Sunset Strip

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers: "We've Purposely Tried Not to Evolve"

    For over 25 years, Eddie Spaghetti and The Supersuckers have been playing a raw brand of hillbilly soaked rock and roll in just about any venue that would care to book them. Over the years, a definite country influence has steadily wormed its way into the band's creative center resulting in 1997's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The 11 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, April 28 - May 4

    Well look at that, the weekend came and went without a single supercell tornado in sight. If you let the old Texas weather fearmongering song and dance get to you, and spent the weekend in the fetal position in your bathtub, waiting for the end of days-- you missed out on what was probably the nices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Ten Douchiest Guitar Players of All Time

    Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axeman/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock & roll sexy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Turbo Fruits' Jonas Stein on Dallas: "A Strip Club Made Me Buy a Giant Shirt For $25"

    Turbo Fruits put on a very memorable set a few months ago at Bryan Street Tavern, and the Nashville group returns tomorrow with PVC Street Gang, Sealion and Savage and the Big Beat at Dada. Frontman Jonas Stein remembers that show, along with other musical firsts. Was guitar the first instrument th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Who Was at the Midnight Showing of Rock of Ages?

    "I hate Tom Cruise, but I'll still see it for the music." - My 49-year-old mother when discussing a Rock of Ages commercial. If that wasn't enough to make me interested in seeing the movie musical-cum-Broadway take on the late '80s Sunset Strip, then the thought of discovering who exactly would att ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    'Desperate Teenage Lovedolls' and Bill Hicks This Week

    ​ Desperate Teenage Lovedolls is playing at the Texas Theatre tonight? Oh, you should go see it. If not for the stellar line, "Thanks for killing my mom," then for cameos from members of Red Kross and Black Flag, or the truly creepy/ecstatic feel of the early '80s Los Angeles punk scene. Dave ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011
  • Culture

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Eight Reasons Why Your Major Music Store Chain Employee Hates You

    ​Most music megastores have disappeared. Fast. The two Virgin Megastores I worked at--the first being Dallas' Mockingbird and 75 location, the second on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles--are now defunct. The similar big boxes that remain--whether they be Target, Best Buy or Barnes & Noble--are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Show Announcements: Of Monteal, Ratatat, Dungen, Yellow Fever, Stars, Los Lonely Boys, AA Bondy, MAE, Maroon 5, One Republic and others

    The cover of of Montreal's new record. Also, the cover of my 10th grade notebook​Flamboyant indie-glam act of Montreal has had a busy year. They were just in town a few months ago, and they'll be back at the Granada Theater on Tuesday, November 2, in support of their new record, False Priest. Get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Good Godfather! Al Pacino's Bringing a Greatest-Hits One-Man Show to AT&TPAC in November.

    ​Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The Used Added To Dallas MusInk Bill

    The Used can get a slightly more professional-looking tat at MusInk than depicted on the cover of their latest.​As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago when Lucero and Telegraph Canyon were added to the bill, the lineup for the MusInk Tattoo & Music Festival April 9 through 11 looked like it wou ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Vinnie Paul's Latest Signees Played A Stripped Down Set At The Clubhouse On Tuesday. No, Really!

    For more pictures from the event, check out our slideshow.In a town renowned the world over for its high-class strip clubs, it's actually kinda surprising that more concerts aren't held in the always super-friendly confines of Manana Drive' finest business establishments. Because, really, oh how dec ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: You Shoot, We Score

    Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Wolfgang Puck

    Just about everyone with an abiding interest in food knows the name Wolfgang Puck.The Austrian born superstar helped to usher in the era of celebrity chefs after he opened the Beverly Hills destination Spago in 1982. What followed was a series of media raves, television appearances and the creation ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    It's Not Americana; It's Dress-Up

    Don't be fooled by the faded denim and snap-button cowboy shirts

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008
  • Music

    October 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    Almost Famous

    Jerry Yule, who apparently was a well-known pianist at local "upscale nightclubs and restaurants," died Friday at the age of 64. This morning, we couldn't help but take note in The Dallas Morning News of the paid obituary for local man Jerry Yule -- "the step-brother of the world-famous movie star a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Jyrki Time

    69 Eyes focus on Dallas

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Flower Power

    Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark on peace, love and understanding

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    Tony Romo Rocks. So We Hear.

    Charlie Steffens If this picture were at all legible, you'd be able to make out Mr. Belding, Metal Skool lead singer Michael Starr and Tony Romo. An e-mail just arrived in my inbox from the publicist at the Key Club in Los Angeles -- which has no relation to the temporarily shuttered topless joint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Schutze Strips Away the Awful Truth About the Trinity River Project

    If there's one thing that gets Jim Schutze going, it's the Trinity River Project -- oh, and being called a liar by Wick Allison. Not fond of that either. Wick Allison posted a little essay this morning on FrontBurner about how wrong-headed and unfair Jim Schutze has been in his -- which is to say, m ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Stripped Down

    Sometimes too much is way too much

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    Since U Been Drinking

    On Wednesday night, Kelly Clarkson was at a club on the Sunset Strip. And, from the looks of it, she was very, very drunk--on Chivas out of the bottle, which only proves my point that she is indeed ready to become the future second Mrs. Wilonsky. Till then, here she is on a stage with Yellowcard sin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Pink About It

    Pop's most ill-fitting star has never been afraid to Try This, even if everyone else was

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns, Stephen Pearcy

    Saturday, August 20th, at Granada Theater

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Velvet Revolver

    Contraband (RCA)

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Rock of Ages

    The Mayor of the Sunset Strip presides over pop

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Courtney Love

    America's Sweetheart (Virgin)

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    The Negro Problem

    More flamboyant than Liberace, Turbonegro has come to reclaim the States

  • Film

    September 19, 2002

    Almost? Not Even.

    Penny Lane grows up and looks kind of like her mom--no, her Sister

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Counting down the days 'til February

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Out of the Past

    John Doe doesn't have to run from yesterdays anymore

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Kingdom Comedy

    Spike Lee takes a fresh and gloriously unpolished look at black standup talent

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    Fight Club lite

    Shadow Hours isn't quite Fincher, but it's a good try

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Out Here

    The Nixons

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Free Radish

    Mercury Records will be making a huge mistake if it doesn't release Sha Sha

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Squeeze player

    With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy

  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    He got game

    The animal logic of Keyboard Money Mark's new Push the Buttons

  • Music

    April 23, 1998
  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    In the gutter

    Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time

  • Music

    January 15, 1998

    The beat goes on

    Sonny Bono got more respect in death than in life

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Hat's off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

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