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  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    How to Know Which Version of Your Favorite Band You Should Support

    At some point in the career of a band, the members of the group reach an impasse with their relationship and go their separate ways. Of course, there's always money to be made, so the parties involved make the decision to hit the road and play their hits anyway. The only thing is, they do so separat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at WinStar Casino, 7/5/14

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Saturday, July 5, 2014 It could be said that there are two types of Beatles' fans: those who revere them as enlightened mystical geniuses for their revolutionary experimentation in music, and the other type which prefers the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

    By Chris Kornellis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce September Dallas Visit

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Kassia Conway on Touring with Ellie Goulding and Being Compared to Bjork

    After falling in and out of various New York City punk bands, Kassia Conway started expanding her musical horizons. The first thing was a move to Los Angeles and the next was a revitalization of her songwriting process. Bringing to fore her love of hip hop and electronica, Conway formed the band of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    To The Glory of Vietnamese Coffee

    One thing I have discovered since moving to America, besides that pile of barbecue I consumed last year, is just how amazing Vietnamese coffee is. The one above is from Pho Bistro in Carrollton, at 3052 Old Denton Rd, but they're the same all over. It's basically one of the most delicious things ima ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 14, 2013

    Grilling JFK's Killer

    Oswald: The Actual Interrogation rejiggers history into a tight, taut drama.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Texas Is Getting Shake Shack

    Maybe Rick Perry's "come check out Texas" campaign is really paying off. According to, Union Square Hospitality Group has announced their first ever restaurant opening in Austin in late 2014. Which means Texas is getting its very first Shake Shack. Shake Shack is famous not just for ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    All That Remains' Mike Martin Would Gladly Fly on a Plane Just to See John Mayer Live

    All That Remains.​All That Remains, like their peers in Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Unearth, keep the flame of modern metal burning. Clearly influenced by '90s European metal but filtered through an American hardcore sensibility, the Springfield, Massachusetts, quintet makes their seco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Jeff Jacobs Went From Playing College Bars to Rocking The Keys on "We Didn't Start The Fire."

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Jeff Jacobs​Jeff Jacobs, a fairly recent transplant from Chicago, spends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Erykah Badu Announces Summer Tour Plans, Schedules North Texas Performance For June 14

    ​ We'd been wondering when Erykah Badu would schedule a hometown performance in support of her new album, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. Earlier this week, when Badu announced her tour schedule, we got our answer: She'll be playing the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on June 14. After the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Day "Off": My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Decided to take a day off today. At least from 105.3 The Fan. I'm working on a cover story for next week's Dallas Observer, plus I've contracted some ornery strand of the common cold that has me so congested that diced jalapenos taste like nothing but texture.  Seeing that I spent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Hey People Who Obsess Over Your Dogs: You Creep Me Out a Little Bit.

    One of my best friends.​Yes indeed, I'm looking at you Westminster Dog Show. One of the weirdest events of the year went down last night in New York as 15,000 packed Madison Square Garden to look at dogs. I know. Look, I've had a dog all my life. From "Poppy" to "Urko" to "Hank" to "Maveric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Year in Review: 2009's Best Proves the Stars Are Shifting in Latin Music

    It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Are You In High School? Are You In A Band? Do You Want Us To Judge You?

    It'll be just like Bandslam, guys!​After the jump, a press release well worth your time if you're in high school and you're in a band. But before we get to that, let's just give you the quick rundown on what's happening: On January 8, Live Nation, in cooperation with TV network Fuse, will host a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Magical Moments Edition

    Actually, yes, I do know how lucky I am to be a sportswriter. Every once in a while, I just need to be reminded. Digging through my old box of media credentials usually does the trick. Jump for four of my all-time faves: (Of course, I don't have a pass from the May 1, 2008 launch of The Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Sean Avery Returns to NYC. And the Phrase "Heated Altercation" Appears.

    Courtesy New York magazine, we get a recap of Sean Avery's return to Madison Square Garden last night as a member of the Dallas Stars. Below is Avery's post-game chat with MSG Network's Stan Fischler -- apparently, the only interview Avery gave following the 2-1 win over Avery's former team -- but s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Pete Sampras Returns to Royalty

    The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Make My Funk Tha P-Funk

    George Clinton still wants to get funked up

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    March 21, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Jamie Foxx to Play Nokia. Wonder If He Does Any Ray Charles.

    We can't tell Jamie Foxx from Ray Charles anymore. That's how much of a genius he is. So he says. Just yesterday I was reading in The New York Times a review of Terrell native Jamie Foxx's Monday-night concert at Madison Square Garden. Sounded kinda...awful. Sample sentence: "He began with a lacklus ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    The Right's Stuff

    A Texas-based band of conservative warriors tackles the left on its own turf--the street

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    A New Texas Jam

    Crossroads Guitar Festival celebrates six-strings and the men who make them famous

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Truly in Love With Lionel

    It may be easy as Sunday morning to dis Lionel Richie. But why do that?

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    The Band Who

    Not Radiohead. Not Coldplay. Not Oasis. Just Travis, and that's fine.

  • Music

    August 7, 2003
  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Puff Puff Poof

    Smoking ban passed in the name of public health--right?

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    And the Nominees Are

    Various Dallas acts up for Grammy awards

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Johnny Cash / Various Artists

    At Madison Square Garden (Sony Legacy)
    American IV: The Man Comes Around (American/Lost Highway)
    Dressed in Black (Dualtone)
    Kindred Spirits (Sony)

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Flame On

    Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Music

    December 6, 2001
  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2001

    You're Not The Boss of Me

    The Boss is coming to your living room

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Pain & Ink

    Creatively, comic books are healthier than they've ever been. So why is everyone rushing to bury the industry?

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    The ponce

    The sort-of true adventures of a kind-of real rock star and her not-made-up boyfriend

  • Music

    August 19, 1999
  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    He got game

    The animal logic of Keyboard Money Mark's new Push the Buttons

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Jerry's kids

    Jam bands burst into bloom

  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Get it while you can

    Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    This land is his land

    Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America

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