Not only do you have this list of awesome shows to see around DFW this week, but you should know that Fuzzy's Taco Shop opens in Deep Ellum on Monday, so if you live in that neighborhood, "taco" will soon become a verb in your life. See also: - "Johnny Marr, Minus the Bear, Avenged Sevenfold and ... More >>
After the first Houston Beer Week last year, Houstonians Cathy Clark and Jay Rascoe (aka Guns and Tacos) decided Dallas needed its own week to celebrate craft beer as well, as we first told you back in February. Since then, the events planned for Dallas Beer Week, November 12 through19, have draw ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Penny Lazo. With LMFAO. And a taco. No, the taco isn't real.Penny Lazo is a DFW-based rep for Universal Records. Despite being very rock 'n' roll in appearance, her main beat is coun ... More >>
Womp, womp.Picked up your fresh-off-the-presses print issue of this week's Observer yet? No? Well, go do so right now. We'll wait.Got it? Good! Now, flip the issue open. Not far, just right there after the cover. Yeah, page 3. There, you'll notice -- it's tough not to -- a massive, full-page, col ... More >>
Image courtesy of Coal VinesFive-year-old Coal Vines is going national. After a successful licensed launch in Kansas City, Missouri, the bistro concept operated by Nick & Sam's partners Joe Palladino and Phil Romano, has its eyes set on more Texas locations and a national expansion. CoalVine ... More >>
Jack IngramDallas-raised and SMU-educated country star Jack Ingram is still a relatively new name on the national stage for fans that live outside of the Lone Star State. But, for those of us who have lived around these parts for years and have scribbled all sorts of illegible items on the walls ... More >>
Taylor Swift's formula for charm makes her accessible to much of America. She's got a Rust Belt background that plays well with the country music audience, a girl next door vibe that pulls in all the young-uns, and a sense of humor that just warms your heart, doesn't it?However, one thing is stic ... More >>
When the British indie/new wave/minimalists, The xx released their debut album X last year, the ripple that formed in the blogosphere was somewhat polarizing. But, love 'em or hate 'em, they're bringing their turntables and Dieter's Dance Party haircuts to the Granada Theater on Friday, October 8 ... More >>
Sweet tea vodka has its detractors, but few can make a better case against the typically artificial-tasting drink than a tea manufacturer. "You look on the backs of the bottles; they use high-fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, red dye number five and rotgut vodka, pardon my French," says ... More >>
This logo wasn't lying. In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>
Because it's OK to kill three birds with one stone...Check the above video, posted to Stereogum this morning, of St. Vincent performing her song "The Party" in Basel, Switzerland, with a little help from her European tourmate, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear. It's an impressive take--for a few reason ... More >>
OK, our bad. We may be about six hours late getting you cheap concert ticket info, but hey, you still have six more hours to take advantage of it. For you country music fans, AEG Live sent out word that today only, tickets for the CMT on Tour show with Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen are ... More >>
This is an anti-Bush rally in Salt Lake City--or about three more people than we expect to see this afternoon and Tuesday in downtown Dallas. Beleaguered by approval ratings still mired below 40 percent and a likely-probable-maybe-dunno routing by Congressional democrats, President Bush is seeking ... More >>
Yesterday's New York Times' Arts & Leisure section had a small piece on a movie we've written since last summer--and just about every week since we started this danged blog. Stephanie Goodman asked: What becomes of local filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck's movie The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay ... More >>
Self-Appointed lottery watchdog Dawn Nettles keeps her eye on the balls-and has some, too.
At last, the USA Film Festival is back under the influence
Gary Patterson flew to El Paso for a job interview--and never returned. It took nearly two years for the Texas Rangers and Waco police to unravel the bizarre web of lies and treachery that led to his disappearance.
What will 1999 be remembered for -- Malkovich's head or Cartman's ass?
Twenty-eight years after its creation, the once-proud USA Film Festival has lost its focus. Can, and will, two new area film fests fill the void?
Terrence Malick emerges after 20 years with his complex but compelling The Thin Red Line
Director digs up more dinos to prove--maybe--he's still a little playful
Thief uses bed rest study to duck trial