are adapting to an era in which much of the sex trade is orchestrated online. It bears mentioning nonetheless: The Dallas Police Department is pos ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>
He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.
This Saturday, Dallas-based music blog Gorilla Vs. Bear hosted their third annual festival at Granada Theater. Local music fans flocked to the historic venue to watch Booty Fade, Empress Of, HAERTS, Blue Hawaii, and Danny Brown share the stage. We talked to the crowd to see how the night's festiviti ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Houston Astros called up Max Stassi from the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. On Tuesday, he made his Major League Debut against the Rangers, going a solid 2-3. On Wednesday, he faced Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers. Things did not go very well. On the SportsCenter replay, fa ... More >>
The person who shares living quarters with me is a Dallas native who lets out a small yelp whenever she comes across a mention in the media she thinks is insulting to Dallas. I'm a carpetbagger. I don't even notice. This morning's offending mention was in The New York Times and included the phrases ... More >>
Whether you're in the mood to bounce around with the shiny, happy people of The Polyphonic Spree, or get your eardrums blasted by The Melvins' dual drummers this week has a little bit of everything for Dallas music fans. Saturday is especially packed with options for your ear holes: Denton indie roc ... More >>
When Jerry Waller stepped out of his garage at 1 a.m. on May 28, he had no idea he'd encounter a couple of Fort Worth police officers. The 72-year-old grandfather had heard a noise and suspected burglars, so he roused himself, grabbed his gun, and went to check it out. Officers BB Hanlon and R.P. H ... More >>
Last night, 20,000-plus fans and their parents filled the American Airlines Center to witness the world's biggest boy band take their victory lap after almost three years of steady fan-base-building. It would be easy to talk about One Direction as a study on how watered-down pop music has become, an ... More >>
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
Luminant, the Dallas-based electricity generator, doesn't have the greenest public image. It's aging fleet of coal-fueled power plants includes some of the dirtiest in the country. It pumps millions and millions of tons of greenhouse gases and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Then, when pushed ... More >>
To fully appreciate Waldron Lodge (408 W. Seventh St.) in the Bishop Arts District, you should pull up the one-minute video on their website titled "The Legend." It's an eerie symphony of thunder, rain, elk "bugling" and then BAM! No more elk noise. Just the untamed crackling of thunder in the dark. ... More >>
We've all heard that if you don't have money to pay for your dinner they'll hand you an apron and put you to work washing dishes. This antiquated scenario is charming enough, but let's say you leave your wallet on the coffee table on your way out the door. After a full meal and a bottle of wine you ... More >>
Yesterday Candice Choi at the Huffington Post hit one out of Twinkie Park with an extensive overview of the Twinkie Revitalization Plan. Here's the crux of it: Twinkies will be back on the shelves July 15. See also: Jon Stewart on What Really Killed the Twinkie However, there are a few other impo ... More >>
The hearing of the Texas House State Affairs Committee meeting kicked off at 1 p.m. Thursday with a mere two items on the agenda: a pair of bills by Representative Jodie Laubenberg, a Republican from Parker with the modest aim of ending legal abortion in the Texas, or coming as close to that as poss ... More >>
And there it is: Late last night, the Senate approved SB 5, a massive set of abortion restrictions that combine all the worst parts of most every anti-abortion bill filed in the regular session of the legislature. Well, all the worst parts, with one notable exception: The bill's author, Republican S ... More >>
It's always reassuring to know that no matter how stupid things get in the state legislature, things are just as dumb, if not more so, in Congress. Perhaps "reassuring" is the wrong word. In either case, in order to fully grasp the import of this story, you should know that U.S. Congressman Michael ... More >>
In the end, Belmont Addition attorney Melissa Kingston's lawsuit against neighborhood activist Avi Adelman ended not with the expected bang, but with a whimper of a settlement agreement. Under the terms of the settlement, Adelman agreed not to do a handful of annoying and/or stalker-esque things, li ... More >>
Chris Flemmons spent 10 years working on his city rather than his band, The Baptist Generals. They’re both better for it.
We've talked about this documentary before, and now it will be shown to the public on Wednesday, June 12 (tomorrow). 45, a film by Jonathan Buchner, will be screened twice tomorrow night at 2625 Main Street. The first showing is at 8 p.m. and the second is at 10. Seating is limited to 200, but there ... More >>
It's just rude to write "HOT" five times across a weather forecast in all caps and bright red. I hate all caps! It's like putting a memo in someone's chair while they're away from their desk: "Don't even sit down!" The weather forecast is screaming at us, "Your eyeballs are going to melt! HOT's ab ... More >>
The quirky kosher craft brewer that all started out as a Chanuka experiment back in 1996, Shmaltz Brewing Co., will be in town later this week to promote their latest beer, chat about old ones and, in general, get acquainted with the locals. As a bonus founder Jeremy Cowan will also give lessons in ... More >>
Hey guys, guess what. Scientists recently decided that the world could instantly turn into a solid state at any moment, so before that happens, go catch these 10 must-see concerts in DFW. Scroll down to make your bucket list, then find the link to this terrifying NPR article on page two.
As proprietor of what could possibly be the finest P.A. system in Deep Ellum, Trees' Lee Russell is a repeat guest in this column. We spoke to him in January about his jet engine of a sound system, installed at Trees, but he's up to more now. Much, much more. Now, before we talk shop, I have to ment ... More >>
It's always best at festivals like these when you go looking for the party in the campsite rather than let it come to you. Directly around us were several bands, the longest running flip cup tournament of all time, a tiki tent of some sort complete with bar and swimming pool, an official Jägermeist ... More >>