Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>
“I’ll be there for you ... and others in our census bracket”
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
When Jay Jerrier first opened Il Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum in 2011, he was intent on making "authentic Neapolitan pizza." So intent that not only did he buy an oven from Naples, use a mixer from Naples, use flour and tomatoes from Naples, but he even recruited a Dino Santonicola who grew up making pi ... More >>
A new East Dallas seafood joint uses beer batter like a fabled king.
Sometimes I think the dumbest people to talk to about the newspaper business are newspaper people, of which I am one, obviously. Is it possible to scream blindness? David Carr, The New York Times's media columnist -- one of the few media reporters on whose word I truly hang, often -- has a piece in ... More >>
On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.
More or less the amount of Red Bull consumed at DC9 HQ on a daily basis.Do you guys like Red Bull? Because we here at DC9 really like Red Bull. We drink Red Bull all the time. Helps us keep up with the crazy hours of the gig. Red Bull, in our humble opinion, has always been "the best." Red Bull, ... More >>
It takes quite a bit of country/folk chutzpah to take on a song as legendary as Dolly Parton's "Jolene," but that's exactly what Mindy Smith, a 37-year-old singer/songwriter from Long Island, did in 2003. Smith's version of the song appeared on the Parton tribute record Because I'm a Woman.Seems ... More >>
With what looks to be the entire Observer music staff getting wasted on vacation tirelessly covering the SXSW Music Conference, it looks as if recommending a few of this weekend's metroplex shows falls to this weary critic. Well, in this week's print edition, Pete, Jesse and others did a ... More >>
AFI Dallas International Film Festival sends word this morning of further additions to its schedule as the fest prepares for its third year, which gets to commencing March 26. Also included in the release is the recipient of this year's AFI Dallas Star Award: the great Robert Towne, whose credits in ... More >>
When a cosmo is "watered down" with vodka, even vision becomes slurred The original plan was to hit up the "upscale dive," Lakewood Landing. But I talked to one of our favorite bartenders there (well, that’s not fair—they all are our favorites) and he said to let him think about it…so he could ... More >>
In Social Security, Grandma's on the move and the family's in a tizz
Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>
CSA envisions life today if the South had won the war
Morning News looks goofy on the circ fraud story
Childhood games turn into obsession in Love Me If You Dare
Writer-director Menno Meyjes asks, "Would a Jew help Hitler?"
Eatzi's founder breaks from Brinker International
Ghetto Fame-Us lost three members but gained much more
This 40-year-old sets out to pick up a few babes
There are plenty of surprises at Sapristi!
Dutiful if not particularly insightful, Pollock doesn't drip with color
Dallas' hockey junkies need to take a chill pill, 'cause it's only October
Former Dallas artist Dan Rizzie disappears out East, then re-emerges as the real thing
Carrey channels Kaufman, but is it worth a trip to the Moon?
The sort-of true adventures of a kind-of real rock star and her not-made-up boyfriend
10 years ago, The Edge actually lived up to its name
Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies
Amid the pressure cooker of air traffic control, human foibles surface
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
With Parent Trap, Disney brings us that rarest of creatures:a successful remake
Frustrated, fed up, and ready to fight, Laura Miller trades muckraking for a run at City Hall
John Spano was just a dull, two-bit Dallas businessman before he tried to buy a professional hockey team. Now he's been charged with bank fraud, and his claims of wealth and business prowess are dissolving in the glare of scorching publicity.
NY's Holmes Brothers are the Magi of soul
Velvet Underground set charts the still-unknowable
Circle Theatre's Better Half Dead fails to convince