A riverside ranch, a three-day weekend amongst nature and a stream of psychedelic music may sound like a cult happening (and it kind of is) but more to the point it's the scene of Austin's Psych Fest, a musical celebration of all things mind-bending. In seven short years, Psych Fest has grown from s ... More >>
Dallas singer-songwriter Annie Clark has crafted a magnificent mythology on her own terms.
Photo by Allan Hayslip Known for his sophistication as a DJ, Reid Robinson (a.k.a. Woodtronic) gets groovy, laid back gigs spinning at spots like the Perot Museum and outdoor shows in Dallas Arts District. Not to say he can't pump (and punk) it up if needed...you can also see him spinning pretty reg ... More >>
You might not recognize Jeff Ryan's name, but you've probably heard his drumming on a number of acclaimed releases in the past few years. Playing on albums by Sarah Jaffe, St. Vincent, Pleasant Grove and Crushed Stars, he's also had time to do an ambient side project called Myopic. Myopic's second r ... More >>
See also: Oil Boom on the magic of Donnie and Joe Emerson See also: Vinyl Fantasy's Nathan Johnson on Sunn O))) We've started poking around in locals' iTunes, iPods, Spotify playlists, CD players, cassette decks, turntables and brains with one question in mind: What are you listening to? We don't ... More >>
Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveFor many who watched the interview with Brian Eno on the Colbert Report, there was interesting news about Eno's current project. No, it's not a reunion for Roxy Music, his band in the '70s, or pro ... More >>
I hear Pete's gone; wonder if I can be music editor aga ... excuse me, I've just been told: No, no way. Ah. Anyway. Doesn't mean I can't post this playlist that's been sitting on my desktop for way too long: a complete-ish collection of covers performed by St. Vincent, for whom DC9 at Night was q ... More >>
Good Lord. Aside from a trio of metal bands, everything on the musical plate tonight is home grown. And guess what? It's all pretty great.
Tonight, we start out the week a wee bit on the slow side. Don't worry, though: Thinks get sufficiently hectic once again tomorrow night. And, hey, there are still a couple of cool local shows tonight.
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 >>
On the far left, Neil Finn and his mustache. Next to him? Nick Seymour.On a hot summer day last month, I played the "international calling game" with Crowded House's bassist Nick Seymour. I harassed operators and PR reps to no avail: The number I was dialing was not in service. I wondered what in ... More >>
MGMT, Tame Impala House of BluesJune 8, 2010 Better than: Hearing these songs yet again in a movie trailer, commercial or clothing store.Roger CaldwellFor more shots of last night's show, check the slideshow.For anyone keeping track of MGMT these days, this most likely won't come as a shock ... More >>
About a month ago, we all stumbled across a clip of Dallas native St. Vincent (nee Annie Clark, duh) and one David Byrne performing together at The Allen Room in New York City. At that show, the two performed a song called "Breathing"--which, turns out, was just the tease of a collaboration that ... More >>
Everybody, Come Outside! (Lujo)
David ByrneJune 14, 2009Majestic TheaterBetter than: just about anything else happening on a Sunday night.Derrick MillerDressed in all white, like some kind of angelic delivery boy, legendary indie rock icon David Byrne thrilled a packed house at the Majestic Theatre with two hours of angular pop/fu ... More >>
Sunday, June 14, at the Majestic Theatre
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 >>
The three parts of Nada Surf. (Peter Ellenby) Matthew Caws formed Nada Surf way back in 1993 and the band found success two years later when the song “Popular” became just that. Yet after a successful tour with alt/pop kindred spirit Superdrag, various snafus led to the band being dropped by ... More >>
Calexico, The Acorn November 8, 2008 Granada Theater Better than: Eating some peyote, playing with a couple of rattlesnakes and doing other desert-related leisure pursuits. More photos are up in our slideshow here. After spending most of a beautiful fall afternoon cutting down trees in my bac ... More >>
Viva la Vida (Capitol)
Weirdo Rippers (Fat Cat Records)
Things you may have missed the first time
Thursday, April 26, at the Granada Theater
How to blow 99 cents
Devo's founding guitarist is still pissing on--and then Swiffering--the worst in society
Friday, July 21, at Nokia Theatre | Saturday, July 22, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Surprise (Warner Bros.)
I'll be long gone before my light reaches you (Lampse)
Wednesday, March 9, at the Barley House
Stop Making Sense Special New Edition (Warner Bros.)
Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease
In Spite of the Wishing and Wanting (Luaka Bop)
Has Spiritualized emerged with its masterwork, or is it just the drugs?
How could Duran Duran make a comeback when it never went away?
J. Bone Cro presents Brian Eno and John Lee Hooker to the aliens