The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
You, as a resident of Dallas, should know the story of the Relatives by now. For anyone that doesn't, a quick refresher -- formed in the 1970s and dissolved in 1980, the Relatives, led by the Reverend Gean West, left little evidence of a mesh of gospel and funk that never caught on despite the favor ... More >>
Theatre Too romances tunes of John Bucchino; KDT takes dull journey with 26 Miles.
The scene in Lewisville during Labor Day weekend 1969Longtime Friends of Unfair Park are by now well aware of my lifetime obsession with the Texas International Pop Festival, held during Labor Day weekend in 1969 in a Lewisville field. The roster, put together by, among others, Angus Wynne, was l ... More >>
[Editor's Note: We originally sent city columnist and noted curmudgeon Jim Schutze out to Fair Park on Saturday night on something of a lark. We knew he'd be a fish out of water, sure. But we also knew that, in some ways, covering the event would be right up his alley -- a chance for him to see one ... More >>
Lauryn HillEver since Lauryn Hill made a brief disappearance from the public eye in 2000, her career has been patchy at best. Her acoustic record in 2002, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, was met with mediocre reviews, and the Fugees reunion fared even worse. But, aside from her brilliant output in the Fug ... More >>
We're almost sure it was a coincidence.
[Update at 11:14 a.m.: Cramer sends word that the hearing's still going on and is expected to wrap between noon and 12:30 p.m. He will call afterward with an update, which I will promptly post.]Dallas attorney Michael Cramer is in his car at this very moment, heading toward the Kaufman County Cou ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>
Alex WolensNot at all like doing it at home.Check out more shots from QuakeCon in our slide show.Finding QuakeCon amidst the bustling mini-metropolis of the Gaylord Texan was easy: just follow the kids in flair-laden QC necklaces staggering under the weight of their clunky homemade PCs. It was ... More >>
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
Theater Too stages explosively funny Big Bang; Stage West goes Japanese with a sexy puppet play
Driving Miss Daisy offers smooth but powerful ride; and fasten your seatbelts, Nye Cooper's back in Sedaris' Santaland Diaries
Bar of Soap founders celebrate 20th year in Dallas music scene
At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music
Today's music magazines suck up to celebs--and just plain suck
Almost four decades later, The Fugs' Ed Sanders is still fighting
The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?
Marilyn Manson on Christianity, Columbine, and the media's evil influence
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
Or: How The Rondelles deal with being the cutest band on Earth
Why wait?; Real world
Greg Harrison's new film lovingly depicts rave culture as a vital tribal ritual
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
The creator of iconographic '60s art is now an icon himself
Another look at that celebrated era of excess
Sonny Bono got more respect in death than in life
What to make of Erykah Badu's latest album
Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet
The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights
The Moon Festival searches for chance's bright light
Doc Watson still likes to pick
Surprise! It's Syd Straw.
Marshall Crenshaw struggles to recapture his inspiration