Noah Bailey

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    February 10, 2011

    Seven Valentine Suggestions for That Special Some-Guy in Your Life

    It ain't V Day without a laser-sighted cross bow.​It's time the guys got a little attention on Valentine's Day. The pressure to fork over for chocolates, roses, diamonds, a week's salary on a "special" V Day prix fixe meal that many would consider highway robbery weighs on a brother. After all, yo ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Our Critics' Year-End Top Tens: Noah W. Bailey Picks Swedish Crooner Joel Alme's Waiting For The Bells As The Year's Best

    In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year. But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists. So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right here.​In-house Americana obsessive Noah ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    First, He Was Tron. Then, The Big Lebowski. Now, Dirk Nowitzki's Navin R. Johnson.

    Back in April we ran that Dirk Nowitzki film festival alluded to in the headline. Cute stuff, especially Dirk as The Dude. Tonight at the AAC, when Your Dallas Mavericks take on the Shaq-less Boston Celtics, debuts another addition to the filmography starring Dirk as Steve Martin as The Jerk. Sneak ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets For Tonight's Phosphorescent Show At The Kessler

    Unfortunately, Willie Nelson will not be joining Phosphorescent at tonight's show. But chances are you'll hear a Willie song or two.​Have we mentioned yet how stoked we are about tonight's Phosphorescent show at The Kessler? Oh yeah, I guess we have. Writes Noah W. Bailey in this week's print supp ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    A New Day Dawns

    Noah W. BaileyHistory is upon us.​Chick-Fil-A's Spicy Chicken SandwichDude Factor: 10, or Foghorn Leghorn, on a scale of 1 (Camilla), to 10.A few weeks back it came to our attention that Chick-Fil-A was taking reservations for free VIP samples of its new spicy chicken sandwich, a fact that sent wa ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Dude Food Eats Fruit For Once (And Likes It)

    Noah W. Bailey​El Tizoncito3404 W. Illinois Ave., Suite 100214-330-0839Dude Factor: 9, or Porky Pig, on a scale of 1 (Miss Piggy) to 10 (Hogzilla)Oak Cliff's El Tizoncito is not your run-of-the-mill, hole-in-the-wall taqueria. It's located in an old Starbucks for one, so it's a bit nicer than your ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to the Mayer Hawthorne Show Tonight at The Loft

    In this week's paper, Noah W. Bailey, who's been sold on Mayer Hawthorne and his retro-Moown cool for some time now, does his best to sell you on Hawthorne, too, in advance of tonight's performance from the man at The Loft. Writes Bailey:Hawthorne turned out one of the best soul records in decades w ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Because, Look, Everything Looks Better When Covered in Snow, Especially Dallas

    Patrick MichelsLooking across Main Street Garden this morning​This weather update from Unfair Park HQ: Yes it's still snowing. Walking through downtown this morning was like taking a stroll around Minneapolis: steaming, snow-caked trucks kicking up road slush and huddled smokers hiding under umbre ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Another Year At City Of Ate

    ​We understand City of Ate is an, um, unusual blog.The Dallas market was already well-served, when we started up, by outlets breaking news tidbits, speculating on rumors, providing forums on topics of the day and such. So we conceived of a 'magazine-style' blog--a venue for recurring articles, som ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Dude Food: Taqueria La Paloma

    Noah W. BaileySure, they look a little pale and sickly here, but trust me...​Taqueria La Palomamultiple locationsDude Factor: 8, or company Christmas party, on a scale of 1 (kids' birthday party) to 10 (bachelor party)My first trip to Taqueria La Paloma was mostly the result of accident and misfor ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Dude Food: Avila's

    Noah W. BaileySeriously, Avila's, somebody could have parked there.​Avila's 4714 Maple Ave.214-520-2700Dude Factor: 8, or "Nuevo Laredo", on a scale of  1 ("Stays in Mexico") to 10 ("El Paso")A wise man once said "don't shit where you eat, kid." Whoever built Avila's blatantly ignored his adv ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Dude Food: Great American Hero

    ​Great American Hero4001 Lemmon Ave.214-521-2070Dude Factor: 5, or Fred Savage, on a scale of 1 (Ricky Schroder) to 10 (Michael J. Fox). Considering the waves of ill-advised '80s nostalgia still sweeping through your local Urban Outfitters, one would think a place like Great American Hero would be ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Bonnie "Prince" Billy at the Granada Theater

    Bonnie "Prince" BillyGranada TheaterJune 6, 2009Better Than: The George Strait concert at Cowboys Stadium, or pretty much anything else any of you suckers were doing on Saturday night.Noah W. BaileyOpening with a ramshackle version of the Stanley Brothers classic "Nobody's Darling on Earth," it was ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Burning Question: What's Going On At City Of Ate?

