On tape there's something eloquent, even graceful about how Denton-formed Snarky Puppy blend various streams of sound. A great deal of these recordings capture the group in a live environment, reflecting the searing energy and fluid ease with which these artists' navigate the modern (jazz) fusion fr ... More >>
Thursday, October 18 at the Kessler Theater
Classes at UT Arlington started late last week and everyone is excited about the new fancy-pants $160 million College Park District, which includes a 7,000-seat center for sports, concerts and general hoopla (like commencement ceremonies). The 20-acre area on the east side of campus also has new dor ... More >>
We'd be remiss to allow an entire College Week to pass without mention of the college life's main goal (well, you know except for the main-main one): procuring, hoarding and drinking booze. It's a universal feeling, the simultaneous confusion and wistful nostalgia that comes with the memory of one ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. While Princi Italia failed to inspire me with many of their dishes, this Bolognese cap ... More >>
With the release of Coachella's lineup yesterday, we decided to ask our resident curmudgeon and "good old days" music expert, Indie Grandpa, what he thought of the annual desert festival, which has now expanded to two weekends. What do you think about Coachella's lineup? First of all, morning ever ... More >>
A lot of people are home for Thanksgiving nursing food hangovers and hanging out with family, which explains why most of this weekend's shows are from local acts. That doesn't mean there aren't some big shows happening this weekend, like the one from Dallas' own Demi Lovato tomorrow at Verizon Th ... More >>
Princi Italia tries to please everyone and ends up pleasing -- everyone but us, it seems.
Make sure you're alone, cold and in the dark before listening to these songs.We're just on the cusp of a time change. Oh, you know what that means. You know. It means: it'll get darker soon, the clouds will hang gray and low in the sky, and it'll be bone cold. Unless it's not cold because Tex ... More >>
Michael Signoretto is 73, and as of today the Dallas man faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his role in defrauding two British telecommunications companies out of of more than $60 million. Signoretto, who was just found guilty by a federal jury, didn't do this alone. He had plenty of co-c ... More >>
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Experimental/Avant G ... More >>
Dylan HollingsworthKris Youmans After a year and a half spent working as talent buyer for the Gilley's Complex on South Lamar, focusing on South Side Music Hall, The Loft and the Jack Daniel's Saloon, Kris Youmans has announced today the formation of his own, independent talent buying agency. In ... More >>
All photos by Alex ScottCaption this photo in the comments below, and the most interesting one will win some Beirut tickets.Around 9 p.m. last night, the Mavericks were finishing up the first half, warm peanuts sat in a barrel at Jack Daniels Saloon, and Bravo, Max! began tuning up for Locals Onl ... More >>
Who is this band, and why are they holding a Grammy?Since the Grammys, the general population has been mostly dumbfounded that Arcade Fire could win in the category of Best Album. All over the web, the question resounds: "Who is Arcade Fire?" You'd think that a band that's sold as many albums as ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
Thursday, April 22, at the Granada Theater
British-based Fact Magazine recently released it's best albums of the decade list (everyone's doing it!) and here's an interesting inclusion of note: Coming in at No. 21 on the taste-making mag's list is Dallas-based electro artist Gerard Hanson, who scores with the 2006, self-titled album he rel ... More >>
It's about time Bowerbirds paid a visit to Denton. Bowerbirds' organic rhythms -- not to be confused with crude strumming, but rather subtle arrangements and raw energy, easily surpass those of Devendra Banhart or Beirut Inspiration must come easy for founding members, Phil Moore and Beth Tacul ... More >>
BAND(s): Spooky Folk and The Baptist GeneralsVENUE: The Hydrant Café TIME: 9:30 & 10:30 p.m. Having already raved about the living-room-vibe of The Hydrant's upstairs room, I'll leave that alone--other than mentioning that, as far as intimate performance spaces in Denton (not including DIY hous ... More >>
Tuesday, February 10, at House of Blues' Pontiac Garage
Waltz With Bashir is documentary and animated feature—andA bubbling up of repressed violence
A Short Instance Of Separation (Self-released)
Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
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I was watching CNN this morning and spotted my son's Woodrow Wilson High School classmate and fellow alum, George Hale, being evacuated from Beirut. Called the Hale house, and George's mom, Clare, told me the kid will be on with Larry King tonight. George's father, Harlin D. (better known in Lakewoo ... More >>
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
Federal judge strikes down Dallas' two-rubs-and-you're-out rule for strip clubs
Tony Scott, with Redford and Pitt, plays a mad but vigorous Spy Game
From A-Rod to Z-routes, the year that was in Big D sports
John Bloom has taken his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, and gone Hollywood. But watching America's favorite drive-in movie critic on television these days, a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself
A computer glitch has some Dallasites predicting an apocalyptic meltdown. They may not be that crazy.
Tasty Greek is disheveled, but the food cleans up
Hedary's Lebanese Oven & Grill offers reverent interpretations of ancient dishes
Out among the fiberglass elephants, Putt-Putt pro Jeffery Smith searches for his zone
Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas
Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers
Disaster-relief expert Fred Cuny disappears while rendering aid in Russia