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Kinky Friedman

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Cross Canadian Ragweed, Drowning Pool and Kinky Friedman on Their Worst Gigs Ever

    When things go horribly wrong and then keep going that way, there's no better strategy to maintain your sanity than to think about the story you'll have. Music writer Jon Niccum has collected a bunch of those stories from musicians and published them in a book called The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Kinky Friedman Says He May Run for Governor, and This Campaign Will Be "Serious"

    In 2006, Kinky Friedman -- singer, songwriter, satirist, head Jewboy in charge -- ran as an Independent for governor of Texas. Although he ultimately received less than 13 percent of the vote, it was still a memorable campaign, featuring slogans like, "Why the Hell Not?" and "How Hard Could It Be?" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Eight Music-Themed Gifts You Never Knew You Needed

    Ah, the holidays, that time when you frantically try to figure out what exactly to give whoever you got stuck with in the secret Santa drawing. Maybe you got lucky and selected a music fan; maybe you think you want to give that music fan something that's not just the latest Pitchfork-blessed album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Foodie, Drinkie and Bourdain-ie Events for the Week

    Dallas Beer Week gets tapped this Thursday and lasts for a solid eight days of sudsy celebrations. All you need to do is get your fancy beer-drinking pants out of the cleaners then just drink local beer everywhere. The goals, aspirations and, most important, calendar for the city-wide drink-off can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Ten of This Weekend's Best Shows, Starring Iron Maiden, Fang Island, Shonen Knife and More

    Every Thursday, we bring you ten of the weekend's best shows. Of course, you can find even more of them with our handy concert calendar. Fang IslandThursday, August 16, at DadaMore on this show here. DJ Ruthless RamseyFriday, August 17, at Elm Street BarAudra's got a good preview about the world's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Kinky Friedman on Man In Black Tequila and Winning the Battle Even If You Lose the War

    Earlier this week Kinky Friedman was in town at Sigel's promoting his new Man in Black line of tequila. Jasper Russo (with Sigel's) sent me the picture above, and I sent him back a few questions for Kinky, since they were so chummy and all. Seven people and two days later, between flights and workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Thurston Moore, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and More Riffs For Your Weekend

    One of the most anticipated shows of the last few months has definitely been Thurston Moore at the Texas Theatre tonight. The Sonic Youth guitarist has been carving out a nice little solo career with last year's Demolished Thoughts and 2007's Trees Outside the Academy (I always sort of thought of hi ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Kinky Friedman

    Tuesday, November 29, at the Aardvark in Fort Worth

  • 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

    August 4, 2011

    No, God Doesn't Talk To Kinky Friedman. But Rick Perry Does, So There's That.

    Kinky Friedman​From the sound of it, the phone woke Kinky Friedman up. He was in Georgia, hanging out on the set of his buddy Billy Bob Thornton's movie, Jane Mansfield's Car. The previous night's fun had lasted until 5:30 in the morning, and here I am, at 10 o'clock, full of questions about his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    For Your Bob Dylan's 70th Listening Pleasure

    His Bobness​Back in August, Big Bucks Burnett sent word that he'd acquired a harmonica used by Bob Dylan during his November '78 appearance in Fort Worth, a stop along the Street-Legal tour. It would ultimately make a fine addition to Bucks's Eight Track Museum, along with Tiny Tim's dental mold. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Getting Your Morning Shot of Kinky Friedman at Urban Dog Coffee

    Photos by Daniel RodrigueUrban Dog owner Brady Cottle doses a shot for Kinky.​Whether it's a morning cup of wake-up, a mid-day java jolt or a final fix of fresh-brewed for the drive home, many of us rely on our regular close-to-home/office coffee haunts to fuel us through our daily grind. And, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Sharing a Smoke and a Cuppa Joe With Kinky Friedman, Who Doesn't Turn on His Friends

    Sam Merten​Prior to his gig tonight at the Granada, Kinky Friedman made a campaign stop at Urban Dog Coffee as he continues his bid for the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner. Given his close relationship with gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami, who had five key campaign aide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Listomania: Eight Jewish Musical Icons To Celebrate On This Final Night of Chanukah

    ​When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Meat And Greet: The Grand Opening Of Smoke

    ​Best line overheard (well, shouted to our face) at the Smoke grand opening Friday night: "Who cares about resurrecting Deep Ellum when we've got this?!" The gushing party-goer was referring to the booming Oak Cliff renaissance, of course. Granted, a great big free shindig at a buzz-worthy new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Good Friday: Will Johnson, Slobberbone, Blackheart Society

    Neon Indian plays these beautiful confines on Sunday.​Not the busiest weekend of shows around town this time around--which I'm OK with as I'm off to Colorado to visit friends and check out Neon Indian's debut at Monolith on Sunday (and you thought we were done with them for the time being.. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Hash Over: Bolsa And Smoke Celebrate, Dine On The Line, Raiser Grazer Resumes And More

    ​It's hard to believe Bolsa has only been open for a year, as it already feels like a Dallas institution for locavores and  those who enjoy fascinating food creations at reasonable prices. It's gotta be true, though, as the restaurant will celebrate its first year of business with "Bands, Bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The Butterscotch Stallion's Faithful Sidekick and Other Famous Faces' Doggone Book

    Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their Pets​Current Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    1,000 Bands In One Day To Support 'The Kinkster'

    His 2006 ass-whipping at the hands of Rick Perry, in which Kinky Friedman took less than 13 percent of the vote, hasn't stopped the Friedman's gubernatorial aspirations. He's already got his eye on the 2010 election. Then again, maybe this is all just a ploy to sell cigars.Either way, to advance the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Thomas Haden Church on How Owen, Luke Wilson Really Got Their Nicknames

    The Ninth Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night on the site of the old Austin airport, was quite the damp, frigid shindig -- part all-star love-in, part call to arms. Amidst the inducting -- and feted this year were the likes of Powers Booth (SMU's own), Twilight directo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    The "First Serious Biography" Of Townes Van Zandt

    A new book called A Deeper Blue: The Life and Music of Townes van Zandt by Robert Earl Hardy was released this month. And, according to the inside cover, it’s "the first serious biography of a man widely considered one of Texas'--and America's--greatest songwriters." How serious is it? Well, Hardy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Who Paid for Your Politics?

    Our friends over at Austin-based Texans for Public Justice sent word this a.m. they've just unleashed to the Interwebs an online report titled, bwah-haw-haw, Money in PoliTex, which, they promise, "analyzes the $158 million in campaign funds raised by 378 candidates for major statewide offices and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Kinky for Governor? Again?

    Kinky Friedman, Texas Jewboy and former gubernatorial candidate, is about to have himself a new book in stores: You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics, and how do they fit all them words on one book cover anyway? Yesterday, Kinky's publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2007

    So What's Carole Keeton Strayhorn Doing These Days?

    Chris Bell has a new gig: Just moments ago, the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Patton Boggs announced that the former U.S. Representative and failed Texas gubernatorial candidate has taken a gig in the firm's Dallas office. There, says the release, he will "counsel clients on a wide range of mat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    Free Pair o' Tix to Craziest Concert Line-up Ever

    Exactly a week ago, we mentioned a fundraiser taking place tomorrow night at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie featuring Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson performing gospel songs with the Fort Worth Symphony, a performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theater and an emcee duties provided by Kinky Frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    Whiskey River, Dosed With Acid

    On February 10 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Willie Nelson will be performing with the Fort Worth Symphony...and Jessica Simpson...and the Dallas Black Dance Theater. Oh, and Cirque du Soleil. Oh, yeah. And Kinky Friedman. Swear to God I had that very same dream last night. It's all part of ... More >>

  • Resolution Guide

    January 11, 2007

    New Year's Resolutions

    Resolution Guide 2007

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Chris Bell: S.O.L.

    Never you mind the quality of this screen grab. But this is how The Daily Show last night broke the news that Chris Bell (and Kinky Friedman and Carole Straylander Keehorn Jingleheimer Schmidt) had lost to incumbent Governor Rick Perry. The GOP's mascot trundled across the screen and took a dump on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Kinky Pickup

    The real amusing thing about the weekend's Silverado 350 Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway wasn't that rookie trucker chick Erin Crocker blew an engine on the first lap. Or that checker flag-grabber Clint Boyer led for 103 of the race's 148 laps, dueling ferociously with Nextel Cup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Why Kinky Did Not Play "The Gay Card"

    Kinky Friedman got naked for this Observer photo shoot three years ago. No way he regrets it now. There's a huge cover story about The Jewboy Who Would Be Governor, Kinky Friedman, in the new issue of The Weekly Standard (not even makin' that up). It wonders of Friedman's candidacy, "Is it good for ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Various Artists

    Why the Hell Not... The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Sustain Records)

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    That's the Ticket

    Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    A Kinky Wednesday

    The Man Who Would Be Guv will be on The Ticket Wednesday. So will I. That's a lotta Jews for sports talk radio. If you listen to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket)--and if you don't, you must, you must--you know that Greg Williams, one half of the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. show "The Hardline," is hosting the show fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    He is Rising

    They ain't making Jews like Kinky anymore: The would-be gov spoke to a crowd at Bill's Records and Tapes at noon on Saturday. Kinky Friedman has but three weeks left to submit to the state the 45,450 signatures he (and fellow independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn Rylander Ji ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006
  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    Float On

    Parade 101 with St. Patrick himself

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2006

    Jew Shouldn't Vote Today

    Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman has spent this entire Election Day doing interviews, during which the Texas Jewboy is repeating a single theme: Do not vote. "Well, I haven't stridently been telling them that, but people have been saying that to me," Friedman says from his Austin campaign head ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006

    Fort Worth Blues

    The Modern hosts a weekend of Townes

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    This Here Utopia

    Raise some funds for the Kinkster's keepers

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 27, 2005
  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Trip to Bountiful

    Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Seriously Kinky

    This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 7, 2000

    Go With Kinky

    Kinky Friedman gets in the Mile High Club

  • Calendar

    April 1, 1999
  • Music

    November 26, 1998
  • Calendar

    November 28, 1996
  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Bass player for mayor

    Ex-Killbilly member Richard Hunter runs for Fort Worth office--no, seriously

  • News

    December 28, 1995
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