Bob Mould

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    June 25, 2014

    The Top 9 Rock Bands Who Went Soft

    It's a tradition as old as pop music itself: A band discovers how much money can be made by scrossing over to the pop market and start crafting softer music accordingly. It has happened to the best of bands. Most of the time, but not always, this occurs when a band has sadly decided to "mature." Som ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Daily Schedule and Nite Lineups Are Here

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 is now officially on the horizon. It's the second weekend in November (the 8, 9 and 10), and today the Fest announced which bands will be playing each day, and also who will be playing the Nite Shows. You get into those for free with your festival wristband. You can see the f ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The Ten Best American Hardcore Punk Albums

    Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: "It Got to a Point Where People Were Confusing Making Music with Making Money."

    When Soul Asylum hit it big with 1993's "Runaway Train," the band itself may have been as surprised as anyone. This natty little punk band from Minneapolis was now playing arenas and enjoying all the accoutrements that go along with such success. Problem was Soul Asylum were never really cut out for ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Mark Kozelek: "I Like Good Words, Whether by Danzig or Sonny Bono"

    Whether it is with Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, the work of Mark Kozelek has always been marked by quiet desperation and a dry, dark sense of humor. A singer/songwriter of immeasurable skill, Kozelek is right at home twisting AC/DC into introspective folk songs. We spoke to Kozelek from his ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Making My 16-Year-Old Cousin Listen To Therapy? and Hootie & the Blowfish

    Unlike Jesse Hughey and Darryl Smyers, I do not have children yet. I come from a large family. My father is eldest of five, so it's understandable why I, a 33-year-old, have cousins who are teenagers. Something I've wondered about with my cousins is the kind of music they like these days. Is their ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites Lineup Announced

    See also: Full Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup announced Fun Fun Fun Fest dropped its free aftershow list today, including names like Superchunk, Dwarves, Imperial Teen, Liturgy, Seaweed, Nachtmystium, plus local showings from Sundress, Fungi Girls, Power Trip and A.Dd . Other notables: There will be a Bo ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Top Ten DFW Punk Albums

    See also: The top 10 North Texas blues albums See also: The top 100 Texas songs The Telefones, Vibration Change Released in 1980, this album is more punk in spirit than execution. Songs like "Rocket Rocket" and "The Ballad of Jerry Godzilla" fuse punk rock's oomph with a new wave sensibility. Th ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Run-D.M.C. Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest announced this morning that NYC hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C. will reunite for the November fest for the first time in a decade, with surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels. The join a lineup including Rakim, Danny Brown, David Cross, Bob Mould and Agai ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Before They Play Artist Cabe Booth's Birthday Party, Members of Bobgoblin, Chomsky and El Gato Share Their First Show Memories

    Cabe Booth​Cabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Q&A: Mike Watt Talks The Minutemen, The Stooges and How The Hell He Ended Up On A Kelly Clarkson Album.

    If known only for his work with the legendary trio known as The Minutemen, bassist Mike Watt would still have his place in rock 'n' roll lore. But even after that band disintegrated following the death of singer/guitarist D. Boon, Watt pressed on and formed another acclaimed trio: Firehose. And, whe ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Staff Trax: Sleigh Bells, Against Me!, Velocity Girl, Sugar and Pere Ubu

    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 >>

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    April 23, 2009


    Life and Times (Anti-)

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    August 15, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    April 6, 2008

    Last Night: Collin Herring at The Cavern

    Collin Herring, Austin Collins April 5, 2008 The Cavern Better than: pretending to be alt-country by drinking Lone Star while listening to The Drams or Old 97’s. Fort Worth’s Collin Herring and Austin’s Austin Collins put on an Americana song writing clinic Saturday night at The Cavern in fr ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Bob Mould

    District Line (Anti-)

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    December 27, 2007

    Dallas' Best Music

    Five loyal local music writers pick favorites

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    December 27, 2007
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    November 22, 2007

    Getting Gossip on The Replacements

    A new oral history reads like a family member wrote it

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    November 1, 2007

    Rock Gods, er, Gourds

    The Smashing Pumpkins (but not their hair) return

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    October 11, 2007

    What Else is New?

    DVD releases for the week of October 9

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    March 6, 2007

    Or Maybe You Just Listen to Coldplay

    Pride Radio DFW -- Clear Channel's new local radio endeavor aimed at Dallas/Ft. Worth's gay-lesbian-bi-transgender community ("the 6th largest in the nation and GROWING!") -- is getting plenty o' pub for being the first such station in the area. And while most of us here think it's way past time for ... More >>

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    September 6, 2006

    Signing Off

    Saw this story this morning in The Cincinatti Post about the shuttering of, the acclaimed Internet-only statio, that offers a pretty hip playlist of alternarock and Amerindie--which is to say, Midlake gets played alongside Yo La Tengo and R.E.M., while Tom Waits and Johnny Cash can even fin ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006

    Tommy Keene

    Crashing the Ether (Eleven Thirty)

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    March 27, 2006

    What, No Beaver?

    The MP3 blog Strange Reaction, which specializes in obscure punk bands from the 1980s, touches the local base with this generous posting: The Hugh Beaumont Experience's entire four-song EP Cone Johnson , released in 1981 (and forgotten in, well, 1981). I would direct you to our archives for some inf ... More >>

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    December 29, 2005

    Adios to the Arbor

    Two former music editors weigh in on the future of Trees

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    December 29, 2005

    Out of the Closet

    With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood

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    September 29, 2005

    Rain or Shine

    We drove to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in ponchos, but we left wearing surgeon's masks

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    July 28, 2005

    Bob Mould

    Body of Song (Yep Roc)

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    November 29, 2001
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    February 8, 2001


    Center of Attention Deficit Disorder
    (Idol Records)

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    September 14, 2000

    The 6ths

    Hyacinths and Thistles

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    September 7, 2000

    Master of Puppets

    Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul, and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band

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    July 6, 2000

    The old new media blues

    The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.

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    January 21, 1999

    Old-soul music

    Budapest One is a brand-new band making some venerable -- and tremendous -- rock and roll

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    November 26, 1998

    Too high. Period.

    Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie

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    October 22, 1998

    Grown Up

    R.E.M.'s new adventure in hi-fi is its finest in years

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    August 20, 1998

    Blank generation

    Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer

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    August 6, 1998

    Putting it to bed

    They rocked quietly, and now Bedhead ends the same way

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    August 21, 1997

    BJ's Rocket

    A year after some tasty national press, Buck Jones releases its second album

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    March 6, 1997

    Beercan boys

    Pop punkers Pansy Division love sex, so they sing about it. A lot.

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    November 7, 1996

    Rise and shine

    Weekend offers a whirlwind tour of local music scene

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    May 2, 1996
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    September 28, 1995
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    July 20, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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    November 3, 1994

    The meaning of nonsense

    If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?