Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>
If you happened to be passing the corner of Akard and San Jacinto Monday night, the huge, blue LED lights spelling out "IDLE NO MORE" might have left you nonplussed. It was no coincidence that the demonstration, known as a light brigade, took place within a stone's throw of the Canadian consulate g ... More >>
Not so long ago I suggested a rather clever weight-loss idea/fad (based no science whatsoever) called the Facebook Diet, wherein you post pictures of every thing you eat all day everyday on your Facebook page. This would let your "friends" hold you accountable for your choices. The idea hasn't seeme ... More >>
Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
It's tough work starting a food truck. There's the prep work, the broken knee after Jimmy "The Bag" hobbles you for falling behind on the Meat Tax, and managing Twitter. When the concept works, it can be an exciting food adventure that becomes part of the city's culinary lexicon. An organic art form ... More >>
Update: Yesterday we told you that Twisted Root would be serving beaver burgers tomorrow, which is now today. Today we're told that the beaver burgers will not be available until tomorrow, which is still tomorrow. Are we clear? Crystal. Original item: Deep Ellum's location of Twisted Root, the burg ... More >>
Top Chef Texas goes to CanadaWouldn't it be great if one of the cheftestants completely blew their chance at winning, perhaps forgetting to put the lid on a blender, burning an entire pot of cous cous, even simply running out of time in an elimination challenge? We're not even asking for a se ... More >>
There have never been more tears on Top Chef, including in our very own eyes, as there were throughout last night's episode. The crying wasn't from cutting raw onions. It wasn't from sliced fingertips. It wasn't even from the pork belly frying oil that nearly splashed in Ed's eye. The sentiment spur ... More >>
One actor, 42 characters, sound effects, musical score and more Hobbits than you can shake a crooked stick at -- Charles Ross' performance of his One Man Lord of the Rings show will open this year's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at Addison's WaterTower Theatre on March 1. Ross, 37, was a big audi ... More >>
Canadian four-piece Yukon Blonde hits the Double Wide tonight, and nestle up to the cavernous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and early My Morning Jacket. You'll hear plenty from the band's 2011 EP, Fire/Water, as well as their self-titled debut. In advance, we talked with drummer Graham Jones about his ... More >>
Eat Street host James Cunningham lets food serve as the real star of his show.Eat Street leads with one of its many trump cards when it starts out each episode with chrome-domed host, James Cunningham, just taking up some space on a city sidewalk, shooting the breeze. Cunningham may have been ... More >>
Group mug shot? Not quite. But almost! If there was a silver lining to the fact that Kings of Leon had to cut their Friday night set at Gexa Energy Pavilion short because lead singer Caleb Followill was "overheated" (right...), it was this: The band's promised rescheduled performance set for Sept ... More >>
Once-in-a-lifetime events sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album, Circuital, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as they so memorably were t ... More >>
Honey Mussels, a specific strain of mussels named for their amber shell and unique flavor, may be garnering culinary popularity as they make their way to U.S. cities, popping up in places like New York, but they don't seem to have made it into Dallas -- yet. The mussels originated in Britis ... More >>
Welcome to a new feature here on DC9 called 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. Julian Ochoa Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow have (save for a couple years apart) kept The Posi ... More >>
In sleuthing around for the primary culinary influences on Casey Thompson -- yes, the same Casey Thompson who first impressed The Mansion's Dean Fearing, bowled over the Dallas dining establishment with Shinsei, wowed the cable-ready food world on Top Chef, and whose Brownstone in Fort Worth ... More >>
That's Wick Allison in the middle; Schutze, at far right. One of them did not make the 500 most-powerful list. Hard to believe.While I report out some more, um, substantial items, here's the perfect kick-start to your work week -- because, so I hear, everyone love lists. And the DFW Most Powerful ... More >>
Alexander FloresIn honor of today's holiday (don't act like you don't know what it is, unless the boss is around) City of Ate presents a list of Ten Foods Not Traditionally Prepared With Pot That Maybe Ought To Be. The Internet is full of recipes for the old standbys of brownies or tea made with ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe Volturi Masque Ball capped off Twicon Saturday night.To see more of the ball, the cast panel, and the rest of the con from a safe distance, check out our Twicon slide show.Thousands of Twilight fans formed a sea of flashing cameras and upraised cell phones at the Twicon cast Q& ... More >>
Bobby GoldsteinThe Vancouver Sun brings word this morning that Bobby Goldstein -- the man behind Cheaters and former-KTVT'er Robert Riggs's boss since February -- is opening an outpost in British Columbia this month. Right now, he's got about 30 folks working out of the Lovers Lane HQ, but it seems ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeSome of the gang unit officers who served with Senior Corporal Norm Smith, who was killed in JanuaryEarly this morning, a Canadian police officer parked his Hummer H3 in front of Dallas Police Department headquarters on South Lamar Street. This was no surprise visit. A crowd of about ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Tuesday, August 21, at the Cavern
Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)
Disney parades its pooches through the frigid Eight Below
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Loosened Texas laws spawn a litter of Dallas street wineries. Ready for Preston Hollow Pinot Grigio?
Destroyer's Dan Bejar hit the road for This Night and found a great album at the end
The Keg Steakhouse invites you to come-as-you-are.
It's Arnie vs. Arnie in the most kick-ass issue of Omni ever
From beerhalls to boardrooms, personality tests claim to be a window into the soul. Are they a valid tool, or just psychological window dressing?
Earl's is thin...
CMH Records has given '80s faves a musical makeover, whether you like it or not
Ashley Judd hunts a weasel in Double Jeopardy
Doug Sahm may spend his summers in Canada, but he's still a Texas tornado
The Chaparral Club is a metropolis on the plate
Director Atom Egoyan looks for lost children in The Sweet Hereafter
Beethoven and the Dead European Males clean up a notorious street corner
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Fog City Diner endures a few rocky opening weeks, but promises great things to come