Fourth of July

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    July Alley Has Closed

    And at long last, the will-it-close-or-won't-it saga of July Alley has reached its end. The Deep Ellum bar had been plagued by rumors of its demise for a years, culminating in a temporary shutdown over the Fourth of July weekend this past summer. Yesterday afternoon, the speculation was finally conf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Bukkake Moms Bring "The Chronic" To The East Coast

    Rick Eye, one of the newest members of Bukkake Moms, remembers the first time he played with the band he joined in 2013. Fans tend to throw all sort of crazy things to performers while they're on stage. That night Eye got to experience objects getting thrown at him, but it wasn't quite what he had i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Ultimate List of Dallas Fourth of July Celebrations

    July Fourth is upon us, and no doubt you're looking forward to a Friday filled with hot dogs, apple pies and a good ol' fashioned three-day weekend. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the red, white and blue in DFW, and we've put together a handy list to help you find them all. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/30-7/6

    With July 4th coming up this Friday, this will be that most patriotic of weeks where we can sit back and bask in the glory of our homeland: Texas. (Well, America too.) And can mean only one thing: lots of and lots of country music. From singer-songwriters to outlaws and Willie Nelson's picnic, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 47: Taj Chaat House

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Your Guide to 2013 Summer Music Festivals in DFW

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Remembering Levon Helm

    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 >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Your Music Guide To The State Fair, aka Wait, Kevin Costner Has a Band?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    KISS, Mötley Crüe - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 8/4/12

    KISS, Mötley Crüe Gexa Energy Pavilion Saturday, August 4 See also: The fans of KISS First up on Saturday night were the "newbies," Mötley Crüe. Their set-up was as bewildering as it was impressive, the stage dominated by what can only be described as a kind of rollercoaster for Tommy Lee's d ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Whitley's Philly Grille in Charming Downtown Waxahachie (First Time "Philly" and "Charming" Ever Used in Same Sentence)

    Remember how we keep talking about getting the kids out of town more often? How they need to see open fields, get some fresh air and experience the snail's pace of small-town life? And how that's good for about three hours at which point it gets boring and then it's time to head back to the big cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Driftwood, People 2012 And A Gorgeous Bowl Of Soup: This Week In Dallas Food Blogging

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Should We Celebrate Juneteenth?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    11 Great Show Announcements: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nicki Minaj & 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Katy Trail Ice House and Banditos Open a Plano Love Child Called Bandito Tex-Mex Ice House

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Money Tight, the Dallas Historical Society Now Needs to Charge Admission to the Hall of State

    Flickr user: Whatknot​At 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 >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Billy Joe Shaver, Naptime Shake

    Friday, November 11, at the Kessler Theatre.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Last Night: Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic at Billy Bob's Texas

    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 Parker​In a concession to July, Willie Nelson's iconic Fourth of July picnic became this year an indoor/outdoor affair at Billy Bob's ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Joey Kendall

    Was Here "Righteous Records"

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

    Monday, July 4, at Billy Bob's Texasin Fort Worth

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    City Council OK's Mixed Use Plans for Gold Metal Recyclers, Okon Metals on South Lamar

    Carolyn Davis at today's council meeting​Most 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 >>

  • Film

    June 9, 2011

    Super 8 Flirts With Disaster

    J.J. Abrams deploys humor and destruction in his super fun, super loud catastrophe flick.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Tower of Power: Fair Park Crawls Closer to Becoming Year-Round Destination

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Billy Bob's Texas In Fort Worth To Host Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic This Summer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    The Problem With... Katy Perry's "Firework"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    How About a Little Cow in Your Christmas Stocking?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Picture Show(s): This Music Packed-Party Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    This Will Destroy You to Tour With Deftones

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    5 Awesomely Easy Ways to Imbibe
    For the 4th of July

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Just Call It Milo Butterfingers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Sean "Flash" Gordon Wins Big at the Nathan's Famous Contest in Oklahoma, Where Even the Hot Dogs Are Tougher

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Eleven Hundred Springs, Roger Alan Wade, Lucero & Shooter Jennings at MusInk 2010's Second night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *93.3 FM - the station formerly known as The Zone, The Bone, Quality Rock and who knows what all else - has for the last day or so been "stunting." That is, playing nonsense in advance of flip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Get Yer Independence Day Dance Jam On With A Few Choice Local Mixtape Downloads

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    The Road Goes On Forever...

    And the stories never end with Robert Earl Keen

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    We Are Addison

    See McConaughey coach football

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    Texas Rangers '08 Schedule Released -- We'll Be In Last By April 7!

    Because it totally makes sense to announce the schedule for the 2008 baseball season on November 13, the Texas Rangers today released next season's schedule and game times -- so, really, no pushing or shoving as you line up for season tix. For them's so interested, the first regular season game take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007

    Mong and Moroney to Staff: Yer Doin' a DMN Good Job

    Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's highly critical Dallas Morning News review in the Columbia Journalism Review, first mentioned here Thursday, has prompted a response from the paper's Big Bosses, editor Bob Mong and publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney. Unfair Park was forwarded a mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    Chuck This

    If we may recommend a wine for your Fourth of July, well, the Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay is a fine way to start the day. We see that Charles Shaw Chardonnay, otherwise known as the Two Buck Chuck, captured a double-gold medal at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, marking it C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 8, 2007


    Willie gets stringed up for charity

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2006
  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006

    Party at the Moontower

    The Inwood gets really stoned

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006

    Hot Dogs and Hooves

    Celebrate the Fourth safari-style

  • Dining

    September 9, 2004


    Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.

  • Dining

    February 8, 1996

    User friendly

    Cafe Highland Park brings The Bubble down to earth

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