Wednesday, April 12, 2006

DoubleWide: Back Open Under new Ownership?

Um, so theres this other rumor going around that DWide will be back open THIS WEEKEND with new owners... jesus. That would surely be cool, but if its true, I wasted one big long winded post on nothing. Oh well.

We don't know for sure, but we've heard from a couple of seemingly reliable sources, so we'll give you more info when we get it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw, all those people cried into their PBR's for nothing.

9:25 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

no crap.

Hopefully they'll get the Liars show going again too, and this whole week of posts will end up being one big joke!

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April Fools? As long as the Shellac show is no joke.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous ed said...


9:46 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

We Shot JR needs to get out of the tabloid business and back into the music business.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah shit. i poured my PBR out fer nuthin.....

naw, that's good news! hope it's true....

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear it's 21 and up only now.

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DoubleWide is/was so nostalgic of my childhood home. I hope the new owners rock out.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous gary said...

Its true... my friend bought the venue

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Gary P. Anonymous with an "f" said...

Its true... my friend bought the venue.. She is going to be running it with the same staff, similar booking, etc. She also said something about.. what was it.. oh yeah, Black Tie will be doing a 4 month residency there. Hope everyone's cool with that.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when was it ever not 21 and up? that's why I wouldn't play that shithole or even go there for that matter.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm moving to Branson, Mo.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous edddd said...

Branson has more seats the Broadway no doi.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous scott hop said...

Well in a move sure to delight 3 people and disgust 4 and not matter to dozens, the Spitfire Tumbleweeds/Phillip Roebuck/100 Damn Guns show has returned to Double Wide for Saturday Night.

I'm fairly certain my friends over at Metrognome feel a little burnt on us right now, since they welcomed us and our panic, but I hope they can understand how much work Cha Cha and JC put into making this show happen. When Plan A re-presented itself, we had to take it.

Sorry, ya'll.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

metrognome is sad, but understanding. anyone want to play tonight with Real Live Tigers? we need another band.


11:32 AM  
Anonymous scott hop said...

James and Aaron and them there gnomes is the bestest.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Dirty Cha Cha said...

Dear Metrognomes,

I am sorry and I will send shows your way to make up I promise.

Email me at

Thanks dudes.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so i just heard the roller derby bar tender girls, at the doublewide, now own the joint.

it's just become a rollerderby clubhouse..

1:14 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...


1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's actually not true... I know the new owner. His name is Lindsay Graham. I think he is the guy associated with dConstruction. I have confirmed these rumors with two different people - Salim Nallourah and Laura Miller.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A dude named Lindsey...

In my best Nelson:

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsay Graham new owner? Straight from him...."Are you kidding?"
My how rumors fly.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I gotta say, "Salim Nourallah and Laura Miller"? Haha...That's funny dude.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

Let me put all these rumors to rest:
1.) yes, I am a dude.
2.) yes, I bought the Double Wide.
3.) yes, I will be replacing the PBR with sparkling, super-premium gin martinis.
4.) yes, I am a Roller Derby Girl.
5.) I mean, Roller Derby Dude.
6.) yes, you can meet me and my pals Salim Nourallah and Laura Miller at Zac Crain's mayoral candidacy announcement party, Sons of Hermann Hall, Monday, April 24th, 8:00pm.

2:56 PM  
Blogger leibniz said...

i heard he was changing the name to "dWide"

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Sam M. said...

Observer blog interview with one of the new owners ... not Lindsay.

3:21 PM  
Blogger sebastian said...

I suggest a Karate Champ video game instead of shuffleboard. Shuffleboard is for old ladies.


3:51 PM  
Anonymous nerd hop said...

karate champ?

mortal kombat 3!

hell, even a street fighter 2.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEGASUS NOW is playing
DoubleWide Friday
Doublewide Grand re-opening

hardis is headlining.
opener tba

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard they are going to do a mechanical bull inplace of the stage and they are going to build a slanted roller derby track.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Dirty Cha Cha said...


Doors 10:00....STILL $5 COVER and STILL $1 PBR!!!!

10:15 Crushed Stars

11:00 Blackheart Society

11:45 Pegasus Now

12:45 Hardis (i hope since they won't confirm)


Doors 10:00....$5 COVER and $1 PBR!!!!

10:30 Bones (Baton Rouge)

11:15 100 Damned Guns (Austin)

12:00 Phillip Roebuck (Chicago)

12:45 Spitfire Tumbleweeds

man...i'd love to have a mechanical bull.

5:32 PM  
Blogger streisand said...

"My legs are sweatin', momma"

quote from Urban cowboy' 1980


5:57 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Way to pull it together, Chelsea! See you soon.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sam m. said....

lookatme guys! I have a blog too, ya know!

...But nobody cares about a blog for a corporate sponsored alternative weekly (judging by the lack of comments on Unfair). And Zac Crain is running for fucking mayor. What a nightmare! I should have stayed gone when I left this God-forsaken city! Wait until I tell people I returned to a Dallas where Zac Crain runs for mayor. A bearded guy with shitty by-the-book rock crit taste in music. Zac, sounds like your running for mayor in the wrong town. Sounds like you should be mayor of DENTON! I don't mean to start the whole D VS. D debate. I just think ol' Willie Nelson shirt might actually have a chance there. While I'm at it, Sam, your dig at your coworker Andrea's article on your site speaks so much about your relentless ignorance about music. She uttered one of the most beautiful sentences on the local music scene I've ever heard, and I quote:

"It's starting to look to me like mediocrity is the key to keeping Dallas music alive."

True. 'Tis always been this way in the Metroplex. This will never change. And you should be glad. It keeps you employed. The scene is just bad enough here for you to think that everyone else has it all wrong and you've got it all right because you've uncovered the greatness of.....The Deathray Davies.

And she used a description to support your favorite bands:super-accessible, super-tuneful, super-safe rock and roll-

Like Centromatic, Salim Nourallah, and Chris Flemmons. Mediocrity isn't just the key to keeping Dallas music alive. It's doing it everywhere.

"Artful and catchy music always prevails."

Who are you kidding? Artful? As in full of art? Full of shit, maybe. Go listen to your Chomsky live minidisc collection. And you're almost criticizing that Alamo Jet band for having friends, coworkers, and family members in the audience. It's a no win situation with critics. If there wasn't anyone there, you'd make fun of them just the same. Let me tell you what being in a band is like. I'm sure some people here can back me up on this. When you start out you play to just people that know you. And one day you look up and you hardly know anyone in the crowd. It's called support. Just like the people that supported you when you were a kid who wrote about videogames. And the people that support you now for having bad taste in music.

Mediocrity is the reason so many people care about a piece of shit club like the Double Wide and whether or not it stays open. Mediocrity is the reason so many people aren't very nice when they admit their true feelings on this blog. Mediocrity has choked me to death in this city. But mediocrity pays your bills, so raise your (trendy) PBR.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to post about another blog in this blog.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous johnh said...

Fuck yeah. Thank you for making my day by knowing I'm not the only one in this city with these sentiments. Wilonsky needed someone to make his writing look good so he brought on the crappiest, know nothing weasel he could find. Theres your brilliant and oh so controversial music critic Dallas.

10:46 PM  
Blogger outside ears said...

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1:02 AM  
Blogger outside ears said...

that long winded anonymous just painted him/her self into a corner..

i actually don't disagree with much of what they said, but don't start dissing a new club based on the reputation of it's previous owners. same name + new ownership = potential for something GOOD to happen...

don't start dissing every potential venue that opens up these days. there are so few... would you rather there were no venues?

i'm sorry the doublewide didn't let your band play there in the past.. maybe if you try again now, things would turn out better.

why doesn't one of these hostile fuckers just set off an A-bomb right over reunion tower.

maybey they would be happier then...... pussies...

11:02 PM

1:05 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

My take:

1. the Deathray Davies suck, and are the worst kind of safe rock n roll that I could possibly think of. They are a big part of everything that makes Dallas boring and plain.

2. Andrea was right, mediocre music is what commands attention in Dallas, and probably most other cities in the United States.

3. That isn't a good thing, but it probably won't change any time soon.

4. Salim Nourallah and Chomsky are other examples of safe, boring rock n roll that might start careers for the aforementioned people, but will change nothing in this town.

5. The Double Wide is cool because of the building it is housed in, the location of the building, and the great stage set up and sound that they have. It is not good because of the crappy bands that play there more often than not, and the stupid theme. I hope that changes under the new owners, but I have serious doubts. I also have serious doubts about whether a bar that aims to make a profit will be able to stay open if all they do is host concerts that I want to go to. I don't know if enough people share the same taste in music as myself and many of the other people that post on here.

6. I'll say it again: DIY venues are the only way that things will change in this town, and are usually the spark that creates a music scene in any town. The initial excitement has to come from a DIY venue in order to build a scene that means jack shit to anyone with half a brain, and so far there isn't ONE diy venue in Dallas. period. What the fuck is that about?

As long as we keep depending on club owners to provide venues for our little music scene, nothing, and I mean nothing, will change.

7. I'm drunk. Have a nice night.

2:33 AM  
Blogger outside ears said...

I don't know.... a DIY venue in dallas? sounds idealistic, but they still have to generate enough income to stay open.

usually the money made off hosting shows isn't very much. you don't want to overcharge the atendees and you DO prbobably want to brake off a little scrtch to the bands. how much would be left over to operate?

they still have to pay the same property values as any for-profit bar establishment, the same utility rates and some other overhead costs.

alchahol sales would have to enter the equation at some point and that's when things start to smell corporate.

now, that i think about it, i can't think of a single DIY vinue EVER that hasn't shut down within a few months to a couple of years..

maybe if someone opened something on the outskirts of town, but, shit, i'm an alchaholic and i can't be gettin' no more DWI's or i'll be walking everywhere!!!!

8:06 AM  
Blogger kidko said...

Hope the new owners are friendly to the laptop deathmatch

9:29 AM  
Blogger sebastian said...

Hell yeah, Laptop Deathmatch you turkeys. That'll give you your safe and mediocre.

Who wants to start a Polvo cover band or a fierce dub crew?

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome to the new dark age

11:06 AM  
Blogger outside ears said...

I would TOTALLLY play in a polvo cover band!!!

i've always wanted to form a polvo cover band actually. so, if you're not serious about this, please stop toying with my emotions..

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good god, man. Nobody even HINTED at the word Denton and somebody's gotta slag on our town.

12:40 PM  
Blogger sebastian said...

I said that Polvo thing initially in jest, but I would love to play Polvo choons.

I've always had a fantasy of playing in a group that played some polvo and mbv covers.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

i want to start a band that just covers "rock lobster." by the b-52's. only.

12:06 AM  

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