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Pleasant Grove

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Toadies Announce 7th Annual Dia De Los Toadies Lineup

    It's been more than 20 years since the Toadies dropped their signature record, Rubberneck. In fact, maybe you've heard about it. But what really makes the occasion seem significant is that the boys from Fort Worth are still going strong all these years later, gigging regularly around Texas and even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Dallas Euthanized 77 Roosters Seized From a Pleasant Grove Cockfighting Ring

    Just yesterday, Johnson County officials were boasting of breaking up a cockfight outside Alvarado. It was, by most measures, a respectable bust, with 17 people involved and 97 birds seized. But Johnson County? Johnson County's got nothing on Pleasant Grove. This morning, as if to one-up their rura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    The 14 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, January 23-29

    Where to begin? We have a jarring amount of noteworthy shows on this week's calendar. Starting tonight with Neko Case at the Granada Theater, and ending on Wednesday when Parade of Flesh and Red Bull Sound Select bring Fucked Up to Dada- this is the first big show week of the year. This is the sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    A Vickery Meadow Man's Dog Was Hit by a Car, So He Left it to Die in a Dumpster, Police Say

    If anyone deserves a public shaming, it's the guy who allegedly abandoned his injured but still very much alive pit bull in the dumpster of his Vickery Meadow apartment complex on Monday night. For better or worse, that will have to wait. The man wasn't home (or didn't answer the door) when police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The Art of the Drive-Thru Fast-Food Robbery

    With the pace of modern life being what it is, it's become all but impossible to find time for a leisurely sit-down meal or an old-fashioned holdup-style heist. Thank goodness then for the fast-food drive-thru, which offers fast, convenient service to on-the-go burger lovers and time-pressed armed r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    "No Justice for Justice": Animal Rights Activists Are Irate Over Outcome of Puppy-Burning Trial

    Yesterday, 16 months after Justice died from burns suffered at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex, the last of the four men accused of dousing him in lighter fluid and setting him on fire pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges. Richard Valentine, 25, and 19-year-old Darius Ewing, the alleged ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    It's Been a Dangerous Week to be a Pizza Delivery Guy

    First of all, a salute to all the hard-working pizza men and women out there who show up to strangers' homes in sketchy neighborhoods carrying cash and delicious foodstuffs. It's thankless work, and dangerous. Take last night, for instance. At 10:30 p.m., a Pizza Hut driver was delivering some pies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    12 of This Weekend's Best Shows, Starring Triple Play, BrewFest, Mission of Burma and More

    See more in our fully-loaded concert calendar Triple Play: The Relatives, Pleasant Grove, SerynFriday, September 14, at Dallas City Performance HallTriple Play -- in which KXT, the Observer and the Kessler Theater curate a three-band bill -- was rolled out over a few months this past spring. This ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Seven of the Best Drummers in DFW

    I've spent many years behind a drum set. When I go to shows, I almost always catch myself peering at the drummer, no matter how engaging or magnetic the rest of the band is. I've come to admire the drumming of several local drummers from whom I've nicked many riffs and tricks.The following is a list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Justice for Justice, the Burned Puppy, is Now Worth $25,000

    There's nothing like the sad death of an adorable puppy to stir up the police, animal services and the media. That's certainly the case with Justice, the 4-month-old lab-terrier mix doused in lighter fluid and burned in a Pleasant Grove apartment complex on April 4. Justice suffered through a week o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Justice, the Puppy Burned in Pleasant Grove Last Week, Died Last Night

    The caretakers of the puppy who suffered third degree burns over most of his body were optimistic until the very end. But last night, Justice died after some of his wounds became infected and his condition worsened, according to a posting by DFW Rescue Me. The dog was rescued in Pleasant Grove last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2012

    Dallas PD's New Year's Eve, By the Numbers

    WFAA​The Dallas Police Department sends word this morning: It guesstimates 30,000 turned out for last night's Big D NYE in Victory Plaza, otherwise known as the Dallas Stars' post-game party that filled a few hours of Channel 8 airtime in between all that Dick Clarking. And while DWI numbers aren' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Kirtland Records To Release The Boom Boom Box's Debut LP

    Mike BrooksLast night: Baboon's horsehead blues​ Since we've already got Baboon on the brain today -- have you seen the insane slideshow from last night's Scratch Acid show yet? -- let's add one more bit of news. Kirtland Records will be releasing the debut album from The Boom Boom Box, featur ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    Crushed Stars

    Convalescing in Braille Simulacra Records

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets For Pleasant Grove, Mike Graff And Derek Rogers At The Kessler Saturday

    ​Pleasant Grove will be at The Kessler in Oak Cliff Saturday for a very special performance. Not only is it a rare (reunion?) show for the band that for years has been either broken up or on the verge of breakup, depending on who you ask, but they'll be performing their album Auscultation of the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Good Friday: Pleasant Grove, Toadies, B.o.B., RTB2, Queensryche, Ishi, Slobberbone, Spooky Folk, Dark Dark Dark, Trey Songz, Dondria, More...

