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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Brett DennenFiery-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 >>
Is this poster in your room right now? You're all in, dude.The Superpages.com 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 >>
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 >>
Skeleton Key (Self-released)
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Jim Suhler talks about life and the local bluesman
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis