Seeing that the legendary Willie Nelson is performing at his annual 4th of July picnic this Friday, we at DC9 thought it time to do some wishful thinking about dear Willie. The guy has always loved doing duets. He's performed songs with (among others) Snoop Dog, Steven Colbert, Julio Iglesias, Kid R ... More >>
Dolly Parton WinStar Casino, Thackerville, OK Friday, May 30, 2014 Dolly Parton, the country singer and theme park owner once labeled by Barbara Walters as a "country music caricature of her own design," sashayed onto the stage of WinStar World Casino's massive 3,500-seat Global Event Center on Fri ... More >>
Now that the weather has turned to something other than scorching, we can turn our attention to catching a show outdoors. Although most promoters (and many in the crowds) don't seem to mind a show taking place in the middle of August, I sure don't mind having dehydration and hyperthermia being the e ... More >>
Nas and Lauryn Hill Monday, October 29, at the Palladium Ballroom, $54.75 This pairing is an inspired one, and especially notable for fans of Lauryn Hill, who have been wondering where the follow-up to 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been hiding. That (hopefully) comes with the release of ... More >>
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
SMU joint doesn't give cheap eaters the shaft.
And how can we keep them out otherwise?
Black Stone RangersA couple weeks back, we caught the very tail end of a performance from new local duo called Black Stone Rangers. It wasn't much, but it was enough to pique our interest in the outfit, which, apparently, is named after an infamous 1960s Chicago gang. So we did as we do, and we c ... More >>
Via DeadspinLook over to the right... yeah, right there.Are you one of those people annoyed by the word meme? Well, turn away dear friend. Yesterday, the Daily Mail posted an incredible photograph from the Ryder Cup--one depicting a golf ball not much more than a nose hair away from the lens. Of ... More >>
We have more photos and reviews of our showcase in Deep Ellum coming right up, but in the meantime here's a few videos of Seryn at La Grange, Air Review at The Door and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights at the Outdoor Stage behind Trees to hold you over (after the jump!). Enjoy, and check bac ... More >>
Twilight: SoggyHey are we vampires? Cool, just checking.The Twilight Saga's soundtracks have been mostly impressive. You can say what you want about the movies sucking it hardcore (vampires playing baseball, really?), but the soundtracks feature some surprisingly good tracks from bands like Fanfa ... More >>
Sunday, May 23, at Hailey's in Denton
George Gimarc, like you didn't knowAlmost four years ago, the great George Gimarc introduced us to his then-latest rock and roll alternative: a would-be syndicated format called Radio SASS, which stood for "Short Attention Span System" -- as in, no song lasted lasted longer than two minutes. Said ... More >>
KNUS99.comWe wrap our broadcast week with yet more from the KNUS vaults currently in the possession of one George Gimarc. What you'll find below are few minutes of what aired on Gordon McLendon's FM freak-out on August 22, 1970 -- some of the sounds and some of the smells, dig? The best part: the ... More >>
Pitchfork's Stuart Berman reviewed Austin-by-way-of-Dallas garage rockers The Strange Boys' The Strange Boys And Girls Club today, eventually giving the album a not-too-shabby 7.1 after establishing the premise that garage-rock is and always has been the realm of social misfits.The review s ... More >>
Richard Fisher, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, just delivered a speech to the Japan Center for Economic Research in Tokyo, where he didn't quote Bob Dylan or compare the economy to the contraptions of Rube Goldberg -- though he did open with a joke about ... More >>
Frisell shows off in Cowtown
Kristofferson helps Bass Hall make it
See the pop art of Campagna
While our reviewer didn't have a great time at the Wakarusa Winter Festival, these ladies were having a great time. (Melanie Gomez) We hit up a couple decent shows (Gazelles, Darkest Hour), a lame one (Wakarusa Winter Festival) and heard some good news. Dive in: Wakarusa Winter Festival at Club Da ... More >>
Still need a present for that one cousin or brother? Think you're screwed? Not quite. We've been sharing shopping ideas throughout the month. Here are all of our ideas in one place. Go to town. 25 Toys for Those 25 and Older Yodeling pickles, boxing nuns, flying ninjas and four-legged women -- it d ... More >>
Backtrack for the albums you may have overlooked
We've written plenty about the band Midlake here and in the paper version of Unfair Park. And we've written plenty about what other people have written about Midlake. So why stop now? As it's the end of the year and folks are spitting out their best-of lists like Terrell Owens horking up a loogie at ... More >>
Cockburn: Christian, Canadian and contrary
Being an ass-clown ain't so bad
I was saddened to read this morning in The New York Times about the death of rock critic Paul Nelson, a writer who had an estimable impact on, among others, Bob Dylan, as the man himself recounted in the 2005 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary No Direction Home. He worked for Circus and Rolling St ... More >>
Thursday, June 22, at AllGood Cafe
Mazel tov to our pal Chris Cantalini: The blogmaster of Gorilla vs. Bear, one of the few must-visit MP3 blogs going and certainly among the few to pimp local acts, is getting himself a radio gig. He's joining Howard Stern, Mark Cuban and Richard Simmons as part of the Sirius family with a show calle ... More >>
Check the Vegas odds-- it's time to predict this year's rock star deaths
Monday, August 1, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
More Friends (Rhino)
Lucinda Williams might be the most acclaimed songwriter in America, but she doesn't see it that way
The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?
When Shawn Colvin had a kid, it made giving birth to a new album a little harder
Sometimes, the best new music is the best old music
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
Sloppy and perfect, Golden Smog is the best of all worlds