The Dial Corporation

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 70: Cheesesteak at Truck Yard

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The food truck selection is always decent at Jason Boso's Truck Yard, Dallas' first perman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    The Adventure Club's Josh Venable is Back on the Air

    Last night, Josh Venable broke the news in a Facebook status update: he's coming back to radio in a couple of weeks, but not in Dallas. He'll be in Tulsa at Z-104.5, The Edge as the new program director and afternoon DJ. And with its alternative rock format, Venable is right where he wants to be.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Nine Must-See Concerts In DFW This Week: July 11-17

    Fun fact!: If you watch Robert Downey Jr.'s performances in both Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 3 in the same week, you may be prone to dreams of him taking over your job duties at the Dallas Observer, including this weekly blog post, and tweeting bad things about you to all of your friends behind you ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2012

    Fishboy, New Science Projects at Macaroni Island

    Monday, September 17, at Macaroni Island

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Preview: Rubber Gloves 15th Anniversary

    Saturday, May 19, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    This Week in Print: Mind Spiders, Violent Squid and More

    Eric Grubbs talks with Mark Ryan of Mind Spiders about Meltdown and his first shows. I spoke with Aaron Barker about graduating from ice cream college. North of the Dial checks in with Denton experimental supergroup Violent Squid. Plus recommendations for Big K.R.I.T., Blackstone Rangers and Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Most Exciting (Non-Football) Super Bowl Moments!

    TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    This Week in Print: Shelby Lynne, Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless Are Your Holy Trinity

    Shelby Lynne's show at the Kessler Friday night is just about sold out, and with good reason. We also talked with Craig Finn and Lydia Loveless, two artists who channel religion in different ways on their latest albums. North of the Dial interviews Andrew Barton about that kooky "Heart Throb" vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Dancing in the Dark: Blixaboy's Intro to Futro at Bryan Street Tavern

    Blixaboy, Convextion, Betdat Bryan Street Tavern Saturday, January 14 Less than a quarter of the people packed into Bryan Street Tavern on Saturday night were there to support one of the most significant local album releases of 2012. People interested in the show had to swim through the crowds in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Nearly Lost, No Longer Forgotten: "From Uncertain to Blue" at PDNB Gallery

    Rural Texas towns tend to have unusual names; it is a well-worn trope. You seen the Eiffel Tower (replete with its own cowboy hat)? Need to get ahold of somebody in Telephone, Telegraph or Dial? They're locked and loaded in Gun Barrel City and Cut And Shoot. We could do this all day. But, let's no ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Discipline Anniversary

    Thursday, December 29, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

  • Culture

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    The Make Believers Call It Quits (Unless They're Just Pretending).

    It's always a bummer when a promising band decides to call it quits. But, sadly, Denton-based project The Make Believers is doing just that: The band's promoting its Saturday gig at the Fra House as its last. "Oh, it's because of the usual reasons," explains drummer Justin "J.C." Collins." You know, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Corby Davidson Ain't Going Nowhere

    And neither's Mike Rhyner, which you already know if you read Richie's piece last Friday about how "The Hardline" was awful close to moving from KTCK-AM to the recently launched The Fan located at 105.3 on Your FM Dial. Said Rhyner last week, "It was close. Very close. ... [But] in the end game, I j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Sasha Cohen Bringing Her Short Skirt and Long Legs to Dallas

    What better way to cap our very female-friendly Thursday than with an interview with the No. 3-ranked hottest female athlete on the planet? That's right, Sasha Cohen is in the Sportatorium. I see it this way: If you selfishly keep Valentine's Day as yours, go to Purgatory Saturday night at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Paste Names Denton The "Best Music Scene Of 2008"

    Take this with a grain of salt, Denton, as the magazine also lists She & Him's Volume One as the album of the year (sure, Zooey Deschanel's a looker, but is the album really that good?), but congratulations are in order: Paste magazine's December issue hit the stands this week with its year-end wra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Doug Burr Offers Up A New Download Via Myspace

    Doug Burr (Brian Harkin) In this week's paper, Dave Sims uses his North of the Dial column to discuss the recording process for Doug Burr's upcoming psalms-inspired effort. And on this past Saturday night at AllGood Cafe, Burr (and friends) went ahead and performed the results from those sessions. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    See Doug Burr's Newest Works Tomorrow Night at AllGood Cafe

    Doug Burr, with Glen Farris in the background. (Robert Hudson) Next week's paper will feature a running diary of sort from Dave Sims in his weekly Denton-focused North of the Dial column. The piece focuses on a recent weekend-long recording session from Doug Burr, his band members and a few other f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Matthew and the Arrogant Sea Plant a SEED Tomorrow Night

    That arrogant right now...that sea... (Melanie Gomez) If you can’t wait until the October release of Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian on Nova Posta Vinyl, you can hear Matthew and the Arrogant Sea tomorrow night at Sons of Hermann Hall, where they headline SEED, an Art Cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Poster of the Week: Dust Congress

    Doesn't this look like the patch Mr. Miyaga gave Daniel-san to wear on his gi at the All-Valley Karate Championship? (Nevada Hill) We always appreciate it when visual artists and musicians collaborate, whether it’s by putting on a big event, holding a concert in a gallery or museum, or complemen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Village Idiots

    I just got back from the Magnolia Theater, where, once more, somebody rammed a minivan into the front door opposite the just-closed Club Nikita in order to swipe the ATM perched in the downstairs lobby. Funny thing is, only 10 days ago did Mag management finally replace the plywood that's been cover ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 22, 2006

    Bagging the Muse

    In the bag: Amuse Restaurant is--wait for it--amusing. Really, it is.

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    One Scared Puppy

    Why Dallas' Greyhound Lines is fighting for its life