• Blogs

    April 12, 2014

    Coachella: Band and Drug Pairings Guide

    Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together like wine and cheese. Which is why we'd like to recommend a few pairings for those so chemically inclined, a fine list of musical acts coupled with good stuff sure to provid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Spotify Gift Cards are Stupid: What to Give to The Music Fan Who Already Has Nothing

    Deep inside Spotify headquarters, at this very moment, some poor marketing team is tasked with the idea of making Spotify gift accounts sound like a good idea for a Christmas present. I know this because I am too cheap to pay to make the Spotify ads go away. So far they've been wise enough not to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Four Other "Big Four" Shows We'd Love To See

    ​The recent Big Four shows featuring thrash-metal kings Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and Anthrax were massive, epic spectacles that were barely contained by the huge venues they were performed in -- legendary spots such as the Coachella-approved Empire Polo Club and Yankee Stadium, and some Europe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Grant Achatz's Next: A Restaurant Concept That May Just Be Perfect For Fickle Dallas Diners

    ​Today's New York Times takes a close look at Next, a new dining concept in Chicago opened by Grant Achatz and his partner, Nick Kokonas. The restaurant is innovative not only in its changing menu, which bops around the globe chasing French then Thai then whatever's next (Italy?), but also ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Fair To Midland Releases Trailer, Album Art and Tracklist For New Arrows and Anchors Disc

    Well, things sure are getting down to the nitty-gritty for Fair To Midland, who are now just about a month off from the release of their long-awaited, fourth full-length album release, Arrows and Anchors. And, as we approach that date, it's no surprise that more and more information is leaking out ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Fine, I’ll Say It. Michael Phelps is Overrated

    Over-hyped. Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap. Over-hyped. Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap. I know, I know. But hear me out. Michael Phelps, the U.S. Olympic golden boy, isn’t overrated athletically. He’s amazing, of course. In Beijing he’s 5-for-5. As in gold medals and world records. We’re all imp ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    The Toadies

    Saturday, March 17, at the St. Patrick's Day concert in Energy Square

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Rod Dreher Finds Nothing Romantic About Decay. Or Jim Schutze, For that Matter.

    No, this still isn't Jim Schutze. And God knows it ain't Rod Dreher. Yesterday it was "Schutzesque"; today, it's "Schutzism." Seriously, who ya gotta screw around here to get your name turned into an adjective? Anyway, I see the Crunchy Con himself has taken Jim to task for his cover story about the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Mathstorm, Voot Cha Index

    Friday, August 11, at Rubber Gloves

  • Music

    July 13, 2006


    Her Cowboys spirit is willing, but her rhythm is weak

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Little Boy Blue

    Believers say indigo kids are the next wave of evolution. Sort of like X-Men, but without the cool uniforms.

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2006

    Shakin' the Junk

    The Bellydance Superstars inspire us to get physical

  • Film

    October 27, 2005

    Foiled Again

    Maybe it's time for this blade to stop swinging

  • Film

    September 29, 2005

    The Opposite of Suck

    Mike Mills' debut is smart, funny, and gorgeously sad.

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    PID on You

    Preston Hollow fight showed rich palefaces at their worst

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Generation Rx

    Adrift in a sea of psychotropic pharmacology, it's easy for a kid to drown.

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Dem Bones

    Learning can be a real workout

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Chin Music

    Henry Rollins takes no prisoners and wants no sympathy

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Navel Gazing

    Plus: (No) More, (Not) Now, (Never) Again; Sack of Kittens

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Big Death

    Fading flashiness marked the year in Dallas dining

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Almost Almost Famous

    Olospo hits the road to Wu the Midwest

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    System of a Down

    February 18

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Wu-Tang Clan

    Iron Flag (Loud)

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    Mambo Jumbo

    Brent Johnson returns to Cowtown with a different take on Tex-Mex

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    A Jolt to the System

    This small electrical device may be the last hope for the chronically depressed

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Carrie Borzillo

    Nirvana: The Day By Day Eyewitness Chronicle Thunder's (Mouth Press)

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Cruel and Unusual

    Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Desperate Measures

    Tim and Emilie Sherrod, parents of twin autistic boys, will do anything to find a cure -- even spend $14,000 to inject their sons with a hormone from pig entrails

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    TV or not TV?

    Ron Howard fiddles with the question

  • News

    September 12, 1996

    Too hot

    Observer report prompts firing of Performance Nutrition founder

  • News

    July 18, 1996
  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Hot Product

    World-class embezzler Gary Lewellyn rebounds with a fast-selling treatment for A.D.D.

  • Music

    June 6, 1996
  • News

    May 9, 1996
  • Film

    November 9, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX