Richard Haskins has been through the shit. For two years, he paid for attempted bank robbery with a jail sentence. Not everyone was there to help him when he needed. Haskins' own mother would sit in the bail bond room, telling people who tried to bail him out that he had already been bailed out. Bu ... More >>
Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>
On Friday, news broke that Spoon chef-owner John Tesar will soon open a new restaurant at Hotel Palomar, in the space that previously housed Central 214. It'll be named Knife. It'll be a steakstaurant. I'm sure it'll be great. And I'm sure that these are the next five restaurants he'll open:
Ever since Mike Scaccia and Dimebag Darrell broke on through to the other side, many Dallas metal fans have been longing for someone to step into the limelight and accept the legendary guitarslingers' mantels and inspire a whole new generation of headbangers. Never fear true believers (hey, didn't ... More >>
Pick up a copy of Official Truth 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera at any local bookstore or online at Amazon. Rex will be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble on Northwest Highway in Dallas on Tuesday night, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. Back in the Nineties, Panetra rocked venue after venu ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
Vinyl records are an interesting phenomenon. Those who are into collecting vinyl, are especially passionate about it. And Bill's Records, now in its fifth year on South Side on Lamar, is one of the few places in Dallas where vinyl-philes can find rare recordings. "[Bill]'s got almost a million p ... More >>
From the back cover of An Epic SwindleTook a couple of weeks, but I just received my copy of An Epic Swindle: 44 Months With a Pair of Cowboys, Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade's just-published-in-the-U.K. 338-page recap of Tom Hicks' disastrous run as co-owner of Liverpool FC. So far, so ... More >>
How the hell does a DIY, eff-it-all-if-it's-not-art duo birthed out of Los Angeles' famed DIY-venue The Smell come to grips with the pressure of following up a critically successful debut album on Sup Pop? Well, according to lead vocalist and drummer Dean Spunt, if the band's No Age, then it records ... More >>
Piper FergusonThe Old 97's are looking sharp once more.In tomorrow's print issue of DC9, I take a long hard look at the Old 97's eighth studio release, The Grand Theatre, Volume One, which earns its release on Tuesday, October 12. And I find, as we've been saying since we first heard the disc bac ... More >>
Kyle Hall, who handles marketing and promotions for Legacy Books up in Plano, hadn't taken a vacation since the mammoth indie bookseller opened its doors in November 2008. He was ready for his very first on July 25 when, the night before, he got a call from Teri Tanner, who manages and operates t ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Wanz Dover, a.k.a. Blixaboy. Stereo On Strike's Wanz Dover is on pace to digitally release six EPs of his dub-influenced Blixaboy project in advance of a planned June album release for The Geek. They're all available for purchase through Amazon, iTunes, Digital Tunes and Emusic; the album will be re ... More >>
A full book report is forthcoming; Schutze has been handed his homework -- a copy of Harvey Graff's The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City, being published this month by the University of Minnesota Press. Graff, currently a professor of English and history at Ohio State Univers ... More >>
Spirit hunters like Lisa Olive prowl local historic sites, searching for haunted souls
These are some of the people served by Joel Pulis' ministry for the severely mentally ill in Oak Cliff. It's pretty much the last place I expected to find a story about the Well Community, an Oak Cliff church that ministers to the severely mental ill living on little income in the southern sector. B ... More >>
Sour notes (on purpose!) at Theatre Three; at DCT's Rabbit, the paw that refreshes
Attend Stephen Baldwin's literary comunion
Berdoll signs her Austen fanfic follow-up
New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left
After Pat Green's last album, few of his fans are feeling like Lucky Ones
Motorcycle Diaries explores Ché Guevara's formative years
Have today's country and western stars been consulting with the Fab Five?
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
We told you so
Any major dude will tell you a Steely Dan story is not to be trusted
Photographic proof of Elvis in Texas...more than 40 years ago
Former FBI honcho Oliver "Buck" Revell fights against conspiracy buffs who accuse him of mass murder
Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?
Anyone, as long as you sell them on eBay
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
What's the frequency, Abby?; The buck stops here
A Charlie Brown Christmas doesn't come without its (good) grief