Donna Summer

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Bon Spengler

    Bon Spengler is a mainstay in the underground house and techno scenes in Dallas. Along with her husband Corey Spengler (of the electronic duo Opencloud), she has been responsible for a series of notable parties featuring local and touring techno, tech house and house talent that are not usually know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Six Perfect Songs for Getting People to Leave

    It has happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22-year-old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    How To Start a Record Collection, Part III (Record Store Day Edition)

    I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog. By Shea Serrano 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be chaperoning a middle school dance. The dance is fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 46: DJ Israel

    Israel Marcano started spinning in the mid '80s, and had his first professional gig in 1989. "I remember my hands shook as I cued up my records but I was totally ready to make people dance," he recalls. "Once I saw people getting into it and having a good time, I started to relax and didn't feel so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top Ten EDM Albums for People Who Don't Know Shit About Dance Music

    by Andy Hermann Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like "oontz, oontz, oontz" -- except Skrillex, who sounds like "wom, wom, wom." Right? Fear not. You don't have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Playlist: Seven Great Songs Featuring Moog Synthesizer

    If you've tried to Google something today, you'll notice the logo has been transformed to celebrate Robert Moog's 78th birthday, which allows you interact with his most famous creation. He's the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, and to say he was influential is undercutting the fact that he essentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Donna Summer, 1948-2012

    LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known onstage as Donna Summer, passed away today in Florida, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The singer paired with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder for one of her biggest hits, "Love To Love You Baby," known for its effusively climatic finale, and was lumped into the disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Listomania: Nine Songs That May or May Not Be About Paying Your Taxes

    ​As part of their ongoing strategy to make April the most hated month of the year, the U.S. government requires that you turn in your taxes on Monday. Yes, that's right: It's the time of year again where you have to strain your eyes and flip through your receipts, desperately hoping to find possib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: P-Funk Tears the Roof Off the Convention Center in '76

    ​There's no need imagining the scene -- a show videotaped in Houston, at the Summit, on Halloween '76 gives you some idea of the spectacle George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, the late Gary Shider and the rest of the Mothership Connection took on the road that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 11: DJ TraDeMarx

    ​DJ TraDeMarx, aka Chris Johnson (and better known around town as CJ), is relatively new to the DJ game, having gotten his start at spinning just three years ago after a friend asked him to DJ his party. Drawing much of his inspiration from Rio De Janeiro production duo/DJ's The Twelves and Brookl ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010
  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats

    Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Girls' Night Out

    The boys of She-Dick don their fake boobs, drag names and lady detective personas

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Or Maybe You Just Listen to Coldplay

    Pride Radio DFW -- Clear Channel's new local radio endeavor aimed at Dallas/Ft. Worth's gay-lesbian-bi-transgender community ("the 6th largest in the nation and GROWING!") -- is getting plenty o' pub for being the first such station in the area. And while most of us here think it's way past time for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 22, 2007

    Everywhere Daddy, Daddy

    Grow it and show it at the TRAC

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006
  • Music

    February 3, 2005


    Nightbird (Mute)

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Come Together

    Kwanzaa is about living a good life, not filling a stocking

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Blue's Clues

    Blue Man Group started as a joke. It's not as funny anymore.

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Various Artists

    Music from the Motion Picture Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)

  • Music

    February 15, 2001


    (Epic Records)

  • Music

    December 21, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Sandy Knox

    Pushin' 40, Never Married, No Kids (American Originals)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best radio station

    Magic 102.1-FM "Jammin' Oldies"

  • Film

    July 1, 1999

    The money shot

    Jagged and flashy, Lola pulls off a stylistic extravaganza

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Why, baby, why?

    In other words, the return of ? and the Mysterians

  • Culture

    May 28, 1998

    Drag king

    Coy Covington walks the choppy waters of Pegasus' Charles Busch revival

  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    All this useless beauty

    New gay music collections make fancy cultural straitjackets

  • Music

    September 19, 1996

    The good fight

    Keb' Mo' makes the fat ladies get up and dance

  • Music

    October 19, 1995
  • Music

    December 8, 1994

    Chestnuts and lumps of coal

    Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things