It's hard to remember a time when Pleasant Grove weren't stalwarts of the Dallas music community. But, this week in 1998, former Observer writer Christina Rees penned a piece about the band's start, which took place only a few months before the story was written. So, for this edition of This Week ... More >>
[Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>
Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the family. Tim "Temo" Watson (aka TMO, T-mo or Timo) was an essential part of the original ragtag gang of art punks and ditch skaters who had staked out mid-'80s Deep Ellum as the blank canvas where many of us would eventually leave our mark.Last week he lost his ... More >>
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
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Pleasant Grove--they make rock better, so you don't have to