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Calling All DFW Artists

Calling All DFW Artists

NYLO Hotels are giving you the chance to have your artwork showcased in their newest hotel, NYLO Dallas Southside. The hotel is currently under construction at 1325 South Lamar at Belleview and is due to open in July 2012. They are holding an unique competition to showcase original artwork from the dynamic local arts scene to enhance the hotel’s interior design. Winning artwork will be displayed... [Read more]

Score Sweet Valentine Prizes!

Score Sweet Valentine Prizes!

If you’re anything like me, the thought of putting a romantic plan together for Valentine’s Day seems daunting. Well, good news! Whether you’re single or with that special someone, we’ve done the thinking for you and have put together a killer promo to score some sweet Valentine’s gifts! Our prizes range from a night on the town in the Dallas Arts District: dinner at Jorge’s, a show... [Read more]

Gentleman: Stop Your Engines and Open Your Windows!

Gentleman: Stop Your Engines and Open Your Windows!

Hello, FORT WORTH FOOD PARK!!! As a devout follower of Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race,” which recently completed its second season, I was thrilled to find out that I could scratch road trip to NYC so that I can consume a grilled cheese sandwich  bought off a truck from my to-do list (OK, I still want to do that, but you know what I mean). Heck, hitting the various food trucks... [Read more]

This Week’s Video Gold: Violitionist Sessions

This Week’s Video Gold: Violitionist Sessions

  These days, there are a good many websites that aim to go beyond the normal boundaries of the standard, mp3 sharing music blog. Popular sites like Daytrotter and HearYa.com are both great examples of sites that find unique ways to create art based upon the musicians they are covering. There’s a close-to-home site on the scene and it covers predominantly Texas-based acts (Sarah Jaffe, Doug... [Read more]

Plano, TX – The Capital of Many Things (But Not Cavities)

Plano, TX – The Capital of Many Things (But Not Cavities)

A recent survey in Men’s Health ranks Plano as the third best city for men based on “health,” “life” and “fitness.” Here’s the deal: it’s really hard to decipher how it is that the periodical came to this conclusion, other than they claim to have measured 37 categories.  And, I can’t tell you what those 37 categories are, because after perusing the article for a good 15-20 minutes,... [Read more]

Greenberg Turkey – It’s What’s For The Holidays!

Greenberg Turkey – It’s What’s For The Holidays!

Greenberg Smoked Turkeys, a long-running East Texas family tradition, aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. The tradition began in the 1940’s when a Tyler man who regularly smoked meats for local families and friends shipped several dozen turkeys by train to a Dallas oilman who fell in love with the hickory fire slow-cooked bird. The Tyler-based culinary institution now ships to around 200,000... [Read more]

BONUS Video Gold: Goodbye to FFF Fest.

BONUS Video Gold: Goodbye to FFF Fest.

Ok, promise. This is it. The last time I go out of my way to discuss how great things were at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest. In fact, you don’t even have to read my thoughts anymore. Just give this video. Look and see for yourself. Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 from Guerilla Suit on Vimeo.  Read More →

The Miracle League is Just That – Miraculous.

The Miracle League is Just That – Miraculous.

A couple of years ago I, more or less accidentally, stumbled into volunteering for the Miracle League of Frisco. For the following several weeks, I had more meaningful Saturday mornings than I had ever had to that point in my life. I haven’t been able to devote the time needed to be a valuable contributor in the two years since, but I know that a time will come, sooner than later hopefully,... [Read more]

This Week’s Video Gold: Max Cady

This Week’s Video Gold: Max Cady

  Max Cady “40 Nights” from Zach Warner . Zulu Whiskey on Vimeo. I’m not going to lie and say that Dallas rock band Max Cady’s newest album, Wicked Ways, is one of my favorite albums of the year. It’s solid, sure, but it’s just not revving my motor the way in which I had hoped it would, I guess. Regardless, their video for their song “40 Nights” is cool,... [Read more]

BIG TEXAS SHOW PREVIEWS!

BIG TEXAS SHOW PREVIEWS!

In this coming week or two following the Turkey Day that’s just passed, there will be some notable bands and tours cutting through our state as a part of some really major tours. Wilco will make their way into Dallas on November 29th and into Austin on December 1st, for example. That’s pretty big, right? Well, Wilco’s great, but things get even more epic and more arena-rocking in... [Read more]

Rockin’ The Lens: The Jayhawks

Rockin’ The Lens: The Jayhawks

It’s been a few weeks, but what a set of pics to come roaring back with. The seminal alt-country band The Jayhawks have got the original line-up back together and are touring behind a really solid new album, Mockingbird Time. Sadly, I couldn’t personally make it to their November 16th show at the Granada Theater in Dallas, but thankfully, our intrepid rock photog, David Heidle could and... [Read more]

Capital of Books & Records?

Capital of Books & Records?

A few weeks ago, our resident funny man, Dave Little, mentioned that when he hits Austin, he really digs making trips to both Waterloo Records and to Book People. Both independently owned store-fronts are more or less treasured Austin landmarks. With that said, however, you don’t really hear them mentioned in the same breath as the South Congress Bats, Barton Springs, The State Capital Building,... [Read more]