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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    13th Floor Music Announces First-Ever Festival

    In the scheme of local music promoters, Ken Welker's 13th Floor Music is a relative upstart. The company itself, based in North Dallas, is barely a year old, and Welker himself has only been working as a promoter for the past couple years. But already 13th Floor has built up a roster of roughly 15 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Five Free Country Shows You Should See In August

    The tragic beauty of local music is that even though it is often better than what is commercially available, the market has not yet realized its worth. That means that you're often able to hear incredible acts for dirt-cheap, even free. The city's country bars do a pretty good job of booking free sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    The Best Free Concerts in Dallas This Month

    Hey, we get it: a music buff like you will probably be spending the summer traveling about to your favorite shows, festivals and get-togethers. With new acts constantly being updated in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, doing so can rack up plenty of expenses, from transportation to processing fees and ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Here's Keyboard Bob Wearing Big Tex's Shirt

    Happy State Fair of Texas season, everyone.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Record Store Day Results are in at DFW Shops

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Record Store Day 2013: Your Guide to DFW Events

    April 20 might be the biggest music day in North Texas this year. We have Untapped Fest in Fort Worth, Har Mar Superstar will turn Bryan Street Tavern into the area's best dance party and Dada will have some of the best local hip-hop in the area. 4/20 is also the date of of this years' annual Record ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    This Week's Best Concert Posters: a Big Folkin Festival in Deep Ellum

    Talented artists are spreading their works of art all across the great city of Dallas through magnificent music flyers. Each week we'll spotlight our favorite poster picks for upcoming shows in the Metroplex. Deep Ellum will be hosting it's second annual Big Folkin' Festival at The Prophet Bar this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Nathan Adamson's Vision for Music Utopia: No More Traditional Schools, Banks or Mayors

    Nathan Adamson owns and operates a small recording facility and label: FourReelz Records, and Ferralog Studios in Deep Ellum. What caught our attention was the spotlight feature he does for new artists: "Catch & Rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ralph Hall Demands to Know What NOAA Spends on Magicians, Comedians, Mind Readers

    Rep. Ralph Hall finally found his General Services Administration-style confab scandal. No, it doesn't involve EPA employees playing a blindfolded game of Crucify the Energy Executive during a conference at The Venetian. But it's the next best thing: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Cotton to This

    Berry races tomb raiders

  • Dining

    December 16, 2004

    Disney Chicken

    Grand Lux Cafe is tasteful like Vegas

  • Dining

    October 21, 1999

    Attitude adjustment

    Star Canyon has replaced its smugness with smiles, and we're all the better for it