Mark Lee

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Looks Like Someone's Not Afraid of the Fair Park Band Shell. But Who? And For What?

    ​Three years ago (danged near to the day), I lamented the fact that the Fair Park Band Shell -- recipient of a $1.3-million makeover in 2000 -- remains The Best Concert Venue in Dallas That Nobody Ever Uses. Plenty of folks had valid reasons why not: Fair Park executive general manager Daniel Huer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Yes, But Will Quad Pi Perform?

    ​Unfair Park's about to get a new down-the-street neighbor, as evidenced by this coming-soon banner I espied on the drive to work this morning. And, no, this is not the Hot Klub reunion scheduled for October 9 -- though, funny thing, it's but blocks down Maple Avenue from Mark Lee's old Hondo Aven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008
  • Dining

    January 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Arresting Development

    So, if you really want to hear the Police in Dallas, you have two choices at this late date: You can fork over a few hundred bucks (or $2,500 for some top-notch tix) for the band's sold-out shows at the American Airlines Center June 26 and 27. Or you can head over to our favorite Bit Torrent site, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007

    How Come Nobody Bitches About $1.3 Mil Spent on Fair Park Band Shell No One Ever Uses?

    A few days back, whilst gathering info on the Texas! Music Center -- about which good Friend of Unfair Park Jeff Liles has much to say in the comments section -- we were reminded of a Fair Park jewel going to waste: the Fair Park Band Shell. Now, to be fair, as Fair Park executive general manager Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Groovy, Far Out and Monkee Business

    Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Out of the Closet

    With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Secret Worlds

    Vertical Ray brightly illuminates Vietnamese family life

  • Dining

    January 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    In the corner pocket

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • News

    November 30, 1995


    Bronco Bowl owners gallop toward New Year's opening date