Merritt MartinThe Boom Boom BoxThe Boom Boom Box
Saturday, January 21
With the release of Until Your Eyes Get Used to the Darkness this week and Saturday night's preemptive strike at LaGrange, the Boom Boom Box's long-awaited return to the stage was met with a full house, rife with ... More >>
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>
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 >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year.
But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists.
So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right
here.In-house ... More >>
Merritt MartinAs a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can b ... More >>
Merritt MartinGirl Drink Drunk downed some Smoke Cocktails last year.Smoke has extended its scratch-made philosophy to its bar, debuting a new cocktail menu heavy on house-made jams, preserves and syrups.
"My focus is doing away with any purchased beverage bases," chef Tim Byres writes. "It ... More >>
Twang Twang Shock-a-Boom. How's that for a flashback?Pardon the musical interlude so early in the morning; blame an overnight missive from Jeff Liles. He sends very advance word: David Garza's getting Twang Twang Shock-a-Boom together for the first time in 20 years at The Kessler on July 17 -- wh ... More >>
Don't forget your costume. Here's one idea.Love it when Halloween falls on a weekend, as is the case this year. What that means for music fans is lots of costume contests and tribute nights, and bands and fans will likely be even more intoxicated than usual--so be careful out there. Recently some ... More >>
Merritt MartinThe Park Cities Princess with her rim of Pop RocksRecently, I moved my ass out of a beloved one-bedroom apartment that I often forgave for it's thin walls (and even thinner ceilings) and communal air ducts due to the low rent and friendly manager. I am now shacking up with the boy. ... More >>
Devin The Dude, I'm sorry Good Friday is late, but looking at your watch isn't going to get it up any faster. Obviously, we're really excited about NX35 this weekend, in case you couldn't tell. But there are other shows going on too. First, there are the shows we've already mentioned. On Saturday, c ... More >>