When it comes to live music venues, Dallas has polychromatic shades of bar staffs, from its draft-pouring, quietly rustic bartenders to the sophisticated mixologists with novel ways of concocting a drink. When you frequent a venue often enough, it's nice to be remembered. This could very well mean y ... More >>
As this final week in April comes to a close, we can all take a deep breath that we've conquered (a lot of) the festivals, survived the wannabe tornado season and seen the types of amazing concerts that Texas weather has so kindly afforded us. Oh -- no, no -- don't get me wrong, we've still got a lo ... More >>
Sunday, October 16, at Allen Event Center in Allen
Dallas Mavericks fans were notably well-behaved during yeterday's NBA Championship victory parade through downtown. Despite the fact that 200,000 or so people packed themselves in like sardines along the sidewalks of the route -- and in the sweltering heat, no less -- there were only five arrests. B ... More >>
For Fans Who Want to Belly Up to the Bars and Those Who Inhabit Them
Courtesy Oak Cliff FoundationLast I heard, the folks behind the Texas Theatre's extreme makeover still needed some $7 million to get the historic Oak Cliff movie palace completely put back together again. (Some $2 mil has been raised and spent since redo efforts began in '01, but those Cliffdwell ... More >>
Thursday, July 23, at House of Blues
[Last week, we asked a few bands to check in with us from time to time over the course of the week to tell us about their SXSW experiences. Now, with the fest over, those diatribes are starting to show. Here's The O's' take on SXSW...]Steve VisneauThursday, March 19, 2009Dear O's Journal, It's 10:3 ... More >>
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will—a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance
It's just a shout away at the Inwood
Gorge yourself on the good stuff
One of the pleasures in writing this week about Doug Wright's new Broadway production was seeing for the first time the documentary that inspired it: Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles, the brothers who started making docs in 1955. With Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker and Robert Drew, they ... More >>
One man's Gabriel is another man's Lucifer.
Glossy combat epic offers a sanitized version of World War I
Saturday, September 23, Gypsy Tea Room Ballroom
Maybe it's time for this blade to stop swinging
A motorcycle accident cost Bill Rucker his leg, but that won't stop him from building-and riding-bikes
Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.
Forty years ago, Al Maysles met the Beatles
Documentary takes a look at an infamous rock-and-roll concert
Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival
Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.
The Deep Ellum Center for the Arts is celebrating its first year. If it can't figure out what it wants to be, it may also be its last.
The craftsmen at Pixar delight with the inventive and enchanting A Bug's Life
The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star
In When We Were Kings, Ali delivers the performance of a lifetime
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX