The State Fair of Texas announced its headlining acts today, and there are some actual heavy hitters, including new wave legends Blondie and rising, pot-smoking country star Kacey Musgraves. There's also "an evening with Molly Ringwald." Here are the rest of the headliners:
If only there were a venue in town where I could see UNCLE KRACKER, Rebirth Brass Band and Kevin Costner's band - WAIT, KEVIN COSTNER HAS A BAND? Well, sugars, dreams can come true. The State Fair of Texas opens today and if your appetite had not already been whet by our map to all the food matters ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show. Everyone's favorite wannabe Bangle.Very few bands can claim to have ever walloped Dallas ... More >>
Bobbie Wygant Interviews Robert Duvall for Tender Mercies from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.I could read to you from this stack of press releases for big-deal Thursday happenings ("Boone Pickens, Mayor Leppert, Chief Brown unveil New Jubilee Park Buildings" and "Mayor Leppert, Dr. Hinojosa to launch first-o ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsI once at a fish this big.Flying Fish6126 Luther Ln.214-696-FISHDude Factor: 8, or Don Knotts, on a scale of 1 (Kevin Costner) to 10 (Ernest Borgnine) I'd been too long on the turf, dudes, and got the hunger for a little surf. Fish Shack would have done nicely, but no way ... More >>
Friday, July 3, at the Granada Theater
Rockfish5331 East Mockingbird Lane, #160214-823-8444Dude Factor: 9, or "Tin Cup", on a scale of 1 (Message in a Bottle) to 10 (Bull Durham). Sure, I love me some mom and pop independent joints, especially if they serve up some grub quality grub. But sometimes a dude just wants a little chain seafoo ... More >>
Stage West presents The Seafarer
Yes, Kevin Costner is a musician. No, we weren't kidding. Yes, he played the Granada Theater on Friday night. And, yes, out of sheer curiosity, you will click this link, which will take you to Gloria Levario's slideshow of the evening. Because you're a complete sucker, really.
What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote
Wow. Babe Ruth may have built the house, but Josh Hamilton brought it down. I’m not much into Home Run Derbys – or baseball, for that matter – but the Texas Rangers’ slugger last night provided one of those goose-bumpy moments that remind us why we watch sports. In one of the most m ... More >>
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
No doubt Eli Roth, seen here, thinks of his Hostel: Part II as a children's movie. David Hopkins, the great Arlington-based comic-book writer co-responsible for such well-received titles as Emily Edison and the new Antigone, sends word this morning that he's had enough with seeing parents bringing t ... More >>
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