Where there's smoke, there's a second Smoke. Christopher Zielke, Christopher Jeffers and Tim Byres, the guys behind Oak Cliff's popular Smoke, have announced that they've signed a lease on a space in Plano and hope to be open by the year's end. In addition to the original Smoke, the trio is respons ... More >>
Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>
This week in DFW music, it's all about folk and pop. The two genres are spanning the calendars this summer, and this week in June is no exception, so in honor of that, here are five super surprising pop music facts, according to BuzzFeed. (By the way, it wouldn't be Dallas without a Manson/Cooper sh ... More >>
A view of Sylvan Thirty from the Belmont, as conceptually rendered at last night's meetingWe began the broadcast day by discussing Sylvan Thirty's funding; we end it by looking back at last night's town hall meeting concerning its layout and, more broadly, the future of street and development des ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Chelsea CallahanIn some ways, Chelsea Callahan is kind of like the mayor of our local music scene ... More >>
Gary Buckner with one of the 10 or so chairs they're making out of old pallets for next week's Living Plaza in front of Dallas City HallMy copy of William H. Whyte's 1988 book City: Rediscovering the Center arrived today, and right there, on Page 123, The Organization Man writes of his attempt to ... More >>
Quite the hopping Thursday evening we have here. Enough to make a lowly music critic like myself wish he could be in two -- maybe even three -- places at once.
By this busy line up of shows, you'd think it's already Friday.
It's another hopping musical Thursday evening around town with a show for just about everyone.
A few weeks ago, when Conan O'Brien rolled through town, he said to the packed crowd: "You people know how to drink." Turns out, as Robert Wilonsky reported over on Unfair Park, Esquire is thinking the same thing. Well, at least they liked some of our bars. Featured in the June/July big honking ... More >>
Hot dogs aren't the only way to save on food during tough economic times. Oak Cliff's The Belmont Hotel--which has a fantastic skyline view, by the way--recently announced that Bar Belmont and Cliff Cafe are offering five days of drink and food specials. Sunday through Thursday, the Belmont happy ho ... More >>
Grimes' latest crush, Angela Hunt As my computer died yesterday at City Hall, Angela Hunt started in on a beautiful speech about Dallas heritage. I was cursing Steve Jobs through most of it, but this is what I wrote down: "We need not to forget our heritage. We need this SUP process ..." Re: the Wes ... More >>