Marilyn Manson

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    August 14, 2014

    10 Reasons 1994 Was Pop Music's Greatest Year

    By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Elvis Depressedly at Prophet Bar, 7/28/14

    Elvis Depressedly With Alex G, the Vliets and Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things Prophet Bar, Dallas Monday, August 28, 2014 Among other endless phenomena, the Internet has prompted the breeding of a new generation of bedroom auteurs. Traditionally, the house garage was the cocoon from which great b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The Six Musicians Who Most Love Outer Space

    Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." As a result, I've been compensating by drinking cold press coffee -- a dark, sludgy substance that resembles the loneliness of space. It makes me feel like my brain is made out of tiny ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Charting Trent Reznor's Anger Levels, Which are Currently at an All-Time Low

    Trent Reznor sure is a happy guy these days. In a recent interview in the Fader, Reznor is even shown as chipper when facing a root canal. Reznor's apparent changed mood is so interesting because he has faced his demons so publicly in his music. Reznor today is sober. His first Nine Inch Nails albu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The Twelve Scariest Bands

    Seeing that Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson hit the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie this evening, we thought it would be a good time to compile a list of the scariest acts in music. Scary can be a relative term. One person's demented can be another's delightful, but each of these 12 scary acts has ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Rachel Behring Tells Rock Star Hospitality Stories and Explains her Love for Local Music

    Ever been backstage at House of Blues Dallas? Rachel Behring painted the cool murals you see on the walls back there of some of rock and soul's legends. But hell, that's just her showing she loves where she works ... and who wouldn't? Behring spent a good stretch of time managing backstage at HOB, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    This Week's Top Show Announcements: Divine Fits, Blue Oyster Cult, Ben Folds Five, Rob Zombie and More

    As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Rob Zombie On Revenge, Frank Zappa and Frankenstein

    All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with Rob Zombie, who will be performing with Marilyn Manson on the Twins of Evil Tour at Verizon Theatre tomorrow night. It'll be a fright night filled with elaborate stage designs, terrifying costumes and metal. I had a chanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Ten of This Weekend's Top Shows: Jane's Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Memoryhouse and More

    Jane's Addiction, The Duke SpiritThursday, May 10, at McFarlin AuditoriumAfter seeing Perry Farrell (who is strangely older than my parents) perform a really bad set at South By Southwest a few years ago, seeing Jane's Addiction doesn't pique my interest as much as opening psych-tinged act The Duke ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Rasputina, Wilderness of Manitoba, Bravo Max!

    Friday, November 11, at the Prophet Bar.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Cheer on the Concept: Hull Bassist Sean Dunn's Five Favorite Metal Concept Albums

    Hull.​Metal has long been a canvas for the otherworldly. When the paper version of DC9 spoke to The Sword's lead man, J.D. Cronise, back in February, his answer to why metal is such fertile soil for the magical and mystical was rather matter of fact. "The music itself is just kind of extreme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Ten Best Music Videos Banned by MTV

    ​MTV has gotten some flack for censorship over the course of its 30 years on the air. The station, in addition to helping proliferate the music video concept, is equally known, it seems, for bleeping words, playing only censored versions of certain videos, relegating racy videos to late-night pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    The Strangest Stage Names In Music History

    Metta World Peace​When Lakers forward Ron Artest announced last week that he is legally changing his name to Metta World Peace, the Internet exploded with bafflement and criticism. Obviously, this is coming from sports fans. We in the music world are accustomed to odd stage names. Dallas' own Eryk ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    Lady Gaga, Semi Precious Weapons, Scissor Sisters

    Monday, March 14, at American Airlines Center

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Listomania: What Scents Would Be Most Appropriate For The Future Perfumes and Colognes of Today's Biggest Music Icons?

    OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...​According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Today In Music News: Bret Michaels May Be A Home Wrecker, Damon Albarn Keeps On Working And Marilyn Manson Goes Punk

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, November 4, 2010...It turns out the split of Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish may have been caused by Tish doin' the deed with Bret Michaels.  Maybe she just wanted a guy who had a career, ya know?Damon Albarn just can't seem to stick to o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Bands That Suck Outdoors

    ​Let's start this off right: We're absolutely not saying these bands suck. We're saying they suck in the heat and humidity of an overpacked, porta-potty using festival. And, with ACL approaching fast and other festivals that people like coming up real soon, there's a lot of choices in that butt-sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    I'd Like My Pina Colada Improvised, Please.

