It was three days before Christmas when guitarist Mike Scaccia took the stage for his final performance. He'd reunited with the original members of local metal legends Rigor Mortis earlier that year to record their first album in more than two decades, and tonight they were performing in celebration ... More >>
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 >>
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars play old school rockabilly with a fire and passion that is often missing from the hordes of retro-shtick, dress up cover bands that plague many music scenes. With a campy sense of humor and a ferocious persona, Lenz is a visual and musical magnet. Although Lenz grew up in S ... More >>
It's probably fair to suggest that we here at DC9 have been on a bit of a metal kick as of late. But who can blame us, for this? Recent shows from The Deftones, Graveyard and Testament, to go along with ear-busting discoveries and all kinds of Mastodon news has made many of our metal jeans get extra ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>
After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
Exile in Guyville remains relevant, even 15 years after Liz Phair first introduced it
We know her as Annie Clark, but the world knows her as St. Vincent
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever. Just don't tell him that.
Need a little alt in your country? These ten don't.
Four decades later, a forgotten Dallas jazz label descends from the 90th Floor
Why is the most important producer in rock history a footnote?
Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with
At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do
When Norah Jones left Dallas, she had no idea she'd end up living the jazzer's fantasy
Dallas-born Harry Babasin was one of jazz's great bass players--and is one of its most forgotten pioneers
The members of Bis are growing up, but they're not grown-ups...yet
Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records
Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying
Or: How the Internet could kill the album
With Mock Tudor, Richard Thompson proves you can go home again
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson pays tribute to Bob Wills
In other words, the return of ? and the Mysterians
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
Paul Westerberg digs intoa deep, dark place and makes a brilliant, horrible record
Gang of Four made magic out of the mundane, turned funk to punk, and died for your sins
Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words
On film, on vinyl, and in print, the late Chairman of the Board offers pleasurable surprises
Gender rides shotgun in a lighter make and model of fem art
Nancy Wilson may be the greatest jazz singer left
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that
Radiohead: The story of a would-be one-hit wonder
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Texan Ella Mae influenced rock, then she crawled under one
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
The Beatles' Anthology is the first chapter you've never heard
Austin's Toni Price staunchly defends her artistic independence
Austin's great alt-rock hope swings for the empty bleachers
Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor
Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise
1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music
Two decades after stardom, John Nitzinger tries to prove he ain't "D.O.A."
Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America