Fort Worth five-piece Fate Lions just dropped a new three-song 7-inch and and are celebrating with a show at the Kessler on Friday. With that in mind, I asked guitarist Jerko Dabelic and singer/guitarist Jason Manriquez about some of their favorite 45s growing up. Jason Manriquez Barry Manilow "A ... More >>
A very vague sneak at what's in store for downtown Monday eveningIn moments, till 1 this afternoon, you'll be able to laze across the Cedar Crest Bridge -- yet another temporary installation from Team Better Block, in conjunction with the city and others trying to best determine how to turn a sel ... More >>
"Mmm-mmmm, that is a tasty buger."Throughout movie and television history, there have been fake foods and drinks that have given us the urge to punch through our TVs and force-feed the goods into our faces. Here we stroll through of our favorite faux products.Big Kahuna BurgerScrew In-N-Out ... More >>
Amazing the things you find when you're not looking for them. Take this morning's accidental stumbled-across, for instance: The Gourds recorded in the old Barley House parking lot on June 1, 1997, during the third then-annual Barleypalooza musical marathon on N. Henderson. (Here's some video, for ... More >>
Not sure if it's possible to be reading this right now and still be unaware of the biggest show coming to town this weekend. Saturday in Deep Ellum, we will kick off the Dallas Observer Music Awards festivities with the most kickass showcase we've ever put on. Aside from over 40 of the area's top ... More >>
Even John Mayer Is Sick Of His Own MusicJohn Mayer is getting old. His music is getting old. His fans are getting old. His public image is getting old. In an apparent attempt to get some younger fans, someone over at John Mayer headquarters had the bright idea to book teen sensation Owl City as t ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>
Kris Benson made the Rangers' roster. Safe to say his wife will show up on a couple of lists in the very near future.Okay, now I'm intrigued. For all the Texas Rangers' promise of a better future, yesterday they made moves geared at providing fans an improved today. I squawked last week about ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, March 26, 2009... There is justice in the universe: Bass player Jason Newsted will perform with his former band Metallica as it gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Let's just hope they don't trick him into eating straight wasa ... More >>
Get your asses to Bass Hall for Kenny Rogers
David Gordon Green In The New York Times today, Richardson High School's own David Gordon Green talks about transitioning from Indieland to Hollywood -- specifically, how he went from making such elegiac films as George Washington and All the Real Girls to the stoner bromance Pineapple Express, whic ... More >>
Hear the song (but not the lyrics) of Michael McDonald
Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do
Can the Rangers' oldest rookie leave his diva days behind and deliver?
Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>
Rogers and the Boys countrify Nokia Theatre
Is this the year the Texas Rangers finally...? Nah.
Be Blunt about it: This is probably not how Ticketmaster intended to promote James Blunt's upcoming local show I'm not saying I got really freaking excited when the Ticketmaster newsletter arrived this morning announcing that James Blunt will perform May 8 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie. I'm ... More >>
Kenny Rogers and his favorite cameraman reach a settlement--and common ground
Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications
The Moon Was Blue (Dualtone)
After giving fans the cold shoulder, can hockey win us back?
The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags
Let Him Rot
Kenny Rogers has a history of sneak assaults
No Kathy, no Mo no mo', but Parallel Lives still proves feminist humor's not an oxymoron
Everybody loves a winner? Tell it to Rangers GM John Hart.
Mapping out the trends of 2005
Rangers fans must remember this: It coulda been worse
Booing A-Rod was fun, but don't get carried away with the "kids"
Promotion was the priority at the Dallas Music Festival
And 149 other things I swear I'll do next year
He's cuddly, goofy and often a bore. Meet the new Jesse James.
The return on this Bonds: a lot of interest, very little payoff
The Rangers and their fans continue to see the team's glass as half full
Darlingtons bass-less again; Vibrolux takes the stage once again; Deep Blue Something cracks the top 50
Jon Cunningham and his post-modern vaudeville
A sorely tested Kenny Rogers matures into a pitching ace
The strike is over, but pain lingers