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 >>
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 >>
Dylan HollingsworthDanny Balis at his CD release show, which doubled as the Granada Theater's five-year anniversary party.Got an excited call last night from one Danny Balis. Mostly, Balis--he of The King Bucks and formerly of Sorta--was flabbergasted by what he was looking at on his computer, an ... 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 >>
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Attend Stephen Baldwin's literary comunion
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New copy-protected CDs screw over the only honest customers the music industry has left
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Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Suburban cops to kids: Turn that rap stuff down
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
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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
Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing
Photographic proof of Elvis in Texas...more than 40 years ago
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
What's the frequency, Abby?; The buck stops here
A Charlie Brown Christmas doesn't come without its (good) grief