Ah, the holidays, that time when you frantically try to figure out what exactly to give whoever you got stuck with in the secret Santa drawing. Maybe you got lucky and selected a music fan; maybe you think you want to give that music fan something that's not just the latest Pitchfork-blessed album, ... More >>
Van Halen, Kool & The Gang
American Airlines Center
Wednesday, June 20
See also: The five worst and five most underrated Van Halen songs
You have to hand it to Diamond Dave. Sure, he can't hit all those high notes like back in the day, but he gave it the good fight. Often talking more than singin ... More >>
Seeing that Van Halen somehow managed to NOT cancel their show tonight at American Airlines Center, I decided to go through the band's catalogue and come up with a couple of lists. First comes the bad, and then comes the diamonds in the poo-poo.
The Five Worst Van Halen Songs
1. "Hot for Teacher"
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Roger CaldwellFinally, another excuse to use this photoMost all of us know the deal when it comes to new music from a famous, old school rock artist:
It's a waiting game.
A waiting game daunted with a lot of vague answers, and sometimes pretty flaky behavior. Some would say this is due to ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
Archway PicturesSpeaking of the Texxas Jam, as we're known to do from time to time, while researching yesterday's Fleetwood Mac attack at the Cotton Bowl in '78 I stumbled across an Internet Movie Database entry for something called Texxas Jam '78, which promises to be "the first real look at an ... More >>
I'll be kind to you people who will see this pop up but who haven't yet watched last night's episode of Top Chef All Stars, the conch-ed up episode resting listlessly in your DVR. I won't give anything away in this first paragraph where your eyes will involuntarily dart around as much as you wish ... More >>
Joe Satriani is considered by many to be one of the best guitar players in the world. Although excluded from Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 guitar players of all time, Satriani has taught such legendary string benders as Steve Vai and Mettalica's Kirk Hammett. And, besides doing the solo thi ... More >>
Not the craziest Tuesday night we've ever seen, no. But there are at least two cool touring shows coming through tonight. And, for a third option, you can help a favorite local act kick off its own tour.
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>
Photos by Chris MeeseyRed's fire-roasted chicken quesadillas.Spring's awakening. The city returns to life after winter's long slumber.
Of course, March means college basketball and St. Patrick's Day, but it
also means the start of patio season, the all-too-brief time when we can
dine alfresco be ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard: The North Texas Tollway Authority will, come September 1, most likely raise the speed limit on most area toll roads to 70 miles per hour following a full board vote one week from Wednesday. There will be some exceptions: For instance the Dallas North Tollway between Oak Lawn ... More >>