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Cindy Chaffin

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Deep Ellum's Ambrose Complex on Green Line Is Done Trying to Make Retail Spaces Work

    ​When The Ambrose and DART's Baylor University Medical Center Station on the Green Line finally, formally married three short years ago, Dallas Area Rapid Transit hailed it as the "consummate example of the new transit-oriented lifestyle." After all, the complex at Indiana and Malcolm X consisted ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Local Music 'Mericans: Cindy Chaffin

    Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Jason JanikCindy Chaffin​Once upon a time, Cindy Chaffin was the mastermind behind Texas Gigs, a blog and database that ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    It Took Less Than a Year to Resurrect the 68-Year-Old Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff

    James BlandBack when Mark Griffin was better known as MC 900 Ft Jesus​It was but 10 months ago we first told you about Edwin Cabaniss's efforts to resurrect the Kessler Theater on W. Davis Street in Oak Cliff. How time flies, as tomorrow night it makes its formal bow with, among other events, Jame ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    DOMA XXI: And The Nominees Are...

    This year's trophy will look nothing like the Heisman. Sorry to get your hopes up.A few weeks back, the 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards balloting process began--somewhat quietly, I admit.  Distinguished area musicians, producers, booking agents, sound engineers, bloggers, journalists a ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    A Reel Good Time Promised Tomorrow Night at Kettle Art

    It's gonna be Saturday, oh, tomorrow, and you ain't got squat to do? Um, you will, actually, because it's time for Kettle Art to work the reels once again. That's right, you're spending Saturday on Elm Street.The Deep Ellum Enrichment Project returns with "Hopelessly Devoted to You II," the second a ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    In Deep Ellum, Courtesy the Demeter Project, the Baristas of Human Kindness

    Good and trustworthy Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston directs our attention to a new biz in Deep Ellum he says is worth a look-see: It's a Grind Coffee House on Indiana Street, which opened its doors about a month back. It's especially notable, says Bill, because its a venture of The Demeter Proje ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Bending Over Backwards: Two Lawsuits Filed Today Rock The Local Music Scene

    Well, one thing became quite certain this afternoon (as if recent speculation didn't already have people assuming as much): You're not going to see Salim Nourallah playing Bend Studio anytime soon, like he is in the video above. (If, that is, Bend Studio ever gets over its current Fire Marshal hur ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    About That Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting: Love It Live!

    Breaking news today, just as the mayor's Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting is about to get underway at the Sons of Hermann Hall: Merit Drive-based Beck Ventures has done gone and bought up some 10 acres worth of property in Deep Ellum. Which means, what, Deep Ellum's about to go the way of Beck's Trophy ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Leppert, Kunkle Heading to Deep Ellum Today. Hey, Man, They Got a Gig.

    As we noted a couple weeks back, with Cindy Chaffin's help we're going to try to stream this afternoon's Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting at the Sons -- because, right, aren't some folks working at 2 p.m. on a Friday? Still, for those in attendance, should be quite the throwdown: opening band and everyt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    DOMA XX: And The Nominees Are...

    Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Mayor Tom Got Quite the Earful About Deep Ellum Yesterday

    Photo by Terry Shuck/Mural by Frank Campagna As mentioned yesterday, the Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting at the Sons of Hermann is two weeks away -- but it's very top-of-mind amongst the residents of the neighborhood that's referred to as Dallas's "wetlands for [the] creative class and entrepreneurs" ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Rich Lopez Gracefully Bows Out From The Observer Offices

    Well, the inevitable has come. It is time for me to say adios. That’s “bye” to you non-Spanish speaking folk. After some two plus years, I’m leaving the position as music listings and clubs editor to take on the world as a freelancer. I figure jumping into an abyss of unknown territory is ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008

    Reliving Last Weekend's Local Music Explosion

    Between Good Records' birthday celebration and the Mokah Music showcase we were a little overwhelmed—but in a good way.

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    April 17, 2008

    M2S2 Offers A Nice Piggy Back To Good Records' Birthday Show

    We're sure you're pretty amped up about Saturday's Good Records party. We know we are. But we're also pretty stoked about the event happening the next day: The inaugural Mokah Music Summit and Showcase (M2S2). Originally the two events were both scheduled for Saturday. But after some discussion, t ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008

    Last Night's Erykah Badu Record Release...

    Erykah Badu at Bill's Records. (Hal Samples) The crowd was somewhere between antsy and bored in anticipation of Erykah Badu's arrival at Bill's Records last night. Then again, the crowd probably felt a bit out of place--it'd be tough to say for certain that any of the people in the line to meet Ery ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Advice for the New Observer Music Editor

    A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.

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    January 11, 2008
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    September 28, 2007
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    June 29, 2007

    Best Podcast Theme Song Ever

    Really don't know how I missed out on the DallasGayPod; seems like something I shoulda been hipped to months ago. But now that I've discovered it, I want to direct your attention to its theme song, which you can download as a ringtone should you so desire it. And you should, because once you hear it ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007
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    March 1, 2007
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    February 1, 2007

    Success Sucks

    The lady behind Boca Tinta switches gears

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    December 29, 2006

    Girl on Top on Stage

    Yes, this may indeed be a case of blogrolling, as we link back to a page that links to Unfair Park, but it's worth it. Because, you see, I can't think of a better way to end this year than by sending you to Cindy Chaffin's The Fine Line, where today Cindy has posted some video of our own Girl on Top ... More >>

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    November 23, 2006
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    November 15, 2006

    It's a Fine Line...Well, Was, Actually

    Our old pal Cindy Chaffin, founder of TexasGigs.com and recently the master of The Fine Line, is calling it quits for a few reasons. Seems she's burned out (which has never stopped us). Seems she figures there are enough local-music blogs to go around. Seems she might be leaving Dallas due to some u ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    She's Got the Book

    Dallas' music scene is showing life again, and women are manning the behind-the-scenes respirator

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    June 22, 2006

    Plugged In

    Dallas bloggers fan the flames and flame the fans of local music

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    June 8, 2006

    Texas Snags

    Cindy Chaffin packs up her e-bags and takes a walk on the Fine Line

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    May 11, 2006
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    March 16, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Arm your lyrical swords and prepare your Suge Knight jokes--it's rap battle time at TexasGigs.com

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The holiday spirt begins with gifts from The Feds, Good Records and Texasgigs.com

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Musicians Unite

    Local bands to play benefit concert for Cory Helms

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    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

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    October 21, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Props for TexasGigs.com, and the Faceless Werewolves are moving toAustin

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