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  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with DVK

    Dallas' DVK, known as Dustin Van Kleeck when he's not performing, loves house music and his energizer rabbit level of enthusiasm reflects that. The mix he submitted for the DC9 mix has his personality written all over it. It's an upbeat and high-energy house mix that features the work of more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Jared Gomes of Hed PE Jumps Off Stage to Punch Heckler at Gathering of the Juggalos

    While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Getting Older, and a Little Too Sanitary, with Vans Warped Tour

    Vans Warped Tour Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Sunday, June 15, 2014 If I were younger or were a newcomer to the Vans Warped Tour's annual Dallas stop, I suppose getting there at 10:30 a.m. when the gates opened and staying until the last barre chord decayed into the dusk would've been a feasible pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Vanilla Ice at Grover's Bar & Grill in Frisco, 9/12/13: Review and Photos

    It is not every day that an email lands in my mailbox from my editor with confirmation that I'll be seeing Vanilla Ice at a restaurant/venue in Frisco. The Farmers Branch native's music may not be on top of most people's Spotify playlists these days, but there are clearly more than enough people who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Kaia Bellanca Beggs: "I've Always Been Fascinated by Strong and Wild Front Women."

    If you recognize Kaia Bellanca Beggs, it's most likely been from walking through the door at recent Deep Ellum casualty La Grange. Handling the door, and other La Grange duties, was just one of her jobs. Kaia is quite immersed in the local music community and has her own small business doing makeup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Elaine's Kitchen: It Puts Happy in Your Body, and It Even Asks First

    Other people in line in front of me count: 8 Days I've been thinking about this chicken since I ate it: 3 (whole) As I yelled, "Elaine just popped my jerk-chicken cherry and my goat-curry cherry and I really liked it!" in the parking lot of Elaine's Kitchen, I realized how awesome that would be on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    2826 Arnetic Announces New Location and Grand Opening

    This morning, 2826 Arnetic owner Frank Maldonado and a crew began cleaning out what was left of the Deep Ellum venue, which is a lot. The art is still on the walls, the bar is still fully stocked, and not much has changed since they abruptly announced their closure last month.Luckily, they've got un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2011

    Infowars Host Alex Jones and His Followers Occupy the Dallas Fed Friday

    Friday evening, two groups of protesters, Occupy Dallas and Occupy the Federal Reserve, lined opposite side of N. Pearl Street at Woodall Rodgers in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. "We got sold out, Feds got bailed out!" Occupy Dallas protesters shouted in unison on the west side of Pea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Brett Dennen Is Happy To Be A Positive Dude

    Brett Dennen​Fiery-haired Californian Brett Dennen looks like he could be an up-and-coming protégé of Justin Beiber's -- but, at this point in his career, he's actually rather seasoned veteran. With four studio albums under his belt, including the brand-new Loverboy, Dennen has fully established ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Signs You're a Closet Dave Matthews Band Fan

    Is this poster in your room right now? You're all in, dude.​The Center is pretty busy this weekend. Rockstar Energy Drinks' UPROAR Fest featuring Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold is tonight, the JoBros and Demi Lovato take over the place on Sunday, and, on Saturday, Dave Matthews Ban ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010


    Skeleton Key (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Decadent Dub Team, Fracturing the Mash-Up

    DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles​ The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Chili's

    Monday night, a group of six girls settled into a cozy booth at a chain restaurant to um, "pepper in some refreshment." Seems strange to go with Chili's, perhaps, but the place has a spiral-bound menu of specialty drinks. It's cute, it's colorfully illustrated and it's totally effective marketing, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Echoes and Reverberations: Liza Richardson's Infinite Axis of Influence

    Life has a way of dragging us off the charted path and into rather randomly obtuse trajectories. Sometimes you just feel like you're everywhere, all the time. Like you've got the whole world in the palm of your hand.It often comes down to an intangible law of attraction: Many of us have that one ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008

    The Walkmen aren't as Dark as You Think They Are

    Singer Hamilton Leithauser wants to give his band's dark reputation the boot

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2007

    You Can't Blame the Youths

    Hey, how bad could it be? It was dubbed in Spanish. Yesterday the news hit that a 9-year-old who reportedly learned to drive courtesy of Playstation stole three cars, eluded police in a high speed chase and managed to board two flights in an attempt to get back to Dallas after his family moved. On T ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    My Treasure

    Colleyville's the Rocket Summer hides Jesus in sharp emo-pop melodies--and a major label deal

  • Film

    September 30, 2004


    Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Four current and future SMU alums stitch together work, politics and the American dream

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Truly in Love With Lionel

    It may be easy as Sunday morning to dis Lionel Richie. But why do that?

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    2004 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Feelin' Lucky

    Granbury rounds up the Guys and Dolls

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    The Pain in Spain

    A young Parisian observes the exotica of Barcelona life in L'Auberge Espagnole

  • News

    April 17, 2003
  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Lost in Space

    Meet the new radio, XM. It's big. It's bad. It's nationwide.

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Give a Little

    Area benefits look to raise money for cats, kids and a music man, too

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    The Pitch

    In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    High Times

    Once dismissed as novelty, G. Love & Special Sauce find a serious niche with Electric Mile

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Giant Steps

    Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter ditches his band to develop an identity of his own

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Life's a Beach

    Leo goes looking for an island paradise, and it's apocalypse, like, wow

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Marley maul

    Yet another "new" disc from everybody's favorite pot smoker

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    My name is Weener

    A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Getting the business

    With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?

  • News

    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Deck the malls

    This season's Christmas album offerings

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Whupass U.

    Probing the mysteries of the monkey flip, the clothesline, and the pile driver at Black Bart's pro-fesh-nul wrestling academy

  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Bang a gong

    Or, in Layne Redmond's case, a tambourine

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Electric blue

    Jim Suhler talks about life and the local bluesman

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Farewell from Cracker Eden

    Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis