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Zac Crain

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Wit and Wisdom of Doug Eidd

    Back when we officed on Commerce Street, Zac Crain and I were three-times-a-week regulars at Doug's Gym, which looks today more or less like it did when it opened in '62. I still drop by on occasion to see Doug Eidd, one of my favorite people in the world. At 80 he could still drop a man half his ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Chomsky Is Ready to Take the Next Step.

    ​In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we point you in the direction of a piece penned by former Observer music editor Zac Crain that ended up as the cover story back in 2001. The subject of Crain's lengthy story: The pop-rockin' Chomsky, which appeared poised to get their shot at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: If the Rock Fitz, Then Dylan Silvers Will Wear It

    ​Before there was The Crash That Took Me, and before there was Daryl, Dylan Silvers was in Fitz, the first band he fronted. But it wasn't the first band he was in. According to Zac Crain, in this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, Silvers had already played guitar in several local punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Local Music 'Mericans: Cindy Chaffin

    Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Jason JanikCindy Chaffin​Once upon a time, Cindy Chaffin was the mastermind behind Texas Gigs, a blog and database that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Tripping Daisy Guitarist Wes Berggren Passes Away Unexpectedly

    ​At the risk of harping on obituaries of Dallas musicians long ago, this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History focuses on one of the biggest losses that our city's music community has ever experienced. On this week in 1999, former Dallas Observer music editor Zac Crain wrote about the loss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Hagfish Cries Breakup and Quickly Reunites

    Hagfish​In this ironic edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Zac Crain writes about several local band break-ups in 1999 with an emphasis on Hagfish. Seems that less than a year after their split, Hagfish had already reunited for a show booked at Trees. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Tony Bones, Up From the Street

    Tony Bones' Breakfast Bunch The great Tony Bones, whose artwork has decorated the likes of Zac Crain's mayoral CD fundraiser and Unfair Park HQ and countless exteriors from here to NYC, will debut plenty of new work beginning tomorrow night at The Public Trust in Deep Ellum; opening-night reception ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Grimes Time Radio Show

    Fred Holston Andrea Grimes, uncharacteristically shy this a.m., doesn't feel terribly comfy touting her radio appearance today, so I will: The Girl on Top will join the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Cary Darling and D's Zac Crain at noon today on KERA-FM (90.1)'s Think. Their subject: " 2007 - The Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007
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    March 12, 2007

    Zac Crain: No More Flip-Flopping (Stomach, Anyway)

    Zac Crain, who apparently used to work here, turned in his paperwork today, which means he's now (almost) an official candidate for mayor. Our pal Zac Crain just called from the car -- on his way back from City Hall, where he dropped off his paperwork to git himself on the ballot for the mayoral ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Would-Be Mayors and Their Money, Honey

    Future record producer Zac Crain Yeah, fine, Max Wells has more than half a mil on hand for the mayoral race, 300 thou of it in his back pocket. And, yeah, Our Pal Zac's bringing up the near rear with $1,942 on hand (but wait till ya get a load of his CD Saturday). At least Z.C. and West Dallas Cha ... More >>

  • Resolution Guide

    January 11, 2007

    New Year's Resolutions

    Resolution Guide 2007

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    Re: Van the Man?

    Some dude named Zac Crain, who's apparently running for mayor (that can't be right), sends this missive concerning yesterday's posting about the Republican National Congressional Committee allegedly pulling a million-dollar ad campaign for Waco-area U.S. House of Representatives candidate Van Taylor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    The Next Mayor of the City of Dallas Will Be...

    If this picture were at all legible, you could make out the four mayoral candidates gathered yesterday for small talk and lox yesterday at Temple Emanu-El. I wouldn't consider it an entirely wasted Sunday morning. There were free Einstein Bros. bagels, after all, and lox and cream cheese; hell, tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    Rowdy and Loud, At Least...

    Texas Gigs has pulled off one of the coolest local music contest ideas in some time with its Dallas Mavericks Playoff Song Contest. A little more than a month ago, the site posted an open call to any Dallas-area act to write, perform and record a theme for the Mavs' upcoming playoff run, which would ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    It's a Draw

    In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005

    B-Ball Wizards

    They have smiles and skills

  • News

    October 21, 2004
  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    Rockin' Run

    The King's loyal subjects pound the pavement

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Behind the Music Awards

    The story you didn't see--and possibly didn't want to

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Wheel Skills

    Plus: Painting Miss Violet; Pontius Pilot

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Dining Out

    Some Deep Ellum restaurants moving out and moving on

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Macho Men (And Women)

    Razzle Dazzle promises a gay ole time

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    So Special

    Plus: A Paper to Cuss At, Name in Vain, Yes to Parks

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Cat Scratch Fever

    Plus: Good to The Bone, Eat Your Heart Out, Do the Perp Walk

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Look at Our Briefs

    A page of stuff that didn't fit elsewhere

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    The Last Meow

    Plus: No More Mega-Mayors, Fading Fast, Mean Shtick

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Check out the, uh, interesting artwork on Lift to Experience's debut album

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    The Waxwings

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Sad sad me

    The Nixons' latest cut doesn't really

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Out Here

    Mazinga Phaser

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Bowling for beer

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Cheap tricks, SXSW, record releases, and lots of words in bold type

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Scene, heard

    One Ton brings the discipline; Vogler takes the Azz; Zac makes some corrections

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Out Here

    The Limes

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published January 20, 1999

  • Music

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    January 14, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 14, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 14 - 20, 1999

  • Music

    October 1, 1998
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    August 6, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    July 30, 1998
  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • News

    April 23, 1998
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    August 29, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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