Dave Alvin

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    The Ten Best Independence Day Songs

    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 >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Kings Of Leon & Band Of Horses, Civil Wars, and Over 100 New Show Announcements

    Kings Of Leon​The 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 >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Q&A: Stan Ridgway Talks Voodoo, Ethel Merman and Covering "Love Will Keep Us Together"

    Stan Ridgeway​Stan 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 >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    The Knitters

    Wednesday, May 19, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Super Cool Music-Related Father's Day Gift Ideas, Guys!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Line Up Announced for Austin's 22nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    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 (April 16-19), this festival will fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    SXSW Announces First Round Of Scheduled Performers For '09 Fest

    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 co ... More >>

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Western Soul

    Hacienda Brothers find gold in mixing Al Green with Marty Robbins

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Knitters' Circle

    Twenty years later, members of punk legends X get to their roots again. Their roots-rock, that is.

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Dave Alvin

    Friday, October 1

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    The Late, Great

    Ronnie Dawson proved there are indeed second acts in rock and roll

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Dave Alvin

    January 10

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Damien Jurado & Gathered in Song

    I Break Chairs (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Out of the Past

    John Doe doesn't have to run from yesterdays anymore

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    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.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    The oldest story in the world

    Fourteen years after breaking up, the Plimsouls return with a new record and an old sound

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Crash and burn

    How two different filmmakers have spent eight years trying to film the story of punk legend Darby Crash--and why nobody likes the idea

  • Music

    August 6, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    August 14, 1997

    The rise of Auntie Christ

    Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Hat's off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

  • Music

    May 22, 1997
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    August 29, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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    July 4, 1996

    Who's that girl?

    Surprise! It's Syd Straw.

  • Music

    February 15, 1996

    Back on the bus

    HighTone's Roadhouse tour revives rock and roll caravan

  • Music

    December 14, 1995
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    October 26, 1995

    Far from Gone

    Dwight Yoakam's latest conjures up echoes of '60s AM radio

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Good rockin' last night

    Dallas' forgotten Star Talent Records label got there before Sun's rise

  • Music

    December 1, 1994

    Writer's block

    Marshall Crenshaw struggles to recapture his inspiration