In October of 2013, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires had the plug pulled on them during their set at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge in Fort Worth. On that night, the group's amp-busting brand of southern soul-rock was too much for the venue's operators to handle. With the recent release of the ... More >>
This time of year, the temperatures in Dallas remind us why we all choose to live in Texas. The weather is beautiful, but it will soon turn into a sweltering inferno that will turn all of us into sweaty, pissed off jerks. When it's 110 degrees outside, as it will be before long, the only thing that ... More >>
Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." As a result, I've been compensating by drinking cold press coffee -- a dark, sludgy substance that resembles the loneliness of space. It makes me feel like my brain is made out of tiny ... More >>
Hundreds of people lined up this past Saturday inside Shed 2 of the Dallas Farmers Market, all in hopes of sinking their teeth into some of the best barbecue in the country at Pecan Lodge. I was there, camera in hand, shooting some meaty behind-the-scenes shots for Scott Reitz's Dish review, but als ... More >>
Matt Pryor's main gig is fronting The Get Up Kids, but every year or so, he decides to go the sensitive singer/songwriter route and bring a few friends along, including Bayside's Anthony Raneri and Chris Conley from Saves the Day. They all play under the banner of Where's the Band? Speaking from th ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
And why can't Mexicans get over the Mexican-American War?
Dallas-based Southern Recipe, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, has donated $10,000 of their pork rinds to The Today Show's Lend a Hand Tour benefiting tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama. We're not sure if the first thought on the Alabamans' minds was, "What I wouldn't give ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. The Demigs plan to take off... eventually.Guyton Sanders is literally a drummer about town. Whether he's ... More >>
There's a lot to learn about Texas food. Might as well start with the basics.The Southern Foodways Alliance, an 800-member organization that's stimulated serious scholarly discussion of barbecue and pinto beans; produced dozens of movies on edible topics ranging from Sazeracs to pig ear sandw ... More >>
Elvis Perkins in Dearland, A.A. BondyHouse of Blues' Cambridge RoomNovember 14, 2009Better than: Having to actually attend a New Orleans funeral to feel uplifted.Elvis Perkins in DearlandI confess to be fond of brainy, melancholy music leavened with joy, and, I'm happy to say, that itch got scrat ... More >>
Patrick MichelsWhen the music stops, there's only one seat open.Rosa Parks Plaza at DART's West End Station is still a noisy dust-covered construction site, but with help from sculptor Erik Blome, the corner at least has its centerpiece installed: a bronze statue of Parks on a bus seat, planted on a ... More >>
Mark C. AustinHophead wasn't the only one thirsty for beer at Bonnaroo last weekend. Hophead spent a four-day weekend at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The music, comedy, people-watching and general chaos of the thing made for an outstanding trip. But one of the hig ... More >>
Earlier this week, we caught up with Ollie, the drummer for Los Campesinos! (pictured, right), to talk for a few minutes about the band's quick ascent to success, the fact that the band released its first two albums within six months of each other, and even how the differences in the racial make-ups ... More >>
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, the first full-time executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King's chief of staff, is in Dallas tonight to speak at the Belo Mansion as part of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture's Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. S ... More >>
The Good Negro bares roots of a movement; in Oak Cliff, a bumpy ride in Leonard's Car; Mummy dearest for tweens
Open the airplane door, HAL. There’s a fascinating story about American Airlines and its innovative use of technology in Dallas' Only Daily this weekend. It’s nothing short of a “revolution,” says writer Terry Maxon. Mechanics are using laptops and “a wireless network that can call up repa ... More >>
We can't get enough of Ole Anthony. C'mon. Look at him. He radiates charisma. That's what his lady followers say, anyway. The controversy surrounding Dallas-based Trinity Foundation and the book I Can't Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult, by Wendy Duncan, is going national next week. And then, ... More >>
Brightblack Morning Light packs its love for Southern soul into a California pipe
Tragic City (Brash)
The Deathray Davies remember a few of 500 shows
Plus: Fish Out of Water; Bloody Minded
How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.
Polyphonic Spree member unwittingly sets off bomb scare at DFW Airport
Dallas civil servant Dale Long was there the day a bomb changed the civil rights landscape forever
Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.
Bobby Frank Cherry is one of the most notorious racist killers in American history. To Tom Cherry, he was just "Dad."
Plus: Would-be Savior, Big-boy Toy, Housing Heist
A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way
Willis Alan Ramsey's cult keeps growing, 28 years after cutting his first--and final?--record
Bombing suspect Bobby Frank Cherry's sordid past trailed him to the shores of Cedar Creek Lake
How greed, incompetence, and allegations of fraud sank Dallas' FoodStar Restaurant Group
Three compilations later, Chris Lewellyn is one of Dallas music's last, best friends
Legend Airlines accuses Fort Worth of discrimination and demands that feds cut funds
A melding of menus breathes new life into PoPoLos
Coy Covington walks the choppy waters of Pegasus' Charles Busch revival
Tom House's backwoods sound carries essential sparks
Mediterraneo at the Quadrangle is even better than itself
Kathy and Richard Kingsmore seemed like such nice church folk. But the Feds say their greed trumped their gospel.
311 blurs the line between rock and rap
The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case
Paul "Mouse" Millender is in hiding after being stabbed 24 times. He says his old skinhead running buddies did it. But he swears he's not a rat.
The artist formerly known as Randy Moore explores two sides of R&B