During Julieta Venegas' twenty year artistic career, the Tijuana-via-Long Beach songstress has been described as both "mainstream" and "alternative," but both are been misguided ways to the describe Venegas. After finding cult-like support with her first two autere releases, Buenviento and Aqui, b ... More >>
This is your official warning Dallas, It's going to be a rough Monday. This weekend is packed to the brim with great live music and there's nothing you can do about it. Honestly, you'll be lucky if you make it to brunch at all (gasp). Friday night will be especially taxing, as you have five great sh ... More >>
Long Beach's finest will grace the stage at the Energy Square Parking Lot in two days, and he will not be alone. Fewer than 200 tickets remain for the show as of this writing. So if you'd like to see Snoop Dogg on St. Patrick's Day, hop to it. See also: -There's a Special Place in Dallas' Hip-Hop H ... More >>
The Atomic Tanlines received plenty of praise last year with their blend of punk, free jazz and soul. The Denton-based five-piece sat down with us at the Waffle House where they started to discuss their background in music. You can catch them this week at Le Bitch Manor on Thursday and at Dada on Sa ... More >>
Brooklyn via Southern California band Delta Spirit have certainly spread their wings over the course of three studio albums. Managing to go from the lo-fi, alt-country stylings of their 2008 debut, Ode to Sunshine, to their new, shimmering, self-titled offering while still sounding very much like th ... More >>
And why the love for UT?
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.
"Mecca lecca high mecca tiny bit more salt, please."Finally time to see how your tax dollars were put to work by Bravo and its Magical Elves. As you'll recall, we reported back in July that Governor Rick Perry's office, that bastion of small government, spent $400,000 to promote the state's ... More >>
Friday, August 5, at Dada
Campbell's version of King Ranch chickenDo you remember eating King Ranch casserole in the 1950s? Can you prove it? The Food Timeline, the ambitious and exhaustive online reference tool maintained by reference librarian Lynne Olver, recently tackled the classic Texan dish and couldn't find a ... More >>
Photos by Brandon ThibodeauxOf all the didn't-quite-make-it-into-the-story facts I discovered while researching the botánica biz for this week's cover story on Chango Botánica in Oak Cliff, one of the most interesting discoveries was that many of the candles sold on the shelves of area botánic ... More >>
EngadgetSpeaking of the city and technological advancements involving one's talking box ...This morning on her ever-active Web site, Angela Hunt wonders why in the heck Dallas doesn't have an iPhone app that lets residents "snap photos of nuisances and code violations and send them off to city ha ... More >>
Dallas City Council member Angela Hunt and California Highway Patrol Officer Francis Llewellyn "Ponch" PoncherelloMuch thanks to Kevin in the comments down below for spotting this gem amongst Angela Hunt's photos from her trip to Long Beach. Michael who? Tom wha?
Better luck next time, convention center hotel.Angela Hunt just called with the bad news: The National Fraternal Order of Police voted not to hold their 2013 convention in Dallas after all. Says Hunt, who returned from Long Beach, California -- site of this year's confab -- at 1 this morning, the ... More >>
Speaking of the police and Twitter ...Back in January, Angela Hunt first acknowledged that she was working to lure the National Fraternal Order of Police to town for its national convention in Dallas in 2013. Then, she was giving FOP reps a tour of Dallas -- from DPD HQ to Gilley's, which, grante ... More >>
Constantines, Crystal AntlersSons of Hermann HallJune 5, 2006Better than: Any show I've been to this year.In front of about 100 people, Canada's Constantines played as if its audience at Sons of Hermann Hall on Friday night numbered in the thousands. Full of fire and vigor, the unkempt quartet made ... More >>
Friday, June 5, at Sons of Hermann Hall
Good and trustworthy Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston directs our attention to a new biz in Deep Ellum he says is worth a look-see: It's a Grind Coffee House on Indiana Street, which opened its doors about a month back. It's especially notable, says Bill, because its a venture of The Demeter Proje ... More >>
Tiger Army Granada Theater January 22, 2008 Better Than: listening to the Stray Cats while waiting for your videotape of Happy Days to rewind. With his dark hair modeled into place and his sleeveless T-shirt showing off his tattooed guns, Tiger Army’s charismatic front man Nick 13 hit the stag ... More >>
Yes, you will be able to get your picture taken on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, please, don't pretend like you're not excited. Two space-related items, only one of which is actual "news." As in: Leland Melvin could have been a Dallas Cowboy. The former University of Richmond wide receiv ... More >>
That David Dean sure does know how to stick it to Mayor Laura Miller. First, the lobbyist who's gotten a cool mil from the city to lobby for the Trans-Texas Corridor since 2004 got his CPA to send an open records request at the end of last week in which Dean wants to see everything the mayor's done ... More >>
Wanna know why three of your city council members--Ed Oakley, Bill Blaydes and Ron Natinsky--are in China at this very moment? (To beat the heat? For the food? To spend a small fortune of taxpayers' money on a summer vacation?) Well, Sarah Dodd of KTVT-Channel 11 will probably provide the answer whe ... More >>
On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drive ... More >>
Jesse Chaddock found guilty in Deep Ellum beating
The kings of smut escape while the feds cook up small fry like former Dallas cop Garry Ragsdale
Arizona Juanita Dranes died in obscurity, but she is remembered now
De Niro--no surprise--is the reason to like City by the Sea
Eastwood's got an infusion of new Blood, but is his ticker up to it?
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Living in Los Angeles, At the Drive-In does Texas proud
Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?
Three decades later, the Residents are still anonymous -- and still butchering sacred cows
With Mermaid Avenue, Billy Bragg and Wilco turn a myth into a man
How a troupe of button-down Dallas lawyers breathed life into Jones vs. Clinton and found themselves the nation's most unlikely feminist heroes
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Diamond broker Bryan Wilson Taylor is so smooth, people say he can charm the horns off a billy goat. If he tries to sell you anything, run.
A struggling arts foundation gives kids a chance to see South Dallas through a camera lens
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show