Elbow (Band)

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    September 25, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Gabriel Mendoza

    Gabriel Mendoza has built a reputation in Dallas over the past decade for being one of the must adventurous DJ's in the city. Mendoza made this reputation not by sticking to any particular genre, but for playing that new favorite song you never even knew existed. From psychedelic turkish funk to boo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    The 10 Post-Punk Albums Every Music Fan Should Own

    Thirty years ago this week, The Smiths released their self-titled debut. It arrived at a time when every bass groove, dissonant guitar and echo-ey drum machine rhythm that would become identified with late '70s and early '80s post-punk music was at its peak. However, this debut also represented a ne ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Some of DFW's Best Venue Managers Recall Their Favorite Bygone Venues

    It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Jay Farrar Has the Driest Sense of Humor on the Planet

    Whether solo or in Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar has created a canon of alt-country and Americana music that may be unrivaled. Brooding and intense, Farrar's songs chronicle the darker side of human emotions and like his songs, Farrar isn't the most upbeat guy on the block. ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Five Dallas Music Venues We Wish Were Still Open

    In any major city, musical venues come and go. Some closures are well-deserved: bad sound, weak promotions, etc. But other times, a place shutting its doors is a kick in the teeth for any local music fan. Here is my list of five long-gone musical establishments I wish were still open. Agora Ballroo ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 42: DJ Gabe

    Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes." He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Mark Your Calendar: Texas Theatre's Got a Copy of Urgh! A Music War

    If you have yet to see Urgh! A Music War, you're in for a treat, as Texas Theatre has obtained a rare 35mm copy, and will be screening it on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, with live performances from Peopleodian, George Quartz and Marriage Material. If you have seen it, you'll likely agree t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    British Heroes Elbow Talk Their New Album, The States and Their North Texas Connection

    Marco TorresElbow guitarist Mark Potter onstage at ACL.​For nearly two decades, cinematic Manchester act Elbow have been fairly silent in the U.S., despite drawing comparisons to Coldplay, Doves, and Radiohead. Meanwhile, their five records have earned critical acclaim back in the U.K. Their last ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    ACL Stage Banter: The Weekend's Funniest and Most Interesting On-Stage Quotes

    Marco TorresAnd the award for ACL 2011's best stage banter goes to Kanye West.​Now that Austin City Limits Music Festival is in the rear view mirror, all we have are the memories. That is, unless you spent the weekend drunk and high, in which case you might not even remember who performed, let alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Night Three of Austin City Limits '11: If You're Gonna Go Out, You Better Go Out With a Bang.

    Pete FreedmanArcade Fire played a familiar set to end Austin City Limits 2011. But it was still thrilling.​ The hot sun from the morning of Day Three at the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival persisted well into the afternoon and evening at Zilker Park. But with the festival end looming and pl ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    ACL Capsule Reviews: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, and Elbow

    Elbow brought the Manchester rain on Sunday.​And just like that, the heat returned. The hot sun beat down on the wet grass, creating an inescapable humidity in Zilker Park on Sunday. As such, the people came prepared to sweat it out. The same guys hawking ponchos yesterday now had packets of ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Buddy Guy at the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

    Buddy Guy, Buddy Whittington, Jim Suhler, The Rick Kelly Band, othersBedford Blues & BBQ FestivalSeptember 4, 2011 Better than: sitting outside and soaking in the blues when the summer hasn't ended. Buddy GuyAs a stiff breeze blew the last remnants of excessive heat from the area, legendary blue ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    At Mission Of Burma's First Reunion Show, They Sold Out a Venue They Were Originally Banned From

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mission Of Burma​Roger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Ten Songs To Get You Through International Kissing Day

    ​According to the people I follow on Twitter, today is International Kissing Day. How annoying is that? As if Valentine's Day wasn't bad enough, now we have International Kissing Day to annoy the pants off anyone who doesn't have someone to smooch on. Apparently, Kissing Day was dreamed up as an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Tonight's Concert Options Have A Distinct International Flavor...

    There's quite a bit of an international flavor to the musical offerings in our area this evening, which is one of the more interesting Monday nights we've seen in a while.

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    April 24, 2011

    For Your Easter Sunday Listening Pleasure: R.E.M. Sends One Out to the Grads of SMU

    Via.​Speaking of great shows at Moody Coliseum ...Floating out in the ether, all by its unmarked lonesome, is this resonant echo: R.E.M. at Moody Coliseum on November 18, 1987 -- a stop along The Work Tour in support of that year's Document, the band's fifth and final album for I.R.S. Records. I w ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 1, 2010

    Staff Trax: Big K.R.I.T., Ian Brown, The Mekons, .357 String Band, AFI

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Staff Trax: Beat Connection, Spinnerette, The Mavericks, Coheed & Cambria, Killing Joke

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 8: Wanz Dover

    ​This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Yesterday at NX35: Pomegranates at Hailey's Club

    Pomegranates​Band: PomegranatesVenue: Hailey's ClubTime: 9:30 p.m.Hailing out of Cincinnati, the youthful quartet known as Pomegranates made one of my favorite records of 2009, the wonderfully chaotic Everybody, Come Outside. This evening was my first chance to catch the band live, though--and it ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010


    Transference (Merge)

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    November 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: At the Theatre Gallery, Capturing Lightning in a Beer Cup

    Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Get Yer Independence Day Dance Jam On With A Few Choice Local Mixtape Downloads

    There's gonna be a whole lot of barbecuing and pool-hopping this weekend, if common sense is any indicator for what we should expect to go down on this Fourth of July weekend. Course, there needs to be a soundtrack to it all...So, on that note, here are a couple DC9-approved mixtapes from area DJs ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Constantines and Crystal Antlers at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Constantines, Crystal AntlersSons of Hermann HallJune 5, 2006Better than: Any show I've been to this year.In front of about 100 people, Canada's Constantines played as if its audience at Sons of Hermann Hall on Friday night numbered in the thousands. Full of fire and vigor, the unkempt quartet made ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Gang of Four’s Now Back To A Gang Of Two

    One of the best shows to hit the Gypsy Tea Room prior to its demise was the reformed Gang of Four in late 2005. The legendary post-punkers were together for the first time in their original incarnation since 1982 and blitzed the audience with classics such as “At Home He’s a Tourist” and “To ... More >>

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    September 18, 2006

    Gimarc Has Another Alternative

    George Gimarc, at far right, used to produce and write a syndicated radio show called Rotten Day with John Lydon. Bet that was a real joy. Because Johnny's so...not rotten. If you grew up in Dallas in the 1970s and '80s, you need no introduction to George Gimarc. On his "Rock and Roll Alternative" S ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    The Rapture

    Echoes (Strummer/Universal)

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    April 24, 2003

    Les Savy Fav

    April 25

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    June 27, 2002

    GoGoGo Airheart; The Warlocks

    July 3; June 29 and June 30

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    February 14, 2002

    Chemical Brothers / Cornelius

    Come With Us (Astralwerks) / Point (Matador)

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    July 1, 1999

    The Telefones

    Vibration Change (VVV Records)

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    The only one

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.

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    February 18, 1999

    The seven-year itch

    It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Great men

    Gang of Four made magic out of the mundane, turned funk to punk, and died for your sins

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    The Lizard king

    David Yow's got balls--he just doesn't want to show them to you anymore

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    April 2, 1998

    Love, Albini style

    The man who made a career out of ugly music makes a beautiful record

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    May 16, 1996

    Out with the new wave

    VVV Records closes its doors after 17 years

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    November 23, 1995
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    July 6, 1995

    Mekons, you Rhett

    A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's

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    June 22, 1995

    Two-drink minimum

    The Enablers take Nino Rota and Dick Dale out for cocktails

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    May 25, 1995

    Plastic explosives

    Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up

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    May 25, 1995

    Sink hole, uh

    Austin's great alt-rock hope swings for the empty bleachers