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    November 28, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 11/28-11/30

    Wait a minute, what are you doing on the Internet today? Shouldn't you still be staying as far away from rest of the world as possible? Oh, right, it's Black Friday. So the whole family thing is kind of already out the window again, isn't it. In that case, there happens to be a whole bunch of concer ... More >>

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    November 26, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Thanksgiving

    This week is all about family. It's great, really. Sure, there are always pitfalls to getting together with all the relatives, be it the in-laws or even just the immediate family. There's always those nightmarish "debates" about sex and politics, and if not then there's a lot of awkward silence. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with JV

    Jason Vasilas has been mixing it up on the decks under the alias JV for almost a decade and a half. With over 20 releases, all on vinyl, JV is another local vet with a significant body of work, but who is known and played mostly far outside of the city limits. Extremely prolific despite dealing with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    One of the Ferguson Protesters Was Arrested for Something Called a "Sidewalk Use Violation." What's That?

    Until the very end, Tuesday night's demonstration in Dallas against the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson case was uneventful. Marchers congregated at Dallas Police Department headquarters in the Cedars then walked through downtown to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    The Five Best DFW Stout Beers to Warm You This Winter

    After Dallas' usual two weeks of beautiful fall weather the cold arrived with a vengeance and we skipped straight to an actual snowfall, in November. This means it's time to do away with those wimpy summer beers you've been slurping on for the six straight months of Texas summer, run past the 14,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Dallas Tows That Went Horribly So Wrong That Someone Was Maimed Or Killed

    A Dallas tow company called Longhorn Wrecker may soon owe the state $88,900 in fines over towing violations. Reached for comment a few weeks ago, a bitter company representative said it was "all bullshit" and that his company had never been in trouble before. He apparently wasn't taking into account ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    10 Reasons Dallas Diners Should Be Thankful

    Does your family follow this tradition? After the table is set and a steaming turkey is placed just in front of your nose, your mother or some elder at the table makes everyone hold hands and announce what they are thankful for. At this point you've been watching football all day and are probably si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Dallas Hero Decides Against Illegally Evicting Poor a Week Before Thanksgiving

    There are heroes all around Dallas. Today, let's highlight the work of Ari Nessel, a developer who has decided against suddenly evicting all the residents of a Lake Highlands condo building he recently purchased. "Tremendous progress has been made, and it's because of the pioneers like Mr. Nessel," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Dallas City Hall and Trinity East Have Teamed Up to Keep Their Fracking Fight in the Dark

    Back in February of 2013, Schutze shook loose a secret memo showing that City Manager Mary Suhm had struck a secret deal with Trinity East Energy to allow gas drilling on city parkland while, at the same time, promising the City Council that there would be no gas drilling on city parkland. The memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    For the Couple Behind Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, a Hobby Became a Full-Time Job

    All week, we're bringing you stories from Dallas' burgeoning roasting community. See other extended interviews in our coffee archive, or see them all in one place in this week's feature story, "Roasting Dallas." Every Saturday, Kevin and Mara Sprague get up before the sun and set up their tent, tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Nobody Has Counted to 10 Yet in that Lockey/Mackenzie vs. City of Dallas Bout

    Couple weeks ago just before leaving town on vacation, I told you the city of Dallas won big and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs lost big in a settlement of the 5-year-old HUD complaint against the city for racial discrimination. Wouldn't you know, court papers were filed the day af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    The 15 People You Meet in Dallas Night Life

    By Amy McCarthy and Jaime-Paul Falcon Bars, clubs, and music venues are generally great places to be, especially when you factor in copious amounts of alcohol and loud live music. Still, there are plenty of people in Dallas who are dead-set on harshing your mellow while you're taking in a show at C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    In the Garage Alliance Looks to Help Dallas Musicians Who Lack Health Insurance

    Being in a band is a full-time job. Anyone who has played in one will tell you this. Between jams to write music, rehearsals, recording and gigging, it is exhausting and taxing. The trouble with playing in a band is that musicians see very little from it, aside from a select few who go on to broader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Egghead Researchers Say Dallas Is Not a Smart City. Hah! We Is To.

    Boston is the smartest large city in the United States, according to a new study from New Geography. Dallas did not fare nearly as well. The numbers behind the rankings are straightforward. Weight is given to the number of college graduates in each of the Census Bureau's Metropolitan Statistical Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Seal Bass

    Seal Bass is part of an extreme minority amongst Dallas DJs. He plays techno in its purest form. While he's not so well known in the regional DJ circuit, Seal Bass has over 20 years' experience behind the decks. He still plays vinyl and his breadth of knowledge of classic techno is deep and reflecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Noble Rey Brewery Is Headed to the Design District, Which Has Become Dallas' Beer District

    The Design District is on its way to becoming known for its beer culture as much as it is high end furniture and art galleries. The folks behind Noble Ray Brewery have announced they'll be setting up shop as the fourth beer maker in the neighborhood. Meddlesome Moth's seemingly endless run of beer t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Dallas Is Finally Trying to Address the Vast Fresh-Food Desert in Southern Dallas

