On Saturday, the third iteration of Dallas' Big Texas Beer Fest went down at the automotive building in Fair Park. Every year that Chad and Nellie Montgomery have hosted the event, it has sold out -- a testament to the huge interest in craft beer in North Texas and their work to secure great local b ... More >>
Last night in Oak Cliff, Chris Thile proffered far more than a solo acoustic concert. As it often is when a noted artist performs without an opening band, the show was presented as, "An Evening with Chris Thile." What an evening it was. Part classical history lesson, part stand-up routine and part ... More >>
Ward Richmond toured the country with rockabilly/Americana band Slick 57, which also includes The O's John Pedigo. The band has opened for Wilco and Frank Black. In 2002, DallasMusic.com named Richmond Instrumentalist of the Year. Richmond has just sent me a text message from a rehearsal for the f ... More >>
Death, destruction and the end of humanity: Dallas pastor Irvin Baxter is building a media juggernaut by predicting the very worst.
Justin TerveenA little bit o' this and a little bit o' that while admiring that picture taken yesterday by Best of Dallas-certified Justin Terveen:A Friend of Unfair Park whose name rhymes with "Jason Roberts" forwards along this Washington Post piece in which Oak Cliff's Better Block Project ins ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, November 23, 2009...A tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus' tour group overturned as it headed to Richmond on Friday.Interpol is said to head back to its sonic roots on its new album. Thank you, God.Gibson Guitars has been accused of smuggling Madagasc ... More >>
It wouldn't be a stretch to say he's a fan of Texas Motor Speedway. After, all, Burton's first career win in NASCAR's top series came here in 1997. A decade later, he became the track's first repeat winner.The South Boston, Virginia, native has taken the checkered flag 21 times in 16 years of rubbin ... More >>
Radiohead's May 18 show was Dallas' top-selling concert of the summer, far as StubHub's concerned.(Michael Insuaste) StubHub just announced "America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities of 2008," and Dallas came in at a somewhat respectable tenth place, edging out Atlanta and Las Vegas but slipping three space ... More >>
Also: With Snake Eyes, Second Thought rattles the emotions.
The Wilson Building, included on our Friend Peter's virtual tour of Dallas On Thursday, after I posted the item about the collection of historic Dallas postcards, a Friend of Unfair Park sent us a link to an interactive Google map of Dallas he made in his spare time. It provides a terrific history l ... More >>
I’ll have much more in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, but in the wake of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's officially pleading guilty to dogfighting charges this morning in Richmond, Virgina, I thought I’d pass along this interesting nugget: Chihuahuas are meaner than pit b ... More >>
Last night, I attended my last event of Your 2007 Mayor’s Race, the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association Candidate Forum in East Dallas. To celebrate, I planned to grab a beer or two at my favorite drinking establishment, the bar at the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff. A little confused on the most d ... More >>
BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub
Fading Trails (Secretly Canadian)
Cast your vote for the 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards; On Saturday, say goodbye to Slick 57
Radiant goes Over There, Ward Richmond goes to jail and every band in Dallas gets put on hold
Where do race-car drivers eat?
Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips
A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
Cleveland Street gunman doesn't "regret anything"
What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.
Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal it's sad to be sad
Ugly Americans move into The Château
Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.
Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars
Disgruntled homeowners take to the Web to battle a giant homebuilder over complaints of shoddy workmanship
Jonathan Richman helped invent punk and geek rock. Now, he comes pogo-sticking back into your life with There's Something About Mary
When the chips are down, Pietro's knows art doesn't stand a chance against clichd Italian
Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas
Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.