Paul Quigg

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    December 11, 2013

    Diana Prevenslik, Rockabilly and Roller Derby Star, is the Kessler's New Marketing Manager

    Diana Prevenslik has plenty of experience with Dallas culture. She was a member of rockabilly outfit Sawed Off Sick and also a skater -- a good skater, at that. In the world of Texas Rollerderby, she was "Panther City Princess" under the Dallas Derby Devils. Prevenslik also spent time serving in the ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    How to Piss Off Your Sound Guy in Five Steps

    A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to some of the best live sound engineers in Dallas. Those people voluntarily run complicated circuits late at night in rooms full of beer and idiots. Our hats are off to them. Alan Ayo, who wrote that post, asked each of them what their pet peeves were. Turns ou ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Nine of the Best Live Sound Engineers in Dallas

    Here's a few of the folks who bend over backwards, often for peanuts, to produce live local music. A disclaimer: This is not a complete list -- there are plenty of great sound engineers in Dallas, and these are just a few of our favorites. Note also that this doesn't include Denton or Fort Worth -- ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    DC-9 Presents a Very Special Tribute to The Nervebreakers

    Nowadays, the chance to see The Nervebreakers live is shrinking smaller than a diaper pin on a denim jacket. So, to help all fans of Dallas punk who might not have been around when the band was making local music history, DC-9 asked a few prominent figures about their memories of The Nervebreakers f ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Kessler's Melissa Hennings Tends Bar and Shoots Your Favorite Bands

    See also: Kessler front-of-house man Paul Quigg finds a niche in Oak Cliff Melissa Davis Hennings stumbled into photography, really: Her first shot was The Black Keys. But taking photos of local bands isn't how she makes ends meet. She's the bar manager at The Kessler, an ideal gig for someone with ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Preview: Hotel Tesseract at LaGrange

    Thursday, March 29, at LaGrange

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    November 1, 2011

    Kessler Theater Front-Of-House Man Paul Quigg Finds a Niche in Oak Cliff

    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. Paul Quigg​Back in the day, Paul Quigg played in some amazing and important local music acts in these ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    The Story of N.W.A.'s "Boyz-n-the-Hood" and The First Time It Ever Earned Radio Airplay

    ​Today marks the 20th anniversary of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, the film that, in many ways, put the tragic world of Los Angeles street culture into our nation's collective consciousness. Really, it's a point relative to nothing other than the fact that it might make a few of us feel old. A ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Deep Ellum Native Wes Garratt Will Pour Your Drink and Take Song Requests As DJ Wes Metal

    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.Wes Garratt​Behind the mixer, he's warmed up for Tripping Daisy, Bowling For Soup, Satellite Party ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Local Music 'Mericans: Kyle Thomas Drummed For Your Favorite Local Band, And Now He Makes Your New Favorites Look Good On Stage.

    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. Kyle Thomas​Kyle Thomas has been the drummer for Reverend Horton Heat, Shallow Reign, The Daylight ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Decadent Dub Team, Fracturing the Mash-Up

    DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles​ The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Go With God, Joe Christ

    The watch-listed Danny Hurley sends the sad news: Joe Christ -- filmmaker, musician, provocateur, parent and all-'round hell-raiser -- died on Father's Day. According to the Facebook memorial page to which the faithful have been posting fond memories and farewells, he passed away in his sleep -- hea ... More >>

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    June 20, 2009

    Groundbreaking Developments at the Kessler

    Barry KoodaMayor Tom Leppert, far left, and Edwin Cabaniss, in the white shirt fourth from left, put shovel to cement at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff.Family obligations kept me away from the official groundbreaking at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, about which we first told you in early May. ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    In Oak Cliff, An Effort to Resurrect the Kessler

    View Larger MapSome of you may have noticed that yesterday, in the item about Kidd Springs in Oak Cliff, Jeff Liles posted a link to a video you'll find after the jump, along with the rather cryptic note: "Speakin' of the OC, we have this to look forward to next year:" Ah, but what, precisely, is th ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Karen Finley and the Delicate Art of Disgust

    In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    The Myth of Rhett Miller's Mythologies

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Rhett Miller's solo debut Mythologies, which I've still got somewhere -- it hides in a closet, no doubt in youthful shame. Doubt there'll be a double-disc deluxe reissue; oh, not if I can help it. Though, rather unbelievably, someone's selling their autographe ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Echoes And Reverberations: Hitchhiking Along Post-Industrial Boulevard

    Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2000


    Vibrolux (Last Beat Records)

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    July 22, 1999

    Vibrolux, at last

    Kim Pendleton and Paul Quigg return

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    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

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    January 7, 1999

    Requiem for a sax player

    Will Clay died an unsung minor hero of Dallas rock and roll

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

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    November 30, 1995

    There's a tear in his beer

    Carrol Collyer struggles to pay the tab at Naomi's Lounge

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    October 19, 1995

    Big drummer boy

    Funland's Will Johnson steps out from behind the kit