Bill Withers

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 9/29 - 10/05

    If you're looking for something to do other than the State Fair, you've come to the right place. (If you're looking for some deep-fried food stuffed inside some other deep-fried food, then yes, the State Fair is your ticket.) As always, DC9 has a few music suggestions to get you through the week. Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    James Murphy at It'll Do, 11/30: Review

    After a few days too full with family, hot stuffing, dry meat, sugary cranberries, and sticky pecan pie, folks rolled out to It'll Do dance club thirsty for a calorie-burning, head-clearing workout. James Murphy, late of LCD Soundsystem, was on the scene to lead us through the cleanse. DJ Redeye, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Troy Cartwright: "Life Seemed Pretty Complicated All of a Sudden. I'm Told it Only Gets Worse."

    It's really easy to call Dallas-based country singer-songwriter Troy Cartwright a "young-gun" or a "promising up-and-comer." Partly that's thanks to the fact he can write and sing the hell out of a song in his early 20s the way most folk vets might once they've been around for a couple of decades. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Why Cody ChesnuTT is Starting Over: "It's Family Entertainment Now"

    God and the devil are still raging inside of Cody Chesnutt, he's just making more thoughtful decisions these days. The crowded lobby of the boisterous Belmont hotel is loud with end-of-happy hour chatter. Cody ChesnuTT is offering me a plate of hummus and artisan flatbread that neither of us would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The Six Best Music Documentaries From the Last Five Years

    While making of a list of the greatest Music Documentaries of all time would be an exercise in futility that would probably drive us insane, we can capably give you dear reader a list of six great documentaries made in the last five years. This list also includes a rash of great films made in the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Funniest 35 Denton Band Descriptions

    When you go on the 35 Denton website, it becomes clear that most of the bands sent in their own descriptions. Some are standard musical lexicon-run-of-the-mill "Such and such band emerged from the Bumville scene in 19-dickety-two and have been playing since blah blah blah..." type of stuff. Some are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Warped Tour - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 7/3/12

    Warped Tour Gexa Energy Pavilion Tuesday, July 3 See also: Talking to Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It See also: The fans and bands of Warped Tour Per usual, the gates to Warped Tour opened a few minutes after 11 a.m., and what was available to see was spotty.Though the folky jig of London's Skinny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Tonight, Tonight: Amos Lee at House of Blues, Chris Watson at Dan's Silverleaf, The Lonesome Heroes at The Kessler and Murder FM at Trees

    Another frigid Thursday evening and another quality collection of musical options for the discerning music fan...

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Norah Jones Announces A November Release For Her Next Album

    ​According to a press release that apparently went out to every media outlet in the world today, Dallas' own Norah Jones has a new album coming out in November--her fourth overall, and first in two years. After the jump, the press release in full, since it features some Jones quotes on the new, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Today's AFI Dallas Schedule is Packed With Rare Gems, Two With Big Ol' Dallas Ties

    I am none too pleased about how my AFI Dallas International Film Festival schedule worked out for today: Instead of attending the Very Special Screening of Frederick Wiseman's Neiman Marcus documentary The Store, scheduled for the AMC NorthPark at 4:15 p.m., I'll be moderating a 5:30 panel about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2008

    Last Night: Dan Dyer at Bend Studio

    If only we could grow beards like that. (Dan Dyer) Dan Dyer February 29, 2008 Bend Studio Better than: ... going to the same venue for yoga and discovering you’re about as limber as week-old garlic bread. Dan Dyer hit the stage at a packed Bend Studio and within seconds of starting the first son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Last Night: Ben Harper at the Majestic Theater

    Ben Harper at the Majestic Theater? It’s an incredible venue for the Nutcracker, but what would it be like for a crowd accustomed to rocking out at general admission shows and festivals? As it turned out, the inability to move freely was indeed a pain in the ass during rockin’ songs like “Put ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Girls Will Be Boys

    It's a mixed-up world, but who cares?

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Mary Lou Lord / Mark Eitzel

    Live: City Sounds (Rubric) / Music for Courage & Confidence (New West)

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Untamed Lion

    There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Out & About

    David Sanborn

  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Lush life

    Nancy Wilson may be the greatest jazz singer left

  • Film

    February 13, 1997

    A sharp right

    In When We Were Kings, Ali delivers the performance of a lifetime

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Doing family time on planet earth

    The Neville Brothers love globally and act locally