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  • Blogs

    August 11, 2013

    The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Overheard Quotations

    During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 8, 2013

    The Weirdest Theater Mind in Dallas

    Thomas Riccio and his Dead White Zombies are bringing theater to life, one mind-bender at a time.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Beyonce at American Airlines Center, 7/6/13: Review

    This weekend, Victory Plaza turned into the Beyhive. A packed house at American Airlines Center spent the evening cheering, crying and twerking for the Dallas stop of Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Her reputation as one of the world's most entertaining performers was reinforced by a galvaniz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

    On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Top Chef: McPherson does the Hawaiian Supreme, Valentine Twirls Mustache, Tesar Tesars

    The opening scene of this week's Top Chef picked up where we left off last week: Valentesar fight. Tesar was being Tesar, and Valentine goes, "There's a thing called tact, and obviously you don't have any." And Tesar says, "Oh, Oklahoma has a lot of tact." And then everyone watching at home goes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Tacos La Banqueta's Deliciousness Cracks Me Up

    What's in a name? That which we call a taco would, by any other name would taste just as kick-ass. Sorry, but Cheap Bastard's deep, deep love for Tacos La Banqueta, formerly Tacos El Guero, got us thinking about Romeo and Juliet. And butt crack. Whatever it's called, the joint's at 4500 Bryan St., 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    In Defense Of... Mary J Blige's "25/8"

    Mary J. Blige has always struck me as a more well-balanced and humble singer than her contemporaries. Instead of overpowering the music with diva crescendos, Mary lets the music flow with her. This anti-diva approach is the reason she's abided twenty-plus years and two generations of boisterous diva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Meat Puppets, Dawes and Lucero To Play Freshly Rebranded Fort Worth Music Festival

    ​Our pal Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram broke the news yesterday: After eight years of operation under the Jazz by the Boulevard banner, the annual jazz-centric, Fort Worth-based fall music festival now has a new name. The festival, which will still carry a heavy jazz bent, will now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Q&A: Forever The Sickest Kids' Jonathan Cook Talks About Finally Having The Time To Make The Record His Band Wanted With Its Latest.

    ​A funny thing happened last week when Dallas pop-punk outfit Forever The Sickest Kids released their self-titled, second full-length album -- namely, that the response to the album was huge, with sales figures placing the band's album in the iTunes top 10 sales chart almost immediately. Even more ... More >>

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  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Last Night: Lil Wayne at American Airlines Center

    Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia ColeAmerican Airlines CenterDecember 19, 2008 Better Than: Listening to a whole bunch of records in which T-Pain and Lil Wayne are just the featured acts. Check out our photos from the show here.As if, at any point over the course of this past year, there was still doubt ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 14, 2006

    Jangled Belles

    Holi-divas! premiere and Santaland revival make it the worst Noel at WaterTower

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Have your ID handy, because Peter Rauhofer's tracks are suitable for Adults Only

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    All Grown Up

    Patrice Pike goes solo, and she's better than she's ever been

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Parental Guidance

    Listening to the years hit singles with Mom and Dadyears hit singles with Mom and Dad

  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    Supreme Fare

    Talent reigns in Dreamgirls, the '80s pop-opera about hits and heartbreak in Motown

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Rough Skies

    Larry Wansley--former Marine, cop and FBI agent--has his biggest task ahead of him: making American Airlines safe from terrorism

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Open Doors

    Buzz-Oven is cooking up a new audience for local music. One 16-year-old at a time.

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    You Jane

    Criminal Hearts races with great acting

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Don't put Trees in a pine box just yet.

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Gave the People What They Had

    Sometimes, the best new music is the best old music

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Major Mistakes

    Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Blank generation

    Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer

  • Film

    August 13, 1998

    Groove's thang

    Terry McMillan's fantasy fluff offers escapist pleasures for all audiences

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    All this useless beauty

    New gay music collections make fancy cultural straitjackets

  • Culture

    December 19, 1996

    Joyful noise

    New Arts Six and Langston Hughes celebrate a stirring Black Nativity

  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Who gives a Hootie?

    Farewell to 1995, a year in music we'd rather forget

  • Music

    December 14, 1995

    Fifteen nailsin the coffin

    Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad

  • Music

    October 5, 1995

    Rock and rollercoaster

    After mulling its future for two years, Funland releases its first album

  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Ghosts in the machine

    When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Myth, martyr, musician

    With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    A new Lowe

    The once and future Jesus of Cool reveals the beast in him