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  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Russian Circles Will Bring a Metal Edge to Index Fest on Sunday

    Since 2004 Chicago-based post-metal trio Russian Circles have pounded out one brutally brilliant album after another. Last year, the group, consisting of guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncratz and bassist Brian Cook, released the epic Memorial. Between headlining their own global tour and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Dewhurst Campaign's "The Ballad of Danny Goeb" Is Like a Blend of Ecstasy and Ipecac

    OK, we need a new word here, people. Help us out. Something that describes a simultaneous feeling of great joy and nausea, laughing with delight while urping up a little bit at the same time. That word, whatever it might be, describes the reaction here at Unfair Park headquarters to this new online ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Meet Teddy Bear, Grand Prairie's World-Famous Talking Porcupine

    For the stars of viral animal videos, fame can be a cruel mistress. One day, you're the darling of Buzzfeed. The next, you're snorting lines of cat nip from a rolled-up eviction notice. Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, has managed to avoid that fate. Two years after his star first rose, it's stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Oak Cliff Fights, the Facebook Page Dedicated to Dallas Street Brawls, Is No More

    Oak Cliff Fights, a new and wildly popular Facebook page featuring user-submitted cell phone videos of mostly Hispanic teenagers brawling in the streets, is no more. It was taken down in the hours after WFAA aired its story in which LULAC leader Rene Martinez decries the youth culture that created i ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013
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    February 28, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Armadillo Ale Works to Brew at DEBC, Despite No Good Armadillo Stories

    Yiannis "Yanni" Arestis and Bobby Mullins of Armadillo Ale Works in Denton have been trying to pull this thing together for quite some time. But, building a brewery isn't necessarily easy. Well, backtrack. Building a brewery might actually be the easy part. Building a sustainable and successful beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Three Weeks After FBI Raid, Feds Indict Barrett Brown

    Three weeks after the FBI raided the Dallas apartment of Barrett Brown, an affiliate of the hacker group Anonymous, the other shoe has finally dropped. The U.S. Attorney's Office filed an indictment today, charging Brown with Internet threats, conspiracy to make publicly available restricted persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Listen to Radio Traffic From Tuesday's Police Shooting

    It's raw and unedited, but here's a recording of radio traffic on the scene of Tuesday's shooting near Fair Park. It was posted to YouTube by Fire Scene Audio, an operation that apparently records traffic around the country. In the process now of listening to the whole thing. I'll mark interesting ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    The Weeknd at House of Blues

    Friday, June 15, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Perfume Genius: "I Think All Gay Men Are Used To People Saying No To Them, To People Not Giving Them Choices."

    Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is a talented, young singer-songwriter who has made quite a mark with his sophomore effort, Put Your Back N 2 It. However, the release was not without controversy. Perfume Genius' 16-second ad for the new album was deemed inappropriate by YouTube because it feature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    How to Open a Bottle of Wine with Your Shoe

    I know you've been there. It's late on a Tuesday and your boss has just handed you your ass on your last project. You're tired. You're stressed. You need a drink. And despite having a few bottles of wine on hand you don't have a corkscrew to open any of them. I found this handy video on YouTube, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Worst Musical Trends of 2011

    C'mon, guys​It's been quite a year enduring the Top 40 in "The Problem With....". Looking back at the year and my reviews, I've noticed three things about music that I loathe and think need to change. Too many collaborations (feat. Rihanna, Lil' Wayne, Pitbull, Jay-Z...) The less we talk abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Concert Foul No. 14: Amateur Concert Videography

    Is this you?​In the words of the great, would-be time traveler Kip Dynamite: We "love technology."And we do. Let's be honest: Music fans of today have it a bajillionty times better than the generation previous to this current, wireless point in time. Blogs, mp3s, iTunes, Myspace, Facebook and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Five Music Shows We Wish MTV Still Aired

    ​At the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Justin Timberlake got on the mic and pleaded with MTV to "play more videos!" Timberlake's sentiment was hardly a new one. The station switched from heavily playing music videos to being a reality TV-based network in the early 2000s -- shortly after the old for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Rapping at Whole Foods? Always Seemed More of a Jam-Band Place to Us.

