Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experiment ... More >>
If barley be wanting to make into maltWe must be content and think it no fault For we can make liquor to sweeten our lipsOf pumpkins and parsnips and walnut-tree chips. --Anonymous colonist, 1630Though some dispute the story, many beer lovers cling to the legend that the Pilgrims landed at Plymou ... More >>
The Brooklyn-based indie poppers in Bishop Allen stop through Lola's Sixth in Fort Worth tomorrow night as part of a tour in support of its March-released Grrr..., the band's third full-length since its Charm School debut in 2003--and, surely, its more ubiquitous. Take, for instance, "The Ancient C ... More >>
Jesse HugheyBrooklyn Local 1 with honey-pepper salmon.Brooklyn Beer brewmaster Garrett Oliver's visit to Whole Foods yesterday afternoon was first and foremost a cooking demonstration with beer pairing suggestions. But as Oliver described how the flavors of each brew complemented each course, he ... More >>
Garrett OliverAuthor, beer judge and Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver will be in town Wednesday for a couple of Brooklyn Beer-related events. One is free, while the other costs $58 per person plus tax and tip. Guess which one we'll be attending. First, Oliver will offer samples with foo ... More >>
The Dirty Projectors may have been around since 2002, but make no mistake: 2009 is the Brooklyn-based act's breakthrough year, thanks tot he success of the band's phenomenal earlier-this-year-released Bitte Orca, a true gem of a folktronipop of a record, riff with lush instrumentations and as im ... More >>
Perhaps you've seen the above ad in the past couple issues of our dead tree publication about a new monthly happening down in Deep Ellum, brought to you by seven of the neighborhood's venue's, one of its art galleries and us here at DC9? Yeah? Well, as the above image implies, the deal's called D ... More >>
Some places we covered this week are punching above their weight, for better or for worse, and others are aiming purposefully low. The best of City of Ate this week covers a handful of spots toying with a new social place.The Week in Review(s): Your own Dallas Observer: Dave tries slumming it at ... More >>
Wu-Tang Chamber Music (E1 Music)
Whether driven by an asinine Constitutional amendment, grand notions of urban planning or draconian dietary shackles, folks who find they have to suck it up, tug at their bootstraps and get down to business -- they're the ones who make the real innovations. This week, one way or another, from hooch ... More >>
At the Kessler groundbreaking ceremony last weekend, a music critic was overheard calling Oak Cliff "the Brooklyn of Dallas." It's not a new sentiment. According to an 1890 flyer by Dallas Land & Loan Co., "Oak Cliff is to Dallas what Brooklyn is to New York." Whether or not the analogy is ... More >>
If there's one thing that's for certain about Brooklyn's Telepathe, it's that the girl-fronted electro-dance act sure has it's finger on the pulse of what the kids are digging today. The above single, "So Fine," pretty much cuts its '80s influences from the same cloth as many of the other popular am ... More >>
Thursday, November 20, at Lola's Saloon, Fort Worth
Sunday, November 9, at The Lounge on Elm Street
Tuesday, November 13, at Hailey's, Denton
Sunday, October 28, at Granada Theater
Saturday, July 28, at Hailey's, Denton
Saturday, April 21, at Hailey's, Denton
Three merry musicals sing their way to happy endings (wink, wink)
Wednesday, August 9, at Hailey's
Wednesday, July 19, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Friday, June 9, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Friday, May 12, at the Cavern
Tuesday, March 21, at the Granada Theatre
How 34-year-old Craig Finn became famous singing about drug-huffing 20-somethings
Wednesday, December 7, at Rubber Gloves
Feeding Einstein (Embedded Music)
Creature Comforts (DFA)
Jimmy's Food Store
Believe it or not, it's 2003 in Highland Park, too
Computer game designers in Bedford re-create the greatest generation online
The city hopes its new "eco-park" will mean jobs and business. That may take some luck.
In Our Lifetime Vol. 2 (Fenway Recordings)
Cameron Park, Texas, is the poorest town in the U.S.A. But its residents say life has never been better.
May 23 / May 27
Secret Machines have conquered NYC. Sort of.
Theatre Three makes a joyful noise with a good play about preachin'
Highland Park Christmas lights tour
Director Darren Aronofsky makes films that resemble himself: smart and abrasive
Dallas Museum of Art
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Highland Park officers would like to get rid of their chief, if they could only figure out how
Highland Park ISD's expansion plans target the homes of the district's less affluent residents