Noah Bailey

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    June 17, 2011

    Picture Show: The Naptime Shake Shakes Things Up at AT&T PAC's Patio Sessions

    All photos by Laura MannThe Naptime Shake's Noah W. Bailey​The heat was indeed sweltering as The Naptime Shake's Noah W. Bailey and Chris Mayes tuned their instruments on the AT&T Performing Arts Center patio yesterday afternoon.  "We're gonna play the slow, lazy version of our songs," sa ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Watch: J Mascis -- "Circle of Friends (Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians Cover)"

    Who knew J. Mascis was an Edie fan?​So here we were, sitting around DC9 HQ, talking about music as we tend to do, and, specifically, about our highlights from SXSW weekend. And, somewhere between my loving ramblings about Odd Future, Noah W. Bailey mentioned that, in his quick Austin sojourn, he'd ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Picture Show: A Few From Mavis Staples on the Main Stage

    Nick Rallo​ Noah Bailey will be along tomorrow with a review from Mavis on the main stage, but we thought we'd tease a few photos from 35's opening night festivities. Much more to come--we promise. Follow @DC9atNight and @dallas_observer from for updates from 35 Conferette (and make the jump for ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Dude Food Has Beer For Breakfast

    Noah W. BaileyBeats your hippie bowl of Kashi, huh?​Barbec's8949 Garland Road214-321-5597Dude Factor: 10, or The Hangover, on a scale of 1 (Very Bad Things) to 10.  A good friend of mine describes Barbec's as "where East Dallas meets East Texas." Walk in any morning and you'll see what he mea ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowlers: Last Chance to Load Up On Tacos On Your Way Out of Town

    Noah W. BaileyFuzzy's Dude Food-approved tacos​Had your fill of pricey concessions at Cowboys Stadium? Want something a bit more authentic to help you remember your time around the big game? No better way for us to send you on your way than with a few suggestions for tacos, which has rap ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Dude Food First Look: Lockhart Smokehouse

    Noah W. Bailey​A few dozen Oak Cliff residents and barbecue addicts braved the frozen streets and frigid temperatures to enjoy opening day this morning at Lockhart Smokehouse, the highly awaited new 'cue joint in the Bishop Arts District. As of 1 p.m., the place was out of meat, but luckily Dude F ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Request Lines Now Open For Tomorrow Night's Kosher Christmas Music Show on The Ticket

    Former News-man-turned-Lodge'r Michael Precker grabbed this last night at the kosher Tom Thumb in Preston Forest, which clearly doesn't want to wind up on Robert Jeffress's Grinch List.​If you listen to KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), perhaps you've heard: Tomorrow night, from 9 till midnight, I'm yet ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Chili Cook-Off To Spice Up Cliff Fest Sunday

    The stock photo that accompanied Go Oak Ciiff's initial entry about the Cliff Fest chili cook-off. What's wrong with this picture?​Does this sound familiar? There's going to be a street festival this weekend in the Bishop Arts District featuring a cooking contest and blues covers played by middle- ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    The Buzz On The Fuzz

    Noah W. Bailey​Fuzzy's Taco Shop6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 380214-370-8226Dude Factor: 9, or Peach Fuzz, on a scale of 1 (Fuzzy Wuzzy) to 10 (Fuzzbox)A lot of people around here seem to think this whole taco thing is getting out of hand--just in the past few months, we've seen the opening of ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Fried Chicken, Plus Confusion Equals Good Stuff

    Noah W. Bailey​Chicken House (Plus?)4839 Gaston Ave.214-370-0800Dude Factor: 9, or Animal House, on a scale of 1, Little House on the Prairie, to 10, the Playboy Mansion. By the time we made it to Chicken House (Plus?) yesterday--Did it test positive for chicken? Does the "plus" refer to pickles? ... More >>

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    July 18, 2010

    What It Was Like: Boys Named Sue, The Naptime Shake and Fox & The Bird at the DOMAXXII Showcase

    All photos by Patrick MichelsFox & The Bird kept things in line at La Grange on Saturday night.​Boys Named SueLa Grange10 p.m.What can be said now about the Boys Named Sue that hasn't been said already over their rabble-rousing course of recent history? Not much, really, but we'll give it a sh ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Burger Girl Has Some Nice Buns

