B.J. Rosenberg

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Malai Kitchen is Basically Dallas' Only Brewpub, and It Deserves our Love

    Last summer, Texas laws governing alcohol sales changed slightly -- not nearly as much as they should have -- allowing a brewer operating under a "brewpub" license to produce more beer and, most importantly, sell it outside of their own establishments. This is why we're seeing a rash of new microbre ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Our Prettiest Dallas Burger Photos

    I've photographed a lot of burgers over the past few years, so in honor of today's momentous foodie holiday (National Cheeseburger Day), I gathered some of my favorite cheeseburger shots for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Above: The burger from So & So's in Uptown.

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    September 16, 2014

    Texas Judge Backs School District That Suspended Boy for Refusing Handshake

    A kid who was suspended 10 days from high school is super awesome, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his parents. "He is currently taking honors classes and a higher level math class than most of his peers," says a suit filed by his mother, Tiffany Macklin. The boy, identified in court docume ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    It'll Do Club to Host Second Anniversary Party This Saturday

    Two years ago It'll Do Dancing opened it's doors and filled a void in the Dallas dance scene that had been dominated by V.I.P. bottle service clubs and big arena festivals. Both skewed more towards mainstream pop music than old school dance culture. Brooke Humphries moved into an old Latin dance hal ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2014
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    July 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 7/11-7/13

    So let's get this straight: right when it's starting to resemble something akin to a real Texas summer, with some triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, we start hearing about a polar vortex? Well, anything's possible. And with the World Cup drawing to a close this weekend, we might all be teete ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2014
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    June 5, 2014
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    March 13, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    Meet "Blue," the Young Fort Worth Drummer Who's Already a Metal Star

    Every aspiring metal band knows that if they want their band truly to soar into the major leagues of arena playing, they need a drummer. Not just any drummer, but one who can keep the rhythm of the song and also provide the guttural devastation that lends depth and power to the growling of the guita ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Can a Band Overcome Bad Early Albums?

    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 >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Outkast Reunion, No More Blackface and Other Requests for 2014

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope y ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    12 North Texas Artists to Watch in 2014

    It's getting to be time to focus on 2014: A year we think will be a good one in North Texas music. Here are 12 of the artists and bands we expect to be on everyone's year-end highlight roundups this December. See also: Five Local Rappers to Watch in 2013

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    November 15, 2013

    In Lieu of Child Support, Ex-DISD Cop Imported an Undocumented 15-Year-Old Nanny

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    The 18 Most Interesting Things You Might Have Missed at Index Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    A Mesquite Man Is Very Sorry for "Terminating" His Pit Bull with a Shovel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Dallas Police Are Now Posting Prostitution Ads on

    Anyone who frequents the escort section of 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 >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013

    24 Hours of Drinking in Dallas

    A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.

  • Film

    July 18, 2013
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    July 15, 2013

    The New Waldron Lodge Brings Wild Game to the Bishop Arts District

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 20, 2013
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    June 11, 2013

    Five Snow Cone Options for the First of Many Heat Waves

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Models, Free Food And $3 Drinks: Three Good Reasons To Head To Plano's Coast

    To celebrate the arrival of patio weather--that week and a half stretch between cold-windy-rainy season and sweltering hot season--Coast Global Seafood Restaurant (in Plano's Legacy) will have a patio party on Thursday, April 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party includes door prizes, free appetizers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    On Saturday Night, Erykah Badu's SXSW Show Was Delayed in Dallas By an "Obsessed Fan"

    Saturday morning, from the South by Southwest shindig down in Austin, Pete wondered over on DC9 whether Erykah Badu would be playing Auditorium Shores, as expected, or Malaysia, as pictured. Turns out, she was heading to Austin after all -- but only after being delayed in Dallas, where police were d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    P.E. or Not P.E., That is the Question?

    This week, state Sen. Jane Nelson, a Republican from Flower Mound, introduced legislation to combat childhood obesity by requiring more P.E. time for school-age children. S.B. 890 was one of three pieces of legislation she introduced this week "designed to improve the health of Texas' youth," accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    For Seven Years, Dallas Law Firm Faked Car Accidents. Says Judge, Not Cool.

    Not every day you get a press release about an law firm being sentenced in federal court. But such a missive just arrived in the Unfair Park in-box courtesy the U.S. Attorney's Office concerning yesterday's sentencing of Trey Allen, P.C., the Firm Formerly Known as The Law Office of John H. Allen, I ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Dude Food: Farewell 2008

    Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    Last Night: Common And N.E.R.D. At House Of Blues

    Common, N.E.R.D. House of Blues September 10, 2008 Better than: The bar service in the House of Blues' restaurant last night. (From the Houston show, not last night's Dallas gig)) You can really liken N.E.R.D.’s show to a rollercoaster ride--the first half of it's like creeping out of the tun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Pardon, But What New Radio Show?

    Probably should have mentioned this, like, oh, I dunno, Friday maybe? But, yes, I did host a late-night music show on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) on Saturday night that lasted till the wee small hours of Sunday morning. It's called Till 2, as in: Nothing good ever happens after 2 in the morning, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Holiday Homework

    The Top 5 things I command, okay request, you to do over the Memorial Day Weekend. Yes, there will be a pop quiz Tuesday morning. 1. Fly this. 2. Drink this. 3. Eat these. 4. Try to tell this guy from this guy. No wonder the Cowboys landed Super Bowl XLV and the "commish" reinstating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    The T.O. Face

    It started on a site called The Dirty. Then it started crawling its way through the rest of the blogosphere -- and, really, Kissing Suzy Kolber is a great name. Then, on Tuesday, it went legit -- or Philadelphia Daily News, anyway, where gossip writer Dan Gross spent a few minutes trying to verify w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Moniker Deathmatch: Local Rapper Pikahsso Has Some Competition...

