A few feet behind the bar at So and So's is a deer wearing a bright red t-shirt. Playing cards are stuck to the wall like they were sprayed on, and nearby a S&S logo has a single, sheathed knife below it. Also behind the bar: A tiny giraffe is sitting on keys of a piano that looks like it was found ... More >>
Last Tuesday evening The Dallas morning News sponsored a conference in the arts district called "Come Together," supposedly to talk about "economic development, education and opportunity" but really to talk about culluh. Yeah, skin color, that topic that pretty much the whole rest of the world is b ... More >>
Things are starting to pick back up around here, Dallas. More than halfway through the first month of the year, the show calendar has returned to it's regular active programming. The week we've got lined up couldn't be a more diverse range of ground covered. Starting off, we've got one of the most h ... More >>
Austin City Limits is just a couple flips on the calendar away. This year's inaugural two-weekend run on October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 also features a series of late-night shows in Austin. And a run of bands from somewhere on the lineup in other Texas cities, including Houston and Dallas. Most of th ... More >>
You guys are killing me. I'm a four-hyphen guy, a commie-pinko hippie-liberal nanny-state bleeding-heart libtard. I thought Dallas was supposed to be ultra-conservative. You're supposed to have at least one hyphen. But you keep putting me on the wrong side of the hyphen. Today The Dallas Morning Ne ... 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 >>
This post is meant to serve as one possibility in a blueprint thick with a calculus of possible tangents. It is not intended to create an air of exclusivity or bias, and should in no way be seen as a slight to all of the bands not mentioned. Its intent is to serve as a base guide for where to see ma ... More >>
Seth Rogen takes his Centrum Silver in The Guilt Trip.
We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>
Wipe the crust out ya eyes, it's already time for 35 Denton to start making their initial round of announcements for the 2013 fest, which will go down March 7-10. Perpetually blunted metal figureheads Sleep and 13th Floor Elevators' spiritual guide Roky Erickson are among the bigger names announced. ... More >>
The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA), a non-profit educational organization that "supports farmers, ranchers and gardeners who grow food and fiber in a sustainable manner," arrives this week for its annual conference, at the Mesquite Convention Center, February 17 through 19.
In one of America's wealthiest suburbs, an unlikely band of drilling opponents helped drive away the world's biggest energy companies. Did they save the town or ruin it?
How neighborhood activists used zoning and fear to cause the death of cool.
Over the last couple of weeks I've received numerous emails suggesting I sign up for something called Leadership DISD, which promises to develop "education-focused, informed leaders within the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) service area who affect positive change and help to lead suppo ... More >>
No more Cotton Eyed Joe! Please!You know the drill: A pitcher walks three batters in a row, and the coach comes steaming out of the dugout. Whoever's in the stadium's audio control box gets their cue, lunges for button, clicks it, and the entire stadium fills with "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye." The au ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, August 17, 2010...You do not mess with The Bieber, he will get his revenge on you via Twitter.Robert Wilson of The Gap Band passed away.Gareth, from Los Campesinos! shows how to fail at stage diving.
That's all, Vokes.When a reality show begins by focusing on a particular contestant, follows said contestant through show and pokes contestant with a big stick to see if said contestant will react, it's usually a fair bet she's leaving. She's out. Auffed. Adiosed. Knives will be sheathed; bags wi ... More >>
The missus reports this afternoon that the Preston Royal Shopping Center is getting a new tenant, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission private-club permit application hanging in the window of the former Gap Kids in the Border's parking lot. The name on the handwritten application: "T ... More >>
Breaking news today, just as the mayor's Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting is about to get underway at the Sons of Hermann Hall: Merit Drive-based Beck Ventures has done gone and bought up some 10 acres worth of property in Deep Ellum. Which means, what, Deep Ellum's about to go the way of Beck's Trophy ... More >>
Ryu won't like Blanka when he gets angry... For many bands, video games are an amusing distraction at best. Practicing at the home of a member who owns a console can be a risky endeavor, as a spontaneous game of Halo or Madden might stretch into an hours-long tournament. That’s not the case wit ... More >>
Fashion at the Park brings designers to Big D
Well, I think I’m going to miss our Trinity River toll road campaign, though I can’t explain why. As in, why was it so contentious to decide whether to build a road we’re not entirely sure we can build through a park we’re not confident we can have? Somehow, this four-month campaign, hinged ... More >>
David Byrne shot True Stories at NorthPark Center, no doubt because it was the only art gallery in the world with a Gap. As we were leaving the office on Friday, word came down that Raymond Nasher had fallen ill on a flight back from Europe and had died at 85; no doubt you've read myriad pieces in ... More >>
Mickey Drexler, the man who made the Gap (and Banana Republic) a household name and resurrected J. Crew from its punch line status, is bringing his newest venture to Dallas before anywhere else: Madewell, which sounds just like...uh...the Gap and Banana Republic and J. Crew and every other store tha ... More >>
Can eating at Whole Foods make you a better person?