Editor: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. DC9 at Night Writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck were there to brave the mud and reverb to bring you these dispatches.
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Austin Psych Fest has long been a breeding ground for weird guitar sounds from up and comers and legends alike. This year's fest, already possessed of a fairly impressive lineup, has a few fairly major developments for us today: There will be camping for the first time at Carson Creek Ranch. And ent ... More >>
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Melissa Davis Hennings stumbled into photography, really: Her first shot was The Black Keys. But taking photos of local bands isn't how she makes ends meet. She's the bar manager at The Kessler, an ideal gig for someone with ... More >>
To follow up last weekend's screening of Urgh! A Music War, Texas Theatre is pulling out an even more obscure film, Beyond the Black Rainbow, a Canadian film released in 2010 that's getting its Texas premiere tonight.
Directed by Panos Cosmatos, the film certainly borrows from the spare '70s sci- ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to
musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it
Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show. Everyone's favorite wannabe Bangle.Very few bands can claim to have ever walloped Dallas ... More >>
Black Mountain, Black Angels
November 20th, 2010
Mark C. AustinBlack Mountain at SXSW
Better than: seeing Laser Floyd while sober.
For those lucky to get into the sold out Black Mountain/Black Angels show, they witnessed probably one of the best shows of the year.
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Edie BrickellCertainly not the biggest, but the most notable show coming to town is Heavy Make-Up at The Kessler Theater on Friday night. The group features Edie
Brickell, fellow New Bohemian Kenny Withrow and Spin
Doctors drummer Aaron Comess. This improvisational
band is certain to recall th ... 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 ou ... More >>
Bill EllisonI can't tell if Black Tie Dynasty is saying hello or goodbye.I always thought it would be kind of a great idea for a band to only play break-up or reunion shows. Think about it: You can get a lot of people to come to your last concert. And, likewise, when your band gets back together. ... More >>
Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one m ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08.
Picking the ... More >>