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    February 18, 2014

    How to Tell if a Record Label Deal is Sketchy

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    ICE FORCE LEVEL TWO: May The Lord Have Mercy On Us All

    Welcome to our second ever live weather blog, where the news is made up and the weather doesn't really matter. Here are the facts -- it's cold. How cold, you ask? Well, imaginary internet person, it's really very cold. Cold enough that, were Jack Nicholson to head outside with an axe right now and e ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    How Does a Band Rebound After a Bad Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Can a Band Overcome Bad Early Albums?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    January 3, 2014

    What To Do When A Label Approaches Your Band

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Antiphon by Midlake: The Best North Texas Album of 2013, According to Our Readers

    As we near the end of our coverage of the year that was, we've gathered the votes (over 300) on the finalists for North Texas Album of the Year. Among those featured were remarkable statements from new bands (like Radioactivity's self-titled release), and Midlake's Antiphon wasn't the only surprisin ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    A Rough Guide to Choosing Your First Bandmates

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Kanye West Songs as Stick Figure Illustrations: Quiz!

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. This game is very simple: Look at the pictures and guess what Kanye West song each one represents ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    What To Do About Your Sexist Bandmate

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Mario Batali Deep Fried by Fans after Supporting a Texas Pro-Choice Group

    Last week Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead hosted a telethon called "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose," a fund raiser for a variety of Lady Parts Justice, a Texas-based pro-choice organization that promoted the event under the Twitter handle @TXWomenForever. During the telethon chef Mario Batali ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    YouTube Success Story Melissa Polinar at the Truck Yard: Live Performance and Interview

    In another age, North Texan Melissa Polinar might still be sitting at a desk in Nashville, churning out songs for other artists to record. She did that, in fact, for a while in the early 2000s. But when you're a gifted writer and you have a voice like hers (that voice!), you don't need to wait your ... More >>

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    October 5, 2013

    The People of ACL 2013: Photos

    Another year, another ACL Music Festival. This is a magical time in Texas, when the blazing summer makes way for a pleasant autumn. The weather and the promise of world-class musical wonders draws thousands to Zilker Park, ready to let loose and jam over the three day weekend. Here are some of the n ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    The Doors' Drummer John Densmore is Coming to Dallas Tomorrow

    Let's not bury the lede here: John Densmore played drums for one of the ten most famous rock bands ever, and he's coming to hang out with you at Good Records tomorrow, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. The occasion is a signing for his new book Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial, which deals wit ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    How to Do a Farewell Show The Right Way

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    How to Smoke at Shows, Now that It's Not Cool Anymore

    Every week Gavin will be presenting a guide to basic notions of common sense he feels are sometimes lacking from various aspects of the world of music. Also, he's British, and they're polite, right? After Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios banned smoking to an overwhelmingly positive reaction this wee ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Richie Whitt and Greggo Were Fired by 105.3 The Fan Today [Updated]

    Update at 3:41 p.m.: CBS killed the entire show. Whitt's tweet: Yep @1053RAGE = Dead 'n Gone. Fired as a show by CBS today. Maddening. For now I'll just say thanks to all FanFans for their loyal support. Original post: This isn't the first time Greg Williams has abruptly disappeared from the DFW ai ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Congressman Steve Stockman Loves the Earth: "If You Poke Holes in It, Oil and Gas Come Out"

    Congressman Steve Stockman represents what the evidence tells us is an especially crazy swath of Texas in the suburbs of Houston. There's really no other way to explain why voting-age Americans could choose to send such an individual to Washington as their duly elected representative. Last month, i ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The 35 Denton 2013 Schedule is Here!

    35 Denton has just announced this year's schedule. It was a daunting lineup when viewed as a straight list -- in scrollable, chronological breakdown form its magnitude hits home. The two main stages alone comprise 15 commendable bands, and they aren't even operating on the festival's first night.

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    February 14, 2013

    The Dallas Morning News Keeps Promising More and Keeps Delivering More Boredom

    Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. This week, Buzz has a familiar villain in his sights. Oh, man, Buzz is so depissed©. No, that's not a typo. It's our own neologi ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Beyonce is Coming to Dallas: Ticket Information

    You all saw Beyonce singlehandedly blow half the power in the Super Dome with the sheer wattage of her presence last night, right? Well, heads up, Atmos: The Mrs. Carter Show is coming to the American Airlines Center on Saturday, July 6. Tickets are $48 or $253 before fees and go on sale at 10 a.m. ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    The Dallas Half-Priced Food and Drink Calendar

    Dallas loves its half-priced food and drink deals, and we're no different. That's why we built the above calendar of half-price food and drink deals, listing the restaurant and time under each day. Every week, we'll do our best to keep you up-to-date on a large chunk of weekly half-priced food and ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    How Dallas Restaurants Manage Social Media

    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 >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Who Needs Beauty and the Beast 3D?

    Dallas ISD: School Zone Dallas Presents: Jerry Junkins Musical Production of Beauty and the Beast from Dallas Independent School Dist on Vimeo....when you can get this courtesy a DISD elementary? That's got to be, like, at least 5Ds. Maybe more. Doesn't It seem like they're coming right at you? Fo ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    North Bishop Avenue's Trees are No Longer Nude

    Artist and musician Sally Ackerman was spotted yarn bombing trees along N. Bishop Avenue last Sunday afternoon. She explains that what started as a "love bomb" for a friend at Artisan's Collective turned into a gig when TV producers from the show Dallas hired her to knit up four more trees. They're ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Cavalli's Prosciutto Panini is Certifiably Worth the Trip

    Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Cavalli Sandwich: Prosciutto Panini Bread: Pizza dough Toppings: Prosciutto, basil, tomatoes, "fresh" mozzarella, olive oil The Case ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    What's with the Pig's Blood in My Dessert?

    Flickr​Every once in a while someone mistakes Scott for a food expert and risks ruining dinner by trusting him to answer to a burning question. Got a question about food or restaurants? Send it via Twitter @scottreitz, Facebook @ Cityofate or in the comments. ​Robyn Folmar (@Theburbani ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Royal Wok: Ignorance is Bliss, Unless You Can Read Chinese

    Each week, the Cheap Bastard goes looking for a new place to eat a meal for less than nine million dollars. This week, she rolls the dice at Royal Wok, 2560 Royal Lane, 972-488-8282, and doesn't crap out. At least not right away. Massage parlors nearby count: 18 Waterfall mural count: 1 The news a ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Introducing The Food Advent Calendar: Mmm, Did Someone Say Reindeer Burnt Ends?

    ​ Advent calendars are cool. They help you remember the current date, sometimes they have chocolate in them and they help you count down to Christmas Day (which is known to be one of the greatest holidays ever). This Advent calendar is obviously way better than those other ones, though, because w ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    You Know What Art Crawl Needs? More Artists.

    Friday marked the Dallas Arts District's second Art Crawl, a recurring event which takes place on the 3rd Friday of each month, correlating with Late Nights at the DMA and the Crow. With seven food trucks, tracks spun by DJ Durty Laundry and a live show by Ishi, Art Crawl had pretty much everything ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Company Café: What It Lacks in Gluten, It Makes Up for With Bacon

    Alice Laussade​Each week, the Cheap Bastard goes looking for a new place to eat a meal for less than nine million dollars. This week, she goes gluten-free at Company Café, 2217 Greenville Ave. Spice rack wall art count: 1 Stroller count: 451 Company Café on Greenville Avenue is for high-m ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    The Dallas Half-Priced Food and Drink Calendar

    Dallas loves its half-priced food and drink deals, and we're no different. That's why we built the above calendar of half-price food and drink deals, listing the restaurant and time under each day. Every week, we'll do our best to keep you up-to-date on a large chunk of weekly half-priced food and ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Twisted Root Plants In Arlington, Along With (Yet Another) In-N-Out Burger

    As part of Arlington's Re-identification Program, Twisted Root Burger Company is opening today at 300 E. Abram Street in the original downtown area of the city. By renovating an old furniture store, this Reader's Pick for Best Burger has quietly flown in under radar to this newest location. Just a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Crimson Asian Cuisine Now Serving Pho in West Village

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​Crimson Asian Cuisine opened last week at corner of Blackburn and McKinney in the West Village, serving pho and other Vietnamese dishes such as stir-fries, rice noodles and spring roles. The atmosphere is on the casual side. Not fancy, but nice. There's a decent size pati ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Be Aware of Celiac Disease. Just Today Though.

