Update, 6/27: Oil Boom has just announced that one of the songs on the new seven-inch will be featured in an episode of the TNT show Franklin and Bash. DFW's own Oil Boom will be releasing a seven-inch on August 13. It follows last year's impressive EP Gold Yeller. The rock trio comprises guitaris ... More >>
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
I was 6 when Dallas went off the air, so I have been spared thus far, mercifully from everything I hear, from ever having to watch an episode. I haven't been able to maintain the level of ignorance that I would have liked, since on occasion when I've mention my hometown in places that aren't Texas, ... More >>
The champagne isn't quite dry and the NBA lockout is just getting started, but how good does it sound to be already talking about the defending champion Mavericks? Once a soft, underachieving team that nobody outside the Metroplex gave a dang about watching, the Mavs are now natio ... More >>
TNT/Warner HorizonAt long last, TNT has finally announced that it will indeed air that next-gen Dallas, featuring Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and a cast of younglings playing their offspring. The series, which is expected to shoot here now that the city council's OK'd that $235,000 so ... More >>
Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.
We here at DC9 know a lot about sound. For instance: The average human voice registers at 25 to 35 decibels. By contrast, the Indonesian Krakatoa volcano, which erupted in 1883 and could be distinctly heard 1,930 miles away in Australia, registered at 180 decibels. Unconfirmed reports from the Ma ... More >>
Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.
10. For the Mavs, a shocking 2-0 lead. For the Lakers, a Stinko de Mayo. L.A. missed its first 15 3-pointers and was booed off the court in Staples Center. As they head for Dallas and Friday night's Game 3, the Lakers are muttering things like "dispirited" and "trust issues." Surreal. 9 ... More >>
Arcade Fire, Okkervil RiverGexa Energy PavilionApril 30, 2011Better than: any other show you've seen in 2011.All photos by Sara KerensArcade Fire's Win Butler. For more photos, check out the slideshow.More than five years have passed since Arcade Fire last played Dallas -- something of which the ... More >>
The Game 2 Hero: Peja10. When the Mavs play with emotion and efficiency, they are tough to beat. Last night the intensity was there courtesy of Jason Terry, Tyson Chandler and the spunky J.J. Barea. And so was the execution, to the tune of a franchise-record low six turnovers -- including ... More >>
It's a good time of the year to be a sports fan. The NBA playoffs are under way, the baseball season has begun, and -- yes! -- the final season of Friday Night Lights is back on NBC.And, would you know it, two of those things showcased some local music this weekend.First, on Friday night, during ... More >>
Looks like those old bumper stickers the city made finally did the trick.We've been waiting since at least September to see whether TNT and Warner Horizon Television would be shooting that Dallas pilot here -- ya know, in Dallas? Larry Hagman, who will be among The Holy Trinity of original cast m ... More >>
Dear Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber, And I mean this is the nicest way possible: Shut the fuck up! At the very least, actually listen before talking. Who knows, you might not make complete asshohles of yourselves next time. We all wish Mavs' star Dirk Nowitzki was blessed wi ... More >>
I sincerely hope I'm wrong about this, but I have a feeling we're all about to get really pissed. Watching the most athletic - and by far the most animated and arrogant - team in the NBA knock the Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs could be very painful. Get out your hate hats, Game ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
It's not exactly Calvin Watkins' expose in Dallas' Only Daily featuring five sources detailing the Cowboys' anarchy at Valley Ranch, but NBA.com's Art Garcia - formerly of your Fort Worth Star-Telegram - stirs your Mavericks' pot a bit this morning. Garcia writes that Dirk Nowitzki hasn't exactly "c ... More >>
Back in October, we mentioned that local car man David McDavid was suing Turner Broadcasting Systems for $450 million, claiming that way back in 2003, TBS screwed him over plenty big. Because, see, McDavid thought he'd all but closed a deal with TBS to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as ... More >>
A few weeks ago Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley wondered, "What if McDavid owned Hawks, Thrashers?" And my "McDavid," of course, he means local car salesman David McDavid, who, in 2003, was poised to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as Philips Arena, from Turner Broad ... More >>
'Scuse me, Avery. I believe that's my chair. With TNT analyst Doug Collins apparently the Chicago Bulls’ choice and former Mavericks player Elston Turner jumping to the front of the line in the Phoenix Suns’ search, it’s looking more and more like Avery Johnson will have to slum it next y ... More >>
You’d be mad. Pounding your fist into an open palm. Mumbling under your breath about a lack of respect, unfair popularity contests and skewed reputations. You’d do all that. That is, if you’d only been paying attention to the Mavericks’ suddenly successful season. But to most Dallas sports f ... More >>
ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries
Assorted notes, quotes and anecdotes from a Thursday night at American Airlines Center that ended in a Mavs blowout win over the Miami Heat, an effortless season sweep and this sobering thought: How the hell did we lose to that team in The Finals? Playing against a marquee opponent in a nationally t ... More >>
For some the defining question is, "Where were you when JFK was shot?"; for others it's, "Where were you when Challenger exploded?"; for others it's, "Where were you when you lost your virginity?"or even "Where were you when O.J. rode in that white Bronco?" (For the record, my answers are: about to ... More >>
I went to the American Airlines Center Monday night and was reminded why we love sports: because for three heart-stopping, adrenalin-pumping hours, we forgot about the first ex-wife, the second mortgage and the four tires that need rotating. Mavs 123, Spurs 118 had everything. Villains (Tim Duncan) ... More >>
These Generals frequently speak the name of the Lord, but is it in vain?
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
John Frankenheimer could have disappeared, but he refused to go away
John Bloom has taken his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, and gone Hollywood. But watching America's favorite drive-in movie critic on television these days, a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself
Kansas City is Robert Altman's best movie in years--but does anyone care anymore?