We're still not sure exactly what caused Rosy Esparza's fatal plunge from the Texas Giant at Six Flags on Friday evening. Witnesses told The Dallas Morning News that the Dallas resident had told the ride operator that she wasn't properly secured, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram talked to a couple ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>
Louisville, Kentucky four-piece Trophy Wives are giving DFW a treat this week. Not only are they playing Andy's Bar in Denton tonight with Bad Design, they're also playing Double Wide on Thursday with Nervous Curtains and Descender. They'll be previewing material from their album Old Scratch, so don ... More >>
Austin-based photographer/documentarian Otis Ike captured this slice of life before the Super Bowl in Dallas last year, and it's getting some hits over at Funny or Die. Like most things Ike documents, it's a fascinating anthropological study of what happens when sports fans collide with Bible thumpe ... More >>
Metro Dallas Homeless AllianceA look at Dallas County's homeless population from the "2011 Annual 'Point-In-Time' Homeless Count and Census"Leslie's at Dallas City Hall at this very moment, where Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance is announcing the formation of the Greater Dallas Homeless Policy Alli ... More >>
Robert BostickSuze's Jeffery Hobbs.Like many chefs, Jeffery Hobbs fell in love with the kitchen because both his grandmother and his mother were in it. Born in Indianapolis, the 40-year-old Hobbs spent much of his time as a kid in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes or in the family gard ... More >>
Once-in-a-lifetime events sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album, Circuital, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as they so memorably were t ... More >>
I recently had occasion to look up a menu from a town where I used to live, and was startled by how ostentatiously it flaunted the region's culinary biases. The menu was so obviously issued by a restaurant in this particular town that I'm pretty sure I could pick it out of a line-up of 100 me ... More >>
Last night I espied this billboard in a TV trailer for Country Strong, which clearly takes place in the distant future. The Dallas Trinity Arena can be found next to Ray's Sporting Goods. Or Austin, home of Hornitos.The Trinity Trust this morning sends further details concerning the grand opening ... More >>
Justin Townes EarleJustin Townes Earle is making quite a name for himself. Sure, he has a couple of pretty famous names already -- his father is Steve Earle, and his middle name comes courtesy of Townes Van Zandt. But the younger Earle has been making headlines all on his own the past few months ... More >>
Margot and the Nuclear So and So'sMarget & The Nuclear So and So's have been making their signature indie folk chamber pop since 2005, and although they have garnered critical acclaim and respect for their songwriting from us, they haven't been so successful financially. Considering that they ... More >>
Courtesy Todd Overman/Dallas Independent School DistrictJade Esquivel, a North Dallas High School teacher and 7-year DISD vet, with Laura Bush following her announcement this morningBy now, perhaps, you've heard: Laura Bush was at North Dallas High School this morning to debut the George W. Bush ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 21, 2010...Kanye West is apparently getting his life and style advise from a Yale sophomore.Fancy yourself a bit of a bedroom remix producer? Well, Phoenix is gonna scratch your itch to remix, it are making stems from Wolfgang Amadeus P ... More >>
Hey, remember those awesome shirts with wolves on them you used to buy from those pamphlets they'd hand out in elementary school? Of course you do. They are, after all, the new hipster chic. And, actually, they make for a pretty cool poster, too.
The Cowboys have a couple needs this off-season, one of which is no longer a linebackers coach since yesterday they hired West Texas A&M assistant Bob King to replace the departed Dat Nguyen. Head coach Wade Phillips (who knew he had a fun, playful side?) and staff are off to the NFL Scou ... More >>
This logo wasn't lying. In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>
Inside the Blue Skies Cafe at Willie's PlaceWillie's Place101 Cornelius Rd. NorthCarl's CornerDude Factor: 8, or Grandpa Simpson, on a scale of 1 (Grandfather clauses) to 10 (Royal Tenenbaum)Our trip to Willie's Place was more than just dinner for my Grandpa Neudecker. It was nothing less than a ... More >>
The weekend's here, which is good news for anyone hoping to catch up on sleep and boost their immune systems so they don't catch that darn H1N1 virus going around. And good news for music fans, too, as there's enough rock going on to melt both your face and all potential germs it might be keeping ... More >>
No word yet on if The Gun Show will be joining The Showdown tonight, too.Normally, I find the terms "Christian" and "Metal" so mutually exclusive that I generally run from just about any band that uses both words in describing its music. Yet the generically named The Showdown are definitely a met ... More >>
Created by Dallas Observer art director Alex Flores, this might be the most beautiful poster I've ever seen. Created by old-fashioned cutting and pasting (not the kind you do with a mouse, but with actual paper), his masterpiece perfectly encapsulates the DIY house-party aesthetic that we're proudly ... More >>
Now that we're one vote away from getting a convention center hotel, it looks like the College Football Hall of Fame is a done deal. At least that's what we gather seeing it across the street from Hotel Dallas in this rendering.The city council's Economic Development Committee this morning predicta ... More >>
Saturday, April 5, at House of Blues
Consolidated Restaurants falls for a stone cold Fox
Saturday, May 28, at Double Wide
"We have mortgages, high cholesterol, and I swear I have arthritis in my fingers. Our sixth CD is due out this summer."
Eddie Merlot's on its way to Frisco
There are plenty of surprises at Sapristi!
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster finally receives the DVD treatment it deserves
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Can two transplants from the land of Lynyrd Skynyrd and fart smells find the key to radio fame at Dallas' Q102?
Palomino blows its wad on style, forgets food
Going All the Way in search of freedom during the Great Repression