Jesse Hughey

  • Music

    August 2, 2012
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    July 27, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #59-40

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Taste-Testing Two Pumpkin Beers: One's a Treat, The Other Must Be A Trick

    Jesse Hughey​We've already mentioned a handful of them, but today being Halloween, perhaps reading about one particularly excellent pumpkin beer will inspire some of you homebrewers not to waste the chunks of gourd left behind from carving your jack-o-lantern.On the other hand, the scary results o ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Kobayashi Breaks Hot Dog Eating Record. Also, Jesse Hughey Eats 19 Corn Dogs at Brass Knuckle Beatdown

    Bud PorembskiHophead Jesse Hughey through a haze of Americana. Jesse battled 17 other folks. Kobayashi totally didn't. ​Competing against no one, the great wiener swallower Kobayashi wolfed 69 hot dogs in New York City. It was a world record and personal best for Kobayashi on July Fourth, and he s ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Sake Balm Sushi Lounge: Not Many Raw Options, But Priced Right

    Kristy YangTuna "doma" tower​With the holidays upon us, money is tight. What better time than now to take advantage of the many happy hour food specials available throughout the city? Several Dallas restaurants are feeling the pinch, too, and are offering up great discounted food specials to ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Last Night: Wolf Parade and Ogre You Asshole At Granada Theater

    Wolf Parade, Ogre You AssholeGranada TheaterNovember 16, 2010Better than: finding out after the fact where the opening band got their name. Jesse Hughey​Maybe the band was oblivious to the muddy sound that buried the vocals. Or maybe it just didn't matter to them if the audience could hear the wor ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Guinness Foreign Extra Vs. Extra Stout:
    What's The Difference? Plus, A Local Brew Masters Watch Party.

    Jesse Hughey​One of the most exciting bits of beer-related news I've received in the last year came in an interview with Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray at Trinity Hall in March as he was touring the country making the case for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with his products. Intrigued by outsta ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Cheese Board
    At The Libertine Bar

    Jesse Hughey​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eate ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Lomo Norteño
    At Veracruz Cafe

    Photo by Jesse HugheySomwhere in here is a dish Jesse swears is really good. (We think he's just angling for an iPhone.) Luckily, his sense of taste is better than his vision.​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Drink Discounts At The Libertine Make Being A Rake Even Easier

    Jesse HugheyLibertine Bar co-owner Simon McDonald, with a few possible beer choices. ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: The Libe ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Get Happy! And App-y

    To get the Happy Hours App, click here or search Happy Hours in the iPhone App Store.​In this week's cover story, Jesse Hughey and the editorial monks working in the stoney basements of the Dallas Observer have cataloged 50 bars and clubs happy hour specials.The really, really awesome ones. But ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Info On Saturday's Brew Riot, Plus Notes From Flying Saucer On The Lake's Spring Beer Festival

    Jesse Hughey​The last time I went to a Flying Saucer beer festival (the fall 2009 fest at the Fort Worth location), I learned that tasting the big, bad, high-gravity and high-ABV beers before trying lighter brews can throw off your tastebuds and make the latter drinks seem puny by comparison ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    National Sports Lounge: Sports Bar, Ultra-Lounge ... Or Plan B For Would-Be Strippers?

    Jesse Hughey​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: National Sports Lounge (music warning), 3606 Greenville Ave., 214-887-9500When: 3 ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Taking Flight At The Meddlesome Moth, Plus Upcoming Beer Events

    Jesse Hughey​One recent trend in the culinary world, the concept of the "gastro-pub," is a boon for beer lovers. Pubs that focus their efforts on good food tend to serve higher quality beers and wines than your average bar. The late, great Zymology on Lower Greenville was one short-lived example, ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Samuel Adams LongShot Six Packs Let Homebrewers Shine, Plus Flying Saucer Events Info

    Jesse HugheyMile High Barley Wine, one of three beers available in the Samuel Adams LongShot six pack.​Homebrewing is a labor of love, the creative pursuit of some new twist on beer or refinement on a standard style. Few homebrewers expect anything more than a fresh supply of tasty beer and perhap ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Nethergate Old Growler Takes A Subtle Approach To Porter, Plus Great Guinness Toast Tomorrow And Other Upcoming Beer Events

    Jesse HugheyShoveling the sidewalk can wait.​For all that I wrote last week about seasonal beers that fall outside of the usual dark and heavy winter warmer classification, the first thing I wanted once it was safe to send Lady Hophead on a beer run ... was a porter. Along with a few old favorites ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Dude Food: Gordon Biersch

