Frisco is an odd place for anything that isn't a strip mall. All those strange brick buildings are meant to give it character, I suppose, but end up making the whole place look like the efforts of a pioneering architect who desires a standardized building, and has had southern European buildings des ... More >>
This was my first time braving Greenville for St. Patrick's. I was expecting it to be bad. What I was not expecting was the last days of Sodom and Gomorrah. As I, the only sober person on the entirety of Greenville, struggled through a crowd roughly comparable to the population of Ireland itself (an ... More >>
Metric Sunday, April 28, at House of Blues, $28-$38 It took them a little while (since the late '90s) but Metric has made it. Big. The group's 2009 release, Fantasies can take most of the credit for that when they unleashed the addicting, head-bobbing and shoulder-swaying hit "Gold Guns Girls." Sexi ... More >>
The kilts, whistles, accordions and other assorted Celtic crap were in abundance Saturday night at House of Blues, as Flogging Molly and a couple of nice opening acts brought the spirit of Ireland to the cramped confines of the House of Blues. Dave King and the rest of Flogging Molly are fairly reg ... More >>
With the big game this weekend I was trying to find some interesting and gluttonous fast-food options. Nothing insane stuck out, but I came across a few items of note, both in the States and from around our big fat globe. Some of them are good, others awful. Well, actually, they're mostly awful. F ... More >>
Blowfly Saturday, February 9, at Dada, $11/$15 Clarence Reid is better known as the gonzo performer Blowfly, a caped and masked X-rated rapper who is now in his 70s, and still releasing albums with titles like Black in the Sack. Watch the trailer for his upcoming documentary, The Weird World of Blow ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
And why do they get along so well with the Irish?
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Patrick Stark, chef at Sundown at Granada, enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America fresh out of high school at 17 years of age, partially because he just wanted the get the hell outta town. He's worked throughout the United States, a few spots in Europe and had a t ... More >>
FacebookOver the weekend I dropped into the office to jot down some thoughts on a recent meal and checked out the #boycottdrpepper feed I've been keeping an eye on. This tweet popped up just as I was watching: DrPepper @Galcos pulls all Dr. Pepper/Snapple products from shelves after @ ... More >>
On the Impossible Past, Philadelphia quartet The Menzingers' new third effort, is a wail of an album. Angry, passionate and, best of all, literate, the songs resonate with the kind of pure punk spirit that made bands like Black Flag and The Misfits so important to the American indie scene. Speaking ... More >>
From time to time, as we noted in August, Dallas County takes to the Internet to auction off stray animals -- donkeys and mules, mostly, and the occasional horse -- found wandering roadways, usually after their owners have cut 'em loose. Dallas County Sheriff's Department Deputy Paul Stroud expla ... More >>
Tim HalperinLast week we ran a quick item about American Idol contestant, Tim Halperin, and his publicity stunt leading up to the release of his new record, Rise & Fall. He was to sit in a mock jail cell at Plano's Shops At Legacy for 28 hours leading up the expiration of his dreaded American ... More >>
That sure happened fast. Behold, the Three Stages of Lawyering Up: Stage 1: A perceived injustice occurs -- in this case, a July 29 letter from attorneys representing the Diocese of Dallas and Kevin Farrell, the recently installed, Dublin-born Bishop imported from a titular see in Algeria, ... More >>
Steve VisneauCollaboration swag.Late last week, we passed along word that the latest single from French house producer David Guetta (the man behind, among other songs, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling") to blow up the Internet was actually a Play-N-Skillz co-production -- and the first of a ... More >>
Not a bad bunch of shows we have this Monday evening, especially if you like legendary guitarists and cool indie pop.
Over the past three months, Denton resident Kevin McStravick has taken on a rather daunting project -- finding and reviewing every single band that is playing at SXSW this year, which counts almost 2,000 acts, and ranking them on his website.For the project, which is called Operation Every Band a ... More >>
Anne BurrellI never noticed much about Anne Burrell other than how quietly reliable she was as the culinary Sancho Panza to Mario Batali every time he was summoned to another Iron Chef gustatory battle. She was just obscure, white smocked Anne, relegated to the anonymous, though vital, drudge ... More >>
For over 22 years, Mike Williams has led the New Orleans metal band Eyehategod. And, in that time, the singer has endured numerous protestors at shows, a constantly revolving situation with bass players and even some time in jail in 2005 on a narcotics charge. Through it all, Williams has remained c ... More >>
This is, by far, the oddest quartet of shows I've mentioned with this thing.
Sufjan StevensQuite the packed hump day evening we have tonight. Lots of cool choices...
City of Aters, this week we are bringing back an old feature that our former web editor-turned-staff writer, Patrick Michels, used to do every Friday afternoon. It's an end of the week wrap-up of sorts featuring restaurant reviews and City of Ate highlights. This time around we decided to include ot ... More >>
Ah, summer. The time of year where all the teens get out of school and go to the mall (and iTunes) to spend their allowances on music released during the school year. And some other stuff the kids do these days.Apparently, the founding members of The Script were part of an Irish boy-band that got lo ... More >>
Last week in Hash Over we talked about the all the events leading up to the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, and now the actual day of celebrating the patron saint of Ireland is upon us. This Wednesday, March 17, is the day we wear green, drink lots of Guinness or green beer, attempt to dance to the ... More >>
The Middle EastBand: The Middle EastVenue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 9 p.m.True to the random, follow-your-nose nature of NX35, I was just heading out of Dan's to catch a spot in line at Hailey's before the much-anticipated Walkmen show filled to capacity, when Australia's Middle East kicked off just ... More >>
Jesse HugheySteeping grains. I'd like to give a lake of beer to God / I'd love the Heavenly Host to be tippling there for all eternity ... I'd sit with the men, the women of God, there by the lake of beer / We'd be drinking good health forever and every drop would be a prayer. --From Saint Brigid ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
Patrick Michels Scottish Texan Mark Cronin shows off his wares.He wears a dress to work...although The Glenlivet's brand ambassador prefers to call the cute tartan a "kilt."Before happening onto one of the world's best jobs--introducing single malt Scotch and taking part in tasting after tast ... More >>
A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite pints...in local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>
Going greenboth environmentally and Irish-spirited
The Irish Tenors head west
A documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors
Northern Ireland's troubles explode in a new depiction of Bloody Sunday
Brett and Rennie Sparks usher The Handsome Family into its Twilight years
Who knew that doing it in Dublin could be so much fun?
In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.
Code of the West (Made in Texas Records)
Baboon finally gets free of its label and releases its best, most grown-up record yet
Janeane Garofalo and romantic comedy area match made in hell
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