2 Chainz House of Blues Tuesday, September 25 Look, we all make mistakes. The first mistake occurred when Daniel Hopkins somehow ended up behind the velvet rope at the 2 Chainz show last Spring. The second mistake happened when I completely procrastinated buying my 2 Chainz ticket for House of ... More >>
This week over on the music side of the Observer, Daniel Hopkins interviewed Chris Jeffers, one of the owners behind Bolsa, Smoke, and more recently, The Foundry and Chicken Scratch. The piece pictures Jeffers on his new bicycle: a pimped up paletero cart with a hot rod paint job. I called up Jeffer ... More >>
'Tis the season for cliche. I could do with fewer references to chilly weather and the warming bowls of soup I'm reading on food blogs lately. How about booze? How about hot booze? That's the stuff to warm up with. Observer bar-and-clubs guru Daniel Hopkins came to my office this morning to ... More >>
Alexander FloresWe've finally beaten the Germans at their own game. That's the only rational conclusion one can draw from the results of Oktoberbest 2011, in which the lone Teutonic entry got its ass handed to it. Paul Hightower and Brian Brown, Craft Beer Examiners for Dallas and Plano, respec ... More >>
Gorilla GrooveLessons in moshing: clear a circle, and let those arms fly.And then there was BRO FEST.For those who had SXSW hangovers that were too sharp, or got stuck in the biblical nightmare that was traffic on I-35 (where are you Third Man Records truck?), Parade of Flesh's 2011 BRO FEST boas ... More >>
Let it suffice to say that there are a lot of bands playing at Lochrann's in Frisco as part of the inaugural two-stage Oysterfest deal going on up there this Saturday. We'd list them all, but, hey, the poster to the right takes care of that much for us.We will, however, say this: It's a nice mix ... More >>
Ask for a Shiner in any Texas bar and you're almost certain to get a Shiner Bock without any need to clarify, despite the array of other brews offered by the Spoetzl brewery under the Shiner name. In fact, Shiner Bock is so synonymous with Spoetzl that many casual beer drinkers may not even be aw ... More >>
Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert
Once a year we find ourselves on the other side of the curtain. It isn't easy. It can be fun.
Dallas Observer Music Awards 2005
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