Next month, the Kessler will open its doors to hundreds of people in celebration of Trees, a music venue long revered for its contributions to the historic Deep Ellum community. As one of the neighborhood's earliest and most popular venues, Trees has been part of Dallas nightlife for over 20 years, ... More >>
Something happened this week 20 years ago, and music hasn't been the same since: Nirvana released "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the lead single from Nevermind, which would itself come out later in the month. With the song came a new movement in music, a new era. But plenty of other influential acts ... More >>
Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... 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. Drawn by JaymzWhen he hasn't been drumming for The Tah Dahs, The Happy Bullets, or his latest band, Dispo ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show.Dallas rapper galleryCat is known for his multi-instrumental live affairs, which often end up ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
"Somebody Once Told Me The World..." SHUT UPDear Hollywood, We know it's hard to cut trailers, and you want to the maximum possible appeal. It's understandable, and we all know the game. Unfortunately, you've recently achieved critical mass on one subject: overused, hackneyed trailer songs. Some ... More >>
Because, one presumes, professional paintball is only so lucrative, the members of Cypress Hill are back on the road these days, touring in support of their new release, Rise Up, which earned its release on--yup, you guessed it--April 20 (4/20, duh) and features a little help from Tom Morello, even. ... More >>
DawesWhen Dawes came through town last month, they left the packed house at The Cavern in awe of their freewheelin' classic rock revival. We gave the show a great review, and got all giddy when Lance Yocum over at Spune Productions just announced that they'll be coming back on July 14--and they'l ... More >>
DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>
With such a diverse roster on its bill, Projekt Revolution might be the closest thing out there to the old Lollapalooza days. Just ask Chris Cornell.
Indie rock teams up with a baseball videogame. Really.
With Trees' fate nearly sealed, we look back at its brave beginnings--and, of course, the blood
Local marijuana growers cash inon well-heeled tokers' love of fine weed
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
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Deftones are belles of the new Headbanger's Ball, and so much more
"Big Steve" Shein ready to make his departure
Music from the Motion Picture Biker Boyz (DreamWorks)
Renegades (Epic Records)
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Bronco Bowl's Four Plans From Outer Space
They Might Be Giants hopes that the revolution will be downloaded
Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease
Limp Bizkit are the new kings of rock. Why?
It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
Dallas hip-hop 1997
Rap's new polish: sophistication or pandering?
Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains
Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show