    Noah W. BaileyWe asked this burger out for dinner and a movie.​Burger Girl4444 McKinney Ave.214-253-2666Dude Factor: 10, or Pulp Fiction, on a scale of 1, Fast Food Nation, to 10.When we drove by the old La Cubanita on McKinney and noticed a new burger joint in its place a few weeks ago, we were s ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Guess Where Dirk's Eating

    Alexander FloresHe's so tall, y'all.​He just delivered one of the most efficient playoff performances in NBA history. He's got a lot of tape to watch. He's got a zeppelin-sized hankering for some Mexican food. And he really, really wants to hang out with his friends from the Dallas Observer.Can yo ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Nice Brisket, Toots

    Snow's BBQ516 Main St.Lexington, TexasNoah W. BaileyThe line at Snow's. At 10:20 a.m.​Dude Factor: 10, or Billy Joe Shaver, on a scale of 1 (Beth Toben) to 10.On a recent weekend trip to College Station to visit my fiance's parents, I found myself with a few free hours on a Saturday while my lady ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Dallas Observer Names Noah W. Bailey Food Critic

    Merritt MartinNew Dallas Observer food critic Noah W. Bailey, whose face is partially obscured to protect his anonymity.​After an extensive search, the Dallas Observer is proud to announce the promotion of Night & Day editor and frequent City of Ate contributor Noah W. Bailey to the position o ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Dude Food: Burgers of the Northland

    Noah W. Bailey​JG's Old Fashioned Hamburgers12101 Greenville Ave.972-644-8628Dude Factor: 9, or James Garner , on a scale of 1 (Ike, Taylor or Zac Hanson) to 10 (Wayne Coyne) Amigos, I have a confession to make. To me, anything north of Royal Lane might as well be Oklahoma. But since I've had some ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Dude Food: Pappy's Old Fashioned Hamburger Co.

    Noah W. BaileyTears on my burger, pain in my heart, caused by yoooooooooou.​Pappy's Old Fashioned Hamburger Co.1475 W Mockingbird Lane214-678-0760Dude Factor: 9, or Pappy Van Winkle, on a scale of 1(Big Papi) to 10 (W. Lee "Pappy" O' Daniel)Today I decided to venture afield for new Dude Food adven ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Dude Food: Pollo Campero

    Noah W. BaileyEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Pollo Camperomultiple locationsDude Factor: 8, or Jaime Viñals, on a scale of 1 (Sergio Andrade) to 10 (Daphne Zuniga)The logo for Pollo Campe ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Forever Young Records Tosses Its Hat Into The National Record Store Day Party Ring

    OK, so it's not Good Records' National Record Store Day party lineup--not even close, really--but Alrington's Forever Young Records, a personal favorite of our own Noah W. Bailey's, has announced its own little celebration for the two-year-old holiday, and it includes, among others, Austin's Asleep ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    The Weekly Podcast: Scoping Out The Local SXSW Performers

    In this week's installment of the DC9 at Night Podcast, Merritt Martin, Noah W. Bailey and I huddled up to talk about some of the bands from the region that made the cut and were asked to perform at SXSW 2009's sanctioned showcases. And we tackled some tough, tough topics, too. Who were we happy to ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Poster Of The Week: The Me-Thinks, Bastardos De Sancho, Stag Film

    This week's Poster of the Week, or POW as the kids aren't calling it, is for Friday's Double-Wide show featuring the grimy sleaze-rock of Stag Film, the gritty garage rock of Bastardos De Sancho and straight-forward rawk from Fort Worth's Shittiest Band. Once again, not a unanimous choice. Calendar ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    The End Of The End Of Year Lists: Noah W. Bailey's Favorite Albums Of 2008

    Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one m ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Best in Dallas Music, 2008: The Podcast

    For whatever reason, we were feeling like a real team last week--so much so that we gathered up most of the music writing crew here at the Observer and packed everyone into my spacious fake college dorm room office to talk about our favorite local releases of the year (and to take very unlively pict ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Poster Of The Week: Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis and Les Americains

    This Poster of the Week was created in-house at C3 Presents, the Austin promotions and event planning company behind the ACL Music Festival, booking at Emo's and Stubb's, and tomorrow night's Club Dada bill featuring Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears (a Noah Bailey favorite) ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    September 12, 2008
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    August 6, 2008

