Figure out how to blow $30,000 at a dive bar: That was the direction of my editor, as he instant-messaged me a link to Leslie Brenner's recent story in FD Luxe, headlined, "Restaurant critic Leslie Brenner blows the cost of a small Mercedes on the most expensive meal in Dallas." "If FD Luxe can Go ... More >>
Walter Mitty is a clown's stab at a masterpiece.
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
It goes without saying that most bread in this town is a massive let down. The most disappointing loaves can be found at grocery stores where blonde baguettes with a soft, almost waxy crust fill the bread baskets next to the even more terrible loaves branded simply as French or Italian. A baguette ... More >>
"Vintage Silvertone Acoustic guitar," "1977 Dobro Duolian," "Martin 00X1 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (14 Fret)" are just some of the headlines advertising guitars on Craigslist, but how are you supposed to play them, hear them, feel them? When you order a guitar online, you're missing an important p ... More >>
Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>
Tanqueray-and-chronic time is fast approaching, but you'll need to arm yourself with all the important details before setting off for our sold-out St. Patrick's Day Concert on Saturday, headlined by a little rapper named Snoop Dogg. Here are the answers to your many questions. Got more? Ask them in ... More >>
Eels Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30 Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, released on Feb. 5. The best thing about Ee ... More >>
You know what goes well with live music? Alcohol. A large amount of alcohol. But that's not always cheap. Some nights you'll end up spending more than the ticket price on non-discounted booze, which is exactly what the venue wants you to do. You're playing right into their hands. SO LISTEN UP, SHEEP ... More >>
Last week saw the limited release of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, and the director is currently receiving the type of media love reserved for those who rarely misstep and whose work is hailed as classic the moment it's released. What's always interested me about Anderson is his ability to perf ... More >>
Not sure if you caught last week's Show Announcements post. There was some pretty good stuff in there, especially now that we're entering live music's busy season, but week after week the House Of Blues listings catch my eye. It's one of the best venues in town. In fact, we gave it a Dallas Observer ... More >>
More easy bar food for the Uptown crowd.
This year, like most years, the multi-million-dollar-slinging advertising competition known as the Super Bowl was largely dominated by those in the motor vehicle category. But if you were paying close attention, somewhere between the David Beckham ogling, flipping back and forth from the Super Bowl ... More >>
FacebookOver the weekend I dropped into the office to jot down some thoughts on a recent meal and checked out the #boycottdrpepper feed I've been keeping an eye on. This tweet popped up just as I was watching: DrPepper @Galcos pulls all Dr. Pepper/Snapple products from shelves after @ ... More >>
A buzzword loses its luster (and everybody wins).
Just don't get lazy when you're ordering beer and expect Milk to let you get away with it.
Daniel KramerMaybe it's a good thing HB 602 is doomed. Think how much longer the line for this Saint Arnold tour would be if guests could take beer home.If you're a passionate beer drinker or state-legislation fetishist, you've probably read by now that two of the House bills favoring Texas ... More >>
On the other side are details for tomorrow's Rangers Rally, scheduled for 6 p.m. outside the Ballpark in Arlington. Long story short: Chuck Greenberg, Nolan Ryan, Jon Daniels, Ron Washington and a few players will get together for an hour to remember the "magical" season that was. Because, see, t ... More >>
O.A.R.Dave Matthews has announced that he and his band will be taking all of 2011 off. It's tragic news for frat boys everywhere. Summer plans to follow them on tour have been shattered as their beloved "Dave" takes a breather. Never fear, though, young misguided music lover: O.A.R. is starting t ... More >>
Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>
Jesse HugheyHarpoon Belgian Pale AleA few new offerings from Harpoon Brewery should be making their way into North Texas: the New England company's first offering of a Belgian Pale Ale, a new Imperial Red (as part of its Leviathan series) and the annual return of Harpoon Summer Beer. Harpoon is a ... More >>
Who would win in a fight: The Eagles or The Eagles of Death Metal? Let's go to the tape!
Pottery-selling Satan worshipers and chino salesmen meet for fun and pain in the world of Denton's extreme wrestling
Artists' secret riders reveal true character, fascinating pickle relish fetish
U2's self-invented legacy is a figment of Bono's imagination
Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit
With Sammy Hagar back onstage, Van Halen trudges on
The Terminator's back. Again.
To the sound of a Latin beat, the city's working stiffs escape the daily grind at Escapade, two of the biggest nightclubs you've never heard of -- not if English is your first language
Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly pours a lethal cocktail
After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they're not working for you.
December 24 - 30, 1998
The beer and the company are great at the Tipperary Inn. Just stay away from the food.
There's art for the Everyman at two local galleries
Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records
The Rolling Stones grind along in their worn-out money machine
A year after some tasty national press, Buck Jones releases its second album
The Toadies tell why Bush deserves to die
Ex-Killbilly member Richard Hunter runs for Fort Worth office--no, seriously
Sal's offers excellent old-fashioned Amer-Italian pizza