It's a busy week in Big D. In addition to Opening Day, there's the Big Texas Beer Festival, the Final Four and Big Red is in town too. That's Conan O'Brien, whose big hair wouldn't be a big deal if he were a permanent resident. But he's not, so it is. Glazed Donuts in Deep Ellum is having a little ... More >>
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
Their bio on Jam Base chalks it up to a "magical combination of talent, perseverance and opportunity," but, whatever their secret, Forever the Sickest Kids has enjoyed a remarkably long run in the music business. The Dallas-based pop-punk band managed to land a major-label record deal months after i ... More >>
Yesterday, various social media outlets were literally on fire with the news of Centro-matic singer Will Johnson's "supergroup" with the Kadane Brothers and Pedro the Lion's David Bazan. That almost made us forget about his other other band, New Multitudes, which features Jay Farrar, Anders Parker ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Rangers return from Houston today to start a series in Arlington against the lowly Florida Marlins. Did anyone go to the airport to see the Silver Boot as Nolan Ryan triumphantly raised it? ... More >>
Diary of a late-night diva.
Rebecca Black Colin Quinn made a great point on Conan last week. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like this: For all this talk of stopping bullying and cyber-bullying, America sure is willfully beating up a lot on Rebecca Black.The counter-argument, of course? That poor little Black is th ... More >>
Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music. While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>
He may not have earned himself an award nomination from the Blues Foundation like fellow Dallas native Steve Miller for his work this year, but, hey, the Dallas-born Jimmie Vaughan had other things fall his way in 2010 -- like, say, a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for his Pla ... More >>
Bobbie Wygant Interviews David Letterman from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.Late yesterday, Erik Clapp, the fellow slowly but surely archiving all of Bobbie Wygant's chits and chats for KXAS-Channel 5, sent word that he'd just posted to his website golden-oldies featuring a cigar-smoking David Letterman and ... More >>
This week on Top Chef Just Desserts Brought to You By Dawn Hand Renewal Because Dawn Hand Renewal Loves Top Chef Just Desserts, renowned cake decorator and beautiful ice queen Shinmin Li guest judged the Quickfire Challenge of edible bouquets. Dallas' own Morgan and Yigit created the top offering ... More >>
About 90 minutes after this pic, Josh Hamilton went deep to start a Rangers' romp in The Bronx10. How dominant was Cliff Lee tonight? I sat in the right-field seats of Yankee Stadium in the middle innings and I swear fans were wildly cheering foul balls managed by Nick Swisher. Any contact ... More >>
A few weeks ago, when Conan O'Brien rolled through town, he said to the packed crowd: "You people know how to drink." Turns out, as Robert Wilonsky reported over on Unfair Park, Esquire is thinking the same thing. Well, at least they liked some of our bars. Featured in the June/July big honking ... More >>
Ryan Conlin A moment after fluffy-haired beat-box comic Reggie Watts left SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Thursday night, a video clip flickered briefly on the screen behind him: Walker, Texas Ranger -- welcome back, old friend. There was this Andy Richter intro, in which he warned: "Tonight, the part ... More >>
Good Lord. Was it only last week that Conan O'Brien announced he was coming to McFarlin Memorial Auditorium on May 13? Feels like four years ago. Anyway. Didn't take long for the 2,386-seat venue to sell out -- a few hours, tops. Which doesn't mean you can't catch Coco at SMU. (And, no, I'm not r ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, March 12, 2010...If Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody gets his dislocated jaw fixed after singing with it for eight years... will his songs sound less sincere?So the Gorillaz touring band will include alumnus of The Clash? Not bad...Sad 'cause Conan O'Br ... More >>
And speaking of late-night teevee hosts ...Just got word that ousted Tonight Show ex Conan O'Brien is about to take Andy Richter and the band on the road for a two-month tour, the title of which is "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television." Which I mention because, right, there's a Dall ... More >>
Jack's MannequinHouse of BluesFebruary 17, 2010 Better than: spending a day sweaty and dehydrated, getting trampled and crowd-surfed on at Warped Tour. Jack's Mannequin's Andrew McMahon It's incredibly cliché to say, but you'd never know Andrew McMahon survived Leukemia if you got the cha ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January22, 2010...Mystikal has been released from prison after six years. Finally, even unborn babies get to listen to the iPod! Conan O'Brien sticks it to NBC with the help of the Rolling Stones. Suck it, Leno.
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>
The Orbans...y'know, what with all the drama and all, then you might as well turn in to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. Why? Well, 'cause you might spot a familiar face or two: Justin Pate, keyboardist for Fort Worth's The Orbans, will be among the the backing players performing in musical ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Texas Stadium's last breath will be taken as nothing more than some tween's mac-'n-cheese, push-'n-pulverize, real-life video game? As a whole, we suck. *Alabama > Texas. Toldja. ... More >>
As expected, Colleyville's own Demi Lovato has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week, after selling 108,000 copies of the disc in its debut week of sales. (Last year, Lovato's debut disc, Don't Forget, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart with 89,000 discs sold in its first wee ... More >>
Tuesday, March 17, at The Loft
Fallon prepares Addison for late-night change
Steve Fields is steak-and-lobsteriffic
Friday, December 16 at Nokia Theatre
Our judge gets down at the Ultra DJ competition
Ben Kweller grew up. Ben Kweller got better.
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him
Jim Kirk didn't die. Bill Shatner just got scared to death.
Fox keeps its place as best and worst network with three new shows
Five years later, Ben Kweller is taking off on his own.
Storytelling continues Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
The Toadies tell why Bush deserves to die