You could almost forget about the indictment last week of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, put it out of your mind's eye, not even think where it will end and better spend your time thinking about trucking. It's the more compelling story. Logistics is the business of taking cargo off sh ... More >>
Although Santa Cruz' The Expendables play an energetic hybrid of rock, ska and reggae. Its members themselves take pride in being way laid back, and that's what led to the band's most recent offering: the all-acoustic Gone Soft. Speaking from Tallahassee on a day off from the tour and in anticipat ... More >>
Punk rock is an unusual genre. Punk shows can be exhilarating, enthralling, chaotic, confrontational and offensive. Last night at the House of Blues, it was all of those and less. I've been going to see punk bands for over three decades and I thought I had just about seen and heard it all. Then I w ... More >>
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy hasn't always had it as easy as he does now. After having a hit and miss high school career due to the effects of bi-polar disorder, Wentz played with several Chicago area punk acts before hitting the big time with Fall Out Boy. From his house in Southern California and ... More >>
A common surgery for pets becomes the next battleground for animal rights.
When City Council member Dwaine Caraway proposed a ban on single-use bags (paper and plastic) earlier this year, it seemed like another of the sweeping but ineffectual campaigns he fixes onto every so often. Sort of like the sagging-pants thing, except less entertaining. But then, in June, the measu ... More >>
I'm not gonna lie, you guys, Robert Plant is one of my longtime idols, so anything below the blurb that Gavin Cleaver wrote below about him and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, is purely filler (KIDDING!). The important thing here is that Robert Plant is legend. He is coming to town. An ... More >>
The amount of new band names they can spin at you is dizzying...and endearing. And most of all, uplifting. They're possibly the biggest fans of modern, often-as-yet-uncategorizable new music this side of the Rio Grande. It's fun to watch to Dallas Distortion Music, aka Matt Vickers and Evan Henry, g ... More >>
Calexico, Bahamas Tuesday, January 22, at Granada Theater, $18-$29 The last time Calexico rolled through Dallas for their 2008 release, Carried to Dust, they were as effortless as a tumbleweed, but harnessed the power of a sand storm. It's no news that since the mid '90s, Tucson, Arizona's Calexico ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road
Death, destruction and the end of humanity: Dallas pastor Irvin Baxter is building a media juggernaut by predicting the very worst.
Earlier this week, I got a tip from a commenter that another hot dog restaurant is opening soon: Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs from Orange County, California. See Also: - Hofmann's Hot Dog Restaurant - The Bowery's Bogus Dogs Today I talked to the franchise owner Joe Corcoran, who is originally from D ... More >>
Cambodian immigrants are growing and selling a plant so invasive it's banned in several states. How did you think that water spinach ended up in your bowl?
Her own shooting career derailed, Jeanie Almond has become Dallas' go-to teacher for shooting's fastest-growing market: women.
Sometimes I think the dumbest people to talk to about the newspaper business are newspaper people, of which I am one, obviously. Is it possible to scream blindness? David Carr, The New York Times's media columnist -- one of the few media reporters on whose word I truly hang, often -- has a piece in ... More >>
Once an outspoken judge advocate, Dallas' Colby Vokey was chased from the Marines, but he's still defending troops -- and still speaking his mind.
Laura and Silka Sanchez In 1981, Laura and Oscar Sanchez opened La Calle Doce in small house in Oak Cliff. Now, more than 30 years later, with the recent addition of a new bar and patio, it stands as a staple for Mexican seafood in Dallas. Raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Laura's father instill ... More >>
Electro house musician Steve Aoki is much more than your run-of-the-mill remixer. Besides running the influential Dim Mak record label, Aoki also owns two restaurants, works with artists as diverse as Duran Duran and Drake, has a clothing line, invented his own brand of headphones and plays more tha ... More >>
Shelby Lynne The Kessler Theater Friday, January 27 Shelby Lynne does things her way, and that's how it was Friday at The Kessler. She has a voice that rivals anyone in terms of control, clarity and power, with a honeyed Southern twang used to good effect. She applies that amazing instrument to her ... More >>
The founder of Mi Cocina is back, and his new place feels like home.
Environmentalists fear plan will let invasive zebra mussels spread.
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.
Off!From the Raymond Pettibon album art, which invokes his classic album covers for his brother Greg Ginn's band, Black Flag, to the thundering downstrokes, rubbery machine gun rhythms and brash spirit, Off! is a time machine to the early days of West Coast punk. And the band boasts two illu ... More >>
Tea Party people say they hate Washington and its top-down style of governance. They're the political version of eat-local. Everything should be grassroots. Here in Texas the Tea Party loves Governor Rick Perry, but if you talk to people who've gone up against Perry on local issues, they will tell ... More >>
Tim HalperinLast week we ran a quick item about American Idol contestant, Tim Halperin, and his publicity stunt leading up to the release of his new record, Rise & Fall. He was to sit in a mock jail cell at Plano's Shops At Legacy for 28 hours leading up the expiration of his dreaded American ... More >>
Jerry RutherfordWithin Deep Ellum's metal scene, Jerry Rutherford is everybody's friend. It seems like he's at all the shows, always up to do a shot and let out that rallying, supportive cry-of-the-rocker that barely edges up above the volume of whichever hard rock act is blaring not far in front ... More >>
Ocean Prime DallasWhile Sonny Pache, 29, was studying finance in college in Ohio, he always ended up cooking for his five roommates. Apparently he wasn't half bad, because the roommates were always telling him he should trade in formulas for recipes and go to culinary school. Eventually he listen ... More >>
Authority ZeroArizona's Authority Zero has been making music for going on 20 years -- but not without some roadblocks. Various battles with record companies and management types have resulted in lineup changes that would have permanently crippled most bands. Somehow, though, singer Jason DeVore h ... More >>
Dan Kim, president and chief executive officer of Red Mango, in a photo from the company's MySpace page.It's undeniable that social networking has changed the landscape of food. How we eat, view and hear about food has been dramatically altered thanks to websites like Yelp, Twitter and Faceb ... More >>
Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices, the dog and cat kind.
California folk-rock act Dawes has had a whirlwind couple of years. Since abandoning the more hard-charging rock vibe they boasted before the departure of former co-songwriter Blake Mills, the SoCal act has gained steam, interestingly enough, by becoming more musically laid-back. And there's been pl ... More >>
Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Exactly four months after Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa upgraded Belo Corp.'s stock from "hold" to "buy" based on the value of company's TV properties alone, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV's parent company announced, yup, it's separating its new ... More >>
A mundane, yet oddly haunting image from Dean Terry's doc Subdivided Just a reminder: Dean Terry's Subdivided: Isolation & Community in America airs tonight at 8 on KERA-Channel 13. We wrote about this doc months ago, complete with an interview with the University of Texas-Dallas new media prof. Her ... More >>
A mundane, yet oddly haunting image from Dean Terry's doc Subdivided Two months ago, we posted an item about how Little Forest Hills--"the quaint, quirky White Rock Lake neighborhood"--was being swallowed by the McMansions sprouting up like weeds in Eden. A litle digging revealed that University of ... More >>