It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and rel ... More >>
Two Dallas high schools -- the School for the Talented and Gifted and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet -- didn't just survive the multi-stage culling process U.S. News and World Report used to arrive at a list of the country's 97 cream-of-the-crop schools. They snagged two of the top thr ... More >>
SXSW soldiers on through Sunday, of course, but before our minds go supernova from the the plethora of great music, we'd like to share a few important things learned after Day One in the Chaos Machine. Also, our feet are like blood balloons so we need to sit down. That's another lesson: Bring 1,400 ... More >>
The Bloody Mary continues its descent from cocktail greatness to the most abused drink of all time. As if olives, celery stalks the size of tree trunks (sometimes complete with leaves), cocktail shrimp and pickles weren't enough to make the drink eat like a buffet, now come straws made of meat.
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Texas breeding cattle chased the rain in 2011 to plains states such as Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas -- even all the way to Florida -- tripling the amount shipped out of state the year before. That 150,000 head left this stricken country is only the latest metric by which to judge the huge toll ... More >>
You know what sucks about waking up late in the morning? Pretty often, the only thing that's on TV is The View. As a dude, this is a bit shameful to admit, but I actually keep the TV on ABC to watch the show. The View, as you know, supposedly offers insight into what women talk abou ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans
, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene --
those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people
who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
ACL is over, and with it, the spillover has left. I guess it's back to a more typical slate of weekday shows tonight. Still an interesting collection of touring acts invading our area this evening, though. Something for everyone. Almost.
Yesterday, Friend of Unfair Park "The Big Guy" directed our attention to a Jalopnik item in which a security guard for Dallas Auto Auction is seen treating someone else's Corvette ZR1 like it's his very own hundred-thousand-dollar Hot Wheel. For whatever reason, said security guard not only recor ... More >>
A few Dallas Cowboys quick hits, apropos on a morning blanketed with a freezing fog. We begin, where else, with MartyB -- which is to say, tight (not bright) end Martellus Bennett, who follows his now-vanished rap video ("Romo, homo, etc.") with the apology below. FOXSports.com is reporting that the ... More >>