It began at 8:00 AM Saturday and ended at 1:00AM on Sunday, with over 20 live bands, orange cups filled with beer, and a despondent Chicken-Suited man. Record Store Day is a national celebration, yes, but we focused our time and beards at Good Records--with a killer day-long set hosted by store owner Chris Penn. Bands included: Baruch the Scribe, The Cartographers, Seryn, and They Will Destroy You at night. Jacob Metcalf was seen walking around as well as some bearded-out hipsters. Caity Colvard and Sara Kerens were there to capture Chicken Man, Seryn and others.
Openers Orbans and Roomsounds pumped up the jam before JT & The Northern Lights hit the blue doused stage at the House of Blues Saturday. Read more on DC9 at Night. Andrew Shepherd was there with an open shutter.
Over 400,000 balloons were used to create art that ranged from ceiling-high dioramas to tiny table-top creations on display at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas on Sunday. If you made it, beating the half-mile long line that wound through the hotel, you were greeted first by Dee White's...
Some of Texas's very own Dubstep DJs were present at the Dub Assembly's lineup on Saturday. A rain-dazed crowd loosened up at the Green Elephant for Jimmy B, Royal Highnuss, Mundo and Mad Classy Crew. The Lek brothers brought their picture-shooting device.
In some weird, un-broadcasted show Big Boi and Girl Talk played an outdoor show at SMU's Doak Walker Plaza last night. Except not. At least, Girl Talk was the exception. Read the review on DC9 here, and check out Mattie Stafford's photos of the event.
A few things we expected at this year's wine & dine:
- A gluttonous array of custards from Wild About Harry's
- Enough wine to get the Green Giant drunk
- Booths with pyramid-like stacks of samples
- Lots of spices
- Garlic-infused things
- Man donning fake mustache to go back into...
Texas Motor Speedway (as we tried to avoid "starting off with a bang" cliches) launched its season with a celebration in Sundance Square yesterday in Fort Worth. With the party came the announcement: April 15th-18th is officially Race Weekend in Fort Worth.
Rick Perry and Fort Worth Mayor...
As demonstrated by Chef TJ Lengnick of Shinsei.
Sarah Johnson's writeup and recipe post on Shinsei's BBQ Pork Belly can be copied down furiously HERE, but in the mean time--watch how it's made in moving picture form. Photos by Sarah Johnson.
In a simpler time, cupcakes were modest homemade treats you baked at home and brought to a party, or binged on at home before buying a last-minute ice cream cake. No more. The era of the $3 cupcake has given way to that of the $5 cupcake, cupcakes for dogs and deluxe donuts too. With the...