CD Source has been servicing Dallas' music needs for what will be approximately 20 years this coming Friday -- owner Lance Price opened the store on December 5, 1993. A lot has happened in 20 years: we've seen the digitization of music sales, a resurgence in the vinyl medium, the steady decline of t ... More >>
Every year, it seems, the War on Christmas creeps earlier and earlier into the season. A week or two back, some rogue PTA moms in Frisco were defeated in a minor skirmish. This week, with Thanksgiving still two days away, Fort Worth-based RadioShack, has launched a full-frontal assault on baby Jesus ... More >>
There are any number of reasons to celebrate the onset of hard liquor sales in Plano over the weekend: It's a victory for democracy. The city gets a half million dollars per year in annual sales tax revenue. Residents no longer have to drive an hour round-trip to liquor up. It moves Texas one tiny s ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day is still having an effect on the sales at local independent record shops; how ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>
What will happen to all the books?
Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter. Here is a bulleted list of numbers showing how much it costs ... More >>
Paul OakenfoldFriday, April 20, at ZoukZouk's had some controversy surrounding appearances of certain celebrities as of late, but one can expect that super DJ Paul Oakenfold will most likely be there to perform tonight.Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitFriday, April 20, at DadaI'm surprised Jason Isbel ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraJohnny Calvin Brewer, left, led officers to Lee Harvey Oswald after Kennedy's assassination. Pictured with historian Farris Rookstool III, center, and former DPD officer Ray Hawkins, who cuffed Oswald at the Texas Theatre.After John Kennedy was shot in downtown Dallas on ... More >>
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.Erv KarwelisYou know who needs a serious set of stones? The person who chooses to run an independ ... More >>
Atlanta-based RaceTrac gas station and convenience store chain wants to energize consumers by offering free coffee on Black Friday, November 26. Those touched enough to wake up at an ungodly hour for silly deals now have another one to take advantage of. The promotion will be available from m ... More >>
Harvard prof Einer Elhauge A couple of years back we noted that the price-fix was back in, thanks in large part to a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that eventually put a Flower Mound business out of business. Perhaps you recall that case: Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. Kay's Kloset -- ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxGilbert AranzaLongtime food-and-beverage concessionaire Gilbert Aranza filed a temporary restraining order and lawsuit against the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport board late this afternoon, stemming from a disagreement regarding approximately $279,000 the board claims he owes in b ... More >>
OK, so the announcement didn't come "early next week," as I wrote in September. And the opening date's a few months away. Still. The hip-n-affordable clothier's a-comin'. To NorthPark Center, specifically. (You were right!) No one's saying just where in the mall, but you can guess. The just-sent ... More >>
First time I interviewed The Gourds' Kevin Russell I asked him, of course, about his band's "Gin and Juice" cover. I think it's a requirement actually. Fair enough: The band's had some great moments--and probably more musically impressive ones--over the course of its career, but there's little doubt ... More >>
Sara KerensDoug Burr, live from the AstroTurf.Three things present at Record Store Day at Good Records--beards, BBQ and a despondent. chicken-suited man. On this rainy Saturday afternoon in the Good Records parking lot, the National Record Store Day mood was calm, for the most part. Not much ... More >>
We all remember what happened during last year's Record Store Day at Good Records -- that was the first time the Dallas police got involved when Erykah Badu didn't have the proper permits. But with Record Store Day a week from tomorrow, Good hasn't soured on the event: On Monday Pete posted the l ... More >>
On Friday, Radio Shack issued this terse press release: "As part of its ongoing mobility strategy, RadioShack is pleased to announce that it will introduce Apple's iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in a limited number of company-owned stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth and New York City metropolitan areas be ... More >>
Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble
Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.
But can the new venue weather business without liquor sales?
Saturday, April 19, at Good Records
Buy some art, do some good
Janie and Jack
Monica Greene tries her hand at vote-getting
Lord & Taylor shuffles off into the night
Barnes & Noble
Steal This Album (Sony)
Sounds Eclectic Too (Palm Pictures)
The record industry counters piracy in the courts and on CDs. But has it gone too far?
We shall overcome
CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.
Six things you have to hear
Sarah's Thrift Store
Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy
Surfin' Texas; The Other Side; Hillbilly Justice; Willis Bashing; Death and Taxes; Superman Lives; Doomed to Fail
The DotComGuy gets loads of publicity just like this for being a zero
Quick, someone call Walker, Texas Ranger -- there may be bootlegging going on