Jimmy Buffett

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    I Honestly Tried to Like Imagine Dragons

    I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my head o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Jimmy Buffett is Coming to Texas, And We're Excited

    Listen, we know all your best pals who are cooler and funnier and have way more interesting lives than you do are going down to SxSW in a month. They're going to have the most amazing time getting hammered, getting hopped up on the Molly and probably making out with strangers who smell like they've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    I Pretended to Be a Jimmy Buffett Fan for a Day

    Beginning the night of December 2, 2013, the day before a Jimmy Buffett show, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan imaginable. For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed champion of wearing Hawaii ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys on Aging and Why They Didn't Want Dolls of Themselves

    Twenty years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the boys were quickly scooped into in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Dallas' Best Kid-Friendly Dance Party is the Zoo's Safari Nights

    Welcome to The Weekly, where we'll tell you what's happening at various weekly musical events going on in DFW this summer. Some of them will be well-known scenes, some will be considerably less so. Spending a Saturday night at The Dallas Zoo this summer entails more than monkeys and giraffes. Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Worst Summer Songs of All Time: The Readers' Picks

    You know the jingle. It's the kind of hot that leaves a sweat outline in the shape of a chair on your shirt, and one of the world's most teasing, irritating songs comes on the radio: "All of those tourists covered with oil / strumming my six string / on my front porch swing." It's Jimmy Buffett's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Mike and the Moonpies Talk Gary Stewart, Alan Jackson and Uniting Cowboys and Hipsters

    It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Listomania: 30 Songs That Make Us Hungry But Probably Shouldn't

    ​Ricky Martin will be performing at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie tomorrow night. And, yes, that kind of has our mouths watering. No, not because we have a thing for the recently outed Latin singer, but because, gluttons that we are, our stomachs have always growled when we hear his song "Shake ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Todd Snider, Great American Taxi

    Friday, March 25, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Q&A: Christian Rocker David Crowder On Being Like Jimmy Buffet, Collaborating With Ted Nugent and Openly Crying On An Airplane

    David Crowder​Even well into the new millennium, the term "Christian Rock" is still a practical oxymoron to some folks. But, for the fans of modern Christian music who don't see it that way, Texarkana native David Crowder's name is likely a familiar one.For 15 years, the wild-haired and goateed Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    This Week, Dallas Convention Center was Your One-Stop "Security" "Solutions" Headquarters

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAnd these were just the cameras they told you were there.​The Dallas Convention Center was easily the safest place in town this week, as the 56th annual ASIS International seminar had the run of the place, with a showroom full of the latest toys you'd need to spy on the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Bongos Latin Grill: The Only Catch of the Day

    See how Bongo's fares.​The odds were against us when we set off west on Northwest Highway armed only with the address of a taquería and a phone number that was out of service or recently changed. At least we knew there were other taquerías and Mexican restaurants in the vicinity of Webb Chapel a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Bands That Suck Outdoors

    ​Let's start this off right: We're absolutely not saying these bands suck. We're saying they suck in the heat and humidity of an overpacked, porta-potty using festival. And, with ACL approaching fast and other festivals that people like coming up real soon, there's a lot of choices in that butt-sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Low-Cal Cocktails: Didn't We Used to Just Call Those Shots?

    You know, if you're worried about calories when drinking tequila, then you're not drinking enough tequila.​Margaritas are supposed to signify the pinnacle of lazy summer good-timing, but bartenders say drinkers are increasingly worrying about the cocktail's caloric content. Weighing in at mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Songs Dad Made Us Hate

    Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. ​Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Parrotheads Descend Upon Frisco With Golf Carts For This Weekend's Biggest Bash

    Photos by Sam MertenSo close, yet so far away: Folks were at a standstill this morning waiting to park in the fields right next to where they were trapped.​It may seem premature for thousands of Jimmy Buffett fans to flood the gates of Frisco's Pizza Hut Park on the Friday morning before a Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Learn How to Love Your Own Belly With a Taste of Pork Belly Steamed Buns