    Shouldn't a Texan have written a rap about Whole Foods Market? The chain was born in Austin, after all, and here a Berkeley, California, native has gone and created the Whole Foods Parking Lot Music Video, which went viral on YouTube last week. OK, to be fair, Austin is lot closer kin to Berkeley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011


    Today's a proud one for me, as -- finally! -- my likeness has been immortalized in music video form, courtesy of an anonymous YouTuber who goes by the username "DallasOdserver" and whose interests include "Exposing Pete Freedman and everything bad about Dallas Texas [sic]." The point of the above vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Miss Turkey and The Top Five Shameless Carl's Jr. Ads

    Carl's Jr - YouTube"To help you remember we put Miss Turkey in a bikini": Carl's Jr. new ad for their turkey burger.​Carl's Jr., which opened a new spot in Dallas late last year, has added a new entry to their weird, not funny food-meets-porn marketing strategy. The commercial popped up on Eater t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Art of Art Conspiracy Redux, This Time in Mini-Documentary Form

    Yesterday we took a look at Mattie Stafford's look at Art Conspiracy 6, which occupied many Friends' Saturday night (and early Sunday morning). By way of companion pieces, I just stumbled across this on YouTube: a freshly minted mini-doc from Saturday night, scored to Sat-night-performing Ishi's "Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Via CNN, Via the Internet, Fort Worth Council Member Joel Burns's "It Gets Better" Bullying Speech Now an Inspirational Message

    By now, no doubt, you've seen Fort Worth council member Joel Burns's speech to the council on Tuesday, in which he told the victims of bullying that, yes, life may seem "unbearable" at times, but that "it gets better." At which point Burns, born and raised in Crowley, recounted the violence he encou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Will You Take The "Panty Challenge"?

    ​Irving-based Kimberly-Clark, they of the toilet paper and tampons and whatnot, are already in the business of being in your business, as it were, so maybe we shouldn't be too surprised that they're currently looking for 250-word essays on how your underwear got to be so nasty."Project Makeunder," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Neon Indian's Gravy Train Keeps Rolling, Now With Moby and MTV's Stamps of Approval.

    Neon Indian's Alan Palomo. And, before you ask: Yes, those are his real eyes.​The red-hot promo train just keeps rolling for the North Texas-bred Neon Indian, whose next stop back here at home will take place on Tuesday, October 5, at the Granada Theater.On Friday, the band (Alan Palomo, Ronnie Gi ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
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    September 3, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    Rick Perry, Caffeinated

    Rick Perry came to Dallas yesterday for a bill-signing -- two months after he'd signed the bill.Then he swung by Opening Bell on South Lamar for some coffee-talk with campaign workers, which was closed to the media but open to YouTube. Drink up.

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
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    July 31, 2009

    Dallas, You're a "Shining Beacon" Filled with "The Most Retail Space Per Capita"

    The Dallas Regional Chamber just posted to YouTube this short film made to commemorate its 100th anniversary, and it's star-studded: Ebby Halliday, Erle Nye, Ray Hunt, Jan Hart Black, Bob Estrada, Wright Lassiter and, of course, Mayor Tom Leppert talking Trinity. Also, it's absolutely loaded with ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Of Death And Cooking

    A couple of new food-related sites caught our eye last week...while we maybe should have been working. Aren't you glad we're willing to procrastinate? [Editor's note: you should have been working--and stealing stuff from the Internet to cover your tracks doesn't count] Why say i ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009

    Dirt Nasty

    Friday, July 3, at Ghostbar

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    The Spirit of the Spirit of Texas

    A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to Uncle Barky's nice YouTube discovery: WFAA-Channel 8's analog adios on Friday, a brief retrospective of the ABC affiliate that offers a far fancier farewell than KXAS-Channel 5's anti-climactic fade-to-static. It's worth a look-see, especially for lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    At Least for a Day, Dallas Filmmakers Get Priorities Straight at 24-Hour Video Race

    Gloria LevarioCheck out our slide show for a look behind the scenes on race day.Now in its eighth running, Dallas' 24 Hour Video Race is built on harnessing that special brand of creativity that only surfaces under extreme deadlines. This year's racers had no idea what theme or elements will be requ ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008

    Wanna Be MySpace Music's CEO?

