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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Mystery Skulls Hit the Majors on Forever

    Alejandro Jodorowsky's art-house masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, is about many things. Capitalism, religion, greed, immorality and materialism are all critiqued by the filmmaker throughout the duration of the 1973 film. One of the foremost and prevailing themes is the quest to self-discovery in a cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/12 - 9/14

    Well, it's the weekend and it's been a crazy week. The National Football League has proven itself to be a true shitstorm and foreign affairs, with ISIS and all, aren't looking so hot. But at least you've got music. You've worked hard all week and now you can go out and have some fun with Kings of Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Introducing the New DC9 at Night Mixtape Series with Wanz Dover

    Wanz Dover, local DJ, musician, walking music encyclopedia and DC9 at Night contributor, is curating a new weekly mixtape series that will feature mixtapes and interviews with local artists. For the first installment, he spoke with Dragonlazer. The duo of John Baugh and Allen McDonald have been sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    It'll Do Club to Host Second Anniversary Party This Saturday

    Two years ago It'll Do Dancing opened it's doors and filled a void in the Dallas dance scene that had been dominated by V.I.P. bottle service clubs and big arena festivals. Both skewed more towards mainstream pop music than old school dance culture. Brooke Humphries moved into an old Latin dance hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 5/6 - 5/18

    It's about time Dallas has a throwback weekend, don't you think? Well, even if you don't think so, that's a good part of what you're going to get. From here to Choctaw Casino, bands who had their day in that exciting epoch of history between the 1970s and the '90s will be swarming the North Texas ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 3 - 9

    Festival season is upon us, and just because there's no 35 Denton this year doesn't mean things have slowed down for 2014. This week Untapped returns to Fort Worth, Three Links and Mad World Records will each celebrate their anniversaries with fests, and the inaugural ONE FEST will spend the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Ten Rules of the Rave: A Guide to Underground Dance Party Etiquette

    Electronic music's recent surge in popularity comes with serious side effects for underground-party aficionados. Suddenly, Daft Punk is winning Grammys, and drunk girls (and guys) are ruining life at 4 a.m. in a warehouse somewhere. By Sarah Stanley-Ayre Take this recent incident: Under a haunting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Six Perfect Songs for Getting People to Leave

    It has happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22-year-old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    The Best Show of My Life Was at Lights All Night, Right When I'd Lost Hope

    Two days, twelve hours in, and I feel like a stuck balloon. No energy drink can pull me from the oppressive blankness that clouds my mind. I lie in a broken, noodle-like mass on the floor outside of the main stage, searching for restful escape in an iPhones' application folder. This is the conseque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Best Day at the State Fair of Texas is Grambling vs. Prairie View

    Editor's Note: Our nightlife columnist, Deb Doing Dallas, wrote about this year's State Fair Classic, a longstanding Fair tradition at least as much about the pageantry and the marching bands in particular as it is about the actual football game played between Louisana's Grambling State University a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    First Look at Campuzano Mexican Food

    On Wednesday evening, a new "Mexican" restaurant quietly opened within walking distance from Dallas Observer HQ. We'd watched with curiosity as the building at 2618 Oak Lawn Ave. made the transition from the former brick, beige and bland law offices of Robert S. Gregg to the new, stylized wooden faà ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2013

    Kanye West on Saturday Night Live: Five Reasons I Will Stay Home and Watch

    I don't think we have really gotten in the weeds about my feelings for Kanye West, but know this about me: My name is Deb and I am a West apologist. He is temperamental and sensitive in ways that feel vintage rock star in today's cookie cutter world of celebrity people pleasing. He is arrogant in wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Ishi Swings for the Pop Fences Digital Wounds

    Electro-dance outfit Ishi, celebrated the release of their sophomore LP, Digital Wounds, this weekend at the Granada Theater. Frontman John Mudd (One of two remaining original members, along with producer Brad Dale) says they wanted to make a new record that captured the energy from the dance-floor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 44: T0MMYL33J0N3Z

    T0MMYL33J0N3Z (aka Robbie Call) has been DJing since the early 2000s, but he would prefer it if his DJ chronology started in 2007. "There was a time when I was a trance DJ in the early 2000s when I spiked my hair like a Dragon Ball Z character and was way too into trance," the DJ admits. "Let's forg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Eric Prydz on Swedish Techno, The Future of Dance Music and The Identity Festival

