Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>
In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. Willie Nelson embodies a lot of things that represent the best of our country's ideals. He's a rebe ... More >>
The 4th of July is one of the best holidays because it appeals to both patriots and pyromaniacs. It's a time for eating too much and spending way too much on fireworks. We at DC-9 felt it was our obligation to give you a playlist for your barbecues and parades. A few of these are a bit obscure, but ... More >>
Summertime goes hand in hand with music festival season, even down here in the 100-plus-degree heat. This area will be hosting festivals in the months of June, July and August, ranging from genres of heavy metal to indie rock. So the next time you're wanting to lose your voice in unbearable heat, th ... More >>
Glenn Beck's wild-eyed, usually paranoid rants are such a common occurrence, Right Wing Watch has an entire category devoted to chronicling his crazy. Most of them are rather uninspired and give the impression that Beck is merely going through the motions in order to fulfill the persona he's built. ... More >>
Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--th ... More >>
Turbo Fruits put on a very memorable set a few months ago at Bryan Street Tavern, and the Nashville group returns tomorrow with PVC Street Gang, Sealion and Savage and the Big Beat at Dada. Frontman Jonas Stein remembers that show, along with other musical firsts. Was guitar the first instrument th ... More >>
If only there were a venue in town where I could see UNCLE KRACKER, Rebirth Brass Band and Kevin Costner's band - WAIT, KEVIN COSTNER HAS A BAND? Well, sugars, dreams can come true. The State Fair of Texas opens today and if your appetite had not already been whet by our map to all the food matters ... More >>
The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.
Any time a big holiday falls in the middle of the week, the question on everyone's mind is which weekend to celebrate on. Obviously the answer is both, so half of Dallas should be out on their lawns with canned beers, Popsicles and sparklers in just a few moments. If it gets too hot your you you can ... More >>
I had lunch with Rev. Peter Johnson yesterday. He walked into CT's Real Deal Barbeque in South Dallas, shook my hand, and smiled. "How was your holiday?" he asked me. "Great!" I said. It was. I told him I spoke to my father for about 15 or 20 minutes, and I had even gotten a few texts and congratu ... More >>
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Thursday, October 11, at Granada Theater, $25Legendary Canadian post rock act Godspeed You! Black Emperor have reunited for the first tour in nearly a decade. The band, famous for their intense live show, expansive arrangements and vivid projections, will be an incredible ... More >>
Banditos and Katy Trail Ice House are best friends now. The owners of each restaurant collaborated on a new Plano place that opened last week. It goes by the name of -- wait for it -- Bandito Tex-Mex Ice House. If you've been to both of the restaurants that spawn the new spot, you can probably fig ... More >>
Flickr user: WhatknotAt present, the Hall of State in Fair Park is closed to the public whilst it breaks down the "Texas!" exhibit that went up in time for, and lingered well after, the State Fair of Texas and attracted some 120,000 visitors during its run. But when it reopens at the beginning of ... More >>
Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.
Willie's PicnicBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthJuly 4, 2011Better than: A real picnic out in the blazing heat all day, with fire ants and dirt and things.Rachel ParkerIn a concession to July, Willie Nelson's iconic Fourth of July picnic became this year an indoor/outdoor affair at Billy Bob's ... More >>
Was Here "Righteous Records"
Monday, July 4, at Billy Bob's Texasin Fort Worth
Carolyn Davis at today's council meetingMost of the time, when the subject of scrap-metal recyclers comes before the Dallas City Council the conversation grows contentious, with southern sector council members and residents wondering, yet again, why their part of the city, which lacks grocery sto ... More >>
J.J. Abrams deploys humor and destruction in his super fun, super loud catastrophe flick.
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe Observation Tower Ride will fill this 30-foot hole behind the Cotton Bowl. Don't worry, they're covering it up for the State Fair.There is a big hole in Fair Park. Finally. Eventually the crater will be filled with a 500-foot pole surrounded by a doughnut-shaped slowly ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared with you the first part of our exclusive Q&A with Wayne Coyne, in which the Flaming Lips frontman discussed the future of the music industry, the importance of timely releases and how he came to discover Dallas' A&R Records. Today, we bring you the second half of our ... More >>
Willie Nelson, American hero.Just last night, the great Willie Nelson was in town to perform a gig at the Morton H. Meyerson Center and raise funds for LaunchAbility, a Dallas-based organization that provides services to assist both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Good guy, t ... More >>
It seems, much as we try, no one can avoid Katy Perry. Hell, she's pretty much everywhere these days, between awards shows, popping up (or not at all, turn out) on Sesame Street. She even lashed out at Microsoft over their closed-source softw... no, actually, her fans just wanted free booze in tha ... More >>
Oh, how could you eat something this cute for Christmas? (Answer: A peppercorn sauce and side of sauteed mushrooms works for us.)Cows may be the bigwigs of the barnyard, but pigs and turkeys get all the attention come holiday season. There's no holiday on the standard American calendar that ... More >>
Caity ColvardThe Double Wide Had a Pool Party, but not a real pool.This weekend was particularly warped. Aside from the Hurricane, and the Fourth of July being on the Fifth, and the Vans Warped Tour 2010 bringing sometimes bloody-nosed Andrew W.K. (and more) to Dallas, there was Joan Jett and Bla ... More >>
Early in the morning on the Fourth of July, Alex Bhore, drummer for Dallas' This Will Destroy You, tweeted, "I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE GOING ON TOUR WITH DEFTONES." Kind of surprising, considering the last time they played in Denton, it seemed like the band was in the middle of a melt-down (thin ... More >>
Dirk's back in town and ready to meet with the Mavs, for whom there's no Plan B if he doesn't re-sign. (Cuban's back too, following a trip to shoot an episode of Entourage.) And so begins Keep Dirk in Dallas Week: Lost amongst all the breaking news of Thursday was the Mavs' p.m. press release ann ... More >>
Ah, Independence Day. Nothing quite says "celebrate America" like the combination of barbecue, explosives, martial music and getting wasted. So here's a list...(riiiiiip sound of needle being dragged across vinyl record). OK, wait right there. Earlier this week City of Ater Alice Laussade was in ... More >>
Where: Milo Butterfingers, 5645 SMU Blvd., 214-368-9212When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, with additional discounts all day Monday through WednesdayWhat: Various discounts from 25 cents to $1 off drinks during happy hour, plus $6 pitchers all day Monday, $2 wells all day Tuesday and $2 pints all ... More >>
Photos by Patrick Michels.Sean "Flash" Gordon puts away another dog at the WinStar World Casino yesterday. In 10 minutes, he ate 23.5 dogs and buns. Check out our slideshow for more shots from the contest.The beer may run a little weaker in Oklahoma, but yesterday's big eating contest at WinStar Wor ... More >>
1100 Springs, Roger Alan Wade, Lucero & Shooter Jennings at MusInk's Second nightFair Park Centennial BuildingApril 10, 2010Better than: Watching the Rangers continue to fail to come anywhere near our already low expectations.Kevin TodoraLucero dirtied MusInk up a bit.Seeing a lively crowd en ... More >>
There's gonna be a whole lot of barbecuing and pool-hopping this weekend, if common sense is any indicator for what we should expect to go down on this Fourth of July weekend. Course, there needs to be a soundtrack to it all...So, on that note, here are a couple DC9-approved mixtapes from area DJs ... More >>
And the stories never end with Robert Earl Keen
See McConaughey coach football
Willie gets stringed up for charity
The Inwood gets really stoned
Celebrate the Fourth safari-style
Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.
Cafe Highland Park brings The Bubble down to earth