    Last Night: The Hold Steady at The Loft

    The Hold Steady The Loft at Palladium August 5, 2008 Better Than: Jay Reatard on $55 worth of acid. The biggest spazz in the best bar band in America. (Noah Bailey) Craig Finn is a total spazz. On stage Tuesday night with his band the Hold Steady, he was seemingly care free, dancing like a go ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Road Show: Shearwater's CD Release Party in Austin

    Shearwater at Austin's The Parish (Noah W. Bailey) Shearwater CD Release Party The Parish in Austin Thursday, May 29, 2008 Better Than: The last several Okkervil River shows I’ve seen. Former Okkervil River side project Shearwater showed just how far it has come Thursday night at Austin’s Par ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Tom Waits Announces Upcoming Tour, Plays Dallas on June 23

    Word came down from the mountain this A.M. that the world’s greatest carnival barker and balladeer, Tom Waits, will grace the stage of the Palladium Ballroom on June 23, his first Dallas appearance since, oh, 1979 or so. (If you’re interested in a road trip, he’ll also be playing El Paso, Hous ... More >>

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    March 4, 2008

    Democracy's Rewarding. And Dull.

    Far as you know, this is not Noah Bailey. Just got back from my caucus at Eduardo Mata Elementary School in East Dallas, where 99 people showed up (approximately one third of our voter turnout). Personally I was hoping for some more fireworks -- you know, a couple of thrown chairs, some screaming, a ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008

    More From the Obama Rally: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

    Noah W. Bailey Noah snapped this photo at 9 this morning -- about the time he'd usually be waking up. For most of my 27 years, Democratic rallies in Dallas have been -- how should I put this? -- rather intimate affairs, with maybe a few hundred people even at big events, the vast majority of them f ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008
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    August 23, 2007
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    July 19, 2007

    Will Johnson Only Wants 2 See U Laughing in the "Purple Rain"

    We hope some of you were able to catch the excellent Centro-matic show at the Granada last Friday (if you didn’t, Jesse Hughey’s take on the shindig can be found here). It was the following night, however, that saw the band really letting loose, playing a private wedding party at the Double Wide ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Best Podcast Theme Song Ever

    Really don't know how I missed out on the DallasGayPod; seems like something I shoulda been hipped to months ago. But now that I've discovered it, I want to direct your attention to its theme song, which you can download as a ringtone should you so desire it. And you should, because once you hear it ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007
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    January 4, 2007

    2006 TOP 10

    More Top 10 lists from our writers

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    August 29, 2006

    Romancing the Stone

    This is Noah Bailey, and he is "throwing the stone." We have other pictures of him "passing a stone." We kept those to ourselves. Sunday afternoon my compatriots and I found ourselves driving toward Duncanville in the middle of a raging thunderstorm. Why, you ask? Olympic dreams, that's why. You se ... More >>

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    June 26, 2006

    Show Up, 6/26/06

    If you don't have to wake up early tomorrow, then you have no excuse to skip the Band of Horses concert at Hailey's tonight. Noah W. Bailey lauded the Seattle band in his recent interview with lead singer Ben Bridwell, though we were unable to make room for stories about his love for his PSP and a b ... More >>

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    June 14, 2006

    Blog This Fest

    With the giant music festivals of summer upon us, music bloggers across the land have been typing the skin right off their fingertips, hoping to document all the things (the bands, the bizarre weather, the hippies) that make events like Sasquatch, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza so memorable. Obviously, a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006

    Kickin' It In Aisle Five

    We didn't get the budget for a DOMA documentary, so here's a quick behind-the-scenes rundown instead

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    April 27, 2006
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    April 14, 2006

    Good Lovin'

    When Good Records announced it would close for a week to move from Deep Ellum to its shiny new Lower Greenville location, record nerds like me gasped, frightened at the prospect of not being able to buy our favorite indie releases that Tuesday. When the store re-opened at its new location a week aft ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Dallas Music Partners declare: "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled musicians."

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    August 18, 2005
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    November 20, 2003

    The Zapruder Sequence

    The Zapruder Sequence (Self-released)

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