Since the first Rick's Cabaret opened three decades ago, the company has grown into a publicly traded strip club empire with more than two dozen locations nationwide. It prides itself on classiness, boasting on its corporate website that it was while dancing at Rick's Cabaret that Anna Nicole Smith ... More >>
Good job, McDonald's. You're kicking around the idea of making breakfast available all day, finally catching up with every single person who's ever had breakfast and realized it should be eaten all day every day. It's taken you long enough, and frankly we're not sure why you've kept such a reactiona ... More >>
On New Year's Eve, nine minutes before the ball dropped on Times Square, police arrived at the Adolphus Hotel, Room 1809, to find the body of 28-year-old Patric Turner. It's not clear from the police report if there were other people in the room, or drugs or alcohol, just that there was "no sign of ... More >>
Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that.A musician responded to my ... More >>
Public Image LtdThursday, November 1, at Granada TheaterBefore the group hits Fun Fun Fun Fest, Dallas gets its own intimate show. It will be cool to see what John Lydon does best: walk around the stage in clown pajamas.
You are looking liiiiiiiiive!!!10. Got my bag checked and my toothpaste confiscated at D/FW Airport. Do I look that guilty? 9. I'll never get tired of flying into New York. That skyline is one of the best views on Earth. 8. Nothing more unnerving than the cab ride from LaGuardia Aipor ... More >>
The Grand Ricchi, some dayAfternoon, Unfair Friends! Once again I find myself at City Hall, moving and shaking as I do among the political hoi polloi, bringing you the livest, bloggingest account of today's Economic Development Committee, wherein we'll be hearing about the Downtown Connection TIF ... More >>
Matt & KimFor the past year, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Brooklyn dance-punk duo Matt & Kim have been quietly making a case to replace Mates of States' Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel for the title of indie rock's reigning "It" couple. But don't call them "cute."With their songs "Good ... More >>
Just two years ago, when Brooklyn-based dance-punk duo Matt & Kim stopped through town, they did so with a gig at Fort Worth DIY space 1919 Hemphill. Last year, when the band returned, it did so with a gig at the House of Blues' Cambridge Room. And, this weekend, when the band stops through town ... More >>
The King considers a potato plant first-hand.Flickr user Diane BondareffWe all know how hard it is to remember what it's like to be up-close in a room with plants, so Dallas-based Frito-Lay's doing us a solid this summer, along with lucky folks in five other cities, trucking around a 70-foot mobi ... More >>
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>
Back when I was just a punk - okay a younger punk - there was this show on Channel 8. Best I can remember, it came on Saturday nights at 6:30 and featured station manager Mike Shapiro answering viewers' questions about programming choices, etc. It was decades ahead of its time in yanking back the cu ... More >>
Friday, January 23, at the Granada Theater
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, December 29, 2008...DJ AM got into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. On Christmas Eve, he not only sued Goodyear, Learjet and the charter company he used for the flight that crashed and left him and drummer Travis Barker severely burned ... More >>
Spend a minute this morning with Grapevine's Jeff Jones, who, in February 2007, won $250,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? by answering the question, "In Office Space, Peter’s co-worker Michael admits that his high-tech, get-rich scheme is taken from what movie?" Man, that was adorable. Meredi ... More >>
All week long, VH1's been running the Sex: The Revolution mini-series, a doc done in conjunction with the Sundance Channel about doin' it through the decades. Noted Dallas blues guitarslinger and occasional but always welcome Dallas Observer contributor Josh Alan Friedman was interviewed for the ser ... More >>
The pretty awesome-looking cover of Josh Alan Friedman's book. We haven’t picked up a copy yet, but Dallas writer/musician/renaissance man Josh Alan Friedman’s latest book sounds like a must-read for anyone interested in the forgotten heroes of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and blues. Tell the Truth ... More >>
So many parties, so little time. With 2008 a few days away, we here at DC-9 thought we’d help you sort out some of your New Year’s Eve club partying options. (See our NYE concert picks.) Everybody’s doing something around town but these top few stuck out to us with ratings of course (out of 10 ... More >>
That old "last man on Earth" setup? It really works.
Fairy-tale land and real world collide to no good end in Enchanted
Allow me to preface this review by saying every Roots performance I've been to has been the best show I've ever seen. Last night's Hip Hop Honors tour kept the trend, but delivered a special dose of showmanship, because the Roots crew wasn’t there to play its own songs. The group wasted no time j ... More >>
Radiant's got big plans on New Year's Eve. You? Didn't think so. Looks like watching Jimmy Kimmel Live can actually pay off. Jesse Hopkins and Levi Smith, two members of local rockers Radiant (whose sensitive, shimmery, orchestral songs and cute-boy haircuts makes the ladies swoon) were idly watchin ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Uptown Players score with unhappy hookers in The Life; UTD takes disturbing Vacation
Granbury rounds up the Guys and Dolls
Josh Alan Band (Black Cracker Music)
Why does karaoke still exist?
The gory 15 Minutes is like TV news: flashy, fun, forgettable
With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
First person to call it "D2K" is gettin' firebombed
The Lilith Fairies is must-hear TV!
No, not The Dallas Morning News' arena coverage--but tax dollars being siphoned away for millionaires' pet projects
A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX