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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Party Static is Dallas' Most Wildly Fun Band

    Party Static light up a room. With their five members carousing on stage and their scuzzy, nonsensical music, they're a band who truly lives up to their name. There's the locked-in, simple rhythm section of Billy Kuykendall and Alex Mitchell. There's the fuzzy riffing of Brett Michael Strawn. And th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/19 - 9/21

    Well, it's the weekend once again. We here at DC9 hope you powered through the week and that you're looking for some relief. We want you to go to some bars and have a few drinks. We want you to pregame beforehand. (That's just being fiscally responsible.) But most importantly, we want you to check o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Lily Allen at House of Blues, 9/15/14

    Lily Allen With MR Little Jeans House of Blues, Dallas Monday September 15, 2014 On her first visit to Dallas at the House of Blues, Lily Allen took the stage purple-haired and dressed like a shiny bit of Christmas tinsel. She was surrounded by a backdrop of large baby bottles that lit up, perhaps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    The Old 97's Played an Impromptu Set at Twilite Lounge Last Night for Rhett Miller's Birthday

    This one might've gotten you by last night. It nearly got by us. Thursday night at Twilite Lounge is normally the territory for Good Luck Karaoke, but last night the routine got put on hold and singer-songwriter Madison King played a show instead. Oh, and it was also Rhett Miller's birthday. Which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Uncertainty about the Path of a Dallas Company's Toll Road Worries Property Owners

    At some point next year, a Dallas-based toll company may get permission from the Texas Department of Transportation to build the only toll road in Texas that is totally supported by private finance. The exact route is something that the Texas Turnpike Corp. is still figuring out, but rural property ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Aretha Franklin at Winspear Opera House, 9/6/14

    Aretha Franklin Winspear Opera House, Dallas Saturday, September 6, 2014 Tuxedos and glittering, fancy dresses were the preferred attire Saturday night at the Winspear Opera House. And no, the well-heeled in attendance were not there to see a production of Wagner. Soul music queen Aretha Franklin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    The Hardline's "Fun With Country Music" is a Brilliant Skewer of Bro-Country Lyrics

    For music writers, it seems like there has never been a lower-hanging fruit than the ascension of bro-country into the mainstream. Acts like Florida Georgia Line are getting near-equal airtime on pop and country radio while selling millions of records. What's worse, they're also influencing a class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Best North Texas Hip Hop Concerts In September

    Howdy, folks. The best thing that's gonna happen this month is the one and only State Fair of Texas. It's in your best interest to head on down to Fair Park and daze at the 55 foot gargantuan glory that is Big Tex. Gorging on fried foods that have the propensity to stop your arteries by the aroma al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The Simpsons' 30 Best Musical Cameos: 15 - 1

    Yesterday we got the ball rolling on our picks for the best musical cameos from The Simpsons' first 25 years on the air, in honor of the show's ongoing marathon of 552 episodes on FXX. We went through the first half of our list of 30 episodes, meaning it's time for us to finish what we started. So, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Lance Lopez Brings the Blues to Coach Joe's Hat Tricks Each Week

    Lance Lopez knows the blues. The Dallas native has been sharpening his blues' slinging chops since he was a child. He can feel it in his bones, through his fingertips as they slide across the fretboard. Lopez's guitar skills sometimes seem otherworldly as he bends his strings to create something sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Robert Cray on Being a Blues Legend: "At the End of the Day, You Have to Play Tomorrow"

    Prior to 1986, Robert Cray was just another talented blues guitarist wondering where his next gig was going to be. But after the Strong Persuader album and the hit single "Smoking Gun," Cray became a viable commercial proposition across several genres. Cray has parlayed that success into a four- dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Sarah Jaffe at Majestic Theatre, 8/23/14

    Sarah Jaffe With Josh Pearson Majestic Theatre, Dallas Saturday, August 23, 2014 As local artists go, few in the Dallas scene are as widely beloved as Sarah Jaffe. After the 2010 release of "Suburban Nature," it was almost a foregone conclusion that Jaffe was destined for a long career as an indie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 8/25 - 8/31

