Belmont (New York)

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    September 9, 2014

    The Lower Greenville Wal-mart Is a Terrible Neighbor

    Neighbors never exactly embraced Wal-mart's plans to build a Neighborhood Market on Lower Greenville. Suspicious of the chain's ability to integrate into an urban neighborhood, particularly one as fastidious as Lower Greenville, their opposition was close to unanimous, the only variation being in th ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Busking with Salim Nourallah: "The Last Five Years in Dallas Have Been a Golden Time."

    Our Busking video series with Globe Trek Productions returns this week with guest Salim Nourallah. We talked to him about cults and North Texas music in his studio before he played a couple songs. The full clip is below. Salim Nourallah was born in Illinois but he is as deeply embedded in the fabr ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    How I Fell in Love with Dallas

    In the romantic-comedy of your life, you'd look to the camera during your DVD commentary interview and say, "It's a story about finding love in unexpected places." And then you'd say something like, "Really, the third character is the city. It's about the places we run into each other." But cliches ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Lord Byron and -topic Busking at the North Texas Hip-Hop Showcase: Video

    A couple weeks ago, we hosted a hip-hop showcase at the Granada. It featured six artists and several guests who exemplify the best of the current crop of North Texas rappers. The Granada's staff came up with a boxing ring to put on stage, and each performance demonstrated passion, clarity and techni ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Barefoot at the Belmont Season Passes are Available Now

    There is an eight-show outdoor concert series in the middle of the summer in Dallas. None of the artists have been announced yet. So why might you be tempted to spend $180 right now on a season pass to such a thing? Barefoot at the Belmont, KXT's now five-year-old series at the Oak Cliff hotel, pu ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    The Best of Busking (So Far): Vaden Todd Lews, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Melissa Polinar and More

    In August, DC9 at Night joined with Globe Trek Productions to create a series of videos of musicians (almost all North Texans) busking in the businesses and streets of Dallas. So far, we've featured 19 musicians, and we have plenty more in the pipeline. But before we head into a 2014 where we hope t ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    YouTube Success Story Melissa Polinar at the Truck Yard: Live Performance and Interview

    In another age, North Texan Melissa Polinar might still be sitting at a desk in Nashville, churning out songs for other artists to record. She did that, in fact, for a while in the early 2000s. But when you're a gifted writer and you have a voice like hers (that voice!), you don't need to wait your ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The O's Play "Found the One" in McKinney: Video

    Our Busking series with Globe Trek Productions features mighty Dallas two-piece The O's, who played a couple songs for us in McKinney a few months back. John Pedigo and Taylor Young formed The O's in 2008, though both are longtime veterans of Dallas music. Their newest album, called Thunderdog, is ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Pageantry Plays "Friends of the Year" Live in Downtown Dallas: Video Part II

    Earlier this week, we brought you part one of Denton's Pageantry playing some unplugged songs from their recent EP, Friends of the Year. Today, we've got them playing the title track. Watch above. You can catch Pageantry next week at Index Festival -- they're also nominated for a Dallas Observer Mus ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Pageantry Live in Downtown Dallas: Video

    Since its gradual formation in 2011, Denton's Pageantry has perfected a heady sound, big and open and dreamlike. You can year on that on the Friends of the Year EP, released this summer. It's the band's debut, but people are taking notice. They just toured their way to Chicago, scored an opening g ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Ray Wylie Hubbard Plays "Mother Blues" at the Belmont

    Our Busking series with Globe Trek Productions hit the Belmont this week, a hotel located in singer Ray Wylie Hubbard's childhood neighborhood of Oak Cliff. In the second part of our series with the venerable artist, he sings "Mother Blues," a long story about the Dallas club. It is told with spare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Why Cody ChesnuTT is Starting Over: "It's Family Entertainment Now"

    God and the devil are still raging inside of Cody Chesnutt, he's just making more thoughtful decisions these days. The crowded lobby of the boisterous Belmont hotel is loud with end-of-happy hour chatter. Cody ChesnuTT is offering me a plate of hummus and artisan flatbread that neither of us would ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    September 24, 2012

    The Overserved's Guide To Hotel Bar Season

    Here at The Overserved, we love a hotel bar. It's a special island. The best ones are places you can simultaneously take your family or witness the beginning of an affair. That they are occupied by the ghosts traveling though town only adds to their allure. Here is our guide to the wilds of Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    For Four Days This Month, Knox Will Become Dallas' First "Complete Street"

