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Josh Alan Friedman

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Tales From The Winedale

    ​There was a time years ago when the old Winedale Tavern on Lower Greenville Avenue was a decent place to grab a drink. That was long before Singlewide owner Kim Finch, who bought the Winedale earlier this year, had her team scrape dried vomit from the bathroom floor when renovating the space.It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Bass Great Chuck Rainey, the Soul of Steely Dan, Is Recovering in Bedford Following a Stroke

    ​An old friend who knows of my lifelong love affair with Steely Dan sends this note I somehow managed to miss: Chuck Rainey, the band's more-or-less bassist from Pretzel Logic in '74 to Gaucho six years later, suffered a stroke Friday night. Susan Rainey, the second Mrs., writes on the official we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Kinky Friedman at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Kinky Friedman, Josh Alan FriedmanSons of Hermann HallAugust 6, 2011 Better than: Rick Perry's prayer meeting. Kinky Friedman​Sons of Hermann Hall had a full house on Saturday night for KNON's 28th anniversary celebration, headlined by Kinky Friedman. It was a hardcore segment of The Peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    You've No Doubt Seen "Crazy Picture Guy" At Area Shows. Now Learn His Backstory.

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."​Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Guitar Great Cornell Dupree, Who Made Everyone Sound Better, Has Died at 69

    Moments ago, an old Friend of Unfair Park sent along this obituary that appeared on Variety's website last night: Guitar great Cornell Dupree died at his Fort Worth home Sunday at the age of 69. For those unfamiliar with the name, you're certainly well-versed in his estimable body of work -- which e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: West, Bruce & Laing Climb the Mountain at Memorial

    Back when bootlegs had great album covers​Late-afternoon legal matters yesterday ate into the usual work-week-ending rock-and-roll-and offering. So, then, straight to it via a legendary Swingin' Pig LP digitized for your protection: Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing at Memorial Auditorium in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Staff Trax: Jasper TX, Randy Rogers Band, Freddie King and The Walker Brothers

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into our o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Meanwhile, Back at the Colony Club ...

    ​To date we've shared a few pops with sailors and their dates at Frank Nick's The Nite Spot in '45 and pulled up a chair at the old Plantation on Greenville. Next stop on our eBay tour of legendary Dallas nightspots: Abe Weinstein's Colony Club, which, at this late date, should need no introductio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Attention, Old-Timers: Terry Southern's Son Could Sure Use Your Help

    Courtesy Nile SouthernTerry Southern at SMU in the early 1940s, shortly before he joined the Army and went to Europe​One of the first cover stories I wrote for the Dallas Observer was a profile of writer Terry Southern -- same guy who wrote Dr. Strangelove, The Magic Christian, Easy Rider, Barbare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    'A Photographic History Of Music In Dallas' -- Yet Another Reason To Go To The Kessler Saturday

    James BlandThis photo of The Buck Pets is one of 75 to be on display at The Kessler Theater. ​Saturday night's book-release party for Josh Alan Friedman's Black Cracker is an opportunity to catch Josh Alan's atomic-acoustic blues stylings, another chance to catch the gothic-caberet singer-songwrit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Good Friday: Danielson, Black Eyed Peas, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Venus Flytrap, Robert Deeble, Josh Alan Friedman, Mark Growden, Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, B.J. Thomas, Shannon McNully, Matthew Good, Automatic Loveletter, Off With Their Heads

    ​With Pete down in Austin attending to all things SXSW, it falls to me to come up with some show recommendations for our area. And there's a lot of stuff going on. Tomorrow brings a Dillinger Escape Plan show to The Granada Theater, and Sunday is especially busy with 97.9's Car Show in Fair Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Josh Alan Friedman to Offically Christen the Resurrected Kessler Saturday Night

    ​Old friend, guitarrista, author and one-time Observer contributor Josh Alan Friedman stopped by the office yesterday to drop off a copy of his long-in-the-works "autobiographical novel" Black Cracker, which has been available for der Kindle since May of last year. (As Josh summarizes, it's the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Karen Finley and the Delicate Art of Disgust

