Most people have heard of psychedelic rock -- a mid '60s music closely associated with the psychedelia counterculture. But what you might not know is that its roots started right here in Texas, with 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson first using the term almost fifty years ago in 1965. Sin ... More >>
North Texas brewers have been a busy bunch lately. With the change in season, many have been working on snuggly versions of their beer, something to cuddle up with on these chilly 70- or 20-degree December days. These are a few beers you might consider tromping out in the ice to horde before Ice-a ... More >>
Jose Canseco has been busy since his two-year stint with the Rangers almost two decades ago. He became an author. He danced with the stars. He admitted using steroids and accused a laundry list of former teammates of doing the same. He tried to become mayor of Toronto which, in retrospect, wasn't su ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
We Were Promised JetpacksScotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks triumphantly return to the DFW area this week, headlining at Trees on Saturday. As evidenced by their newly-released record, In the Pit of the Stomach, the four-piece has a snarling post-punk sound -- and it's not the kind you dance to ... More >>
Marleah Leslie and AssociatesTom Green is best known for livening up MTV with the weirdness of his Tom Green Show, tormenting his parents, strangers and, by having viewers request his "Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song)" on the secretly-not-really-live Total Request Live, the network itself with p ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Trashcan SinatrasIf you were involved with a college radio station in the 1990s, or casually listened to "The Adventure Club" on K ... More >>
Night One of SXSW 2010 saw things kick off on quite the bitchin' note--and not just because of the big names. They were around, sure--Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Broken Bells and Spoon all shared a stage at Stubb's (and a massive line to get in, natch)--but there was plenty else to see without ... More >>
Jesse HugheySteeping grains. I'd like to give a lake of beer to God / I'd love the Heavenly Host to be tippling there for all eternity ... I'd sit with the men, the women of God, there by the lake of beer / We'd be drinking good health forever and every drop would be a prayer. --From Saint Brigid ... More >>
You may spot more than a few out-of-towners wandering 'round our frigid climes this a.m.: The Association for Convention Operations Management is holding its annual conference at the Westin City Center today through Sunday, and among the opening events are optional sightseeing tours of the city, ... More >>
He wears a dress to work...although The Glenlivet's brand ambassador prefers to call the cute tartan a "kilt."Before happening onto one of the world's best jobs--introducing single malt Scotch and taking part in tasting after tasting--Cronin owned a pub in Edinburgh. It was the only one not affiliat ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Doug Wright channeled his anger from growing up gay in the Park Cities into bizarre and brilliant plays
Meet Ewan McGregor at the pool
Thursday, June 1, at the Cavern
Plus: The Glasgow School, History Lesson
Playwright Tracy Letts gets the last laugh on Dallas
Plus: Sack of Kittens; A Gay Scam Robs Now
Corn Mo left D-FW for NYC, but he didn't leave his talent behind
Carlton Stowers goes in search of the dark muse that inspired pulp-fiction legend Robert E. Howard, the West Texas recluse who created Conan the Barbarian
For local artist James Michael Starr, God is in the details
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.