    Andrea Grimes, my Skinny Pina Colada and the cast of Dallas Comedy House's Megaphone Show​As many of our Internet-savvy readers have figured out by now, Andrea Grimes is back at ye ol' Dallas Observer. After less than a week back on the beat, Grimes and I had enjoyed way more than one alcoholic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Big Pink and A Place To Bury Strangers at the Granada Theater

    The Big Pink, A Place To Bury StrangersGranada TheaterApril 9, 2010Better than: Tinnitus, but only by a little.Kevin TodoraThe Big Pink went loud at the Granada on Friday.​Heading into Friday night's show at the Granada Theater, you had the feeling it was gonna be a special night. Electro-rock act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Giveaway: One Pair of Tickets To The Fray PLUS HOT DOGS AND DRINKS

    As part of Live Nation's continuing No Service Fee Wednesday (now going by the initials NSFW, which caused me to open the press release quite a bit quicker than I might have otherwise, I'll have to admit), Live Nation is once again offering tickets for select shows at an "all-in" ticket price of $29 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Live Nation Drops Lawn Prices For Select Shows

    They're doing it again. Live Nation is offering $24.99 (and, in a couple cases, $19.99) lawn tickets for select Starplex (I still refuse to call it Center) shows today only during this week's installment of No Service Charge Wednesday. Until 11:59:59 tonight, lawn tickets purchased at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    First, a Tea Party; Then, a Shot of Ann Coulter

    A Friend of Unfair Park who's thinking of spending the Fourth of July tea-partying out at Southfork Ranch -- "but only for Mickey Dolenz," she writes, and I smell fresh-baked sarcasm -- directs our attention to a forthcoming Dallas appearance by Ann Coulter, who'll be at the Fairmont Hotel on August ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Mai Tai

    Demonstrated by A.J. Iammarino of Trader Vic's Dallas Guess what? Marilyn Manson is now shilling absinthe. Yep, as if Cabo Wabo and Trump Vodka weren't enough, now everyone's favorite goth poster boy is in bed with the naughty green fairy. We'll file it somewhere between the Danny DeVito Limonce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Billboard Names House Of Blues Dallas The Top Club In The Whole Damn Country. No, Seriously.

    Yep. Here's the press release announcing it: Dallas, TX – November 21, 2008: The 2008 Billboard Touring Awards took place last night at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in New York City. House of Blues Dallas came away with the honors in the Top Club category. Other nominees in the category includ ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Dir En Grey

    Wednesday, November 26, at Palladium Ballroom

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Wilde Thing

    An Ideal Husband awaits at SMU

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Fitting In

    The misfits are for everybody anywhere

  • Home Entertainment

    February 16, 2006
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    December 15, 2005

    Heading Out

    A prayer journal reveals life on the other side of Korn

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    July 31, 2003
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    June 26, 2003


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    June 19, 2003

    Life is a Cabaret

    BurlesqueFest busts out at the Gypsy Tea Room

  • Film

    August 29, 2002

    Fear the Creeper

    Feardotcom's cheap thrills work--for the most part

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Tiger Trap

    With so many other things to ask Le Tigre about, who's got time for music?

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Blood Brothers

    Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    It doesn't matter what we say or think

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Butthole is back

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    They Got Music

    Why does karaoke still exist?

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Just Beautiful

    A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    Witch Is Which?

    Blair Witch 2 blurs fact and fiction, but the truth is, it ain't scary

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2000

    Section-al harassment

    Who's improv bit is it anyway?

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Rockville Music closes shop; Puerto Rico gets DJ Nature's call; Rubber Gloves still waiting for the Old 97's other shoe to fall; Pantera plays Detroit Rock City; Buck Jones Blushes

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    July 30, 1998
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    April 30, 1998
  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Let it bleed

    Fireworks goes back to the garage

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    The rise of Auntie Christ

    Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet

  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Life is a carnival

    The musical midway of Citizen Lane

  • Music

    May 29, 1997
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    April 17, 1997
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    June 8, 1995

    Star maker

    Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?

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