The best band names play upon the pop cultural lexicon, using reference to convey attitude or sound. The best ones do so subtly or unexpectedly, turning injustices or misconceptions in on themselves. I've gathered the 10 most intriguing and kick-ass of the rowdy and reckless DFW band names as an exc ... More >>
The walk up to It'll Do is always a part of the experience. Events like Red Bull Thre3Style Dallas Qualifier fill up quickly; Friday found the club at capacity by 9:45 p.m. Which means the nearby parking is gone, at 11:00 the valets won't consider a bribe and you are parking deep into the East Dalla ... More >>
See also: The Tattoos of Dallas Nightlife Slideshow
Photographer Roderick Pullum has been out chronicling nightlife for the Observer for a while now. For the purposes of this post, however, we got him to capture the tattoos imbued in Dallas' nightlife scene, and the stories that go with them.
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I'm guessing most people who read my "The Problem With..." column think that I loathe all pop music as processed drivel that appeals to the unwashed masses. Well, believe it or not, I actually like a lot of that drivel. Hence this new column, "In Defense of...," which will highlight some ... More >>
With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>
The greatest hit and tribute album--the greatest things ever invented for a record label to cash in on its artists.
Of course, greatest hits and tribute collections are a great way to get to know older bands that you weren't around to catch initially -- or just didn't care about the first time a ... More >>
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 >>