    It's no secret that people living in parts of Dallas that lie south of the Trinity River struggle for access to fresh, healthy food. Whole Foods and Central Markets and farmers markets are abundant in wealthier parts of Dallas, but people in poorer neighborhoods often rely, necessarily, on convenien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Local Over Everything Flies the Flag for Dallas Music on the Radio

    On Thursday night, the Deep Ellum on Air show Local Over Everything began its second season. The show's hosts Rodney Blu, Mo the Bear and Simon Phoenix brought in Dallas rapper Blue, the Misfit to mark the occasion. The show has done well with its unconventional, but authentic program format. Local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Dallas Hip Hop Needs a Unified Sound to Get National Attention

    The most popular rapper to have ever come from North Texas is one Robert Matthew Van Winkle. You probably know him as Vanilla Ice. This is nothing short of equal parts silly and embarrassing. Vanilla Ice is the Psy of the '90s and "Ice Ice Baby" is hands down the "Gangham Style" of those times. Drop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Dallas Group Files a Complaint with the Department of Justice Against City, DPD for Police Brutality

    On Thursday, a Dallas community organization will file a formal complaint with the Department of Justice against Dallas and its police department for fostering what the group sees as an environment in which police officers can kill blacks and Hispanics without fear of consequences. The complaint is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    A Fancy French Bistro Called C├ępage Is Opening in ... Deep Ellum?

    If you haven't made it to Deep Ellum in the last year, you may not realize that it's currently undergoing a massive facelift. Segments of the streets and sidewalks are missing, all in the name of renovating the old neighborhood with a uniquely grungy reputation. Now, it looks as if that process coul ... More >>

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    November 18, 2014
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    November 18, 2014

    Which New Dallas Old-School Hip-Hop Station Should You Listen To?

    Since early Saturday morning, the people of Dallas are momentarily retiring their auxiliary cables and tuning into not one, but two new radio stations, both specializing in a virtually untested format. As we reported Monday, both Boom 94.5 FM and Hot 93.3 FM made an unprovoked about-face early Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 11/17-11/23

    This week offers a rather good mix of concerts for your entertainment pleasure. Blonde Redhead plays Granada Theater, horror punk outfit the Misfits play Gas Monkey Live, metal Gods Slayer play in the suburbs at Verizon Theatre, Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy, but not yet Old Jeezy) is set to explain h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Best North Texas Experimental and Noise Acts

    It's no secret that Dallas is an arts-minded city, one that is welcoming to experimentation and exploration in all its forms. This city's experimental music groups pull from a variety of wells for inspiration, from metal to electronic. When polled local music experts earlier this fall to help set ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    And the Winners of Meat Fight 2014 Are ...

    Imagine this: Saturday night, while you and your fuzzy-ass slippers shiffled to the thermostat to crank your heater to 11, four teams of fancy chefs were huddled around smokers in a muddy West Dallas parking lot, drinking beer and cooking meat overnight in freezing temperatures, all in the name of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Sturgill Simpson at Club Dada Could Be Dallas' Craziest Show This Fall

    2014 has been a rough year for country music. Florida-Georgia Line is selling more records than anyone else in the genre, Luke Bryan is the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year, and any traces of Willie, Waylon, and Hank seem to be stamped out of country music's most popular acts. Exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Eight Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, November 14-16

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, these all-you-can-eat pancakes sure are tasty. But you know what would make them even better? A cash bar, art by over 50 emerging artists and live body painting demonstrations." Yeah, I didn't think so. But some weirdo genius did, and they turned that thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    There's a Twelve-Dollar Burger at the New Clark Food & Wine Co., and It's Gorgeous

    I'm not sure if it's a trend or a genuine movement, but something feels different about Dallas' newest gastropubs. It feels like reinvention. It's not just about gathering freshly-farmed Swiss chard, pigs that had names 10 hours before you ate them or local beer anymore. Now there are iconic foods l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Dallas City Council Doesn't Think Construction Workers Deserve Rest or Water Breaks

    At Wednesday's City Council meeting, a group of Dallas day laborers and representatives from the Workers Defense Project were out in full force to advocate for local workers' rights. Their appearance yesterday was the latest in a push over the last several months to require Dallas employers to allow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Mystery Skulls Hit the Majors on Forever

    Alejandro Jodorowsky's art-house masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, is about many things. Capitalism, religion, greed, immorality and materialism are all critiqued by the filmmaker throughout the duration of the 1973 film. One of the foremost and prevailing themes is the quest to self-discovery in a cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Donny Young

    Donny Young has been an active part of the Dallas DJ community since the early '90s heyday of rave -- first as a fan, and then as a DJ since 1996. Young is mostly associated with the DJ crew Motif and their parties. He has been a constant face amongst the local techno and house party scene, bringing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    The Best North Texas Alt-Country Bands

    With the 26th annual Dallas Observer Music Awards just around the corner -- in fact, voting is open right now at musicawardspoll.dallasobserver.com -- we're looking to spend the next several weeks taking the opportunity to highlight some of the nominees for this year's awards. And when we say that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    The Blind Butcher's Dessert Poutine Will Make Your Night

