In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. We're calling this the 20 best Willie Nelson songs, but really that's just where we chose to stop. ... More >>
An hour into Willie Nelson's set at yesterday's 40th anniversary 4th of July Picnic, his halo was starting to seem a little dim. He's old, after all -- 80 years old, to be specific -- and though his voice has proven more resilient than some of his peers, he still sing-talks his way though a lot of t ... More >>
The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
Years ago, something disturbing was taped up on the walls of my friend's dorm room at SMU. Printed on plain, white paper were the lyrics from "A Rush of Blood to the Head" by Coldplay. He'd even increased the font size, bolded some words, and put them on multiple pages to make them stand out against ... More >>
This morning, 2826 Arnetic owner Frank Maldonado and a crew began cleaning out what was left of the Deep Ellum venue, which is a lot. The art is still on the walls, the bar is still fully stocked, and not much has changed since they abruptly announced their closure last month.Luckily, they've got un ... More >>
As the leader of Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty made a name for himself as a songwriter with a penchant for jazz grooves and stream-of-consciousness poetry. Too bad feuding amongst Doughty and the rest of the band over songwriting credit and other issues brought an end to Soul Coughing after jus ... More >>
Blackstone Rangers, Kiwi Sisters, Jakkk-E-Chan 2826 Arnetic Saturday, January 7 Better than: Playing Christian Death albums alone in the dark. Dallas Distortion Music, a fairly new catchall site for DFW's weirder sounds, hosted this triple-header at 2826 Arnetic Saturday night. I'd just missed op ... More >>
Bela FleckBanjo hero Bela Fleck has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to the often misunderstood stringed instrument that's now become a practical necessity to forming an indie hipster band. You see, in the 1970s and even into the 1980s, Fleck was a country guy. As a member of the New Gr ... More >>
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. Nico Martini Although we normally only see Nico Martini in his trademark short-bill painters' ... More >>
Chef Salvatore GiselluThere is a pocket of coolness hiding out in Plano, and its name is Urban Crust. Dave Matthews and The Cure play over the speakers and both floors of the restaurant are packed with midday diners, couples and families and ladies who lunch. The walls are exposed brick and a ... More >>
Right about now, over at the Palladium Ballroom, the stage is being set for tonight's Red Bull SoundClash, featuring Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots AllStars and Ozomatli. The two groups spawned from vastly different scenes, but share a similar alternative hip-hop jam--and we were able to watc ... More >>
O.A.R.Dave Matthews has announced that he and his band will be taking all of 2011 off. It's tragic news for frat boys everywhere. Summer plans to follow them on tour have been shattered as their beloved "Dave" takes a breather. Never fear, though, young misguided music lover: O.A.R. is starting t ... More >>
Robert RandolphFor the past decade, few artists have become as synonymous with their instrument as has Robert Randolph with his blazing steel guitar. And, given his place on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time list, Randolph had quite the luxury in choosing from an elite list ... 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 >>
Surely, you recall back in April when we passed along news that the old Club Envy space could be re-opened at some point as 2826 (which, yes, as olds will recall, was the original name of the venue in that space).Well, as Robert alluded to earlier today on Unfair Park, that "some point" coul ... More >>
The Helio Sequence,The LoftJune 5, 2009Better Than: Being in the registration line at SMU, which is the only other place I've seen this many undergrads.The Helio SequenceThe best concerts aren't always the ones that you've been excited about for months--you know, the ones where you repeatedly refres ... More >>
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