With a virulent wit, a deep antipathy for authority and a boiling paradox of emotions, Tyler has made some of the most controversial music of the 21st century. Far from mere shock fodder, his music reflects not only internal vulnerability and brokenness, but also the ever-fragmenting moods, morals a ... More >>
We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
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?
On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drive ... More >>
These Kung Fu cats are fast as lightning
Oscar-winning bad guy Kevin Spacey tries a new role--director