I think this might be the best spring I have ever encountered. There have been a few cold snaps here and there, but I find them invigorating. And these sunny days that are mixed in here and there are amazing. It's great weather for a vacation, which I intend to indulge in shortly after publishing t ... More >>
They're here. I'm sure you've seen them. Colorful rectangular boxes touting Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas and more are taking over households all over America as we speak. Three boxes made their way into my kitchen, and last night while sitting on my couch I was horrified to discover that an entire ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Louisville, Kentucky four-piece Trophy Wives are giving DFW a treat this week. Not only are they playing Andy's Bar in Denton tonight with Bad Design, they're also playing Double Wide on Thursday with Nervous Curtains and Descender. They'll be previewing material from their album Old Scratch, so don ... More >>
The scar ran from behind his right ear to the center of his cheek, pink and waxy in contrast with his dyed black hair. His skinny arms were covered with crude tattoos, and he was wearing a black t-shirt inside out, black jeans and black boots. He stood about 6-feet-1, which left me eye-level with th ... More >>
Oh, it's a Good Friday alright. Maybe the best Friday, if you happen to have a job that allows you escape the cubical farm and head to the nearest TV-and-frosty-beer-equipped bar with your fellow farmers. (For bar suggestions, mosey here.) Going to the game? Well, then, it's an Even Better Friday.
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Since 1967, some form of the band Chicago has been a part of the American musical experience. Formed as a jazz-influenced jam band, the early incarnation of Chicago bore little resemblance to the pop hit-making machine the band would become in the late '70s and early '80s.
When singer/bassist Pet ... More >>
With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>
"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 >>
Among the many clips still posted online from last night's streaming My Morning Jacket album-release concert in Louisville, Kentucky, is the above clip of the band being being joined on stage, as expected, by one Erykah Badu, which, yes, is something we've seen around here before. Once again, the Q ... More >>
Once-in-a-lifetime events sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album, Circuital, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as they so memorably were t ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>
When ESPN debuted in the early 1980s, one of the network's time-filling staples was Australian Rules Football. I was obsessed.
The giant, oval field. The fans with gigantic pom poms. The four - that's right, four - goal posts. The referees that signaled points by see ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueThe six DPD chief finalists meeting with city officials last nightLast night, the city of Dallas held a reception and dinner at the Trinity River Audubon Center where the six candidates to replace outgoing Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle underwent what City Manager Mary Suhm refer ... More >>