It has been ten years since Mike Schoder took over ownership of Granada Theater on Greenville Ave. The club -- one of the biggest in Dallas -- has endured changes in the neighborhood and the fickle nature of music to become one the most celebrated venues in town. To celebrate the past decade, the ... More >>
Turning 50 is certainly not old by today's standards. But rock & roll conventionally has a different scale. After all, at that age who wants to even go to a concert, much less embark on a nationwide tour performing hit songs you wrote half a lifetime ago? Lots of people, as it turns out. As rock i ... More >>
Pro wrestling and Glenn Beck are in a fight. Apparently this has been news for a few weeks, but we've only just learned about it, courtesy of Mediaite, who bring us the delightful video clip you see above, of WWE commentator Michael Cole trying his hardest to storm Glenn Beck's Las Colinas studio fo ... More >>
Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>
When people look back on the Cowboys' 2012 season, there are only two things they will be concerned with: wins and losses. Yesterday's game falls into the latter column, but only because the Pokes violently shoved it out of the former. See also: Ravens Cornerback Tells Dez Bryant to "Be a Man," ... More >>
This morning a few Friends of Unfair Park asked: Is WrestleMania really coming to Cowboys Stadium? Um ... I dunno? Kinda looked like it, maybe: Several popular wrestling websites, including this one, keep saying that WWE's signature event, which is closing in on its 30th anniversary, is scheduled ... More >>
While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.
Cyrano goes long while As You Like It goes rock hard.
So. Lady Gaga's anticipated Born This Way came out earlier this week. After giving it a listen, I'd say its like a roller coaster -- one that has Gaga's roaring head from the cover on the bumper. It's thrilling in some turns, nauseating in others and it gives listeners a real sense of danger.Thing i ... More >>
One of my pet peeves about most cooking shows is how often a program's uber-foodies -- from the four-star guys in the starchy aprons to the home cooks who've lucked into a spot on television -- are reluctant to express any real emotion about how much they love the actual taste of good food. ... More >>
The pic from McCoy's twitter account, which recently retweeted Leppert's thoughts about DOMA.Tom Leppert has hired Shawn McCoy, the deputy communications director for the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of Linda McMahon, whose website was designed by the same folks who are behind Leppert's. While i ... More >>
Patrick MichelsCrazy Legs Conti in 2007 at a blueberry pie eating contest in Brownsville, Ore. Competitive eating is a hard-hearted mistress, courted by many but gracing few with even a moment of her fickle affection. Most who enter a contest never do so again, and even those who do usually manage ... More >>
Free ReignCongratulations are in order (I guess) for Dallas Cowboy linemen Marc Colombo, Cory Proctor and Leonard Davis. When not working in the so-called trenches, those three make up three-fourths of area metal outfit Free Reign (guitarist Justin Chapman's just some dude, really). And, last nig ... More >>
Ebbot Lundberg, the rotund and intense front man for Sweden's The Soundtrack to Our Lives, had just landed in D.C. a couple of hours before giving me a few minutes of his time. Perhaps suffering from a bit of jet lag, but Lundberg sounded like a guy happy to be on the ground. His band is currently t ... More >>
Actually, it's not confounding defeats to the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks that has Cuban peeved, but more so tonight's American Airlines Center invasion by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). (This is, after all, a blog named after an old rasslin' barn.) Cuban, never one to turn ... More >>
Surely, I can't be the only one who's heard the latest Boogie song to take over local radio airwaves: T-Willz' "Nature Walk". In fact, I know I can't be. Because, like I said, it's all over the radio.But, man, c'mon, I can't be the only one shaking his head, right? I mean, I think I'm being pre ... More >>
Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemned's hypocrisy is not
...And great basketball
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
The WWE comes to the AAC
This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you
Pottery-selling Satan worshipers and chino salesmen meet for fun and pain in the world of Denton's extreme wrestling
Smackdown offers a Wrestlemania souvenir
The return of Gonzilla, and other literary concerns
Tunney is bound, but you're the one who'll mostly gag after watching Cherish
As The Scorpion King, the People's Champ doth layeth the smacketh down
It doesn't matter what we say or think
Spielberg and Kubrick had a weird little kid, and its name is A.I.
The Cowboys never called, so Drew Pearson lives out his front-office dream in the XFL
Wrenchead.com Monster Jam
Carlton Stowers goes in search of the dark muse that inspired pulp-fiction legend Robert E. Howard, the West Texas recluse who created Conan the Barbarian
From his seat on Oprah, Dallas' Dr. Phil McGraw reigns as the king of quick fixes for troubled relationships. But what about his own?
Deli madness; Mixed hash
What a surprise--the owner of the Dallas Cowboys is nuts
As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.
Probing the mysteries of the monkey flip, the clothesline, and the pile driver at Black Bart's pro-fesh-nul wrestling academy