    Jesse Hughey​Gordon Biersch 8060 Park Lane 214-369-2739 Dude Factor: 5, or David Hasselhoff, on a scale of 1 (Adolphus Busch) to 10 (Charles Bukowski)I can almost imagine the German-American (I'm guessing) restaurateur who founded this chain irately shouting down a customer who asks if they serve ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Hophead: Dogfish Head's Midas Touch Resurrects Millenia-Old Beer Style

    Jesse Hughey​Delaware's Dogfish Head landed at No. 2 on the Hophead Beer of the Year list for 2009, thanks in large part to its creative approach. But the brewery isn't just forward-thinking with its innovative beverages--it also has a healthy respect for the past, and goes so far as to resurrect ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Hophead: Stone Vertical Epic Stout Is Meant To Be Cellared Three Years--But It Already Tastes Pretty Nice.

    Jesse HugheyStone Vertical Epic 09-09-09 Belgian-style imperial porter.​San Diego's Stone Brewery is known for creating some monstrously, even arrogantly hoppy brews. So it was somewhat of a surprise when I sat down to try a pint of the recent 09-09-09 Vertical Epic Belgian-style imperial porter, ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Hophead: Baffled By British Beer

    Jesse Hughey​May a grand Constellation be formed by a union of American virtues. --Revolution-era toast, per Richard J. Hooker's "The American Revolution Seen Through A Wine Glass" (though we like to think that beer mugs were hoisted to these words as well).Two British ales recently proved to be r ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Hophead: 'Liquid Aloha' From Kona Brewing Co.

    Jesse Hughey When you think about brewing hot spots, what come to mind? Some obvious international destinations include Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Czech Republic. As for the U.S., craft breweries are everywhere, but we think of the West Coast--especially Portland and Seattle. There's alw ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Pairing Off: Corn Dogs

    Patrick MichelsEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.Maybe I'm jumping the gun on this. Then again, writing a corn dog piece around state fair time seems far too cliche.So what the hell--it's summer, the season of food on a stick, and our own ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Strange Boys Get Stoned

    The Strange Boys got a little bit of love from Rolling Stone this week, though the small blurb mentions only Austin, neglecting to point out the band's Dallas origins. Writes Austin Scaggs in Smoking Section: "They are four kids from Texas who will blow you away with their Sixties garage-rock-reviva ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    The End Of The End Of Year Lists: Jesse Hughey's Favorite Albums Of 2008

    Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one m ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Have A Bloody Great Menarche Party

    Unfair Park just informed readers about a new reason to party: your daughter's first period! No, seriously. Apparently, advertisements for menarche party planning have been spotted on at least one SUV in town. The idea, according to Menarche Parties 'R Us, is to "Create a life time of memories for y ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    Hophead: Jingle Beers

    I bid farewell to 2008 by, like Ricky Bobby, thanking little baby Jesus for giving us specialty holiday brews. What better way to soothe the white-knuckle stress of shopping, the friction of family gatherings and the frustration of assembling crappy toys than with a high-ABV beer? Jonathan Shikes ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Kids Eat The Darndest Things: Death Shot 5000 (With Video!)

    If the potential for boredom and awkward conversation make you dread the family togetherness that comes with the holidays, allow me to make a suggestion: Farkle. Basically, Farkle is a game in which you roll six dice and gain points for 1s, 5s and various number combinations. The winner is the first ... More >>

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    December 6, 2008

    Bring A Jacket To Art Conspiracy 4 Tonight

    Art Conspiracy inexplicably got left off Good Friday, but really, the event deserves an entry of its own anyway. As in past years, volunteers will auction off art created on site between sets from local musicians. More than 150 artists participated in the charity arts event. This year's conspiracy b ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Bonus MP3: Anonymous - SupaPower

    As if the free mixtape he offered earlier this month wasn't enough, Anonymous, a.k.a. rapper Anttwon Thames from the Greedy Grove, has leaked another track, SupaPowers. In fact, he promises another next week. If he's offering all this for free but still holding onto his best stuff for the album, he ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    Dude Food: Alley Oops

    Alley Oops 1115 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas All you really need to know about Alley Oops is that it's cheap, it's small, and almost everything is deep fried. I love it. Sandwiches range from about five to eight bucks. So you want a soup or salad with that greasy Philly or burger? Why don't you ask for ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 14, 2008

