• Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Barry Kooda Steps from Behind the Stage to Rock Again with The Nervebreakers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    2016: Obama’s America

    Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s AmericaI: The Five Most Hilarious Lowlights

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Sore Losers and Mind Spiders Among First Round Of Bands Announced For SXSW 2012

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010
  • Film

    February 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: At the Theatre Gallery, Capturing Lightning in a Beer Cup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Heritage to Auction Off Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams's Collections, Including Some of the Most Iconic Props in TV History

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    5 x 2 = 10

    Five to remember...and five to hope for

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Kenya Believe This

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Prepare Your Protesting Accordingly

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Gee Whiz

    Enough of the sheltered columnists writing about the recent El Angel shooting. Hear what a real Dallas DJ thinks.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Steve Blow Is an Idiot

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Deep Sixed

    Reports of Deep Ellum's death are exaggerated, but not by much

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Get The Juice

    Deep Ellum is rattled by a murder, but Fair Park is shaken by something even bigger.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Noise Poured Out

    The North Texas New Music Festival was good. But it needs to be better.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Rock Bands Only

    Deep Relief succeeded in raising money, but it also raised questions

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The Cavern used to be a dark, dingy place for bad local bands. Lance Yocom is brightening it up.

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Go to Ellum

    Grab your paintball guns and bottles of liquor--it's time to party, Deep Ellum style

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Narrow Escape

    Plus: Havard Pleads Guilty

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Falkon leaving town, clubs denied late-night permits and When Rock GoesBad

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    From Horror to Heroes

    For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Mean Streets?

    Amid talk of increasing Deep Ellum violence, our reporter spends a Friday night at Nairobi Grill, one of the area's rumored "trouble spots"

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Can't Boogie No More

    Club owners fear the city may put a stop to dancing the night away

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Cruising for a Bruising

    The truth about Deep Ellum crime

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Terrorist's Cookbook

    A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war

  • 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

    July 16, 1998

    Schmidt happens

    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.

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Electric blue

    Jim Suhler talks about life and the local bluesman