This Saturday in Fort Worth at Dia de Los Toadies, on a line-up filled with promising talent and proven veterens, there may not be a band that represents the past while pointing to the future as vividly and dramatically as Pleasant Grove does. The five-piece, formed in late 1998 by Marcus Striplin ... More >>
Ugh, next week is going to be gross. Not only are you going to be about 10 pounds heavier from gorging yourself on holiday fare, exhausted from all the passive-aggressive family drama shooting across the dinner table and just all around grumpy from your Black Friday sleep deprivation, but also the c ... More >>
Shawn "Flash" Parker is a travel writer who recently wrote a piece filed under Destination Unknown, a travel challenge from USA Today. This is how it worked: Flash packed his bags (for anything) and went to the Toronto Airport where he waited for an email from his editor. At about 4:30 in the mornin ... More >>
After this month's city elections, we repeated a quote that District 14 candidate Bobby Abtahi gave to the Morning News alluding to Philip Kingston, his opponent in next month's runoff, as "someone who sues their neighbors." Kingston wasn't pleased. He called shortly after to offer a barbed response ... More >>
However you slice the numbers, it's still baloney.
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
On and off, for nearly three decades, Brent Best has fronted Slobberbone, arguably the best alt-country act to emerge from the local scene. Beginning in the mid-'90s, the group produced a series of albums that culminated in 2000's Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today, which remains a lan ... More >>
Get a double dose of Coldplay next summer.This week, we learned that ticket demand for two shows we recently wrote about (Coldplay and Tool) was so overwhelming a second show has been added for each. On Saturday, June 23, Coldplay will perform a second show at American Airlines Center. Tickets fo ... More >>
Brent Jackson, at left, and Monte AndersonJust after that totally delightful discussion on the voting habits of trees, after which the city council OK'd a new Walmart, there came another momentous development matter: the West Dallas mixed-use project known as Sylvan Thirty, the one we've been ... More >>
Click to enlarge for a better look at a proposed plan to redo Fort Worth Ave.By 2021 the city of Dallas hopes to have 1,296 miles of here-to-there dedicated to cyclists, 456 of which would be off-road -- trails, let's say. Which leaves the rest, 840 miles, spread up and down the cracked concrete, ... More >>
About six months ago, says Eric Steele, one of the partners in the Texas Theatre on Jefferson, he and his comrades decided that in a city full of film festivals, it was time for one more. But this one, they vowed, would be different. This one would have "a fringe flavor," its roster full of title ... More >>
Courtesy Chris PennRan into Chris Penn of Good Records yesterday, at which point he told me about the sign planted in the middle of Greenville Avenue yesterday by the city's Public Works department -- the one that says southbound Greenville between Bell and Alta will be closed from September 26 t ... More >>
Photos by Jim SchutzeBen Eine, the international street-art star and former graffiti fugitive, was out on Fort Worth Avenue this afternoon painting a mammoth graffiti-style mural based on his tag -- EYN -- on the side of a building. Listen: This is huge.Earlier this year Eine was given a big wall ... More >>
Between the Alamo Plaza and Sylvan Thirty, a blank canvasAt some point this morning, Anna will be along with her account of last night's Sylvan Thirty town hall, which, by all accounts, was civil enough. After that, you probably won't read much about the proposed mixed-use development catty-corne ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAndrea Grimes slides right into her new role at Eater DallasEater Dallas, the local arm of the Curbed Network's popular restaurant blog, went live today. Only officially a few hours old, the site already contains plenty of content to catch up on. We put down our PBR-stained M ... More >>
What do you say we go and print some of these suckers up now that we're famous?Every few months or so, it just so happens that someone will pop up on our radar and ask us how this here blog got its name. To be honest: We're not quite sure who picked it. Our memories here in the music department t ... More >>
Across the new Trinity bridge, a long-neglected but suddenly desirable neighborhood waits and hopes.
What a busy musical evening we have on our hands tonight! The only problem? Making a decision on where to go. Anybody got a coin?
Photos by Leslie MinoraGary Buckner sits on the filing cabinet of the Airstream he refurbished as an office.Old trailers fill the lot in front of Gary Buckner's West Dallas workshop. Two are almost completely gutted and ready for refurbishing, and one silver Airstream is nearly ready for the move ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAngela Hunt and Pauline Medrano when they debuted plans for the new-n-improved Lower Greenville last month We mentioned this yesterday: The City Plan Commission will hold a public hearing tomorrow to discuss Angela Hunt and Pauline Medrano's proposed ordinance requiring businesses ... More >>
Service Bar's Neil Ludwig is one leader of the new Lowest Lower Greenville Avenue Business Association.In the last few weeks, before and after the early July 4 pepper-balling incident on Lower Greenville, we've had many late-night, mostly curbside conversations with folks who manage, ow ... More >>
Angela Hunt DPD Deputy Chief Vince Golbeck and Hunt atop Stan's Blue Note during the St. Patrick's Day festivities in 2009Angela Hunt wants to make one thing clear: That proposed ordinance that would rezone Lower Greenville Avenue as a Planned Development District isn't "Area 51, black hel ... More >>
Joe Pug, Doug BurrSons of Hermann HallJuly 8, 2010 Better Than: Waiting to see on TV where LeBron chose to play basketball. Joe PugKXT-91.7 FM's Barefoot at the Belmont show turned into a Hardwoods at the Hermann one on Thursday night. Since the open air of the Belmont Hotel isn't, you know, ... More >>
Click to enlarge: Sketches resulting from February's two-day design charrette concerning West Dallas and Oak Cliff developmentBack in October, the Trinity Trust ponied up $2 mil for the creation of the City Design Studio, to be based out of Dallas City Hall and run by, among others, bcWORKSHOP's ... More >>
Courtesy Avi AdelmanLast week, our favorite Barking Dog pointed out the latest Resident Parking Only zone in the Lower Greenville area -- the seventh such RPO zone to take effect in the last year, Avi notes. To that list, add an eighth: Avi sent Unfair Park an e-mail last night in which he says that ... More >>
Well, a very disappointing outcome today in the situation I am wrote about in my column this week: The Dallas Homeowners League has opted to bar the Belmont Neighborhood Association from membership in the DGHL. Why? Because Avi Adelman is a member of the BNA. The DHL’s six-page letter of decision ... More >>
Lucky me, I attended two debates on the Trinity River toll road referendum this week -- one held by the Dallas Homeowners League and the other by the Belmont Neighborhood Association. I would like that on my tombstone: “Jim Schutze, 1966-2076, attended two debates on Trinity River toll road in one ... More >>
Angel post-surgery, because we're not about to show you the before pictures. Late yesterday, we received word from Operation Kindness that Angel, a 9-pound spaniel-terrier mix in a protective E-collar, was discovered by a Garland couple (Diane and David Leslie) last Friday as she was trying to cros ... More >>
Somebody get me the number of Avi Adelman's sleep therapist. I honestly don't know how he gets any rest at all. The drunks pee too much. The cops tow too little. The noise is too loud ... oh, cripes, we can't cover all this ground at once. Better you just get familiar with Avi's own BarkingDogs.org ... More >>
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