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​BBQ Pork Belly Steamed Buns Demonstrated by Chef TJ Lengnick of Shinsei Finally, the cold weather has gone back into hibernation. Skies are bluer, people are sipping cocktails and downing beers on restaurant patios. We thought this season would never come -- you know, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Dude Food: Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

    Jesse Hughey​Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ3317 Inwood Rd. 214-350-2649Dude Factor: 6, or Tony Romo, on a scale of 1 (Brad Johnson) to 10 (Roger Staubach)Texas being one of the reddest of red states, medical marijuana isn't going to happen any time soon without intervention by the federal government. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Dude Food: Jalapeno Tree

    ​Each week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Jalapeno Tree (Yes, there should be a tilde over the "n" in "Jalapeno." No, I don't know how to type one.) 1530 N. Peachtree Rd., Mesquite 972-329-9560 D ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Good Friday: Calhoun, Hayes Carll, Red Headed Stranglers, Metal Rouge, Wildflower!, The Lash Outs, A Tribute To Stephen Bruton, Dem Southernfolkz, QCBS Benefit

    There are so many options for music lovers this weekend that it's almost overwhelming. Remember, back in the days when you used to go to video stores to rent movies, how it felt to just stare at the cases with no idea what you wanted to watch, and there were so many choices that you got a headache b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Nas and Kelis Are Quitters, Jimmy Buffett Loves The Dolphins, The Dears Have To Walk

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, May 4, 2009...After six years of marriage Nas and Kelis have decided to call it quits. The couple is splitting up... even though she's seven months pregnant.Jimmy Buffett is now a business partner with the Miami Dolphins. I just hope Bill Parcell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: Erykah Badu, Dove Hunter, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Hiland Band, 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy

    Erykah Badu at Good Records on Saturday, April 18 Happy belated birthday, Bill Wisener! The owner of Bill's Records on Lamar Street celebrated his 65th birthday and National Record Store Day with the eccentric First Lady of Neo-Soul and Dallas-native Erykah Badu (among others) at Good Records.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Today In Music News: Indie Hits The Web, Buffet Kills, and DMX Finds God

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January 16, 2009... In an unprecedented move, LA's Indie 103.1 has decided to broadcast online instead continuing as a terrestrial station and playing crap they don't want to play. Makes you yearn for the days, when we in Dallas actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Dallas Out-Rocks Houston, Las Vegas and Seattle

    Radiohead's May 18 show was Dallas' top-selling concert of the summer, far as StubHub's concerned.(Michael Insuaste) StubHub just announced "America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities of 2008," and Dallas came in at a somewhat respectable tenth place, edging out Atlanta and Las Vegas but slipping three space ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008


    Tuesday, June 24, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008

    Pizza Hut Park is Very Versatile

    I'm gonna invite Josh Howard over to watch, on a loop, this FC Dallas-provided video of Pizza Hut Park as it goes from soccer venue to hosting Jimmy Buffett and Edgefest within a four-day period, all whittled down to 110 triumphantly scored time-lapsed seconds. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008
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    January 4, 2007

    Island Time

    The Bath House offers a tale of paradise

  • Dining

    August 10, 2006

    Buffett Dining

    Why don't we get drunk crab cakes?

  • Music

    August 10, 2006


    Thursday, August 10, at Bar of Soap

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Welcome to Hooters

    Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006

    Papa 'Rita

    Jimmy Buffett transcends the father-daughter gap

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005
  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Bar Hopping

    Barley House to move into Green Elephant Space

  • Music

    October 28, 2004


    Tuesday, October 19, at Nokia Live

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Theatre Fire, Calhoun, Chemistry Set

    Saturday, June 19, at Club Dada

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004

    Show Down

    Texas Stadium hosts Rednecks vs. Parrot Heads

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    Getting Nutty

    Kids really have fun at the ballet

  • Music

    October 23, 2003
  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Sugar Ray

    June 21

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Big Finish

    Arts and Letters Live hosts some free speech

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    If it is a joke, the Reds are doing their best not to laugh.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Margarita

    La Calle Doce Restaurante

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Havana good time

    Brave Combo's Joe Cripps goes to Cuba, becomes friends with Peter Buck, and talks to Castro

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun

  • Music

    November 17, 1994
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