    Identity Festival sets up shop at Gexa Energy Pavilion tomorrow, August 10. The touring electronic dance music festival sprang to life last year, with the help of celebrity DJs Kaskade and Steve Aoki, and just hit the road on its second North American tour. This year includes sets by Wolfgang Gartne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top Ten EDM Albums for People Who Don't Know Shit About Dance Music

    by Andy Hermann Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like "oontz, oontz, oontz" -- except Skrillex, who sounds like "wom, wom, wom." Right? Fear not. You don't have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Eliot Lipp and the Gravitational Pull of Dubstep

    ​ Eliot Lipp's spent most of his professional career traveling from city to city, picking up different sounds along the way. One piece of memorabilia: an outdated SP-1200 sampler. Lipp's also released six albums, the latest of which, How We Do: Moves Made, came out in October. After dealing wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    On, The Greatest Thing Going Right Now In Internet Music

    ​Back in January, Stickybits co-founder Billy Chasen registered the domain name Earlier this month, the previously alpha-tested music-sharing site made its debut as as an invite-only beta site, the only prerequisite being that new users had a Facebook friend with an already registere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Decades, DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K Have Snuck Local Electronic Music Onto The Edge

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.DJ Jeff K and the Old 97's at a Dallas Stars game.​In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain s ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Get With the Program

    Ableton Live becomes the latest technological advance to shape music.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 33: Blake Ward

    ​Blake Ward got his start spinning in Oklahoma while attending Oklahoma University. But he made the trip down to Dallas to play gigs so frequently, that, before long, he started being recognized as both an Oklahoma and a Dallas DJ. Really: Ward even played this past year's State Fair of Texas, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Dc9er Mixtape, Vol. 32: That's What's Hot

    ​Music producers, DJs and electronic music purists, Rodrigo Diaz and Oleg Belogorsky have been tag-teaming the local electronic/dance music scene for a few years now with multiple DJ gigs and their own radio show. And while the pair states they enjoy their artistic freedom and, with it, the abilit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Bonus MP3: Caleb Mak -- "Hands Up"

    Caleb Mak​Although Dallas hip-hop may currently be best known for the D-Town Boogie, there are quite a few artists in the area that are changing that perception. Well, here's another: Plano West native Caleb Mak, whose mixtape is starting to make rounds around the city and even some parts of the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 24: DJ Redsean

    ​His popular weekly dance party known as Disqo Disco may be dead now, but Sean Humphrey, who also serves as the frontman of local electro act Sydney Confirm, still spins lively sets around town under his stage name of Redsean.In both his band and in his DJ sets, Humphrey draws a great deal of infl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 22: DJ INDO

    ​DJ INDO, born Ricky Roe, grew up with music as an integral part of his life, and it was his love for music, alongside inspiration from his father and brother, that led him to DJ. When he first got started, nearly four years ago, DJ INDO explored a wide variety of sounds: "I would try spinning all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Last Night: LCD Soundsystem and Holy Ghost! at the Palladium Ballroom

    LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost!Palladium BallroomJune 9, 2010Better than: pretending to be too cool for this shit.Mattie StaffordLCD Soundsystem's James Murphy​For someone who's made a career out of his cooler-than-thou persona, LCD Soundsystem frontman and mastermind James Murphy sure is a weird dud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 9: DJ Merritt

    ​Twenty-something years ago, Merritt was just your average high school kid, hanging out and throwing keggers. But, one Saturday afternoon, on his way to help set up a party, Merritt witnessed a series of life-changing events which transformed him into DJ Merritt--pretty much over night. Now, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Dallas-based Techno Artist Convextion Gets Named To Fact Magazine 's Best Albums of the '00s List

    ​British-based Fact Magazine recently released it's best albums of the decade list (everyone's doing it!) and here's an interesting inclusion of note: Coming in at No. 21 on the taste-making mag's list is Dallas-based electro artist Gerard Hanson, who scores with the 2006, self-titled album he rel ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: The Derek Trucks Band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Cut Copy, Matt and Kim and White Tie Affair

    Ready to take your weekly trip into the rockin' world of this past weekend's music? Bust out those headphones and let's do it! Remember, all videos come courtesy of your friends and mine, those camera-wielding folks at the front of the club. They press on, despite tired arms, so that you can I can e ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    You Don't Have to Head to SXSW to Find a Festival This Week

    Dallas has something for all tastes in town

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007
  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats

    Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Kids These Days

    The moves are the same, but the clothes are much, much better

  • Culture

    May 23, 2002

    The Prince

    At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Various Artists

    Off-Centre: A Riot on Old Street (BBE), Beats & Pieces Volume Two (BBE), Funk Rock (BBE)

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Fantastic Plastic Machine/Ladytron

    Beautiful/604 (Emperor Norton)

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Music: Response

    You may only know him from Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for years

  • Music

    February 15, 2001


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