The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>
"Do you wanna hear some Slayer?" a very disappointed Craig Welch says, queuing up the next track at his turntable set-up. Pumping his fists, palm up (indicative of frustration), Welch is engrossed deep into a combination of disappointment of the U.S.-Portugal game result and general agreement with t ... More >>
Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>
Index Festival Trees Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6 Since the beginning of 2012, the music festival landscape has included 35 Denton and its Labor Day weekend Hot Wet Mess, Memorial Day weekend's Homegrown Music & Arts Festival in the heart of downtown, KXT's Summer Cut in early June, and ... More >>
When guitarist Ana da Silva met bassist Gina Birch in art school and started going to gigs in London in the late '70s, their fate was already sealed. The Raincoats' 1979 self-titled debut and 1981's Odyshape, both on Rough Trade, were products of that creatively and politically off-center time, and ... More >>
Cover songs can be many things: an inside joke, a knowing nod, a crowd-pleaser, a name drop, a respectful homage or a desperate cry for attention. They're what the early days of rock and roll were built on, and live on today with blogs dedicated to them, albums full of them and clever ways to get ba ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>
Molto Formaggio The Cheese Shop provides the perfect set up for a date with its class on paring cheese and wine flights. For $75 per couple (classes are limited to 10 couples) you get to try three wine flights, three cheese flights, other food accompaniments to mix and match with the various ... More >>
Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Unknown Mortal OrchestraGranada TheaterMay 20, 2011Better than: trying to put on your own laser show. Portugal. The Man.Die-hard fans lined the front of the stage for Friday night's Portugal. The Man show, a group ranging from the young fans attempting to conceal t ... More >>
Portugal. The ManPortugal. The Man7 p.m., Main Stage TwoAbout 10 minutes before Portugal. The Man began their set, it seemed as though they wouldn't draw a large audience because of !!!'s near-simultaneous performance on Main Stage One. That turned out not to be the case, though: By the time the ... More >>
SunnybrookLike Green River Ordinance, A.Dd and The Debut before him, Denton's Sunnybrook has now turned to Kickstarter.com and is asking fans to help fund his new release. The brainchild of Paul North, who also performs with his older brother Joel in Sleep Whale, Sunnybrook has long been a Pitch ... More >>
Patrick Michels... you might wanna swing by Dallas City Hall, where Mayor Tom and the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee and Hunt Sports Group chairman Clark Hunt and a few FC Dallas players (including goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Ugo Ihemelu and forward Ruben Luna) and former Colombian Nationa ... More >>
Sorry, we couldn't stop ourselves.On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Nobody gets tongue tied when the subject is, um, tongue.Writing in the Weekly Volcano (Tacoma and Olympia Washington's "only edgy, irreverent, and thought-provoking alternative news ... More >>
If this is on your grocery list and you live in Frisco, you're in luck. Just the other day, we were in a supermarket in Frisco and thought, "You know, all this food is nice, but it sure would be great if we could pick up a diamond pendant for the wife and maybe an end table and some throw pillows ... More >>
On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Say the word 'empanada' anywhere in Latin America, and you'll most likely get an instant nod of affirmation. That's because the little wrapped pastries (the word literally means " wrapped or enveloped in bread") ma ... More >>
From Portugal, one of the three finalists in the Re:Vision Dallas competitionIt was quite the confab at Dallas City Hall on December 8, when Mayor Tom Leppert welcomed to a fourth-floor conference room about three dozen urban planners, architects and city officials who'd come downtown on a chi ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling ... More >>
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Coppola romanticizes his source material
Don't you ever say the Internet never did anything for you. How else would you have scored that special Hello Kitty "shoulder massager" from Japan? Where else could you have bonded with that saucy little Star Trek fanfic minx from Portugal? Nowheres. For the Interweb knows no geographical boundaries ... More >>
World's football is full of passion but void of points
An adopted transvestite searches for Mom but runs into everything else
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Marie Grove leaves Stolik
The Real New Fall LP (Action Records)
SMU presents an exhibit to die for
The buffet table sings at Dawat
Arent wine drinkers sissies?
Explain the mystery of buying wine.
Central Market offers up a variety of meals on the run
Tarantino restaurant to open in Main Street building
York St.'s Sharon Hage should consider calling Lloyd's of London
Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum separates the pearls from the swine in a stunning new Latin American show
A young girl traverses Europe to reclaim the sister she lost to The Invisible Circus
The food's OK, but the service leaves a bad taste in your mouth at La Valentina
The turkey leg goes to...; Funny lady; Hanging on a KLIF; More epistles to the Jews; Dry summer days
Iceland expatriates Gus Gus are Reykjavik's answer to the Wu-Tang Clan...and KISS
Dallas author Patricia Anthony's sci-fi caught Hollywood's interest. But her decision to chuck the whole genre caught New York's wrath.
Teatro Dallas roots out sin with The Holy Inquiry