    Hey, wait a minute...this is a government waste disposal schedule.Someone posted a comment under our new Veggie Girl segment this week wanting some kind of alert when the column pops up--RSS, we think they called it.The Burning Question crew, of course, knows nothing about technology...which is prob ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Giveaway: Two Pairs Of Tickets To Catch Lykke Li At The Granada Tomorrow Night

    As Observer contributor Aaron Jentzen mentioned in this week's paper (and as Noah Bailey and I discussed in last week's podcast), the latest Swedish dance-pop sensation, Lykke Li, will be bringing her funky, subdued beats and her delicate, subdued vocals to the Granada Theater tomorrow night to per ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Good Friday: The Friday The 13th and Valentine's Day Edition

    OK. First off, sorry if this is coming a little late in the day and if our descriptions of these shows are a little shorter than usual. A couple unanticipated developments (like the SXSW complete schedule announcement, for instance) got us a little derailed this afternoon. But enough handcuffing. O ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    The Weekly Podcast: Slobberbone's Reunion, NX35's Prospects, Black Tie Dynasty's Break-Up. Plus: The Me-Thinks! And Show Previews!

    In this week's installment of the DC9 at Night podcast, Noah Bailey, Jesse Hughey and I tackle some serious, serious local music issues, like the Slobberbone reunion, the hopefully not-so-meager prospects of the upcoming NX35 festival in Denton and Black Tie Dynasty's breakup.We also talk more on Th ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Dallas Native David Berman Of The Silver Jews Calls It Quits, Maybe

    One-time Dallas native David Berman, the mastermind behind longtime indie folk favorite (20 years!) the Silver Jews, has reportedly decided to end his project.The news is all over the web this morning--Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME and many other places, too, I'm sure--and for devoted fans of Berman's w ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Top 10 Most Erotic Christmas Songs

    10. "Backdoor Santa," Clarence CarterBelieve it or not, Carter had a career before "Strokin'".

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    December 16, 2008

    Dude Food: Grimaldi's

    Grimaldi's Pizzeria3636 McKinney, Suite 190214-559-4611 Last night my ladyfriend and I decided on a pizza dinner at Grimaldi's in the West Village. If you haven't been yet, Grimaldi's is the first Dallas location of the chain which has served famously delicious coal-fired pizza pies to dudes like F ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    The Top 10 NBA Beards I Could Think of After Gregg Popovich Reminded Me Last Night How Cool Beards Could Be

    Since I'm drowning in deadline, hirsute Observer Night & Day Editor Noah Bailey is kind enough - bold enough - to stand in. Noah, take it away: After the Mavs beat Baron Davis' Clippers last week, I couldn't help but reconsider Davis' much-ballyhooed place in the pantheon of NBA beards. A 4-17 reco ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Wild Time At The Well

    When a box of bottled water samples from Mineral Wells arrived at the office this week, I claimed it immediately. I’m an unabashed snob who grimaces at tap water. At home I filter it through my PUR contraption before considering a drink. When I’m out and about it's the bottled variety, even ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    September 21, 2008

    Last Night: Silver Jews At Hailey's Club

    Silver Jews Hailey's Club September 20, 2008 Better Than: Robert Wilonsky’s “Till 2” show on The Ticket...if only for a night. David Berman got a warm reception at Hailey's. (Noah W. Bailey) Local Silver Jews fans had been waiting some 14 years by the time the band took the stage last nigh ... More >>

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    June 24, 2008

    Just When We Were Wondering What Happened To Those Awesome Good Records In-Stores...

