Laura Lynch

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    A Salute to Those About to Hard Rock, At the Far End of Victory Park

    Patrick MichelsThe decor recalls great moments in Texas music history. Also, that time Kelly Clarkson sang at a Cowboys game. The Hard Rock Cafe is finishing up its preparations for a soft opening next week, but invited press to take a look around their new digs today, at the south end of Victory Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    After Much Rumor and Speculation, Victory Park to Hard Rock Cafe Like It's 1986

    Hard Rock execs told Unfair Park way back in June of last year: Yes, the eatery-museum, stockpiled with hickory-smoked foodstuffs and Dimebag Darrell memorabilia, would be returning to Dallas sooner than later following the exodus from McKinney Avenue two years ago. This morning, they confirm the no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Embryonic Chicks

    A fab four: The Dixie Chicks, circa 1991 A week from tomorrow, the new Dixie Chicks disc Taking the Long Way arrives in stores, and though a review appears in the Observer on Wednesday, lemme say, in short, it's kinda swell; imagine if Fleetwood Mac made a country record for 1970s FM-rock radio, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    It's the Chicks' "Time"

    For years, former Observer music editor Zac Crain and I took delight in poking at the Dixie Chicks for pretending the former Dallas street-corner performers didn't exist until singer Natalie Maines joined the band and for acting as though they hadn't released an album till 1998's Wide Open Spaces. ( ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    The Dixie Chicks

    What's Not To Like?

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Dixie Chicks

    What's Not to Like.

  • Music

    December 31, 1998


    Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Teaching a (history) lesson

    Dixie Chicks sic lawyers on a fan's exhaustive Web site

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
  • Music

    November 23, 1995

    Red hot

    Local jazz label discovers lost recordings by Dallas-born piano great