    Hey, look! I'm a! Uh-oh. We just got word that there’s a rapper from Newport News, Va., who calls himself P.I.C.A.S.So--which is pronounced exactly the same as the name of local celestial brain phunkmaster Pikahsso. One big difference: Newport News' is a born-again Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Video: Handshakes and Highfives Answer Your Questions

    So your friends in Handshakes and Highfives are a little bored –- or maybe they're really dedicated. Not sure. Either way, they've posted a video answering fan questions. Whether you like the band or not, the video is entertaining. -- Chelsea Ide P.S. We hear the band will be posting a new song ... More >>

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    February 3, 2008

    Clever Monkeys' DJ Frantic Dies in Car Accident

    DJ Frantic, R.I.P.On Saturday, the Dallas Dance Music Forum posted the following: R.I.P. DJ Frantic Texas just lost one of its best DJs. Just got the word from Big J he passed away in a car wreck last night. My regards go out to all of his friends and family. DJ Frantic and Big J made up the DJ ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007

    Signs o' the Times: Campagna Takes His Rock Murals to the House of Blues

    Frank Campagna's murals used to adorn the Gypsy Tea Room. Now, they're at the House of Blues. You can't help but see Frank Campagna all over this town. His rock-and-roll artwork celebrates musicians from Dallas and afar. The Deep Ellum Tunnel (R.I.P.) is a Campagna baby, and he's painted for Nokia T ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007

    DFW Hip-Hop Feels the Vibe

    Cheer up, Big Tuck -- you're in Vibe! In case you missed this when it appeared on DC-9 at Night yesterday, Jeff Liles has posted to the original item some thoughts about Dallas' musical standing elsewhere. And, he has a question for our Friends. The latest issue of Vibe, which isn't online, has a ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    Dallas Hip-Hop Happenings in Vibe

    Cheer up, Big Tuck -- you're in Vibe!The latest issue of Vibe, which isn't online, has a regional round-up of hip-hop's most happenin' scenes -- and Dallas is included. But it's good news-bad news stuff -- isn't it always when Vanilla Ice crops up in the second freakin' graf of a short, short piece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Aiding Deep Ellum's Evolution

    Last week I wrote an column pointing out how Deep Ellum, while not exactly in the midst of a comeback, is still supported by a number of strong pillars—Kettle Art, Club Dada, Darkside, Double Wide, etc. Look, Deep Ellum is gonna be different, I think most rational people know that its heyday coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    P.P.T. and BTD May Be Up for Grammys

    Local rap group P.P.T. is in the running for a trio of 2008 Grammy nominations and now the members are just waiting for the final tally of votes to hear if they move on to the next round. So, are the nominated or not? It’s little bit confusing. That’s because the process is like Dancing with the ... More >>

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    October 16, 2007

    P.P.T. Crew Video and Skinny on S.P.E.A.K. Project

    Fort Worth’s smartest, most animated, most illin’-est* hip-hop crew P.P.T. just sent out the video to its latest single, “Down South Girl,” from the group's Idol Records release Tres Monos in Love. Waco hip-hop band Strange Fruit Project lent a huge hand to P.P.T. by producing the video and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Dude, You Look Just Like…

    Ladies and gents, this is a touch navel-gazing, but we have a celebrity here in the office, (in our midst, folks!). We just can’t figure out which one. That’s where you come in. See, our Night & Day man (and frontman of the Naptime Shake), Noah W. Bailey resembles about a gazillion different lai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Drowning Pool Gives One Back to the "Soldiers"

    Remember the Dallas band Drowning Pool? Tragic story, absolutely. Well, they have a new album, Full Circle, due out on July 24, the first single from which is titled “Soldiers" -- payback, turns out. As you may recall, members of the U.S. armed forces in the Middle East took to playing the Drowni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    Get Up and Go Get Another New P. Spree Tune. But You'd Best Hustle.

    So, consider this your daily P. Spree update -- what, like this costs you something? Shortly after finding out our pal Chris Cantalini had posted to Gorilla vs. Bear an officially leaked track from the band's forthcoming Fragile Army, we discovered there was another MP3 blog out there with a differe ... More >>

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    March 20, 2007

    The Shiny Happy Spree

    Hal Samples By now you likely know the Polyphonc Spree's third full-lengther, The Fragile Army, is due out in June on TVT records. You can hear a bit of it on the band's Web site; the song's called "Section 22 (Running Away)," if you're in need of some specifics. First impressions: Jesus Christ, t ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006

    Friends with Benefits

    Yeah, yeah, so we're a little late with this; never you mind that. What's more important is that two benefit concerts last weekend proved it's possible for totally different artistic scenes to come together for the sake of a great show, if you just tack the words "benefit" or "fundraiser" to the nam ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Re: Getting Polled

    If nothing else, this would get you to the polls, wouldn't it? Promises, promises. A few observations from my polling place: 1) At 9:12 a.m., there was a handful of folks voting, but there was plenty of room, which wasn't the case at 7 a.m. According to one poll-watcher, there was quite the line a ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Getting Polled

    Till, oh, two weeks ago folks living in Precinct 1117 had no idea they were supposed to vote at F.P. Caillet Elementary--where I went to school! Wee. Really, God bless the Democratic Party. Even when they do their best, it ends up shooting 'em right in the ass, then they spend forever pulling lead ... More >>

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    September 1, 2006

    And the Award for Craziest Mockumentary Goes To...

    A scene from Death of a President, in which George W. Bush is the future. That is such bad karma. ...Death of a President, which screens next week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Can't wait to see it then; sounds...uh...interesting? Let me explain: Channel 4 in the UK has pr ... More >>

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