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 s ... More >>
The actual artistry of the album cover has been making a comeback. Of course, over the years, the cheesy head shot has gradually (for the most part) faded away and been replaced by, well, art. Go figure. Anyhow, 2011 was a particularly good year for the album cover. Well, there were a few examples w ... 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 >>
Pete FreedmanCold War Kids tear down that first-day ACL wall.Off in the distance, the song of the summer, Foster the People's can't-stop-won't-stop "Pumped Up Kicks," is blasting away over Zilker Park, blaring from the P.A. over at the Google (nee Dell) Stage. There's a marvelous tag-team effort ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mindy ByrdChance MorganChance Morgan and Matt Mooty, friends since childhood, are the masterminds behind one of Fort Worth's finest ... More >>
SMU joint doesn't give cheap eaters the shaft.
Sore LosersIt's been almost a year to the date since we posted, for your viewing pleasure, the music video for Sore Losers' "The Deadly Intro," the song that served as the lead track on the hip-hop duo's still-awesome late 2009 mixtape, Free Loaders: The Soundtrack.And, far as we're concerned, 20 ... More >>
Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>
There's no denying that we've done a whole lot of talking about Eisley lately. In a recent story in the print edition, we went back--way back--to the exciting beginnings of the Tyler-based family band, and tracked the ups and downs that have led them to where they are now. After a huge record dea ... More >>
Albums get delayed all the time. (Cue Chinese Democracy joke). Sometimes it's because of the close relation of creativity and procrastination. Other times, business overtakes art. More often than not, though, it's just a sheer mystery. So, in looking back at the year, we decided to think about al ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.I wonder what Turtles listen to?The Dall ... More >>
Several Friends of Unfair Park -- which is to say, the handful of people still listening to 93.3 Quality Rock -- have e-mailed me this morning wondering what the what is going on on the left side of the FM dial. Because starting at midnight, the fledgling station began broadcasting a schizophreni ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, May 5, 2009... Happy Cinco de Mayo!Someone who is crazier than Britney Spears interrupted her show by jumping on stage with her. Sugar Ray are releasing their first record in six years titled Music For Cougars. A very contemporary title for a ba ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 25, 2009... I guess Bono has forgotten he's in U2. Because, suddenly, he says he's afraid that Coldplay, The Killers and Kings of Leon are making better music than he is. Eminem's potentially landmark lawsuit a ... More >>
5. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow StairsA cover that seems created to cause migraines. I suppose this shit's supposed to be a comment on our modern condition or something. If so, spare me.
Saturday, April 5, at House of Blues
Friday, January 4, at the Door
National Anthem of Nowhere (Arts&Crafts)
More Top 10 lists from our writers
Black Holes and Revelations (Warner Bros.)
Steve Fields is steak-and-lobsteriffic
How 2005 wound up not being the year of Eisley
Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.
We hope Radiant wins after filming their national television debut this week
Open Season (Rough Trade)
Saturday, April 16, at Trees
Monday, January 24, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Thursday, December 30, at Gypsy Tea Room
Friday, December 31
Petra Haden and Bill Frisell (Songline/Tonefield) | Voice (Sanctuary)
Wednesday, October 13
Final Straw (A&M)
When record labels finally pay attention to Dallas, they usually likewhat they see
So Much for the City (EMI International)
And summertime means more music
Let SXSW stay in Austin. We're OK with that.
MossEisley is young and talented. Will that be enough to keep these four siblings and the boy next door away from the music industry's dark side?
The Optimist LP (Astralwerks)
Ten from Dallas and England and all points in between
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10