    ​Dallas has seen many bands come and go. Some put out records that generated a lot of hype, but ultimately were forgotten. Some released albums that defined our music scene and still stand up today. Pleasant Grove is an example of the latter, and their crowning achievement is their album, Ausculta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Last Night, After Dallas Police Kicked Off "Operation Triangle," a Ride-Along!

    Deputy Chief Malik Aziz briefs reporters on Operation Triangle.​I got pretty excited last night when I heard a couple of women were attempting to knife each other in a parking lot in Pleasant Grove. Not, you know, because ladies knifing each other is my thing, but because I really wanted to crank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    What's On the Council's To-Do List Today?

    ​Here, to start your morning, a few highlights from today's 858-page council agenda, which we'll begin with a shout-out to Brad Kirby. Surely you remember him? Back in January, Kirby went down to Dallas City Hall to tell the horseshoe about his stolen dogs. He proposed an ordinance that would make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    At Bachman Station Today, DART Announces Greenlight for the Green Line

    Somebody really shoulda brought Mayor Tom his shades. Awful bright at the Bachman Station today. And, hey, there's Farmers Branch mayor Tim O'Hare smack in the middle!​December 6 -- that's when Dallas Area Rapid Transit officials said the Green Line would be good to go with the completion of the f ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    After City Approves More Than $1 Billion in Bond Funding for South Dallas, Task Force Finds Ways to Spend Another $100 Million

    Sam MertenSeveral members of the Mayor's Southern Dallas Task Force packed the city council chambers Tuesday afternoon as they unveiled plans to revitalize 10 areas of South Dallas. The task force, consisting of approximately 250 folks split into 13 groups, recommended the city include a minimum of ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Man Man,The Boom Boom Box, Giggle Party

    Friday, April 24, at The Lounge on Elm Street

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Digging Deep Holes for the Future

    Those who missed the Carter Albrecht Memorial concert Saturday night at the Granada Theater -- and there were not many who did; it was packed with old friends and familiar faces -- will find it a copy of the show, in its entirety, beginning tomorrow on Pegasus News' site. You will be able to purchas ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    2006 TOP 10

    More Top 10 lists from our writers

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Zac's Tracks o' Wax

    Former Observer music editor Zac Crain has leaked the tentative tracklisting for his double-CD Zac Crain for Mayor campaign fundraiser, and it's somewhat of a doozy. Though the set contains the requisite contributions from Sorta-obvious Barley House drinking buddies such as Olospo, I Love Math and S ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Okkervil River, Pleasant Grove

    Friday, August 18, at Sons of Hermann Hall

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Show Up, 8/11-8/12

    You read it here first: Thesis is gonna be huge. (Just in case.) Friday: Already said it in this week's And Another Thing column, but I can't impress upon you enough how exciting a prospect Thesis is to the city's R&B/neo-soul scene. Her demos are nothing compared to her live show, backed by one hel ... More >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Lost Generation Concert Series

    Saturday, July 22, at the Double Wide

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    The holiday spirt begins with gifts from The Feds, Good Records and Texasgigs.com

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    North Texas New Music Festival

    Friday, September 30, throughout Deep Ellum

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    The Solace Bros, Redbud Revival

    Friday, July 22, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Around Hear

    The best 10 local albums of 2004

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Good Vibrations

    Changes at Good Records, plus news on the Polyphonic Spree and a royalmea culpa

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Waste of Good Air

    More thoughts on the Dallas Observer Music Awards

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Safe at Home

    Dont forget the local boys...and girl

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Various Artists

    Sunny Teriyaki Hamburger Breakfast (Summer Break)

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Totally Hits

    A great year for local music gets better

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    We'll take most of the blame, but not all of it.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Trees closes its doors...for a while

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    We've been trying to tell people for months

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best live music venue

    Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Bluh; Pleasant Grove in Germany; The Early Line; Trees turns 10; Rubber Gloves gets wet; And so much more

  • Music

    June 29, 2000
  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Across the Bar

    Adventure Club's b-day bash; "Surreal" multi-act bills; Funland reunited (sort-of); Get a job

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Brown-out

    The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide

  • News

    August 7, 1997

    Dumped On

    How greedy property owners and careless bureaucrats let a massive illegal landfill grow in the back yard of a black Dallas neighborhood

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