    For once, going back to work on a Monday comes with a pay-off in sight: This week we'll get a three-day weekend, courtesy of Labor Day falling a week from today. So that, at least, is something to take comfort in. What else is there to be excited about? Why, all the fine concerts coming through Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Dallas' Libraries, Among the Nation's Worst Funded, May Actually Get Some More Money

    On Wednesday, book lovers from across the city showed up in force at the Dallas City Council meeting. It was the first time council members were able to throw amendments at the proposed city budget for the next fiscal year. And supporters of Dallas Public Libraries wanted them to carefully consider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Country Music's 10 Biggest Pop Crossover Successes

    The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2014
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    August 21, 2014
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    August 21, 2014
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    August 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Blues Clubs in Dallas-Fort Worth

    Texas music bleeds the blues, but finding a place to enjoy them in Dallas-Fort Worth area seems nearly impossible these days. A younger generation of rising starts like Jason Elmore and Larry Lampkin make their guitars moan the blues like masters Lance Lopez and Stevie Ray Vaughan once did. They wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 8/17/14

    Nine Inch Nails With Soundgarden Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Sunday, August 17, 2014 While some folks may have been attending religious services this Sunday evening, I found myself wandering around Fair Park in need of some classic alternative rock of the '80s and '90s variety. Seeing that a terri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 8/18 - 8/24

    It seem hard to believe, but it's already that time again: school is just around the corner. (Granted, if you're reading this there's a good chance that school isn't really at the forefront of your mind, but whatever.) That means that there are only so many more summer nights left to squeeze in thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Founding Father of Techno Kevin Saunderson Plays It'll Do Club Saturday

    This Saturday It'll Do Club brings one of the original architects of Detroit techno to town. Kevin Saunderson was part of the first wave of techno artists in the late '80s. Along with fellow Belleville High School students Derrick May and Juan Atkins, he laid down the foundation of what became know ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2014

    Bowen House Trades Vintage Skirts for Chicken Wings

    A familiar Uptown shop is reinvented through booze and bar food.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    10 Reasons 1994 Was Pop Music's Greatest Year

    By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2014
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    August 14, 2014
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    August 13, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with M.Parks

    Houston ex-pat M. Parks has been making the rounds of area DJ nights as one of the only proper techno DJ's on the Dallas scene. Techno is often thrown around as a catch word to describe all dance music when it is actually a very specific genre. If you ever wondered what is the difference between tec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Loretta Lynn at Bass Performance Hall, 8/8/14

    Loretta Lynn Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Friday, August 8, 2014 It's safe to say that the golden age of country music is long over, and we've lost so many formative artists in the last several years. Based on the current state of country, it's clear that fans are in dire need of a history les ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Mayhem Festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 8/9/14

    Rockstar Mayhem Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Saturday, August 9, 2014 This year's Mayhem Festival was more than just a collection of metal bands like Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Korn and Avenged Sevenfold dominating the stage with mind-blowing music that warped the lines of metal genres. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Tim McGraw at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 8/8/14

    Tim McGraw With Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Friday, August 8, 2014 On Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Tim McGraw made his grand "Sundown Heaven Town Tour" entrance by simply walking out on the stage. There were no gimmicks, no over-the-top stage antics. It was jus ... More >>

  • Film

    August 7, 2014
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    August 7, 2014

    William Clark Green is a Hidden Gem of Texas Country Music

    In terms of what is classified as country music, the definition seems to be expanding at a faster rate than ever. Southern rock, folk, and even hip hop have all recently cemented with Nashville artists that have historically been resistant to a whole lot of change. Fortunately, scenes cropped up acr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

    Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone els ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014
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    August 6, 2014

    Texas Music Needs Cedric and Omar To Be OK

    Antemasque/Le Butcherettes Trees 8/5/2014 We've all had friends who got married to each other. It's strange when these friends fight with each other. It's even stranger when these friends get divorced. What side do we take? Who do we support? Who do we boo? When it comes to Texas alt-rock, we've g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Baring Teeth Elevate Local Metal to New Heights