    In June, the city of Dallas unveiled its Complete Streets Design Manual, a rather dense set of guidelines for the city as it dabbles with the idea of building certain roadways less as places that cars blow through en route from Point A to Point B and more as boulevards that are at least as accommoda ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    May 10, 2012

    Ten of This Weekend's Top Shows: Jane's Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Memoryhouse and More

    Jane's Addiction, The Duke SpiritThursday, May 10, at McFarlin AuditoriumAfter seeing Perry Farrell (who is strangely older than my parents) perform a really bad set at South By Southwest a few years ago, seeing Jane's Addiction doesn't pique my interest as much as opening psych-tinged act The Duke ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    December 8, 2011

    As Council Prepares to Vote on Sylvan Thirty Plan, Bike Lanes Proposed Along Sylvan Ave.

    Click to expand for a better look at what may land at Sylvan and Fort Worth Ave. One day.​Last I looked, Sylvan Thirty -- the proposed mixed-use development across the street from the Belmont -- was closer to conceptual than actual. As in: Short a few million, developer Brent Jackson more than lik ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    And Now, the Sylvan Thirty Town Hall

    Via.​We're still a good month away from the Sylvan Thirty development coming before the City Plan Commission, since, as we noted last month, it was pushed back to the October 6 agenda following Belmont's owner Monte Alexander's letter to the city insisting that "more time is needed to evaluate the ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Good Friday: Steve Earle at Billy Bob's Texas, Plus The Rest of This Weekend's Shows

    Steve Earle​There are some pretty big shows coming to town this weekend -- massive ones, actually. But you'll be hard-pressed to find a more important singer than Americana legend Steve Earle, who will perform at Billy Bob's Texas on Saturday night.He's not the only legend playing in town this wee ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    2011 Barefoot at the Belmont Series Includes Rhett Miller, Jason Isbell, Mike Doughty

    ​Not sure when it started being specifically "KXT 91.7's annual summer concert series," as the National Public Radio-backed music-centric station KKXT-91.7 is so proudly calling it today on its website, but, hey, here we are, heading into another summer, and, as has been the case for a few years n ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    On Oncor's Super Bowl To-Do List: Get Those Commerce St. Bridge Lights Back On (Finally)

    Red Oak Kid​Driving home from the Kessler Theater Friday night, I was reminded yet again of how drab and shabby the Commerce Street bridge over the Trinity River looks in the dark, what with more than a dozen of the old streetlights inoperable since who can remember when. I made a note to call the ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    An "Impatient" Hunt on Lower Greenville Redo

    Patrick Michels​On Tuesday we got a couple of sneak peeks at the Lower Greenville of the future -- meaning, the end of next year, all things go according to plan. Late yesterday, council member Angela Hunt, who's spearheading the streetscaping with Pauline Medrano, posted to her blog a recap of th ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    Chef Tim Byres Goes in Search of Himself and Finds Smoke

    ​Walk into Smoke early on any Saturday afternoon and you'll get the sense that the year-old restaurant hums along effortlessly. Simple preparations, a small, amiable kitchen crew, a mastery of the menu. Truth is, the food takes hours to prepare and there is meticulous care in the execution of wh ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    News & Notes: DPD Sends a Warning, Groups Win City Grants and a Ticket Ticker Tryout

    Click to embiggen to see where cars have been broken into in DPD Beat 142 during the last month​Whilst I await some call-backs, some loose ends, odds and sods and other desiderata with which to end the work day:The Dallas Police Department sends word: Car break-ins are up -- way up -- in Beat 142, ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Show Announcements: Summer Series, Wildflower Festival

    Patrick MichelsThe King Bucks at last year's Barefoot At The Belmont Series​We are standing on the brink of the summer season, and with the unbearable heat comes the obligatory summer outdoor live music series. The heat is inevitable, but the Belmont Hotel and the AT&T Performing Arts Center a ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Flaming Lips' History of Freaky

    ​So much to do this weekend -- like, oh, I dunno, that St. Patrick's Day Parade we co-sponsor. But before you go, here are Angela Hunt's do's and don'ts, not only for the parade but the daylong after-party (and after-after-party, and after-after-after-after-party) on Lower Greenville. Do keep in m ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Show Announcements: Brave Combo Family Christmas Bash, More