    Fat Pimp, Lil Wil and Tum Tum Collaboration Now Available

    "Fat" is such a harsh word. How about "Big-Boned Pimp"? Three Dallas rappers who have each had a taste of commercial radio success just collaborated on a song all but guaranteed not to be played on the air. That is, unless Tum Tum, Lil Wil and Fat Pimp offer a completely bowdlerized radio edit of " ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008
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    September 2, 2008

    Tiger Moth Breaks Up, Loses Camera

    Fortunately, the breakup of Tiger Moth the band didn't leave as much wreckage as the airplane of the same name. Well, that didn't last long. Just five months after Darryl Smyers hipped us to the band and four months after he raved about their eponymous EP, Dallas blooze-rock band Tiger Moth has cal ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    Lewis Black Is Angry About EVERYTHING, DAMN IT!

    Jesse Hughey Lewis Black built his entire stand-up comedy career on appearing as though he’s about to blow a blood vessel from sheer outrage at world’s stupidity. Years of Daily Show segments and television specials have proven that the closer he comes to suffering an onstage stroke, the bigge ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008

    Get Your Mind In The Gutterth

    Gutterth’s Compilation One will finally be available tomorrow, July 23. You can take a peek at the artists and songs included on the two-CD compilation at this page on Gutterth’s site. It’s packed with great bands and solo acts--Emil Rapstine, The Great Tyrant and MOM, to name a few—along wi ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Tomorrow Night, The Door Will Look Fabulous

    Models and clothes like this will be on display at The Door tomorrow. (Nice.) Tomorrow night, The Door in Deep Ellum will be filled with skinny, pretty, intricately styled people, and on this occasion it won’t just be emo boys. The Pin Show is a showcase of local fashion talent, be it apparel ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Poster of the Week: Kaboom!

    We always appreciate it when visual artists and musicians collaborate, whether it’s by putting on a big event, holding a concert in a gallery or museum, or complementing live music with interesting visuals. But we don’t want to overlook the smaller ways in which visual artists and musicians wo ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Nothing To Get Hung About: Strawberry Fields Reopens Tonight

    Denton’s beloved independent music, books, movies and more store, Strawberry Fields, reopens tonight at its new location next to Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio. Last month, a rent hike forced the venue out of its former Oak Street location, which had been the home of many a DIY rock show. The sto ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Why Say “Pre-Order” Pinebox Srenade's New Disc, When We Really Mean “Order?”

    Denton gothic folk-rock collective Pinebox Serenade has finally completed Let The River Take Them Home, the follow-up to the band’s 2005 self-titled LP, and the band has a little incentive for you to get your order in now. The album won’t be officially released until next month, with a July 12 ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Tonight! On The CW! Lisa Loeb! Gossip Girl! O! M! F! G!

    Just got word that The CW network, The O.C.-wannabe Gossip Girl and Dallas' own Lisa Loeb--or a trifecta clubs editor Jesse Hughey calls "The Holy Trinity of 'Who Cares?'"--are set to join forces tonight on your television sets during the 7 o'clock hour. Loeb's guest-starring role on the show take ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Observer Writer Jesse Hughey Named Clubs Editor

    In case you missed his posting, Friday was Rich Lopez’s last day as the Dallas Observer’s clubs editor. Now that he is raking in the big bucks as a freelance writer and bookstore clerk, I have the formidable task of taking over for him. That means club owners, music booking agents, promoters, m ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Party With Your Buds On Sunday

    It’s distasteful to rip musical acts donating their time to perform for a worthy cause. So we’ll just say that this Sunday night, Naked Mom on the Lawn, GOAT, Imaginary Friends, Daddy Dub and Bill’s Clinton will light up the Torch Lounge, 5361 Sears at Greenville Avenue, and DFW NORML will be ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    Sloppyworld still accepting donations

    If you’re an e-friend of John Freeman--or his defunct DIY venue--chances are you recently received a bulletin item letting you know that you can still donate toward Sloppyworld’s outstanding legal fees. We spoke to the Dutch Treat today, and he clarified (again) that Sloppyworld will not reope ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008
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    November 30, 2007
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    May 18, 2007

    Slip on Yer Rubber Gloves, Kiddies

    Big ups to our writer Jesse Hughey, who has graciously compiled this here lovely lineup for this weekend’s Rubber Gloves anniversary blow-out (as promised this week in the paper version of Unfair Park.) Props to ya, Little D. The list is after the jump. --Jonanna Widner

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    American Werewolf Academy

    Tell Them Right Now! (self-released)

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