The 4th of July is one of the best holidays because it appeals to both patriots and pyromaniacs. It's a time for eating too much and spending way too much on fireworks. We at DC-9 felt it was our obligation to give you a playlist for your barbecues and parades. A few of these are a bit obscure, but ... More >>
Kings Of LeonThe first time the Kings of Leon came to town, they played an intimate show at the Gypsy Tea Room. And what a different time that was: Critics referred to them as The Stokes of the South, and before long, Kings Of Leon found themselves as the opening act for Julian Casablancas & ... More >>
Stan RidgewayStan Ridgway will always be known, for better or worse, as they guy who sings "Mexican Radio." As the founding member of the legendary new wave act Wall of Voodoo, Ridgway found a musical niche all to himself--some bizarre world where Johnny Cash sang show tunes in the desert. From 1 ... More >>
Wednesday, May 19, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton
You want to show your dad you really love him? Well, stop being a cheap ass and buying those lame hallmark cards. Get your dad a gift that makes up--at least a little--for all the shit you gave the old guy. Here are some music-related gift ideas that are guaranteed to have pops thinking he raise ... More >>
Hubbard's on the Old Settler's bill.A lot of you may be asking yourself--just as I just asked myself--what in hell's name an Old Settler's Music Festival is. But before getting dismissive about anything not called SXSW, you might want to check out the line up for this shindig.Over a four-day period ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the c ... More >>
Hacienda Brothers find gold in mixing Al Green with Marty Robbins
Twenty years later, members of punk legends X get to their roots again. Their roots-rock, that is.
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Friday, October 1
Ronnie Dawson proved there are indeed second acts in rock and roll
I Break Chairs (Sub Pop)
John Doe doesn't have to run from yesterdays anymore
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.
Fourteen years after breaking up, the Plimsouls return with a new record and an old sound
How two different filmmakers have spent eight years trying to film the story of punk legend Darby Crash--and why nobody likes the idea
Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Surprise! It's Syd Straw.
HighTone's Roadhouse tour revives rock and roll caravan
Dwight Yoakam's latest conjures up echoes of '60s AM radio
Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise
Marshall Crenshaw struggles to recapture his inspiration