Most know Barry Kooda from his days in The Nervebreakers, a local punk act that good fortune smiled on in an awful big way in the '70s when they opened locally for The Boomtown Rats, The Police and even the grand triad of classic punk, The Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash. Kooda followed that peri ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s AmericaI: The Five Most Hilarious Lowlights
Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
Heritage Auction GalleryThis Ernie Kovacs caricature, signed by the man himself, is among the items being auctioned off by Heritage.Heritage Auction Gallery, which sits across the street from Unfair Park HQ on Maple Avenue, sends word today that its February Music & Entertainment signature aucti ... More >>
Five to remember...and five to hope for
Peter Ogego, the Kenyan ambassador to the U.S., was in Dallas to talk business. And marathons, maybe. A couple of months ago, would-be presidential candidate Barack Obama said of Kenya -- during a trip to his father's homeland, no less -- that it was a corrupt place. "There is a crisis" in Kenya, he ... More >>
You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why: A statue of a crucified pregnant teenager is coming to town. Not any time soon mind you, but that is the plan of Danish artist Jens Galschit, who debuted the statute outside Copenhagen's Lutheran cathedral to commemorate ... More >>
Enough of the sheltered columnists writing about the recent El Angel shooting. Hear what a real Dallas DJ thinks.
Is this man to blame for a shooting downtown over the weekend? Doubtful. Don't tell Steve Blow, though. About that headline...I've felt that way for some time, but I've never cared enough to go on the record and say so. Now, Steve Blow has gone and blamed a murder on rap lyrics. Actually, the Dallas ... More >>
Reports of Deep Ellum's death are exaggerated, but not by much
Deep Ellum is rattled by a murder, but Fair Park is shaken by something even bigger.
The North Texas New Music Festival was good. But it needs to be better.
Deep Relief succeeded in raising money, but it also raised questions
The Cavern used to be a dark, dingy place for bad local bands. Lance Yocom is brightening it up.
Grab your paintball guns and bottles of liquor--it's time to party, Deep Ellum style
Plus: Havard Pleads Guilty
Falkon leaving town, clubs denied late-night permits and When Rock GoesBad
For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen
Amid talk of increasing Deep Ellum violence, our reporter spends a Friday night at Nairobi Grill, one of the area's rumored "trouble spots"
Club owners fear the city may put a stop to dancing the night away
The truth about Deep Ellum crime
A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war
Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
Jim Suhler talks about life and the local bluesman