With D.R.I. coming to Trees last night, we at DC9 thought it might be opportune to look at some of the legendary punk bands that have claimed Texas as their home. These days, D.R.I. is better known as a metal act, but when they began life way back in 1982, Kurt Brecht and crew were a classic hardcor ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 Best Texas songs, #59-40 The Spotify playlist for songs #39-20 39. Billy Joe Shaver, "Live Forever" "Live Forever" is an emotional experience. The line, "Don't let the darkness take them" is tear-inducing, given that his own son, Eddy, was take ... More >>
If the run-through Monday night is any indication of the breadth of talent taking part in the December 6 benefit event called A Gathering, the real thing is going to be quite a show. In the ninth floor studio at the Wyly Theatre, actors, singers, musicians and dancers rehearsed their pieces of this ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.
But at the Green Zone, blahblah's title says it all.
In WaterTower's production of Grey Gardens, a rare ensemble of actors and singers pull off one of the great shows of the theater season.
The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>
Theater Too stages explosively funny Big Bang; Stage West goes Japanese with a sexy puppet play
In Valley of the Dolls, heavy doses of camp with strong comic side effects
Big Bang wastes no time with facts in a mad, mad musical history of the world
Thumbs up or toes up for reviewers at Pegasus; big voices in Broadway Our Way
Three merry musicals sing their way to happy endings (wink, wink)
Steel Magnolias: To the salon with the sisterhood of graveling rants
Being Out of the Loop is not a bad thing
Our critics weigh in on local theater
At Uptown Players, Elton John's Aida does the crocodile rock on the Nile
Bug at Kitchen Dog Theater gets under your skin; year's infectious performances touch critics
Misery strips King's thriller to the bone at RTC; for Hypochondriac, take two aspirin
Laughs top the menu in CTD's The Dining Room; feast on the voices of Lee and Floyd at the Hideaway
At CTD pump jockeys and pretty waitresses fill 'er up; theaters announce season lineups