The cheeseburger chef Brian Luscher serves at Sunday brunch at The Grape on Lower Greenville was anointed the Greatest Burger in Texas, and he dishes up cozy comfort food to hundreds of devoted Dallas diners each week. That hasn't gone to his head. But he is looking to grow. Although the city of D ... More >>
We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
At 25 years old, Chadrick Honore has lived the life of a man at least twice his age. The New Orleans native and esteemed trumpet player for Rebirth Brass Band has traveled the world, won a Grammy, and contributed to the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme. But the devoted father & true music fan i ... More >>
Even in reality TV-obsessed Texas, where there are more shows filmed about drunks, housewives, pint-sized beauty queens, gays, bling, dance moms and cowboys than you can count, odds are you won't score a cameo in one. Still, the more I hear about new Trinity Groves concept Kitchen LTO, the more it s ... More >>
With help from a former church boy from Dallas, the state's "nones" are getting organized and going public.
Filmmaker Bentley Brown was born in Dallas, but he moved to Chad with his family when he was eleven. It was in high school there that he began making short films with friends. Brown returned to the States for college at Emory and, for a time, suppressed his post-grad predisposition to filmmaking as ... More >>
The practice of law is a subtle art, one which requires finesse, tact, and skill. Sometimes too, we've learned, it necessitates calling the other guy's lawyer a pansy, an asshole, an ignorant slut, and threatening, not very subtly, to sodomize him. (What's with lawyers and threatening to sodomize pe ... More >>
Damn. Eating that freezer burrito made you feel like an awful human being. But, exactly how awful? Wish there was a way to know exactly how much shame you should feel when you eat a horrible, awful food? Wish. Effing. Granted. Above is our very helpful, very scientific Universal Food Shame Scale: ... More >>
Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, Craig Cottier turned the ingredients from The Box into radass St. Paddy's Day drinks. This time, we gave our big box of crap to Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum do-er and Parigi cheffer ("Parigi" means "fucking delicious deviled eggs" in French talk).
It's a far cry from B.B. King's legendary 1968 performance at Fillmore West in San Fransisco, where the story has it that he was booed by black audience members. But, as he's done many times since, King is returning to perform at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on Saturday, February 25.Tickets fo ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people more behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth local music. Local Music 'Mericans officially debuted on November 16, 2010. Close enough for rock and roll, as far as some sort of an anniversary commemeration is concerned, right? Ou ... More >>
Kristina Hunken[Daryl]It's been a few years since [Daryl] has played live, but the band is back, for at least a show tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall. You might have seen their members in other bands, like Dylan Silvers and Beau Wagener with The Crash That Took Me or Jeff Parker with Les Américai ... More >>
Old 97'sIn addition to yesterday's "Local Edge" sponsored show with The Burning Hotels, Mon Julien, Air Review and Menkena, the Granada Theater has some impressive shows to announce this week.First off, The Old 97's, who have had an impressive resurgence this year after releasing the brilliant Th ... More >>
Casey HessCasey Hess of the Dallas Observer Music Awards-nominated Descender (Best Hard Rock Act) is -- perhaps too quietly these days -- one of Dallas' great rock heroes. Since his stints in a few influential and popular area bands going back to the 1990s glory days of Elm, Main and Commerce, fe ... More >>
A little over a week ago, Robert posted something of a gem to Unfair Park: Seems an all-girl punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, 30 years after the fact have released a response song to the great "She's In Love With The Rolling Stones," a fine, fine single released by Dallas New Wavers The Tel ... More >>
Life among the monsters of adolescence.
Mission Of BurmaThis week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>
Saw a story on Channel 5 last night, which follows below, about how Chad Lacerte's building a wakeboard park up in Allen -- you know, the one that was supposed to open on Fish Trap Lake last summer, before Dallas Housing Authority president Mary Ann Russ drowned it last July. Not so long ago, Lac ... More >>
Here We Go MagicLast time Here We Go Magic came to town, it was as the odd-fitting support on a tour with Dr. Dog. And on the night of their performance, Here We Go Magic stole the show from the Beatle-esque roots rockers, despite Dr. Dog's overpowering light show. Sure, Here We Go Magic's record ... More >>
Today, over on the Good Records website, there's a slew of newly announced in-store performances. The most interesting of them all, though, is one sun-dwelling cartoon character named Gustafer Yellowgold, who will be gracing the astro-turf stage on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. Well, that's not e ... More >>
Steve VisneauTrue WidowIt's been three years since local slow-grinding act True Widow released their self titled debut album to local acclaim. But their debut grabbed the attention of Kemodo Records, who signed the band just last year. And now they are poised to release their follow up, the ridic ... More >>
James NowlinLate last week, we took a look at three of the five potential candidates for Angela Hunt's District 14 city council seat -- Jim Rogers, Vernon Franko and Brian Oley -- one of which (Rogers) said Hunt's decision to run for a fourth and final term caused him to put his campaign on h ... More >>
Chris CornellChris Cornell hasn't fallen off the map like most of his '90s grunge-rock counterparts -- he's actually done the opposite. His impressive work with Audioslave and recent Soundgarden reunion tours have kept him in the public eye. Hell, even his dud of an album, Scream, couldn't slow h ... More >>
Tessa AngusBRMCBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club's 2010 album Beat The Devil's Tattoo isn't quite as popular as their previous efforts, but they still have some pretty big tour plans in support of the disk, including a few Texas dates with Stone Temple Pilots. Initially, though, the band wasn't coming ... More >>
Members of Slobberbone return to do bigger--and perhaps better--things as The Drams
Southern Baptist Sissies and King Ubu try to right powerful wrongs, personal and political
Our columnist is a loser--again--which is more fun for us than him
Downtown music and Four Questions With Mur's Max Hartman
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
We endured nine straight nights of booze and smoke to bring you this news. You can thank us later.
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are revolutionary producers. Now they're doing it for themselves.
Gabe--Kapler, not Kotter--returns, but what does that mean for the Chad?
A good idea...in theory
Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
June 25 - July 1, 1999
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
Playwright Neil LaBute keeps company with the movies
This tale of a boy, his dog, and Mesquite Animal Control doesn't have a happy ending
Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.
All the bands that fit,and one that quit
Tom Cruise indicts himself as a lightweight in Jerry Maguire
A first album is born, among other things
How John Wiley Price and Chad Woolery have made students pawns in Dallas' racial politics
Judge tells the Nightcaps that ZZ Top aren't "copycats"