• Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Texas Barbecue Made Me (Sort Of) American

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. When I first came to America I was a man adrift. Sure, I had a family I loved, but we lived, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The Five Best UK Bands You've Never Heard Of

    There's a reason you associate our accent with fashionable music of the last fifty years. We've produced some great bands. The thing is, there's a whole undercurrent you're missing out on over there. You know you have favorite obscure American bands, who you'd go and see whenever they come through t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    How to Behave in Mosh Pits: Focus on the Music, Not Hurting People

    Apparently the youth of today can sometimes be found in "pits" and within these pits it is agreed upon that they will "mosh," a word that covers a variety of bodily gyrations and movements. While in Britain obviously we call them "polite sections" where everyone vigorously shakes hands and nods gent ... More >>

  • 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

    July 24, 2012

    The Olympics of British Food: A User's Guide from a British Guy

    When the Observer emailed me with the offer to, and I quote, "continue our gross exploitation of your heritage" by somehow shoehorning together the two subjects of the Olympics and food, how could I possibly resist? I suppose this allows me to tackle that thorniest of subjects, British "cuisine". ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Clearing Out the Mailroom: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.People In Planes (Cardiff, Wales)Beyond The HorizonUnderneath some intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Roger McGuinn, Legendary Frontman For The Byrds, Is Still Flying

    Listening to “Eight Miles High,” even 40 years after it was an unlikely hit, it still provides a disarming shock; the rolling bass line, atonal guitar break and angelic harmonies are so unlike anything that came before or very little that has appeared since. Very few songs in the pop canon have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Dickey's Wants the World to Eat Its Meat

    The original Dickey's barbecue, founded in Dallas in 1941 In the St. Louis Post Dispatch, of all places, Roland Dickey Jr. talks about the plans to turn the family business into the nation's favorite barbecue franchise -- and, yeah, that'd be Dickey's Barbecue Pit, like you couldn't figure that out. ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Eye Candy

    It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Helping Out

    Granada benefit show to help tsunami victims

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Power Plants

    Time is not money for Super Furry Animals

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Getting your Groove on

    Greg Harrison's new film lovingly depicts rave culture as a vital tribal ritual