    ​Denton's own Grammy-winning, Simpsons-appearing, Bob Dylan-inspiring, nuclear polka-creating Brave Combo will brave the elements 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 12, for an outdoor poolside performance at the Belmont Hotel. But the real star of the Belmont and Smoke Family Christmas Bash will ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Barefoot At The Belmont Shows Return Thursday With Kevin Welch

    Kevin Welch​Good news for those who miss shows at Bend Studio: "Barefoot At The Belmont," a series of weekly concerts at The Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff, returns Thursday with an 8:30 p.m. performance by Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. The shows feature many of the same singer-songwriters ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    October 9, 2008

    Barefoot At The Belmont Returns With New Fall Lineup

    Kinda forgot it ever left, but a little birdy in the inbox chirped to remind me today that Barefoot At The Belmont, the outdoor concert series at Oak Cliff's Belmont Hotel, where musicians play to the backdrop of the Dallas skyline, is back in business, starting next Thursday night, with a performan ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    Holy Diver Fired for Being 'Too Awesome'

    We've told you about Holy Diver before, but with its mini instruments and party band attitude, we thought the group might be more of a whimsical fun band instead of actual rock 'n' roll rebels. According to a posting the band members put out, they were "fired from a gig last night because we're so ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Bend Studio Announces Spring Concert Series

    Dan Dyer will be barefoot at the Belmont. Those health and body conscious folks down at Bend Studio are expanding their musical horizons. Previous concert events held at the yoga/music venue have often felt constricted by the dimensions of the studio itself--even a great recent performance by Dan ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    A House Divided. Still, Better Than the Last Eight Years, Right?

    Seriously, caucusing in a firehouse looks much cooler than hanging out in an elementary school. By 7:15 p.m. very long lines stretched into the darkness outside the Precinct 1224 polling place -- the fire station at Belmont and Abrams in Old East Dallas. When the Democratic lines were divided into O ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    30-3: Only the Eighth-Greatest Beatdown Ever?

    In honor of the Ranger’s 30-3 ass-whupping last night of the Baltimore Orioles, ESPN has compiled a list of the “greatest beatdowns” in sports history. The Ranger’s epic win last night (which left the network’s resident seamhead, Tim Kurkijian, so giddy his voice was cracking as he broke i ... More >>

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    June 15, 2007

    Where Do You Want to Go, Dallas, and How Will You Get There?

    Last night, I attended my last event of Your 2007 Mayor’s Race, the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association Candidate Forum in East Dallas. To celebrate, I planned to grab a beer or two at my favorite drinking establishment, the bar at the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff. A little confused on the most d ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    The Battle of the Bulge

    Bowie prevails against Lycra in Labyrinth

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    March 1, 2007

    Are You Smart? And a Winner?

    Here's the deal. We have a few Very Big Items to give away (hint), but it's getting late in the day, and we still have these Toadies tix and VIP pass to give away. So...we were going to give the Toadies ducats to the first person to send a cogent, diagrammable paragraph using all the song titles fro ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    No Rust on This Scrap Iron

    I have a screening to get to this afternoon, so Unfair Park will resume giveaways around 4ish, during which we'll have Stars tix, a night at the Belmont and Toadies VIP passes. So, ya know, do stay tuned. Till then, here's Scrap Iron -- Hal Samples' "discovery" -- making his dream-come-true debut at ... More >>

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    October 10, 2006

    Circlin' Round the Chief

    Parking is bad on Lower Greenville. But it could always be a little worse. Last night, about 35 members of the newly forged Belmont Neighborhood Association came together to talk with--and at--DPD's Head Finest, Chief Kunkle, about the fact that crime is shitty, bars are loud and parking blows for t ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2006


    Consolidated Restaurants falls for a stone cold Fox

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    September 12, 2006

    The Place To B Tonight

    There was a time, seems like it was about five seconds ago, when I didn't think it would ever get below 100 degrees in Dallas. My bike rides around White Rock were put on hiatus. Friday nights on the porch with a cold one were moved inside with six fans and a gallon of ice water. Sweating became a w ... More >>

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    May 5, 2006

    Dirty Little Secret

    On the one hand, I hate hipster elitism and the mentality that the fewer people who know about a thing you like, the better. On the other hand, I am a hipster elitist, but in this case I am too late to stop you from finding out about the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff. Late to the party, I only found ou ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006

    Skyline Views

    The Belmont Hotel puts up some art

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