    In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    David "Fathead" Newman Has Died at 75

    Josh Alan Friedman, who penned an amazing piece about the Texas Tenor for the paper version of Unfair Park long ago, brings sad news today: Corsicana-born, Dallas-raised sax great David "Fathead" Newman died yesterday. There's only been one obituary, but a call to David's wife and manager Karen offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    David "Fathead" Newman Has Died at 75

    Josh Alan Friedman, who penned an amazing piece about the Texas Tenor for the paper version of Unfair Park long ago, brings sad news today: Corsicana-born, Dallas-raised sax great David "Fathead" Newman died yesterday. There's only been one obituary, but a call to David's wife and manager Karen offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Legendary Producer and Executive Jerry Wexler Dead at 91

    Jerry Wexler in 1979. (AP) Sad news today, as the AP reports that Jerry Wexler died at 3:45 a.m. this morning at the age of 91. The man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues," he was a hugely influential partner at Atlantic in the 1950s and '60s. He produced Aretha Franklin's take on Otis Redding' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Josh Alan Friedman and VH1 Come Clean on Sex: The Revolution

    All week long, VH1's been running the Sex: The Revolution mini-series, a doc done in conjunction with the Sundance Channel about doin' it through the decades. Noted Dallas blues guitarslinger and occasional but always welcome Dallas Observer contributor Josh Alan Friedman was interviewed for the ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Josh Alan Friedman Comes Clean

    The pretty awesome-looking cover of Josh Alan Friedman's book. We haven’t picked up a copy yet, but Dallas writer/musician/renaissance man Josh Alan Friedman’s latest book sounds like a must-read for anyone interested in the forgotten heroes of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and blues. Tell the Truth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007

    On the Real-Estate Cannibals Devouring Oak Lawn

    Ever wonder what goes on at the monthly Oak Lawn Apartment Managers Stakeholders Crime Watch meeting? (If not, don't worry. This isn't about that.) It occurs at the Oak Lawn Branch Library. Lunch is donated by a local business member -- yesterday, a dozen boxes of pizza from Bank of America. Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Dirty Old Men

    Comix great Peter Bagge captures the essense of Al Goldstein. Odd, thought you needed a jar for that. In keeping with Unfair Park's groundbreaking coverage of First Amendment Champ-cum-Fallen Porn King Al Goldstein, Josh Alan Friedman provides this dispatch from the front lines. A cocktail party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Gawking at Josh Alan Friedman and The Old Jew Pornographer

    One of these guys is a pornographer. The other one is Josh Alan Friedman. As you know, we always like to follow Bible Girl with a blog posting that includes the word "clit." Dunno--kinda like somebody dipping chocolate in your peanut butter, isn't it? Well, we aren't about to disappoint: Seems our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006

    Porn is "Boring, Diluted." Unless You're In It, Apparently.

    The bod couple: Al Goldstein and Josh Alan Friedman were feted at The Lodge last night. That, my friends, is how you know you've made it. Wanna know how to keep from winding up homeless and sleeping on the floor of a deli? "Pay attention to the Internet." That was among the more practical pearls of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006

    Get Screwed

    Is this any way to invite people to your meet-and-greet? Ladies and gentleman, the very classy Al Goldstein. You know what always goes great after a round of Bible Girl, even when it's guest-written? Porn. A few weeks back we mentioned that our old pal Josh Alan Friedman has penned the autobiography ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006
  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Striking a Match

    Josh Alan Friedman drags a rock 'n' roll great out of hiding

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Josh Alan Band

    Josh Alan Band (Black Cracker Music)

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2001

    Southern Breezes

    Even in death, Terry Southern remains larger than life

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Another drummer steps to the mike

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    New Chanukah songs

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Out Here

    Jamal Mohamed

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

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

  • Music

    November 14, 1996
  • Music

    November 9, 1995

    Winedale nation

    A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.

  • Music

    September 21, 1995
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