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  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Horrors' Tom Cowan Saw The Datsuns At a Time When He Was Playing Datsuns Covers

    Tom Cowan​A little bonus to last night's Horrors' show at The Prophet Bar: Keyboardist Tom Cowan was nice enough to share some of his first show experiences. The very first show he remembers seeing is a little different from the ones we normally hear about. For starters, he wasn't taken to the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Eight Reasons Why Your Major Music Store Chain Employee Hates You

    ​Most music megastores have disappeared. Fast. The two Virgin Megastores I worked at--the first being Dallas' Mockingbird and 75 location, the second on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles--are now defunct. The similar big boxes that remain--whether they be Target, Best Buy or Barnes & Noble--are ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Polyphonic Spree's Sonic Bloom

    In 2006, the band's Wait EP helped build A Fragile Army and start a digital revolution

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    A Trip to The Last Record Store

    I see my boy Jeff Liles is posting some unused footage from his documentary about Bill's Records and Tapes, The Last Record Store, on YouTube. Mighty nice of the guy. Here's some of it: a snippet during which my boyhood hero George Gimarc, Idol Records' Erv Karwelis, Hydronic Sound System's Jeff "Sk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Tower Toppling? They Say No.

    We fact-check other blogs so they don't have to: Our pals at FrontBurner are reporting that Dean & DeLuca, the upscale New Yawk grocery store, will arrive in Dallas at a Lemmon Avenue location currently occupied by Tower Records. This comes as a surprise to Tower's Sacramento-based senior vice presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2006

    West Elm Pops its Cherry

    Last week we confirmed the rumor that the Virgin Megastore in Mockingbird Station was closing on June 18. Now there's been a replacement named: West Elm, the furniture-etc. store owned by Williams-Sonoma. West Elm's a national chain with one other location in Texas (Houston) and a few in Cali and NY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006

    Virgin No More

    Losing our Virgin-ity: Come June 18, this place is going buh-bye. On June 18, the Virgin Megastore in Mockingbird Station is closing its big glass doors for good. About 10 minutes ago, I was told this was a mere rumor. Then I found this on the local location's Web site: "FOND FAREWELL!!!!! Thanks ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    The Afters

    I Wish We All Could Win (Epic)

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    American Idol's Freak Factor

    Finally, Dallas has its own William Hung

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Radio Ready

    How The Vanished's "My Favorite Scar" became my favorite guilty pleasure

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Scott Beggs quits, and so do the Sparrows

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Little-Known Parking Spot

    The Mockingbird Station customer parking in the North Central service road garage lot

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best CD Store (New)

    Virgin Megastore

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Free to Download

    How can you steal music you can't even buy?

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003
  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003

    Toxic Filmmaking

    Troma's bossman to take over town; hide your children

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Expatriate

    Forbidden Media heads north looking for a better climate--in Denton of all places

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Jurassic 5; Blackalicious

    August 10; August 13

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Brave Combo

    Joe Cripps and Barrett Martin ride a Fast Horse to record-label utopia

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2002

    Kidding Around

    The Kids in the Hall are the Same Guys, New Dresses

  • Culture

    November 15, 2001

    Does a Bear Shop in the Woods?

    Don't get malled. This year, do your business al fresco.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Movie Pitch Worth the Wait

    Angelika Film Center & Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Strip Mall

    Mockingbird Station

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A near encounter with Reverend Horton Heat's fists

  • Film

    June 10, 1999

    It's awful, baby, yeah!

    Austin Powers can go shag himself

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Slipped discs

    Are Virgin and Tower really the enemy, or can the indie stores fight back?

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999

  • Music

    September 17, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

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