Eastwood's return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair.
Oh, boy. Another chance to say something good about Detroit. Nothing gets a bigger rise out of a certain element among you loyal Lawners than when I utter anything even faintly complimentary about my hometown. For reasons I may never fully understand, I would incite less mouth-foaming if I sang the ... More >>
TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>
blackswansaloon.comVodka and fruit medley.On my first pilgrimage to Deep Ellum's Black Swan Saloon, I walked right past the place, thinking the small, windowed room was just an extension of La Grange. There's no sign to speak of; I had to consult my iPhone ("Siri, where the fuck am I?") and ... More >>
Nashville's The Features may have a couple of marks against them in the eyes of elitist hipsters who don't like to let actual facts get in the way of a too-cool-for-school argument. It's true, the no longer en vogue Kings of Leon, themselves fellow Tennesseans, have lent a helping hand to the quarte ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
Clint Eastwood's inspired take on the original G-man.
Kevin TodoraIt's looking like a good weekend of shows, starting with Club Dada's New Year's Eve Do-Over Party on Saturday night. It'll feature performances from Hoyotoho, Damaged Good$, galleryCat, and Datahowler, and includes a Champagne toast at midnight.But that's not the only big show happeni ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThat "rain or shine" picnic was all rain, but about a hundred folks showed up to sign the first beam to be laid under the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. (Click for a better look at the mural by Cat Lafitte.) This weekend they're laying the first of the concrete beams over Wooda ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Miserable Man (Self-released)
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 20, 2010...The drummer for You Say Party! We Say Die has died. Somewhere irony is grinning.What's the best way to welcome back an opera legend for their first performance after beating cancer? Boo him.Del The Funky Homosapien te ... More >>
Chubby's Family Restaurant7474 S. Cockrell Hill RoadDude Factor: 8, or "Jack Palance in City Slickers" on a scale of 1 ("Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones And The Crystal Disappointment") to 10 ("Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven")Of all the billboards on the way to and from work, Chubby's Family Restaurant ... More >>
Jim White, left, enjoys one of chef Samford's creationsAs Winn Meats corporate executive chef, you'd expect Samford to know his brisket, his steak...hell, anything carved, cured or barbecued. Before stepping into this role, he developed Central Market's "fresh market" concept in Dallas, ... More >>
Who should fear the reaper this year?
Clint Eastwood finds salvation
Ah, Friday. If this were 1993, I'd be gearing up for a badass night of TGIF on ABC. But, alas, it's 2008. Luckily, there's plenty of live music to take in all weekend long. Some pretty good. Some not as much. But, for the most part, pretty good.Anyway, onto the weekend of shows. First, the one's w ... More >>
Angelina Jolie takes on a serial killer and the system in Clint Eastwood's latest
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Save his life? Sure, why not? But what about ours?
Heavy-handed direction plows under Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
After this absolute mess, Eastwood might consider a ride into the sunset
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