Twenty years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the boys were quickly scooped into in ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Similarities emerged at CD Source and Good Records this week with top artists reaching high sa ... More >>
While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's still not great. I'm ... More >>
Eels (no "The", just "Eels") have had a long, storied, interesting, musically adventurous career, but for a lot of people it stopped in 1996. Hell, for a fair amount of people most things alternative rock stopped in 1996, but I digress. The thing is, they've released a full nine albums since, two of ... More >>
By now you've surely ready about the English horse meat scandal. Scientists first found horse DNA in the meatballs at IKEA in England, prompting the disposable furniture seller to pull tons of frozen boxes from their inventory. Now horse meat is popping up in all sorts of ground meat blends causing ... More >>
No one sounds as taken aback by the success of the xx than the band's guitarist, Romy Madley-Croft. Even though she helped co-found the band in 2005, Madley-Croft remains skeptical of her own playing, but somewhat reluctantly admits that her band is evolving for the better. Speaking from a tour sto ... More >>
Gastropubs everywhere! Just eight days after The Dallas Morning News published Leslie Brenner's guide to gastropubs, Whiskey Cake announces the gastro-blah blah based in Plano has a new chef. Brent Hammer, formerly of Hibiscus on Henderson, will take over as chef de cuisine. See also: - With a Name ... More >>
10. The Idea of Beautiful, Rapsody The black mamba of super producer 9th Wonder's Jamla Records team reached a new pinnacle in her career, and in her evolution as an artist this year. Sprinkled with collaborations from Big Remo, BJ the Chicago Kid and Childish Gambino, Rapsody takes us on a journey ... More >>
Since 1976, John "Eddie" Edwards has been playing drums for The Vibrators, one of England's original punk acts. Nearly four decades later, he finds himself the sole original member, as the band continues to release albums and tour steadily. From a van driving through Ohio and in anticipation of Sat ... More >>
Recently we chatted about some of the best patios in our fine city. Now we've put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops. We hope ... no, rather, insist you find a spot at one of these places very soon. Dare we suggest you imbibe a cold beer in the unobstructed sun under the abating heat, ... More >>
I just get a little tummy ache every time I see the Nasher Sculpture Center back in the news again treated like it's holy Bethlehem. Please. The stuff in there is art, not the preserved teeth and hair of the saints. Renzo Piano, the architect, is on the front page of the official government newspap ... More >>
Over in the United Kingdom, healthy people who eat health food have been twisting up their knickers over Burger King's new 966-calorie Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Double Angus burger. In addition to having a thousand calories, it has 58 grams of artery-waterboarding fat. Consumerist quotes a s ... More >>
Seems like forever ago we were getting our first look at the then-£300-million Stanley Park stadium Tom Hicks was promising to build for his, um, beloved Liverpool FC; ah, the good ol' days -- January 2008, before the cracks gave way to the complete cave-in. Back then, though, Hicks gave the gig ... More >>
Jody Jones"It's mid-January," Dallas Animal Services Commission member Bonnie Matthias said emphatically. "And we're caught with our pants down again." As usual, there's good news and there's bad news at Dallas Animal Services. This week, shelter manager Jody Jones and head of Code Complianc ... More >>
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
Hey, Tea Party people and libertarians. Does it bother you at all that the Dallas police Saturday arrested seven people for "improper use of a sidewalk?" Does it occur to you that if bullshit charges like those can stick even for a minute, it means you can't walk down the street in Dallas unless ... More >>
Rolling StoneHey, Sheepdog, be sure to send five copies to your mothers.An artist's musical selection can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Each we ... More >>
For over four decades, England's Judas Priest has been making one hell of a heavy metal racket. Formed in 1969, the band didn't find widespread success until the late '70s and early '80s. But classic metal songs such as "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" (both off the seminal album Bri ... More >>
Not to keep touting each and every Thursday night gig at Rio Room, but tonight's offering at the Travis Street lounge is again an intriguing one. After recent Thursday night sets from Diplo, Shuttle (the DJ moniker of new Dallas resident Nate Donmoyer of Passion Pit) and others, the Thursday nigh ... More >>
Rachel ParkerNo one on the corner has swagger like Warped Tour.In the sweltering summer sun yesterday, punk and metal fans both young and old headed to Gexa Energy Pavilion to catch the annual mass of humanity known as the Vans Warped Tour. Out of the bands that this reporter got to witness at t ... More >>
For the past few years, Cage the Elephant has been on a classic music industry roller coaster ride. Formed in Bowling Green five years ago, the band was signed in 2007 by the UK-based Relentless Records on the strength of an existing catalog of unreleased songs and wild live performances at SXSW. Th ... More >>
Holy crap! We have a shitload of killer shows in our area tonight!
This morning, there's Big News out of England: CBS Drama -- "the home of drama classics from the US," it proudly proclaims, meaning ... Medium and Touched by an Angel -- will, come fall, begin running all 357 episodes of Dallas in the order in which they originally aired. Says the head channel-ch ... More >>
Still a bit of post-SXSW spillover happening this evening as a Belgian act and a British act highlight a nice collection of area shows.
Guess what. Maybe it has started. The great gray horse may be rising to her feet at last. Maybe the sane middle class of America isn't dead in its tracks after all. I have a column in this week's paper talking about a real Tea Party movement in the UK -- not a fake AstroTurf thing like the A ... More >>
Radiohead fans are chewing their nails down to the hilt this week? Why? Because, just a few days ago, the band announced that their new record The King of Limbs will be released on Saturday, February 19, both as a "newspaper album" and a digital download. It's the band's first release since In R ... More >>
Despite the terrible weather, there is still a bunch of shows to look out for on this hump day evening -- two of which are even taking place in the same building.
Seems the touring acts have abandoned our area this evening, but there are locals both old and new ready for your eyes and ears.
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Joshua Radin (New York, NY)The Rock and the Tide (Mom Pop)To kick off this we ... More >>
A week ago, two friends and I ate dinner at Café Madrid. One had never eaten there -- shame on her. The other friend and I remarked how we both loved Café Madrid's tapas but hadn't been there in awhile. Then I remembered how long it had been and who I had been there with last -- the infamou ... More >>
London's Johnny Flynn released his debut album, A Larum, in 2008 when he was just 24-years-old -- although you'd never guess it. Though credited as a release from Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, that disc saw Flynn at the far and away front-and-center, his flair for traditional British folk music ... More >>
Sufjan StevensQuite the packed hump day evening we have tonight. Lots of cool choices...
Back to work and our area is still being affected by ACL spillover. So rest assured: Whatever Monday blues you may be suffering from, it be cured by heading out this evening to one of these fine shows.
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 >>
Another work week edges slowly towards its conclusion, setting up what should be a great time to visit the State Fair, if nothing else.And to help folks get an early start to the weekend, several intriguing musical selections are playing around our area this Thursday evening.
Wednesday, June 16, at Bryan Street Tavern
See a Czech import at the Modern
Wreckless Eric and his girl visit the AllGood
Being Scarborough Renaissance Festival's newest monster hunter is a tough gig, but worth it
The lock on hockey could be a big blow to Dallas restaurants
Crescent Court in negotiations for new restaurant
The Burning Question crew's year in review
Tom Tom could be the force that prompts noodle-house glory in Dallas
This Crescent Court eatery offers up food with flair, but who's manning the sound system?