A burrito never felt so heavy. Heavy hearted kind of heavy. Your last three-pound foil encased carnitas with guacamole might have made you want to make you take a nap, but Chipotle's new online commercial will make you want to cry in a corner. With more than 4.5 million hits since it was published ... More >>
Michael Pyeatt has been watching music go down in Dallas for a long spell. If you rewind far enough into Club DaDa's history, it was Michael running the door (often wearing an IHOP dress, according to his own recollection). As you'll read, Pyeatt is also apparently sitting on some golden video foota ... More >>
The Sierra Blanca border patrol checkpoint is, at this point, the stuff of legend: If you're a musician and you pass through there, you're going to get popped for pot possession. You just are. Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson -- all of them drove on Interstate 10, found themselves in that tin ... More >>
The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards were handed out on Thursday, March 13, and though it was happening right in Austin I'll forgive you for not noticing. In any case I'm not sure how you can have an awards show at SXSW without handing out a prize for Least Essential Social Media App To Receive Venture Capit ... More >>
We now live in a world where major corporate radio routinely features songs by Phoenix, M83, The Black Keys, Passion Pit, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon and Macklemore. These were largely independent artists who for the most part built critical acclaim over the years by producing quali ... More >>
Our friends at Riverfront Times reported today that rapper Nelly's tour bus was pulled over in the West Texas town of Sierra Blanca last night, the same checkpoint town Fiona Apple, Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg were pulled over in. Only this time, besides weed, Nelly had a loaded .45 and heroin in t ... More >>
by Craig Hlavaty Sierra Blanca, Texas -- that wonderful city in far West Texas that loves to pinch leaf-loving musicians like Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg Lion -- has claimed another trophy, arresting singer Fiona Apple Wednesday night for hash possession. According to TMZ, the singer-songwriter ... More >>
Beach HouseFriday, September 21, at Palladium BallroomThe release of Beach House's fourth album, Bloom, has seen the Baltimore band become "Bon Iver famous." This show also serves as the 15th anniversary show for Spune Productions, who are bringing them to town.
See also: Six of the summer's best concerts With this recent open-window weather comes the pitter-patter of the fall concert season, tugging at our sleeve and asking us to pleeeaaase hold it. There's plenty to teethe on in Dallas over the next three or four months, including bigger festivals like ... More >>
Flo Rida, Cee Lo, B.o.B. Saturday, July 21, at American Airlines Center, $99-$129This show is all part of the "R You on the List" tour. To get "on the list," you're going to need at least $99, but it will be worth it to see Flo Rida, right? I'd probably be most interested in seeing Cee Lo, mostly ... More >>
Using the Schrodinger equation, in conjunction with a quantum harmonic oscillator to efficiently fuse two non-sentient objects together, we here at DC9 at Night have created a giant-ass list. Please be cautious when reading, as prolonged exposure can lead to headaches, extreme diaphragm tensio ... More >>
Perfume Genius Dan's Silverleaf Monday, March 26 "Thank you for being sad," Mike Hadreas said last night. "Thank you for staying sad throughout the whole show." Fine, you got me. I've been on a sad music kick lately, and seeing the Seattle singer and pianist at Dan's was just the sort of morose ex ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
SXSW soldiers on through Sunday, of course, but before our minds go supernova from the the plethora of great music, we'd like to share a few important things learned after Day One in the Chaos Machine. Also, our feet are like blood balloons so we need to sit down. That's another lesson: Bring 1,400 ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Ah yes, 35 Denton is coming at us fast and furious, so keep an eye out for our preview and 173 rules for surviving the upcoming "fest season" in next week's issue. However, there's another festival called SXSW that a lot of people seem to be excited about. Bruce Springsteen's set to play an "intima ... More >>
Last year saw a wave of popular bands from a few decades ago reuniting and releasing new material. The wave continues this year with new albums from Van Halen, puzzling announcements by Fiona Apple, and the Irish yodeling of Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries. The band will release a new album, R ... More >>
The old George Dahl library in a cleaned-up rendering found in Monday's briefingFirst off, as promised yesterday, here's that Statler Hilton update, which was posted last night to the city's website as the cumbersomely titled Filling in the Missing Pieces Downtown Upcoming Redevelopment Projects ... More >>
On the other side you'll find the 11-page complaint filed yesterday in Dallas federal court titled STEVE SIMMS and MIKE DOLABI, individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, vs. JERRAL "JERRY" WAYNE JONES, NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, DALLAS COWBOYS FOOTBALL CLUB, LTD., JWJ CORPORATIO ... More >>
Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, September 17, 2010...Trent Reznor is giving away a five-song sampler from The Social Network soundtrack today.Turns out out the Joaquin Phoenix craziness was all a put on...Fiona Apple is set to release her first new album in five long years.
ELVIS COSTELLO / RADIO, RADIOby Sunnychopper82A Friend of Unfair Park points our attention to Rochester Institute of Technology new-media professor Michael Saffran's newly published study in which he reveals that Dallas residents are "largely dissatisfied" with the local radio. The study's got a Fio ... More >>
See (and spell) Zach Galifianakis
Until Death Comes (Secretly Canadian)
Karaoke's hip. What's next, the return of the leisure suit?
Tuesday, August 29, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Years, producers and Internet leaks later, Fiona Apple finally designs her Extraordinary Machine
Time to nominate bands for the Dallas Observer Music Awards
Extraordinary Machine (Unreleased)
Wednesday, August 11
Sunday, June 13
For one week, Sarah Hepola saw every band that invited her. God help her.
Irréversible desperately attempts to turn the world upside down
The Instigator (Elektra)
Don't Say a Word should take its own advice
How I Do (MCA)
Meaningless (Straight to Cut-Out)
Whoa, Nelly! (DreamWorks)/United (Source/Astralwerks)
Music that matches the packaging
Vanilla Ice, hip-hop's trivia answer, wants to prove he's still cool--but was he ever?