Charlie Gilder

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    If You're Considering Re-Opening Bar of Soap in Your House, Then Check This Out

    Flickr user: HumongoNationphotogallery​Back in October I accidentally stumbled across Tanna and Charlie Gilder's goldmine-of-an-eBay page and separate Web site, where the former Twilite Room proprietor is offloading his punk-rock memories. Which brings me to this: Last night, I came across a rathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Who'll Buy Their Dallas Punk-Rock Memories?

    Of course this one would be sold out.​I've spent the better part of 20 years trying to find my box of old Hot Klub fliers, which I'd swipe off telephone poles on my bus drive down Maple Ave. to junior high in the early 1980s. Turns out, all I had to do was look here: Twilite Room Records and Punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Last Respects For An OG Longboarder

    Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the family. Tim "Temo" Watson (aka TMO, T-mo or Timo) was an essential part of the original ragtag gang of art punks and ditch skaters who had staked out mid-'80s Deep Ellum as the blank canvas where many of us would eventually leave our mark.Last week he lost his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Bar of Soap Now Washed Away

    Probably should have seen this coming back in July, when Tanna Gilder e-mailed Unfair Park with the assurance that, look, Bar of Soap isn't closed -- even though, yeah, there were some issues that needed to be hashed out with the landlord and so forth. And only last week Charlie Gilder told Jesse Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    "Don't Drop The Soap" Dropped

    Nice lineup, but it ain't happening. At least, not this weekend. Unpaid taxes forced Bar of Soap, Exposition Park's venerable rock club/laundromat, to shut its doors last weekend, and owner Charlie Gilder is doubtful that he'll be able to open this weekend either. That's a tough break for the bar ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    What good would a 20-year punk scene reunion be without a scuffle?

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2006

    Dirty Fight? Take It Outside.

    By all accounts, the Dallas real estate market seems to be on the upswing; plenty o'land for anyone who wants it, right? It's cheap too, and there's enough space so that nobody has to get riled up over not-in-my-backyard! issues. Except when the land is literally your backyard, and someone else deci ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Chris Bell, bar anniversaries and the North Texas Rock Rally

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Strong Foundation

    Bar of Soap founders celebrate 20th year in Dallas music scene

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more

  • News

    July 20, 2000


    Falling down; One deluded man; Family matters; The Stick Men speak

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published January 20, 1999

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Art and Commerce Street

    Jeff Swaney and Delphi Group are encouraging people to "take a walk on the fun side" of Deep Ellum

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Scene, Heard

    Quality Park Records doubles; Pinkston plans to bow; Doni Blair avoids the monkey suit; Charlie Gilder celebrates; Who is A Quick One; Punk rock lives in Arlington

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 9 - 15, 1998

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Take me home, country roads

    Producer Dave Willingham makes noise in the middle of nowhere