I've never been to a coffee shop with an ethos before. Mostly I just want a cup of coffee that doesn't suck, some wifi and a place to plug in my laptop adapter. Bonus points for decent ergonomics so I can put in an extra long hyper-caffeinated work session without blowing out my elbows or straining ... More >>
In "Shigging," we ask pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, we're asking Stephen Joseph of Joseph's Riverport Barbecue (201 N. Polk St in Jefferson and a joint that' ... More >>
What ever happened to the lovable underdog?
Friday, January 25, at South Side Music Hall
A.Dd , Brain Gang Blue, -Topic, Tunk Saturday, January 26, at Granada Theater, $12-$35 Dallas hip-hop duo A.Dd are starting off 2013 by releasing a new mixtape and headlining their first show at Granada. Listen to the first single, "Suitcases," off their upcoming DiveHiFlyLo release for a little ta ... More >>
When a teenage girl from small-town Minnesota disappeared with a man 12 years older, everyone knew where they went. So why didn't anyone look?
Sleigh Bells, Javelin, Elite Gymnastics Granada Theater Tuesday, April 17 Brooklyn's Sleigh Bells made a Tuesday night feel like a Friday, like you've seen Run-DMC, Katy Perry and Atari Teenage Riot all at once. At 15 minutes to 10 p.m., vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller came out wi ... More >>
Do For It Records
Saw that AP piece this morning about how Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are looking at connecting Dallas-Fort Worth to Shreveport-Bossier City, which would involve inserting a stop at the Trinity Railway Express's CentrePort/DFW Airport station. But the piece isn't clear: Shoul ... More >>
I walked for a while yesterday with those Occupy Dallas people. I don't care what anybody says. They're cool. You know why? Because they're awake. People were all over the map about their specific issues. Some of them talked to me about Timothy Geithner and President Obama's failure to put banker ... More >>
On Saturday, the world celebrated the birthday of the late master of puppets and all-around creative genius Jim Henson. Henson modernized the age-old art of puppetry by using foam rubber to coat the puppets' limbs. Previously, most TV puppets were made of carved wood. But Henson believed that fo ... More >>
Maleveller, Eagle Claw, The House Harkonnen Double Wide August 13, 2011 Better than: teaching your nephew how to play Mastodon songs. Dylan HollingsworthMalevellerLast year, Maleveller could only play a certain amount of songs live. Because, well, they only had those songs to choose from. Durin ... More >>
You know this guy, but you don't usually know his name. Chances are good you've heard and seen him. And, uh, it is always a guy. Never a female by my experience.Anyway, right before a band he's about to see plays their set, he gets a close look at the band's equipment and his mind starts to race. ... More >>
It doesn't feel like the holiday season yet, but Spune Productions is ushering in the holiday spirit with its sixth annual Christmas Party tomorrow night at Hailey's Club in Denton. The festivities will include free (Christmas?) tacos, free wassail, and, of course, music. Telegraph Canyon is head ... More >>
Busy way to start the work week--and on a night when the Rangers face World Series elimination, no less...
One minute he's making fun of you; the next, it's a bona fide bromance. But one question: Was that Eminem talking to Tony Romo before yesterday's loss to the Chargers or Princess Leia? What up the headphones, Marshall?
Rachel Parker"Hey kid, anyone ever tell you what 'Louie Louie's really about?" Blame it on the last weekend of the fair, clear skies after weeks of rain, and this down economy, but Saturday's attempt to top 1,800 guitarists strumming to the same tune in the same room came up far short of the reco ... More >>
Olive Garden639 N. Cockrell Hill Road, DuncanvilleDude Factor: 3, or Roseanne (waitress/proprieter of loose meat sandwich specialty diner The Lanford Lunch Box), on a scale of 1 (Zach Braff in Garden State) to 10 (Jonah Hill in Forgetting Sarah Marshall)Last Saturday my lady and I--with tired bones, ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, April 24, 2009... Eminem seems to think that hip-hop will be a better place because he's back. Will it Marshall? Will it really? Did you know that some of the guys in Mastodon love doing mescaline and playing Street Fighter? Universal Pictures bo ... More >>
As we mentioned yesterday, Dallas-born blues guitar great Rocky Hill will be buried today in Hopkins County, with a funeral beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service. Soon as we noted his death on Friday at the age of 62, Friend of Unfair Park LakeWWWooder sent us this photo of Hill at the ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to this Texas Observer item concerning House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, filed Tuesday by three Republican state representatives -- Leo Berman of Tyler, Brandon Creighton of Conroe and Bryan Hughes of Marshall -- who more or less want to declare Texas ... More >>
Been a long while since I've heard the name Bob Gale, who was quite the big deal back in the early 1980s for having written the likes of Used Cars and Back to the Future, both for Robert Zemeckis, with whom he was Oscar-nominated in '86. (Gale also wrote the Back to the Future sequels -- and 1941, u ... More >>
A brief follow to yesterday's item concerning the Fort Worth playwright suing Tyler Perry over Diary of a Mad Black Woman out in Marshall -- chiefly, because Perry testified yesterday and reiterated his claim that he didn't lift a single word from Donna West. Recounts the Associated Press: "'I never ... More >>
A 2005 traffic accident in Dallas certainly has gotten a lot of national attention in recent months. That's because In Re Volkswagen of America Inc. et al appears to be the case that will empty the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, heretofore known as a "judicial hel ... More >>
Cat Power Palladium Ballroom October 9, 2008 Better Than: ...unfortunately, not as many things as you'd hope. Download: Here's a slide show from the performance. Almost two hours after starting her set at the Palladium Airplane Hangar last night, Chan Marshall, the alluring chanteuse behind the ... More >>
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall is a popular venue for patent infringement lawsuits; as The New York Times pointed out in 2006, right after that famous Echostar-TiVo trial wrapped, "more patent lawsuits will be filed here this year than in federal district court ... More >>
Saturday, September 16, at the Gypsy Tea Room
We scour the business pages so you don't have to...and because you don't want to. But let's round 'em up, shall we? In the let-them-eat-cake category, two local businesses reported their first-quarter earnings today, and it doesn't look like biz is bad for the likes of Neiman Marcus and Zale Corp., ... More >>
If I had the time or the interest--or a car I thought could withstand a drive further than 12.8 miles--I might head out to Marshall on Wednesday for what oughta prove an interesting trial that just might have an enormous impact on the satellite and cable TV business. At long last, TiVo v. EchoStar, ... More >>
The Greatest (Matador)
Elvis tanks, the Pixies rock and other tales from the 2004 ACL Festival
And upon this RAWK they shall build their church...
You Are Free (Matador)
Or, how Eminem's new single spawned a dozen of the best (illegal) songs ever
The Eminem Show (Aftermath)
The Texas-Jerusalem Experience (Bella Union)
It's Arnie vs. Arnie in the most kick-ass issue of Omni ever
A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes
Chan Marshall's latest album is a collection of other people's songs, but it still smells like Cat Power
Those magic bridges; Baby Buddha; Duh; The happy snob
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Life is Good so far
Gregory Morris has nothing but his musical talent. He gives back more then he gets on the streets of Dallas
NAFTA road warriors fight it out for federal funding
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes