David Mabry

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Pleasant Grove Make Rock Better So You Don't Have To

    ‚ÄčIt'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "The War Across The Alley"

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Last Respects For An OG Longboarder

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Anthony and Flea's Tube Sock Diaries

    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 >>

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    School of Rock

    Marc Solomon's students are too young to drive but old enough to shred

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Heart to Heart

    On its new album, Pleasant Grove is happy to be sad

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Out Here

    Pleasant Grove

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Direct miss

    Pleasant Grove takes its time, even when it doesn't want to

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Blowing his Cover-up

    We don't want to tell One Ton how to run its business, but...

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Rhett's exploding

    Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Slow and low

    Pleasant Grove--they make rock better, so you don't have to