A Perfect Circle

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Failure Sounded Like They'd Never Been Away at House of Blues

    Failure House of Blues Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Over the course of two hours on Tuesday night, reunited Los Angeles trio Failure showed why they were such a highly regarded band back in the '90s -- and why they are now, as well. Many years removed from their last time together, the band was in fine s ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Pixies' Joey Santiago: "The Hardest Thing Other Bands Did Was Try To Look Poor"

    Joey Santiago is a man at peace with himself. Lead guitarist for the Pixies, and by most accounts the driving force behind their reunion, Santiago couldn't be more content with the current state of the band. Answering our phone call with a "YEEHAW," Santiago proceeds to interview us for the first fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Smashing Pumpkins Ruined My Joy, Again, Last Night at The Palladium

    Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. In 2000, a 15-year old Gavin persuaded his dad to buy him a ticket to see the Smashing Pumpkins on their farewell tour. They were to play the cavernous NIA in Birmingham, England. Gavin had not been to see many concerts before. In fact, his previous con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    "Bohemian Rhapsody" Through The Ears of a Child

    Puscifer, fronted by Tool and A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, have just released the adorably named EP Donkey Punch The Night. On it, there is, for some reason, a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody." You might be expecting Maynard to do something a bit industrial with it, but no, it's pretty much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Stan Getz: The Presser

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Walking into the A&R Records plant on Riverfront Boulevard is like stepping into some alter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Best and Worst Shows of 2011

    Eric GrubbsTrashcan Sinatras​ Shows that stuck out for me in 2011 Trashcan Sinatras/Salim Nourallah at the Loft, March 4 This was a very special tour for the Sinatras. Paired down to a four-piece, the mostly-acoustic show was more of a fans-only event. Before the tour began, they solicited so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Puscifer, Carina Round at the Majestic Theater

    Over the Weekend: Puscifer, Carina Round Majestic Theater Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Better than: A Perfect Circle's set at the Verizon Theatre earlier this year. A scene from Puscifer's "Conditions of My Parole"​ If you wondered what Puscifer is about, well, their 75-minute performance o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Q&A: Puscifer's Maynard Keenan Talks Juggling Three Bands and Losing His Angst

    Maynard James Keenan is one of those guys who is at home in a world all his own. Currently, he fronts three bands: Tool, A Perfect Circle and his most recent project, Puscifer. Puscifer's latest album, Conditions of My Parole, was quite an improvement over the band's 2007 debut, V is for Vagina. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Over the Weekend: A Perfect Circle, Red Bacteria Vacuum at Verizon Theatre

    A Perfect Circle, Red Bacteria Vacuum Verizon Theatre in Grand PrairieJuly 23, 2011Better than: seeing a cover band devoted to Tool and A Perfect Circle songs. A Perfect Circle​ It's one thing to throw in a couple of cover songs in a set. It's a whole other thing to devote a majority of a band's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Good Friday: Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival and the Rest of the Weekend's Shows

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival​If you've been keeping up with DC9 in any capacity over the last few weeks, or if you've seen the cover story of this week's Observer, then you know we're pretty psyched about Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival this weekend. Not only is there a carefully curated handful of brillia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Show Announcements: Peter Bjorn & John, Eels, Bowling For Soup, Leann Rimes, David Bazan, Centro-matic, Crystal Stilts, Hayes Carll, Foster The People, Yelawolf, A Perfect Circle & More!

    Peter Bjorn and John​In 2006, when Peter, Bjorn and John broke through with their catchy hit song "Young Folks," which might be more commonly known as "that whistle song," the blogosphere ate it up, and so did droves of newly acquired American fans. Rightfully so: Writer's Block was one of the bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 28: DJ Hunter Vaughan

    ​Three years ago, Hunter Vaughan was just your average 17-year-old raver who frequented Dallas' nightclubs (when permitted inside) with the sole objective of having a good time. As Vaughan became more aware of the scene around him, though, he started keeping his eyes and ears out for local residen ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Has Tool's Reclusive Front Man Maynard James Keenan Sold Out?

    Sam MertenThis was as close as I could get to Maynard James Keenan without standing in line for hours and paying for his wine.Tool and Puscifer lead singer Maynard James Keenan drew approximately 1,000 fans to the Whole Foods in Plano yesterday as he promoted his partial ownership in Arizona Strong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Wine Rocks

    Rock stars plus alcohol can add up to a lot of things. But when you add organic grocery stores to the rock and booze equation, the sum must certainly change, right? Guess we'll find out when Maynard James Keenan makes an appearance at the Whole Foods Market in Plano from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 23 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    Drag Queens

    Josh Homme and Co. glam it up

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Jihad Jerry

    Devo's founding guitarist is still pissing on--and then Swiffering--the worst in society

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Deep Friday, Edgefest and a jumpin' giveaway

  • Culture

    January 15, 2004

    Strung Up

    CMH Records is having a classical gas with every band, like, ever

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    December 18, 2003


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  • Music

    May 16, 2002
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    September 14, 2000

    Circle of Stars

    You only think A Perfect Circle is Tool singer Maynard James Keenan's band