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  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Jamie Benn: Cornerstone of a Stars' Revolution

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turk. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. In Game 4 of this year's short but impressive playoff run, the Dallas Stars were down 2-0 in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys Coming to American Airlines Center in November

    Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    How do We Book a Tour?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Postal Service are Coming to Dallas: Presale Starts Tomorrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Native Americans Gathered Downtown Last Night to Protest Broken Treaties and a Tar Sands Pipeline

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    365 Days of Dinner in Photos -- What We Learn from Proper Documentation.

    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 >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    There Will Be Tar Sand

    Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Failed Food Truck Ideas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Twisted Root is Going to Serve Beaver Burgers for "the Jokes." What Jokes? (Updated)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Top Chef Texas Highlights: No One Flubs, Ever, and Padma Feels Feelings

    Top Chef Texas goes to Canada​Wouldn'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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Top Chef Texas Recap: The Crying Game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Elvish Is in the Building When One Man Lord Of the Rings Opens Out of the Loop Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Yukon Blonde's Graham Jones on seeing Bob Dylan and Moneen, and playing Dallas for the first time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Eat Street: James Cunningham Celebrates Street Food ... Not Here, Of Course

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Yeesh: Kings of Leon Cancel Remaining US Dates, Including Dallas, Houston Reschedules.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Erykah Badu to Join My Morning Jacket As Guest For Streaming Tuesday Night Concert

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Honey Mussels Elsewhere, not Dallas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    My First Show: The Posies' Jon Auer Saw Jimi Hendrix--Sort Of

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Monday Morning Time Kill: Did You Make the List of Dallas-Fort Worth's 500 Most Powerful?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Top 10 Foods Not Traditionally Prepared With Pot...Yet

    Alexander Flores​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Gig Alert: Neon Indian at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2009

    A Shriek and a Shuffle For the Good Times, As Twicon Comes to a Close

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Bobby Goldstein Cheating on Dallas By Opening Offices in British Columbia

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    This Morning, a Drive to Remember Fallen Police Officers Stopped at DPD HQ

    Early 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 50 DPD officers and staff waited outside for Sgt. Steve Gibson to arrive. Gibson is on a "drive to remember" office ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    They Shoot Horses Don't They

    Tuesday, August 21, at the Cavern

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    St. Vincent on Fire (Well, Arcade Fire, Anyway)

    We were perusing the Arcade Fire's North American tour dates -- no Dallas gig yet, at least through June 2 -- and noticed something interesting: Dallas' own Annie Clark, better known as Unfair Park fave St. Vincent, is opening for the indie kids' favorite Neon Bible-thumpers at two spots along the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2006

    New Midlake Video: Very Calming

    It occured to me this morning, as I was trolling YouTube for something entirely different, that we never posted the winning entry in the make-a-Midlake-video contest sponsored by the band's label, World's Fair. The winner was announced December 15. Here it is, then -- the winning entry for "It Cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Get Out, 08/10/06

    Those of you not attending the Spoon for Cancer Party in Fort Worth (or the Eels show at Gypsy Tea Room) would be wise to make the trek up to Denton tonight, where a fine double bill awaits you at Rubber Gloves. Headliners Ladyhawk hail from the same Vancouver, British Columbia, scene that produced ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Shapes and Sizes

    Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Primal Fur

    Disney parades its pooches through the frigid Eight Below

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Homo on the Range

    Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Don't Look Back

    Destroyer's Dan Bejar hit the road for This Night and found a great album at the end

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Tub Steak

    The Keg Steakhouse invites you to come-as-you-are.

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Tears of a Clone

    It's Arnie vs. Arnie in the most kick-ass issue of Omni ever

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    American psycho-babble

    From beerhalls to boardrooms, personality tests claim to be a window into the soul. Are they a valid tool, or just psychological window dressing?

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Chain links

    Earl's is thin...

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Pickin' a winner

    CMH Records has given '80s faves a musical makeover, whether you like it or not

  • Film

    September 23, 1999

    The same, only different

    Ashley Judd hunts a weasel in Double Jeopardy

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    He's about a mover

    Doug Sahm may spend his summers in Canada, but he's still a Texas tornado

  • Dining

    February 4, 1999

    Towering confluence

    The Chaparral Club is a metropolis on the plate

  • News

    April 9, 1998
  • Film

    December 25, 1997

    North and south

    Director Atom Egoyan looks for lost children in The Sweet Hereafter

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    McFugue, no cheese

    Beethoven and the Dead European Males clean up a notorious street corner

  • Film

    November 14, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Dining

    January 12, 1995

    Clear skies ahead

    Fog City Diner endures a few rocky opening weeks, but promises great things to come

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