So. This month, the thirteenth day of the month has fallen on a Friday. Dun, dun, dun! Here in Dallas, that's not necessarily a bad thing: Since midnight last night, folks have been flocking to Elm Street Tattoo for their $13 Friday the 13th tattoo as part of Oliver Peck's annual marathon.But tho ... More >>
Two weeks ago today, the Foo Fighters released their seventh studio album, Wasting Light, a disc that has fans going bonkers and critics continuing to hail the band as one of the great rocks acts of its generation.Deservedly so: Recorded in Foo leader Dave Grohl's garage -- despite the band havin ... More >>
Oftentimes, the hype an act has built up heading into South by Southwest can be so overwhelming that it creates an insurmountable hurdle for an otherwise pleasing, if hardly life-changing, outfit (see: Vampire Weekend, circa 2008). And no doubt this was the theoretical case heading into this yea ... More >>
You can do it, put your stinger into it.South by Southwest is a static thing -- both in theory and in practice. It's a chance for bands to fans to see the established acts they've been wanting to see and for new, up-and-coming acts to try and make names for themselves. And that latter part very m ... More >>
We're already stockpiling prizes that we probably won't give away until the end of the year, if at all. Great prizes, too--such as 8 oz. flasks with the Dallas Observer 'Best of' 2006 logo (which kinda makes them collectibles and thus quite valuable). And if we can ever find someone to produce " ... More >>
Stage West's The Code of the Woosters is a tad long and Pocket Sandwich's Ebenezer Scrooge is dreadfully slow
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
One's worth the price, one's not. Care to guess?
These Kung Fu cats are fast as lightning
Oscar-winning bad guy Kevin Spacey tries a new role--director