• Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IV at Granada Theater, 9/12/14

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IV With Panda Bear, SOPHIE, Ejecta, Doss and Blues Control Granada Theater, Dallas Friday, September 12, 2014 The first song I recall falling in love with was "Kokomo," the '88 Beach Boys radio hit. I was four or five and in my mom's car on the way to kindergarten the first ti ... 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

    April 27, 2012

    The Beach Boys - Verizon Theatre - 4/26/12

    The Beach Boys Verizon Theatre Thursday, April 26 In the past few decades, various incarnations of the Beach Boys toured the oldies/county fair circuit, rehashing the popular hits over and over again, usually for a cheap ticket price (or even free). Alas, with Brian Wilson back in the fold, the res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    The Beach Boys, Marilyn Manson and This Week's Show Announcements

    The Beach Boys, back in the day‚ÄčFor decades, The Beach Boys have been a diluted version of their former selves, touring with the likes of John Stamos on bongos. Since Brian Wilson was fired in 1982, the band never really topped the greatness of 1988's "Kokomo." Rumors of bad blood circulated aroun ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    The Beach Boys

    Friday, Feburary 3, at Nokia Theater

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    The Legend of Billy Hicks

    Or, why sax player is no longer a viable occupation in rock and roll

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Reason to Smile

    After battling mental illness and hit-or-miss records, Brian Wilson is back with a lost classic

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Laugh Riot

    Four Day Weekend celebrates the final day of 2003

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Brian Wilson, reconstructed

    For his first solo album in a decade, the Beach Boy recovers himself and his music...sort of

  • Film

    March 7, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    Lone Star State of disgrace

    Tributes to Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson are anything but

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Archer County Justice

    When a sheriff had sex with a criminal suspect, he called it an indiscretion. She called it rape. and a dallas federal judge called it a $2 million outrage