    Literally, just last week, Noah Bailey and I were whining to one another about the lack of in-store performances at Good Records of late. Basically, it meant our weekend days had become really boring. Now, I can't speak for Noah, but my weekend days had basically devolved into a weird mix of VH1 c ... More >>

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    June 14, 2008
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    May 9, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    My Morning Jacket's Palladium Date Officially Announced

    OK, so this isn't really news, per se--anyone who's been to the Palladium recently has seen this on the venue's TV screens--but My Morning Jacket, who our sister paper LA Weekly just deemed the "best live band in the world," officially announced today its upcoming August 23 show at the Palladium Bal ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    The Big Caucus, Or: The Smell of Nachos and a Daytime Emmy-Winner

    Going on a voting Spree: At bottom, Julie Doyle and Tim DeLaughter stump for Hillary Clinton before Saturday's senatorial district convention on the SMU campus. I spent Saturday serving as a delegate at the Fightin’ 16th Senatorial District’s Democratic Convention at SMU’s Moody Coliseum, and ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008

    Our Final Obama Rally Post: The Video and Photos Edition

    Brian Harkin Twenty bucks this photo winds up on this Web site before the end of the week. A few end-of-the-day options for your viewing pleasure (or not, if you happen to be killing time till the Huckabee-in in Plano): You can view Noah Bailey and art director Alex Flores' team-up slideshow, one f ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    January 15, 2008

    Jackin’ Your J. Erik Jonsson

    A question: Does this mean Dave Levinthal is the new Carl Monday? As Levinthal writes in this tasty tongue-twister of a sentence, “Easy availability of pornography at Dallas' libraries also pits two strong interests against each other: Those who don't believe a taxpayer-funded facility designe ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007

    Dude, You Look Just Like…

    Ladies and gents, this is a touch navel-gazing, but we have a celebrity here in the office, (in our midst, folks!). We just can’t figure out which one. That’s where you come in. See, our Night & Day man (and frontman of the Naptime Shake), Noah W. Bailey resembles about a gazillion different lai ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007
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    August 1, 2007
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    March 30, 2007

    A Formerly Vibroluxurious Singer, Kim Pendleton's New Band is Totally Worth a Listen...and Looksee, Yessir

    We have to say, The BAcksliders may be Dallas' most relentless self-promoters (they're also relentless proponents of awkward capitalization). Not only did they send us copies of their debut full-length and recently released pink vinyl 45; they sent them to every writer on staff -- even Matt Pulle. W ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    Hey, Brothers and Sisters, Come Out to Hear, uh, Brothers and Sisters

    In this week's paper version of Unfair Park you'll find our preview of tonight's New Riders of the Purple Sage show at the Granada, which kicks off promptly at 8 p.m. with a set by Austin's Brothers and Sisters, our favorite new act from the 512. The band first caught our attention at last year's So ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    So Very Beck-cellent!

    This is either a pic of Beck of Police guitarist Andy Summers. One of them was in town last night. If the last-minute, sold-out "Beck Jam" at Gypsy Tea Room last night proved anything, it's that Scientologists know how to party. (But only within reason: A female roadie pulled double duty as a bodyg ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    Snakes Dancing

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Or evil snakes. Whatever. Some things in life just don't live up to the hype. Take the 2006 NBA Finals, for example. Or the "Awesome" Blossom. Or Midlake. There are those rare occasions, ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006

    Get Out, 08/10/06

    Those of you not attending the Spoon for Cancer Party in Fort Worth (or the Eels show at Gypsy Tea Room) would be wise to make the trek up to Denton tonight, where a fine double bill awaits you at Rubber Gloves. Headliners Ladyhawk hail from the same Vancouver, British Columbia, scene that produced ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006

    It's an Illusion!

    Copperfield brings his magic to Fort Worth's Bass Hall

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    April 13, 2006

    Why, Wide, Why?

    Celebrated indie-rock dive the Double Wide announced its closure on Monday. Or did it?

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    March 30, 2006

    Why a Low-Rent "Us" Calls Us

    In case you, like, didn't know already, Kevin "Coattails" Federline will be at the new Club X this weekend--and he might even bring his knocked-up sugar mama. An editor for Life & Style Weekly even called the Observer offices Wednesday, desperately seeking that well-connected someone who could tail ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006


    Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.

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    June 30, 2005

    Taking a Bite

    Grassroots promotion shows up at Mom's doorstep

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