Perhaps I had been under a rock, but I had never heard of Dallas hip-hop duo A.Dd+ before I saw them at A3C, yet I found them to be very impressive, and not at all what I would have expected in a rap act from Dallas, with a style that is based largely on lyrical skill. So far, they have released a mixtape and two albums, the most recent of which is Loosies which was released in 2011.
While driving from Memphis to Austin last week on Sunday for South By Southwest, I decided to stop at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Dallas for dinner, since I had eaten at their South Austin location last year. The somewhat bizarre name comes from the restaurant’s twin loves- “hop” for beer, and “doddy” a Scottish slang for cows. The burgers are made from organic, hormone-free beef, the fries are cut in-house daily, the buns are freshly baked, and there is an extensive craft beer menu. Altogether a fun, delicious and reasonably-priced place to enjoy burgers-one of the truly great things about Texas.
Dallas alternative rap artist Dustin Cavazos will release his new album “In And Out of Sleep” through Music Access and Select-O-Hits on March 19, 2013. In the meanwhile, here’s a new video from the album to tantalize you and make you want the album. Enjoy!
Half Price Books and Records in Dallas might be the largest used book store in America, or close to it. Of course there are other locations in Texas, as well as in several other states, but this flagship store on Northwest Highway in Dallas is the original location and company headquarters. The store is filled with used and cut-out books, compact discs and vinyl record albums, all at remarkably low prices. Visit them at http://www.hpb.com/001.html for more info.