There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts.
The beacon that is The Kessler.
A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>
Late last year, Josh Venable was let go for the second time from the Clear Channel-owned 102.1 KDGE, the Edge, and he has yet to find another radio station to call home. "I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote," Venable says of his down time while sitting in an Addison sports bar that's not too far from ... More >>
Buried between the lines in a 246-page document released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today is a significant national story about the future of flood control in American cities. I doubt very many reporters will dig it out. I'll give you the thumbnail sketch. You may wish I had kept my ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans
, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene --
those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people
who make the scene move.DJ Jeff K and the Old 97's at a Dallas Stars game.In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain s ... More >>
Courtesy George GimarcA few minutes ago I spoke with LIG Assets Inc.'s founder Jeff Love, who says, why, at this very moment he's "writing an offer" on the former Statler Hilton, which, we discovered Friday, Love wants to buy and rehab. "The owners should have it today," he says. "Now, I don't kn ... More >>
George Gimarc sent us this photo. Taken in April 1957.Got a little e-mail debate going with Frank Librio, the spokesman for the city of Dallas, which I thought I should share with the Friends of Unfair Park. Always good to get a second opinion. Maybe people will agree with Frank that I have been ... More >>
Courtesy George Gimarc/94.5 ReunionThat's former KDGE jock Wendy Naylor at left, with the Sugarcubes and some oddly familiar young man backstage at the first Edgefest in 1992.Back in April we brought word of the KDGE-FM 20th anniversary shindig that George Gimarc's been putting together at the Lake ... More >>
[Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>
Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>
Yesterday we said goodbye to one of the family.
Tim "Temo" Watson (aka TMO, T-mo or Timo) was an essential part of the original ragtag gang of art punks and ditch skaters who had staked out mid-'80s Deep Ellum as the blank canvas where many of us would eventually leave our mark.Last week he lost his ... More >>