    Gluten-free brownies. ​The U.S. Senate has officially declared today National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. So, we all need to stop at some point and think about our annoying friends who can't eat anything because ... OK. OK. You're not annoying. Your disease is annoying. And, honestly, we hat ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Eno's Pizza Tavern: Good Pizza Deals Abound, If You Can Restrain Yourself

    Kristy YangThe Traditional​Let Happy Eating guide you to some cheap eats as we highlight local restaurant happy-hour menus. This week we're in Oak Cliff nibbling on some wafer-thin pizzas at Eno's. Where: Eno's Pizza Tavern, 407 N. Bishop Ave. When: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday The Scene: Served ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Burger Girl: Beat the Heat, Don't Break the Bank

    Jareb Parker​Where: Burger Girl, 4444 McKinney Ave. When: 3-10 p.m. daily, all day Sunday What: $2 canned beer, $4 you-call-it Why: Because burgers and beer are synonymous with summer, and if a backyard barbecue isn't an option, cheap booze and a decent menu will do in a pinch. Beer priced at ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Coal Vines Off-Menu Pizza Strikes a Vein

    Catherine Downes​Sure, any pizzeria somebody walks into technically offers off-the-menu items; the chefs will sprinkle some cheese and random toppings on a pie and voila! This being said, we weren't on the hunt for elusive eats when we met some friends for pizza at Coal Vines in Uptown last week, ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Kickin' it Lowbrow and Low-Key at FOE

    Jareb Parker​Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8500 Arturo Drive When: 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, What: $2.50-$4 liquor, $2.25-$3 beer Why: Because we like helping handicapped kids. And if that involves knocking back a few beers after work, consider us dedicated philanthropists. A fully ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Please Help the Learning Process

    As Dan Aykroyd knows, small-mouth bass plus food processor or blender equals a delicious smoothie.​My apartment has less counter space than Barbie's Dream House. It's not uncommon for me to balance a cutting board on a hot burner, or on my lap as I sit cross-legged on the floor, or even to fin ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    The Best "O" Faces from The Air Sex Competition Held at Trees Last Night

    Rachel ParkerMeat Loaf's got a sweaty "O" face.​On any other night, Meat Loaf's show at the House of Blues would've been your go-to happening for thinly veiled onstage innuendo. Meat's idea of subtlety has been free-falling from his early sex-as-fiery-explosion and baseball metaphors to the epic l ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Voting Is Now Open For The 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards!

    ​Some drop-boxes in and around Dallas may already have the dead tree versions DC9 loaded with our latest edition. Most of you, though, will have to wait until tomorrow, the issue's official run date, to see the paper.Shame you'd have to wait, though. After all, isn't it in this week's paper where ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Wanna See The 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards Ballot? We're Waiting On You, Dude.

    ​Maybe you already follow @DC9atNight on Twitter. Maybe you don't. You should though. For obvious, mostly awesome reasons. But, whatever. That's not the point of this post. Rather, this is: If you've been following @DC9atNight intently, you probably also already know about the new Twitter account ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Neon Indian: The Next Big Tween Sensation?

    What gives, Alan?​Yesterday afternoon, lead JoBro Joe Jonas, like his Colleyville-bred girlfriend before him, gave Neon Indian an official Twitter endorsement, calling the band "a good listen."Unsurprisingly, Hipster Runoff sister site The Alt Report is all over the news, asking the important ques ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Erykah Badu Pleads Not Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Charge

    ​Yup: After starting off the month being charged by the Dallas Police Department with disorderly conduct for getting nude at Dealey Plaza while shooting her "Window Seat" video, Erykah Badu ended April by filing a not guilty plea to challenge those charges. Happened last Wednesday, as a matter of ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    What Dallas Netflixed in '09

    ​Maybe you noticed (over to the right, beneath our Twitter Updates header) that yesterday, The New York Times took A Peek Into Netflix Queues in 12 U.S. cities, including Dallas. The breakdown's by zip code and ranks the top rentals of '09 -- and most zips find The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Ousted Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson Is In Dallas. Why? "Social Business." Whatever.

    Kansas City Chiefs​Arrowhead Pride, a fanblog for the Kansas City Chiefs, provides a vaguely intriguing item this afternoon that reveals running back and bad Twitterer Larry Johnson, cut from KC Monday and now a free agent, is in Dallas at this very moment. And how do they know this? "Larry Johnso ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Dallas Twestival Delivers a Short, Direct Message in the Fight for Clean Water

    About 200 cities around the world hosted Twestivals Thursday night -- part Twitter meet-up, part charity fundraiser -- and Dallas got in on the action with a party at Mockingbird Station. For three hours last night, local social networking all-stars paid a $15 entry to drink at Trinity Hall with lik ... More >>

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