    By Jezy J. Gray What if I told you that the most sonically adventurous outfit in DFW music is a death metal band? If you've ever caught a live performance from Baring Teeth, you wouldn't be surprised. Whether leveling cramped local DIY venues or opening for behemoths like Dillinger Escape Plan, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    The Best Dallas DJ Events in August

    Every now and then Dallas gets a string of shows that make you forget that we live in a Southwest region that often gets passed over by underground artists. The month of August will feature plenty such reminders, with the new few weeks bringing some cornerstones of underground DJ culture through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Our Concert Picks of the Week, 8/4/14-8/9/14

    We've now officially got our first taste of August. Between the weather and activities, it was a pretty perfect first weekend of the month. However, now that Monday is here, you might as well saddle up because there's only looking forward at this point. So start planning ahead because this week of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The Best North Texas Rap Shows In August

    As PARTYNEXTDOOR sadly reported on the opening track of his new project; the summer is over. It won't physically feel that way for us down here in North Texas until about early to mid October, but that magical haze is fading away now. Everyone's going back to school. Football practice is in full swi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Why Maddie & Tae's "Girl In A Country Song" Is Good For Country Music

    If you listen to country music, it's almost assured that you feel like everyone is dumping on your favorite genre as of late. As "bro-country" increasingly becomes the butt of the joke for serious music critics and old-school fans alike, this unfortunate plague on country music's artistic house cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Tori Amos at AT&T Performing Arts Center, 7/29/14

    Tori Amos With Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou AT&T Performing Arts Center Tuesday, July 29, 2014 With local singer/songwriter (and admitted Tori Amos worshipper) Jessie Frye in tow, I made my way into the hoity confines of the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening to catch the flamboyant thea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Quiz: Tori Amos Lyric or Dallas Bathroom Poetry?

    Even if you weren't a Tori Amos fan in the mid-to-late '90s, the odds are good that you knew a few of us who were. Our Kool-Aid dyed hair and witch-length skirts helped visually amplify our hormonal angst to the surrounding world. As did our notebooks -- scribbled with words about nicotine patch ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Four Denton Bands You Need to Listen to Right Now

    The formula for the Denton music scene is no accident: cheap rent and plentiful venues make for a perfect melting pot for bands to pop up all over the place. Whether it's a house or dive bar show, there's somewhere for you to perform. If you either live in Denton or find yourself there, here are fou ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2014
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    July 24, 2014

    Win Free Tickets To See Dallas Hip-Hop Documentary "We From Dallas"

    You won't hear much about the work of underground rappers from Dallas in the broader context of hip-hop history, but that's only because most people don't know where to look. We From Dallas, a documentary made by local music scene figures Joel Salazar, Teddy Cool and Islam Sesalem, seeks to tell the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2014
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    July 23, 2014

    Beyoncé and Jay Z at AT&T Stadium, 7/22/14

    Beyoncé and Jay Z AT&T Stadium, Arlington Tuesday, July 22, 2014 For the first half of her and Jay Z's appearance at AT&T Stadium on Tuesday night, it looked like this show was all about Beyoncé. Every time she was onstage, Bey's presence trumped that of anyone else in sight -- including the Grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    New Fumes' Daniel Huffman Collaborates on New Stardeath and White Dwarfs Album

    Daniel Huffman, known better as New Fumes to fans of magnificently messed-up psych rock, could never been accused of being lazy or even predictable. Whether he's opening up for legends such as My Bloody Valentine, hanging out with his buddies in the Flaming Lips or creating all sorts of mind-bending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 7/21-7/27

    Well, so much for the polar vortex. With the temperatures looking set to start climbing back up in the coming days, it's going to time to start finding some places to take shelter indoors. Lucky for us, there are plenty of cool, welcoming concert venues that are nice enough to throw open their doors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Texas Musicians Remember Johnny Winter

    For more than 50 years, Johnny Winter made his guitar sing the blues. A lightning fast player mixed with a growling voice, Winter was part of a long lineage of Texas blues guitarists like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan who simply didn't just play the blues but channeled them ... More >>

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