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Freddie Mercury

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Queen Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center, 7/10/14

    Queen Adam Lambert American Airlines Center, Dallas Thursday, July 10, 2014 English band Queen is like a solar system that lost its star. Late singer Freddie Mercury was an icon of showmanship, passion and theatricality, the ultimate performer and arguably the most talented vocalist in rock histo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 10, 2014
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    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Dallas Concerts This Week, 7/7 - 7/13

    Sometimes the only thing that's worse than a Monday is the Monday after a three-day weekend. Honestly, what does anyone have to look forward to now? Aside from, you know, some real summer heat finally starting to creep in. Fortunately the start of any new week in Dallas also means another new week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    6 Reasons People Want to Have Sex with Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    "Bohemian Rhapsody" Through The Ears of a Child

    Puscifer, fronted by Tool and A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, have just released the adorably named EP Donkey Punch The Night. On it, there is, for some reason, a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody." You might be expecting Maynard to do something a bit industrial with it, but no, it's pretty much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Converge's Jacob Bannon On Queen, Texas Wrestling and Being a Licensed Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

    Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Philosophy of Playdough

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. Check out Hunter Hauk's bonus audio interview here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    The Conversation: Lead Singer Stage Behavior, How Much is Too Much?

    Mick Jagger, the ultimate frontman​Make no mistake; there is a big difference between a run-of-the-mill lead singer and a bona fide frontman. Huge, really. Not just anybody has the magnetism required to convince 20,000 people at the American Airlines Center to raise their hands above their heads a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    20 Years Later: The 15 Best Albums of 1991

    ​In last week's edition of our regular feature, The Conversation, Pete Freedman and Daniel Hopkins debated on whether 1991 or 1994 was the greatest music year of the '90s. It was an interesting read for sure. And, since this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of both Nevermind and The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Listomania: The All Time Best Brian May Guitar Performances

    Brian May​We shall now take a moment here at DC9 to send birthday wishes to one Dr. Brian May, Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and all-around superhero. May, who turns 64 today, tops our personal list of greatest guitarists of all time (comments sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Hard Rock Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Michael Jackson's Old Stuff

    ​FYI: The Hard Rock Cafe totally still exists. Believe it or not, we actually have one here in Dallas. And, on Saturday, the chain dedicated to rock 'n' roll history, iconic t-shirts and overpriced bar food is celebrating 40 years in the biz. According to the note we just got from the Hard Rock fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    A Busy Thursday Night? A Busy Thursday Night!

    Good Lord. Aside from a trio of metal bands, everything on the musical plate tonight is home grown. And guess what? It's all pretty great.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011
  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Ghostland Observatory

    Friday, December 31, at Plaza of the Americas

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Whitt's End: 7.23.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, OK,  I get it. So I write that Dez Bryant almost assuredly wouldn't be signed by Day 1 of Dallas Cowboys' training camp. "Barring an 11th-hour agreement ... " I think I penned. Never wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 13: DJ Bad Holly

    ​DJ Bad Holly admits that she got her start at DJing through a complete and utter accident. Holly Evans, a.k.a. Bad Holly, volunteered to DJ a party at Doublewide last year at the last minute--and to her surprise received and abundance of positive feedback. "Several people I'd never met came up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Idol Rich: Yay for Queen and Enough With the "Hallelujah"

    ​I'm going to warn you, I am going to disagree with the American Idol judges today. Hard. So very hard. I realize you may not like it because you may be rooting for sweet-faced hipster-haired youngsters. But, I am not related to said youngsters and don't feel the need to support anyone who decides ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    Today In Music News: Zakk Wylde Gets More Bad News, Freddie Mercury Has Best 'Stache Ever and (Duh) Jacko Died Of An Overdose

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 25, 2009...First, Zakk Wylde gets kicked out of Ozzy's band--and now he's hospitalized due to a blood clot. I think he needs a big dose of good news. Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury had his mustache named best in the UK. I guess they real ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    Bass Hall Bicycle

    Fort Worth hosts a Queen-sized tribute band

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    10 Artists We'd Resurrect for Easter

    Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2007

    Review: Ryan Adams Sends Our Panties to China

    Despite having an intermission during his SMU performance, we still love Ryan Adams. (Matthew Blake) We walked into the Ryan Adams concert at McFarlin Auditorium an hour late last night. It was like walking in on the middle of a film people were having trouble following, and two clumsy girls climbi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007
  • News

    August 16, 2007
  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Ghostland Observatory

    Saturday, May 19, at House of Blues

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The M Word

    Musical terms that should be illegal

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    My Chemical Romance

    The Black Parade (Reprise)

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Pistolita

    Monday, April 24, at the Door

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Hold, Please

    How 34-year-old Craig Finn became famous singing about drug-huffing 20-somethings

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Around Hear

    The best 10 local albums of 2004

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Muse

    Saturday, August 14

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Monsters of Metal

    Rob Halford rides again with the mighty Judas Priest

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guys

    Have today's country and western stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Let There Be Darkness

    Metalheads are torn over the Brit sensation. And their problem is...?

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Remembering (Barely) SXSW

    We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Cover Me

    The wave of local tribute bands isn't receding any time soon

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Mo Better

    Corn Mo left D-FW for NYC, but he didn't leave his talent behind

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Pop Tops

    Puerto Rico's Circo might be the best Latin pop band out there

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Dallas Stars

    The Toadies haven't put out an album in a few years. Really. It's true.

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Young guns

    Julien Temple and The Sex Pistols set their record straight in The Filth and the Fury

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Heart to hold

    Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't a nostalgia act...yet

  • Music

    December 12, 1996
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