• Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Here Are All the Places It's Apparently Cooler for Young People to Live than Dallas

    There are many words that come to mind when you think of Dallas. "Barbecue," for one. A lot of traffic-related phrases too, like "road construction," "highway overpasses" or "valet parking." But three surprising adjectives connected to Dallas are "young," "broke" and "single," at least according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    13 Shows To See This Weekend (Because It's Friday the 13th)

    School of Seven Bells, Air Review, Calhoun, The AngelusSaturday, April 14, at Fort Worth Modern Art Museum It's hard to deny this show as being one of the biggest this weekend. Kind of strange, though, that School of Seven Bells' last three trips to the Metroplex have only seen one show in Dallas -- ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    So Why Did the Dallas Country Club Really Set Off Fireworks Last Night?

    Over on the News' ice cream blog, Robert Wilonsky reports that North Dallas was baffled last night by an unexpected firework display, allegedly to help celebrate the new clubhouse at the Dallas Country Club. But we all know that a little clubhouse opening isn't enough to warrant fireworks in the Pa ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011
  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Archers of Loaf, The Globes

    Sunday, June 12, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Kirtland Records' Tami Thomsen Tells Us About Her Start, What She Sees In The Label's Future

    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 Thomsen​As a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    DISD Superintendent Hinojosa Comments -- Kinda -- on Reports That He's Moving to Vegas

    ​I was on the phone with a Dallas Independent School Board trustee just seconds ago -- a trustee, mind you, who had not heard there were reports and a yeah-sure-maybe? that DISD Superintendent Michael Hinjosa's outta here, possibly as early as tomorrow, to take the Las Vegas gig -- when the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Nebraska: Out. Big 12: Gone?

    Bye-bye Big, um, Red?​Since 1994 we've enjoyed the Big 12 Conference. Offices based here. Alumni living here. Championship games played here. Savor it. Because, perhaps as early as Friday, it begins to crumble. With the Big 12 having slapped a Friday deadline on Nebraska to essentially comm ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    Reverend Horton Heat, The Von Ehrics

    Saturday, December 19, at the Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    Incubus,The Duke Spirit

    Saturday, August 22,at Center

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys: Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust

    Quick takes from a Wednesday's minicamp workout at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium: *Tony Romo says the story that appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about him being told to lose weight is total bullshit. "That never happened," Romo said with a smile. "It just didn't." ... *From what I co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Clearing Out the Mailroom: Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.The Jones' (Dallas)down in my dreamsFrat-friendly acoustic Americana. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    City Needs Just a Little More of Passengers' Dough to Pay for Love Field Renovations

    In October 2007, the Dallas City Council's Transportation and Environment Committee took up the issue of a proposed passenger facility charge for folks flying out of Love Field. The reason? The council was looking for ways to fund the capital improvements as part of the Love Field Modernization Prog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Tonight at NX35: The Out-of-Towners Come Into Play.

    Aubrey Edwards Moth FightWell, for all the folks who were complaining that NX35 featured too many local acts, you can't really complain about tonight. There's Monotonix (Tel Aviv, Israel), Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (Chicago), Beep Beep (Omaha), Sybris (Chicago), Black Gold (Brooklyn) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Yesterday at NX35: Mike Seman's Thoughts On Indie Rock And Urban Development

    It's a story we've all heard before:  Artists move into the cheap end of town, start doing ...  whatever it is artists do, and pretty soon developers, city officials and moneyed trophy wives all want a piece of the scene. This "gentrification," as it's known in places like Asheville an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    10 Questions: Jim White

    It would be difficult to imagine dining and Dallas without the presence of longtime radio star and founder--with wife Vicki Briley White--of Savor Dallas.Over the years, White has hosted the KRLD Restaurant Show, served as a food columnist and even helped develop the city's annual Restaurant Week, g ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    What About Bob?

    Laugh openly at Robert Hawkins

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Tonight: Go Crash Audio And A Kidnap in Color At The Door in Plano

    I know that those who contribute to this blog--including me--have not been overly kind to bands of the emo variety. Sorry, but shows that start at 6:30 p.m. in Plano (especially on a Tuesday) just don't seem to warrant the attention of a weekend event at a venue in Dallas. Ah, but that's not the cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Burning Question: Which Ingredients Do Chefs Hate To Work With?

    How would you like to slice into these everyday? Lobsters are easy. We mean that in a culinary sense. Bind up the pincers, drop them in water and commence to melting some butter. Likewise steak: a dash of salt, another of pepper and a crackling grill—that’s all there is to it, pretty much. In f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Snowball's Chance

    Schroeder promotes her Buffett bio

  • Music

    August 7, 2008

    The Faint, Shy Child, Jaguar Love

    Tuesday, August 12, at Palladium Ballroom

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Tim Halperin Hits The Chicken Ranch, Then Heads Home To Omaha

    Fort Worth singer/songwriter Tim Halperin plays his final area show this Friday at the Chicken Ranch, a club located in the Stockyards. The TCU student will then be off to his hometown of Omaha for a few months to reconnect with his roots. “The guys I used to play with are all in Omaha,” says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Welcome to Hell: Or, Good Luck Getting Out of DFW, Suckers.

    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport All the seats in Terminal C at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were empty late Thursday afternoon. At each gate, 20 to 30 people, most loaded down with duffel bags or with small suitcases at their feet, stood bewildered in queue. I was scurrying to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Good News/Bad News: I Love Math To Release New Disc, Tour

    Why doesn't I Love Math love us? Good news first: The new album from I Love Math--you know, the side-project from John Dufilho of The Deathray Davies and, recently, The Apples in Stereo--is going to be called Getting To The Point Is Beside It. It's been slated for a May 27 release. Yippee! The bad ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2006
  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Tilly and the Wall

    Saturday, November 11, at Hailey's, Denton

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Corn Hole?

    This week's paper version of Unfair Park examines the infatuation some Dallas entrepreneurs have with renewable fuels--go-go juices like corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel. It's a warm, fuzzy feel-good article; you know, fuels grown in the heartland by American farmers who by all accounts ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2006

    The Wright to Fly to...Nebraska

    And you thought we were done with Wright Amendment talk, you silly. Over the weekend, the Sioux City Journal reported that the agreement Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief hashed out last week concerning the abolishing of the Wright Amendment in 2016 ain't enough for Nebras ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    The Legend of Billy Hicks

    Or, why sax player is no longer a viable occupation in rock and roll

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Rilo Kiley, Neva Dinova

    Sunday, May 8, at Trees

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    The Faint, TV on the Radio, Beep Beep

    Friday, November 19, at Ridglea Theater

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    The Good Life

    Tuesday, October 5

  • Music

    June 3, 2004
  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    Organ Donor

    Tim Kasher writes about his ups, downs and everything between in Cursive

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Mixed Up

    The Faint wants you to put the needle on the record and Danse

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Bright Eyes

    April 16

  • Music

    March 27, 2003

    You're Covered

    The Curtain Club/Club Clearview deal will get you in for one low (hopefully) price

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    The Force is With Them

    MossEisley is young and talented. Will that be enough to keep these four siblings and the boy next door away from the music industry's dark side?

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Prodigy Son

    Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst gets Lifted

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    The Faint

    May 10

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Bleed American

    Desaparecidos want to return to a simple kind of life

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Dancer in the Dark

    The Faint's Todd Baechle wants you to get on the floor and dance, dance!

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Holiday road

    Three good bands + one great tour = rock-and-roll fun

  • Film

    July 22, 1999


    Drop Dead Gorgeous isn't likely to win any popularity contests

  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    High school unhinged

    Student council elections fuel a wry examination of hypocrisy and desire

  • Dining

    December 10, 1998

    Pig in a poke

    With mostly tasty meat, Texas de Brazil stumbles over swine

  • Dining

    November 6, 1997

    Transcendental dining

    Delight is in the details at Saigon Bistro

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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