Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars play old school rockabilly with a fire and passion that is often missing from the hordes of retro-shtick, dress up cover bands that plague many music scenes. With a campy sense of humor and a ferocious persona, Lenz is a visual and musical magnet. Although Lenz grew up in S ... More >>
Another month has ended and that month has given us even more peeks into the social media world of local acts through the use of everyone's favorite new platform, the Vine. Like we said last month, for those of you who aren't familiar with Vine, it's Twitter's new app that is basically a way for peo ... More >>
As Untapped festival headliner Deer Tick prepared to take the stage closing beer booths, an impromptu chorus of the "Star Spangled Banner" emitted from the front of the crowd, and grew louder with every verse as it felt like the entire fest joined in to sing our national anthem. Immediately after we ... More >>
What will happen to all the books?
Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>
There's a briefing for council today on whether or not our public library system sucks. Looks like the verdict will be that it does not totally suck, but it should, because we do. The briefing is based on a nationwide bench-marking system Dallas participates in with most other second-tier cities in ... More >>
The longtime owners of the Dallas Observer have sold the paper and its 12 Village Voice Media sister publications to a group of VVM executives, creating a new holding company and cutting ties with Backpage.com, the controversial classified advertising company. So: We have new owners, but the same o ... More >>
Chuy's is now a publicly traded enchilada maker. This morning they offered nearly 6 million shares on the NASDAQ exchange for $13 each. By noon the stock prices had risen16 percent to $15.20, indicating Wall Street is at least temporarily bullish on Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom enchiladas. Chuy's plans ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
Friday, February 3, at 406 Arts
City Hall turns back on fudged numbers for bike lanes.
Breaking Down The Sights and Sounds of Saturday's Dueling Shows.
Brownstone's Casey ThompsonProving once again that Austin has a Justin Bieber-like hold on culinary chroniclers' heartstrings, chefs from the capital city scored four of the ten slots in Food & Wine's online "The People's Best New Chef" competition. For the first time ever, Food & Wine's add ... More >>
There was a piece in this morning's New York Times about how Austin's now the top destination for the young American, all right. So notes Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, who adds Dallas to the list of Top Five destinations for the highly coveted 25-to-34-year-old. Only a few years ... More >>
Again, something with which to occupy your time while we wait on return calls ...This time, it's a New York Post piece that ran a couple of days back from a local scribe of note who writes that no way, no how would he move to New York City, even if they do have real bagels. It's been e-mailed and ... More >>
Via EaterWe'd like to six-shoot that Nacho Whopper outta here.Dear Burger King, we'd like to request to live outside test markets. The fast food chain currently is testing its "Nacho Whopper" (comes in a double) in the Netherlands, and we couldn't be happier. Keep that nacho thing away from us. Y ... More >>
On Monday, FOX News's Gretchen "Still on MySpace" Carlson -- a former KXAS'er, for those who've forgotten and how could you? -- reported that the Los Angeles Police Department has ordered 10,000 jetpacks, which sounds totally ... what's the opposite of reasonable? Problem is, as Raw Story and Gaw ... More >>
Lucy Wrubel has been DJing for over a decade now. The stand up comedian turned DJ got her start in Rome Italy, where she found she could overcome the language barrier through music. "I found myself unable to communicate with the locals, unless I was choosing the music." Wrubel says, "After spen ... More >>
Some of the winners of the 21 National Endowment for the Arts grants handed out Thursday know precisely how -- and where -- that money will be spent. In Los Angeles, the $100,000 awarded through the Mayors' Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative will go toward the mixed-use Broadway ... More >>
Alexander FloresWearing this shirt's an easy way to pick a fight with the guy standing behind you.On Saturday, at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Warped Tour brought its particular brand of headbang rock to rain-soaked Dallas. Bands included Andrew W.K., Motion City Soundtrack, Sum 41, Maxwe ... More >>
Clayton HauckThe Hood InternetThe Hood Internet is playing The Loft tonight, and as Pete explained earlier in the week, "White people really like hearing their favorite rap lines placed over their favorite indie rock anthems," which is what The Hood Internet does really well. And since the theme ... More >>
The above, poorly-lit clip finds concert promoter Kevin Lyman (he of Warped Tour creation fame) apologizing to the music fans in Dallas, Houston, San Diego and Phoenix for the fact that, due to low ticket sales, scheduled stops from his new Country Throwdown tour, which features Montgomery Gentry, J ... More >>
Courtesy Preservation Dallas311 N. Edgefield Avenue in Oak Cliff, before and after its restorationWe're still waiting for Preservation Dallas's list of endangered properties -- that should be ready by the end of the month. But till then, it has announced the winners of its Eleventh Annual Preserv ... More >>
This is happening, folks.As you're probably already aware, we're embarking on the mother of all weekends. That's right; Edgefest is upon us. By now, you might have tried your luck at winning one of our ticket giveaways--after all, what self respecting Limp Bizkit fan wouldn't? But if trying to ... More >>
Thursday, September 6, at Andy's, Denton
See a French view of Egypt at Beaux Arts
Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie
Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie
The upscale casual Houston's is a well-oiled machine
Yoshi's brings Japanese sensibilities to an American dining habit
Chow Thai celebrates the shameful splendor of fried food