    The Blind Butcher probably isn't the first place you think of when you're craving something sweet. They're a self-proclaimed "Beer Meat" Mecca, and they've rightfully earned a spot on Scott Reitz's list of "100 favorite dishes" with their pastrami egg rolls. Yet, this is where I found myself on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Dallas Chefs Changing the Way We Eat in 2014

    We get it! David Uygur, Teiichi Sakurai, Matt McCallister and other highly lauded chefs are worthy of infinite praise. They've opened restaurants that have defined the Dallas dining scene and offer cooking that demonstrates unparalleled refinement. They were also the chefs we celebrated last year, a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014
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    November 6, 2014

    Dallas Won. HUD Lost. Oops.

    City Hall announced late yesterday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has caved on the 4-year-old Lockey/MacKenzie racial segregation complaint against Dallas officials, vacating most of the findings of a four-year federal civil rights investigation. A settlement signed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape: Remembering Evan Chronister

    Every Music scene has that guy who has seen it all. He's the guy you always run into at influential shows, record stores and DJ nights from as long as you have been going to shows. Evan Chronister, known to many as Captain Groovy, was one of those guys in Dallas. There are not many like him left to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    How to Host a Farmers Market at Your House, with Help from Oak Cliff's Urban Acres

    Compared with five years ago, Dallas has really stepped up its farmers market game. The Dallas Farmers Market Downtown has undergone a pretty intensive renovation, and markets in neighborhoods like Vickery Meadows are cropping up seemingly every other day, to go with the established local markets in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/31-11/02

    It's Halloween weekend, which is most likely your favorite time of the year to party if you're under 30. If you're over 30, relax, New Year's Eve isn't too far off. For now, there's just a bunch of shows you should check out this weekend, Halloween-themed and otherwise. Slipknot and Korn take their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Dallas Women Deal With Catcalls, Too

    The other day, while I was at Kroger buying laundry detergent and frozen waffles, a man came up to me, leaned in close, and said, "Come on now, baby. Let's see a smile on that nice little face of yours." Before I could stop myself, before I could rebuke this man for violating my space, my privacy -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    The Best North Texas Bands That Will Scare the Hell Out of You

    There's nothing quite like getting the shit scared out of you, is there? It's why we love watching horror movies. It's why we do things like jumping out of airplanes for fun. Nothing else really gets the endorphins going the same way, you know? It's also why we love Halloween -- not just for the fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Dear Arlington Martin Parents: Rape Jokes Are Bad. Please Pay Attention.

    Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com Dear Arlington Martin High School Parents: Your children are sneaky, conniving savages. They have the morals and senses of humor of ... well ... pirates, and will, if you so much as blink, do their best to make you -- adults -- look like fools.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    The Best Sausages in Dallas

    Though the finicky weather of North Texas denies it, winter is approaching. And whether that winter lasts a month or three, you're going to need to be prepared to make the seasonal food and drink switch. That means transitioning away from that iced coffee into something a little more hot and seeking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Announcing the Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony

    We can't speak for everyone, but we here at DC9 at Night are getting pretty excited about this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards. Voting has been open for just shy of a month now, we've been busy booking the bands that will perform at the DOMA showcase, and the festivities themselves -- the showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/27-11/02

    The hottest ticket this week is of course Halloween. There's gonna be a shit ton of Halloween stuff for you to do this week and we know you started last week. Just couldn't resist. So of course our music picks for this week include a few Halloween-based ones as well as the usual civilian ones. Doubl ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Which Beers You'll Be Drinking Too Much of at Untapped Festival in Dallas This Weekend

    Generally, we leave talking about music to our friends at DC9, but the food and booze this weekend's Untapped Festival at Gilley's may actually be more interesting than the music. Sure, Cake will be there, and Polyphonic Spree is going to show up in their robes, but that should only be a fleeting co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Dallas Is Still a Cheap Place to Live, and the Rest of Texas Is Even Cheaper

    "It's so expensive to live here." You hear it with some frequency from young Dallasites, but if you've spent any time in other major metro areas, either in the U.S. or abroad, you know it's a little naive. For being the fourth biggest metro in the country, DFW remains relatively cheap, despite its r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Seven of Dallas' Best Chefs Will Cook Under the Same Roof for Charity on Sunday

    Since 2009, some of Dallas' best chefs have come together a few times a year to host dinners that showcase the bounty produced by local farmers. Organized by FT33 chef Matt McCallister (duh) and his wife, Iris, Chefs For Farmers dinners over the past few years have raised money for local charitable ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Court Lets Some Clinics Reopen, but Getting an Abortion in Dallas Is Still Tough

    Right now, as this story is being written, four clinics provide abortions in Dallas: Abortion Advantage, Planned Parenthood, Routh Street Women's Clinic and Southwest Women's Surgery Center. Two, Whole Woman's Health and Planned Parenthood, are open in Fort Worth. But read quickly, because it's poss ... More >>

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