The Gathering of the Juggalos Night Court Helps Wicked Clowns Bury the Hatchet (NSFW)

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Nate "Igor" Smith
A young juggalo faces the punishment for his crimes
Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day.

In actuality, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in attendance not only consistently treat one another with respect, but even have an institutionalized arbiter of disputes for when conflict does arise.

Have an issue with a fellow juggalo? Take them to Juggalo Night Court.

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Larry Stewart of Resltess Heart: "We Couldn't Get Arrested in Texas."

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Courtesy of Band
The Eyes of Arlington Will Be Haunting Restless Heart

Country music in the 1980's offered some of the same arguments many types of country music fans still have today. What is and is not "country"? Can pop-country and traditional country coexist peacefully on one radio dial? Can the sheen of Kenny Rogers' gloriously manicured beard ever be more powerful than the grand, lengthy beauty of Crystal Gayle's legendary locks? We really haven't ever truly answered these highly urgent questions, because there really isn't a right answer.

Few bands of the 1980's and 1990's represented the peaceful co-mingling of modern pop and established country sounds better than Restless Heart. Tonight they'll be passing through North Texas to play the Arlington Music Hall.

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We Need To Talk About Tim McGraw Slapping A Fan In Atlanta

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Tony Nelson
Tim McGraw in more relaxed times
Seeing Tim McGraw in concert today isn't the spectacle it was in 1996, when he was riding high on being one of country music's biggest superstars. McGraw may have settled down slightly in his later years, but fans at the Atlanta stop of McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town tour earlier this week saw a much different side of the typically good-natured and happy artist.

When an overenthusiastic fan made a grab near the crotch of McGraw's pants during a performance of "Truck Yeah," the singer slapped away her hands, and then, as TMZ reported, "bitch slapped" the woman on the side of the head before he finished out the show.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 7/25-7/27

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The Coathangers are coming for you, Dallas

If you're anything like, you've been to more than a few concerts already over the course of the week. And hey, maybe you need a night off or two to recover from all the fun you've had on night when you've still had work the next day. Then again, maybe you're just that much hungrier for more shows now that the weekend is coming up. In that case, you're in luck. It's the last weekend of July and there are plenty of shows to get ready for.

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JEFF the Brotherhood at Club Dada, 7/23/14

Categories: Last Night

Mike Brooks
JEFF the Brotherhood brought some extra band members and a lot of hair to Club Dada
JEFF the Brotherhood
With Sealion and Not in the Face
Club Dada, Dallas
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The headliner gets the smoke machine. JEFF The Brotherhood is the headliner, therefore, they get the smoke machine. The band is tucked neatly under tufts of smoke, playing their hearts out to a crowd of manic fans inside Club Dada. It's funny, the title of the band's latest album is Hypnotic Nights and it couldn't be a more apt or self-aware or aspirational banner. Those manic fans in the front, in the eye of the mosh pit storm, are in a trance.

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Ten Changes to the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos After Its Move from Illinois to Ohio

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Why wouldn't you want to trust this offer?
After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.

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The Best DJ Nights in Dallas

Categories: Best Of

Roderick Pullum
It'll Do is consistently the place to be on Saturday nights
Pretty well any night of the week, someplace in Dallas has a DJ waiting to help you get your dancing fix. Funk, soul, hip hop, house, drum and bass -- there's something for most anyone, no matter how particular your tastes may be. Recently, we picked out the best of the local DJ residencies who stick exclusively to vinyl. But, of course, there's so much more out there. So here now are the best DJ nights in Dallas, pulled from across all formats.

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We Talked to the Cops at the Gathering of the Juggalos

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Juggalos on Wednesday
What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.

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Win Free Tickets To See Dallas Hip-Hop Documentary "We From Dallas"

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Screenshot from "We From Dallas"
Break dancing forms one of the core components of classic hip-hop culture
You won't hear much about the work of underground rappers from Dallas in the broader context of hip-hop history, but that's only because most people don't know where to look. We From Dallas, a documentary made by local music scene figures Joel Salazar, Teddy Cool and Islam Sesalem, seeks to tell the story of Dallas rappers who have been making music without much love from mainstream hip-hop for decades.

Friday night at the Texas Theatre, you can see We From Dallas for the first time since its sold-out premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival. We've got a pair of tickets to give to one lucky reader and a guest.

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Cirque Du Soleil's THE IMMORTAL Michael Jackson Tribute Lands in Dallas

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Cirque du Soleil
What, does this not look like a Michael Jackson show to you?
Starting Friday the Quebecois carnival group Cirque Du Soleil takes over the American Airlines Center with their tribute to the life and music of Michael Jackson with THE IMMORTAL tour.

The Texas leg of the tour is the last in the U.S. for the company, as they will cap off the 3 year long world tour in Mexico in August. Currently the tour is stopped up in Oklahoma City, where spokesperson Laura Silverman called us from to answer a few questions about the show.

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