Pets are like family. Really, they can be better than family; They don't complain about your haircut, career goals or new girlfriend. For these 10 Dallas-Fort Worth musicians, their pets are everything: sources of inspiration, a friend when it gets lonely and most importantly, an ear to their music. ... More >>
For the past three years, Spring Break in the state of Texas has been a frantic, music-fueled experience. 2009 brought us the first year of what is now commonly referred to as "festival season", when Chris Flemmons brought a budding young fest called NX35 to Denton. The idea? A small off-shoot festi ... More >>
The festival now known as 35 Denton first set up its permanent residence in the city five years ago. More than 20 musicians from the area have played all four previous incarnations and will be back again this year. We asked a few of them to share their thoughts on the festival and its growth. See a ... More >>
Conversations with the bands that have been with 35 Denton from the beginning.
Clubs are born to die, but in Denton, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios remains. This Saturday marks 15 years of too much smoke, barely functional restrooms and super cheap drink specials, with performances from Slobberbone, Chris Flemmons, Dove Hunter, Pinkish Black and more. We spoke to owner Josh B ... More >>
Record Store Day!Tomorrow marks one of our favorite days of the year: Record Store Day. If you're still undecided on how to spend your day, check out our Record Store Day breakdown for more information. We'll make the rounds, but, more than likely, we'll park it at Good Records, which seems to ha ... More >>
Peter Bjorn and JohnIn 2006, when Peter, Bjorn and John broke through with their catchy hit song "Young Folks," which might be more commonly known as "that whistle song," the blogosphere ate it up, and so did droves of newly acquired American fans. Rightfully so: Writer's Block was one of the bes ... More >>
Leading up to this year's installment of 35 Conferette, after hearing some pretty salty rumors about bands not getting paid in full in 2010, we were curious as to how the festival would be able to afford to pay this year's acts. After all, this was the biggest festival yet, and with headliners like ... More >>
Big Boi8:10 p.m., Main Stage OneStephen MaskerBig BoiAfter a brief word from festival founder Chris Flemmons, in which he thanked the crowds and organizers for helping the festival finally reach its goal of being a completely walkable deal in downtown Denton, Atlanta rapper and festival headliner ... More >>
We're about to see a sudden void in daily show lists, so, from here on out, each and every Monday through Thursday, I'll do my best to point the readers of DC9 in the right musical direction for each particular evening.Oh, sweet Tuesday, the second step towards another blissful weekend. And actua ... More >>
This weekend is stuffed with some pretty big shows, but the biggest one coming to town this weekend might be Saturday's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Music Festival at Superpages.com Center with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, our own Hellyeah and many more.Maybe getting all jacked up on repackaged ... More >>
Denny RenshawSufjan StevensSufjan Stevens didn't get too far in his attempt to write an album for each state in the US. Of the 50, he completed two--and then he kind of disappeared for a few years after the release of his Christmas album in 2006. Maybe if he hadn't put more than 20 songs on each ... More >>
Well, we made it through the madness. Many, many, many thank yous to everyone who attended last night's awards ceremony and/or Saturday's showcase. Both were shockingly well-attended, and both were, really, fun beyond our highest expectations.Also, real quick: A special shout-out to Observer mark ... More >>
J. Paul SlavensJ. Paul Slavens, Denton's goofy improv song and jazz man, is set to release his new full-length album, Alphabet Girls, this Saturday, June 26, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton. Though Slavens made the album available for digital download earlier this month, Saturday will celebrate the ... More >>
Well, we did it. Just minutes ago, we reached 300 followers on Twitter for our @DOMATweets account. Which means, as promised, it's time to reveal the ballots.After the jump, feel free to peruse the ballot for your 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards. And, in the comments, go to town on your thought ... More >>
The Flaming Lips, Midlake, Stardeath and White DwarfsNorth Texas Fairgrounds in Denton as part of NX35 2010March 13, 2010Better than: any other concert I've ever seen, maybe?Danny FulgencioWayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips took an awkward situation and made it one hell of a winner.As the crowds f ... More >>
The Flaming Lips are excited, too.This morning, after late-breaking news from Denton last night that The Flaming Lips would be headlining this year's NX35 Festival, we've received confirmation from both the folks at NX35 and with The Flaming Lips: It's on.In fact, in an email just sent our way, N ... More >>
Neon Indian plays these beautiful confines on Sunday.Not the busiest weekend of shows around town this time around--which I'm OK with as I'm off to Colorado to visit friends and check out Neon Indian's debut at Monolith on Sunday (and you thought we were done with them for the time being.. ... More >>
There are so many options for music lovers this weekend that it's almost overwhelming. Remember, back in the days when you used to go to video stores to rent movies, how it felt to just stare at the cases with no idea what you wanted to watch, and there were so many choices that you got a headache b ... More >>
Learn how to handle your liquor, chump.It's Friday, everybody, case ya didn't know. An, as such, it's time to look at the weekend calendars and plan out your, um, plans. Let's do this. First, the shows we've always talked on...Tonight, there's the Dr. Dooom vs. Dr. Octagon show at the Loft and ... More >>
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