Houston ex-pat M. Parks has been making the rounds of area DJ nights as one of the only proper techno DJ's on the Dallas scene. Techno is often thrown around as a catch word to describe all dance music when it is actually a very specific genre. If you ever wondered what is the difference between tec ... More >>
Like all niche stores, record shops are keeling over left and right. Only one or two record stores among each hundred have survived the evolution of the music industry. In turn, a priceless cultural gathering place has been all but lost. A cornerstone that ignores occupational, national, and social ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Way back in 2010, the Observer wrote about a hellish July Fourth night that saw Dallas PD launch a volley of pepper balls into a crowd in an attempt to disperse it. That night seemed to be the tipping point for Lowest Greenville, and then-city councilwoman Angela Hunt proposed an ordinance that wo ... More >>
In honor of the supposed impending apocalypse, we reached out to DJ/musician Wanz Dover and asked for his ideal apoca-mix. Says Dover: "I went kind of cinematic with my end-of-the-world mix, complete with epic love story at the end of the world." And it's a pretty great mix, featuring This Heat, O ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. Best Electronic Act Black Market Pharmacy This la ... More >>
This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>
Update: Sunday's gig has been canceled (again, not by choice). But party peeps and music nerds can catch Dover spin this Wednesday at Bryan St. Tavern where he'll drop disco, funk, soul and post-punk tracks. Local musician, producer and DJ Wanz Dover is saying goodbye to his two-year residency at ... More >>
Check out this week's issue for a feature on The Black Dotz, but multitasker that he is, Dallas DJ/producer/musician Wanz Dover has another project to talk about as well. Blixaboy is Dover's long-running techno/electronic moniker, and he celebrates the release of a new EP, Intro to Futro, on Saturda ... More >>
Dolly PartonI had sweaty palms of excitement talking to Dolly Parton in advance of her Verizon Theatre show tonight, even though the interview was just 10 minutes long. Picking up the phone and hearing that unmistakable voice say my name was surreal. And when she laughed and said "That's a good ... More >>
Quite a diverse collection of musical options available in the area this Wednesday evening. Choose wisely.
Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Jean-Marie Cadot, owner and executive chef of Cadot. Today, we asked Cadot to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Cadot's words are after the ellipses.) I was raised in...Paris My friends say I'm...a hard worker. They w ... More >>
Eric Johnson, not Eric Johnson.Not to be confused with the Eric Johnson of The Fruit Bats [Editor's Note: Or the NFL tight end from my hometown], the Eric Johnson appearing at House of Blues tonight is the legendary guitar slinger from Austin. Drawing praise from the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric ... More >>
Even as much as we honor hard work in America (nearly as much as apple pie), we admire quick fixes, workarounds and clutch deliveries more. You say there's no easy way out? We say you're not looking hard enough. Or maybe you're looking too hard. Either way, this week on City of Ate, we celebrate th ... More >>
Should creationism win out, textbooks throughout the countrynot just Texaswill challenge the theory of evolution in science curricula
Steak without all the steakhouse B.S.
Park Cities Prime tickles the umami receptors
This "brasstrofé" conjures European yumminess
Rick Stein's does steak right--as if we care
TJ's Seafood Market
Nana gets a makeover
Did Newport's fish its menu from a deep hole?
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La Mirabelle serves up fine French fare and holds the snootiness
Forget the jokes: Barclay's offers British cuisine that's both creative and mouth-watering