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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mick Jagger, the ultimate frontmanMake 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 >>
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 >>
Brian MayWe 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 >>
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 >>
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.
Friday, December 31, at Plaza of the Americas
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fort Worth hosts a Queen-sized tribute band
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Saturday, May 19, at House of Blues
Musical terms that should be illegal
The Black Parade (Reprise)
Monday, April 24, at the Door
How 34-year-old Craig Finn became famous singing about drug-huffing 20-somethings
The best 10 local albums of 2004
Saturday, August 14
Rob Halford rides again with the mighty Judas Priest
Have today's country and western stars been consulting with the Fab Five?
Metalheads are torn over the Brit sensation. And their problem is...?
We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year
The wave of local tribute bands isn't receding any time soon
Corn Mo left D-FW for NYC, but he didn't leave his talent behind
Puerto Rico's Circo might be the best Latin pop band out there
For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe
The Toadies haven't put out an album in a few years. Really. It's true.
Julien Temple and The Sex Pistols set their record straight in The Filth and the Fury
Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't a nostalgia act...yet