Why millions of fans have felt a great disturbance in the Force.
I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my head o ... More >>
Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>
Formed in Austin nearly a decade ago, The Sword is one of the heaviest bands to emerge from that scene. Full of monstrous guitar riffs and typically bombastic sci-fi themes, the four Sword albums are intense, thought-provoking and filled with good humor. The band's most recent effort, Apocryphon, is ... More >>
If you missed your opportunity to catch the massive, symphonic rendering of the Legend of Zelda Music, a second chance has just presented itself. Word just came in...breathe, breathe...tickets for the presentation of the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses with the Dallas POPS Orchestra will ... More >>
In its own words, Raytheon is "a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets," which is a fancy way of saying "We make a lot of money making military shit so the U.S. government doesn't have to." But with the war in Iraq officially over ... More >>
With the arrival of 35 Denton this weekend, festival season is officially upon us. But festivals have gotten complicated, and you can no longer just grab your buds, hop in your Civic hatchback and chill in a tent for three days. You need provisions, a plan, intestinal fortitude, hand sanitizer, Red ... More >>
That restaurants are using social media to get their message out is nothing new. As soon as any business owner realizes that networks like Facebook and Twitter provide an outlet and advertising at a low cost -- only the man hours it takes to set up a feed and gather and interact with followers and f ... More >>
One Man Lord of the Rings, miming class, sketch comedy and so many plays that you'll have to bring an airplane pillow for your tush, Out of the Loop Fringe Fest promises to pack beaucoups of non-traditional theater into its ten-day run from March 1 through the 11th. I know what you're thinking: "Wel ... More >>
One actor, 42 characters, sound effects, musical score and more Hobbits than you can shake a crooked stick at -- Charles Ross' performance of his One Man Lord of the Rings show will open this year's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at Addison's WaterTower Theatre on March 1. Ross, 37, was a big audi ... More >>
All photos by Taryn WalkerMore photos from a night of epicness belowThe Dallas Symphony Orchestra Plays The Legend of Zelda Music The Meyerson Symphony Center Tuesday, January 10 Better Than: Playing the games in 1998. Also, the childish "in your face, in your face!" chant I'm going to throw ... More >>
Last Night: My Morning Jacket, Delta Spirit Verizon Theatre December 7, 2011 Better than: Watching My Morning Jacket on Palladia's Storytellers while your neighbor's dog barks nonstop. Mike BrooksMore in the slide show My Morning Jacket has been praised as one of the best live bands current ... More >>
Pulp hero's reboot will slay you.
I'm all for pay walls. Pay walls r me. When newspapers like The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times put up pay walls, charging readers for access to news content, I figure they're trying to get ink-stained schlubs like me paid. I know there are people out there who think we reporters ... More >>
"Annddd I Woullld Doo Annyything for Love..."To answer a question that may be gurgling in your mind: Yes, we are big Harry Potter fans. After the movies' scope became somehow more massive after Prisoner of Azkaban (and proceeded to assuage the loss we felt post-LOTR), we just couldn't help but be ... More >>
Last month, She & Him's Volume Two hit stores, featuring the "unlikely dynamic duo" of actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Since then, many celebrities have become jealous to achieve this same intellectual-indie success. Last year, Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn made a little CD called B ... More >>
Take in a trio of Conquests in Fort Worth
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 5, 2009... Lux Interior, lead singer for the seminal psychobilly band The Cramps, has died at age 60. Without The Cramps there probably wouldn't be a Reverend Horton Heat, folks. Probably. Time to turn your amps up to 11. Yep, Spinal Ta ... More >>
The Goonies makes us want to go on an adventure
"They're not dead exactly"
Catch Narnia in Fort Worth
If nothing else, readers of Unfair Park know the blow-by-blow backstage doings regarding the decision to film the big-screen Dallas in Dallas...or Florida or Louisiana or Uranus. So why stop now? There's a piece today in The Shreveport Times that reveals Betty Jo Lebrun-Mooring, of the Shreveport-Bo ... More >>
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business