By Amanda Lewis One challenge of music festivals is figuring out how to sneak some pot inside, even while wearing as little clothing as possible. Is there really a good way to do it without sticking it up somewhere really uncomfortable? Enter the Secret Smoker Bracelet, a colorful hemp-braided wris ... More >>
Ava DuVernay looks to the future of black film.
This work-week ender is a double-header -- two nights in November 1983, back-to-back benefits for the great Ronnie Lane, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1976. It was Lane himself who came up with the benefits, held beneath the banner of Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis -- ... More >>
And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.
Sad news today, as the word has spread that Cali Swag Disctrict member M-Bone was killed in a drive-by shooting this morning in Inglewood, California. The 22-year-old rapper was one-fourth of the group behind last year's massive hit single, "Teach Me How To Dougie," in which the California-based cr ... More >>
The fact that the biggest song spawned by Dallas' homegrown D-Town Boogie movement isn't from Dallas at all, but rather from a group of performers out of Inglewood, California, has been an obvious point of contention in Dallas hip-hop over the past year or so. But it's a truth: Cali Swag District's ... More >>
Patrick Michels Yelle turned her Emo's performance into an all-out dance party on Saturday night.Act: U-N-I, a backpacker hip-hop duo from Inglewood, California.Where: SpeakeasyWhat It Was Like: Stumbling into a nice surprise. There's a high energy feel and definite grittiness to U- ... More >>
Dallas-born Harry Babasin was one of jazz's great bass players--and is one of its most forgotten pioneers
Three young friends come of age by talkin' loud and sayin' nothing
The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case