    Rupert Murdoch's toy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008
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    February 18, 2008

    Ashlee Simpson "Rocks" Purgatory

    Someone posted a YouTube clip of Ashlee Simpson's performance of "L.O.V.E." at Purgatory from last Thursday. Tough to tell if she's learned her lip-syncing lesson given the phenomenal camera work/angle here. (Yes, this was a blatant attempt on our part to get Google hits. Suckers!) -- Pete Freed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Geeks v. Xenu

    They were anonymous, and while they weren’t exactly legion, as promised here, they were an enthusiastic bunch at Sunday’s Scientology protest in Dallas. Between 60 and 70 protesters (at a guess, average age about 19) lined the sidewalk on the west side of Buckner Boulevard across from the Church ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Big Bad Bill

    Please don't boo Mr. Burr

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Soulja Boy: Crankin' the Chain

    No one understands the world of major-label rap better

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Deaf Pedestrians Get Some Geek Love

    Dallas-based Deaf Pedestrians were played on prime time Tuesday night. The band's song "Hail to the Geek" was featured in the new episode of the CW's "Beauty and the Geek" (yeah that show with hot, but dumb women and socially awkward men). We're happy for the Pedestrians. We're scanning YouTube for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Angela Hunt Has Rudimentary Video-Making Skills, At Best

    Dr. Schutze has an item forthcoming -- 'bout what, couldn't say -- but till then, here's a YouTube find regarding the Trinity River toll road debate worth about the 50 seconds it takes to watch it. And, no, Schutze didn't make it, far as I know. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Update: Video from Timbaland Concert

    We weren't able to take our cameras into Saturday night's Timbaland show. Luckily, YouTube poster williamlanier uploaded footage of the better part of the show. Enjoy. -- Chelsea Ide

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Spinner's Relm

    DJ Mike Relm scratches the Midwest's surface

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Jason Does Dallas Cowboys

    You really don't need to watch much more than a few seconds of this Cowboys fan's commentary, among the millions of amateur sports vlogs posted to YouTube. In fact, I think the image below is pretty much all you need. But you must admit, the man has a look. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    Jim Schutze Needs Your Help. (Yeah, Yeah.)

    As Rob Allyn's folks haven't yet had much luck -- they're workin' on it, sure -- if anybody out there has a means of getting copies of the television ads that ran in 1998 urging people to vote for the Trinity River bond issue, I sure wish that person would contact me. It’s sort of a Holy Grail. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Nothing Roky About This Show

    Photo by Casey Monahan The highlight of our Saturday night: singing "Happy Birthday" to Roky Erickson as he turned 60 years old, in the city in which he was born. At first, we wondered how many folks might show -- coulda been half-empty or sold-out, we guesstimated on our drive to the Granada Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    Giving Girls The Shaft. Literally.

    "As heard on the Howard Stern show." Jesus, ya think? And, yes, this is Kiki Curry with her new best friend. Hi, mom. Somebody named Kiki Curry left me a voicemail here at the office late Friday night. "Have I got a story for you!" she cooed, leaving a callback number and then hanging up abruptly. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007
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    January 2, 2007

    The Good Ol' Days at Channel 8

    John Criswell may not be on TV anymore, but he's still lookin' good. The other day, BlogMaverick hisself Mark Cuban was bemoaning the lack of actual user-generated content on YouTube. Seems all you're getting on the site these days are repeated postings of "Dick in a Box" and and movie trailers. Ask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2006

    Dallas Punks on Parade in 1978

    The first sentence of the first chapter of Noel Monk's 12 Days on the Road: "Sid Vicious' face is smeared with blood. Not all of it is his. The Sex Pistols have hit Texas, and Texas has hit back." No doubt you've heard about it--the night the Sex Pistols played Dallas in 1978. Maybe you read about ... More >>

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    February 27, 1997
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