George Strait, he of the black cowboy hat and the 70 million album sales, is going on a Jay-Z style farewell tour of the country (meaning it's not goodbye by any standard definition). Yesterday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, he announced several things, including that this tour will finish right here ... More >>
Texas Country, or Red Dirt, or whatever one wants to call it, has become big business these days. So, it's not really shocking that a couple of television shows dedicated to artists fitting into the Lone Star-loving realm have popped up and are shedding light on the talent all over the state and int ... More >>
Saturday, February 9, at Arlington Music Hall
Ed Spoto helms Crossroads Audio, which provides many of the mics, PAs, lighting systems and rigs you see at local shows and festivals. Locally, his client list includes acts like Bowling For Soup, Erykah Badu, The Denton Blues Festival and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Nationally, Spoto, his wife ... 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 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>
It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>
The wildfires raging through the greater Austin area have everyone on edge. The Forest Service has stated that they're taxed to the limit, Rick Perry briefly abandoned his presidential run to focus on the blaze and the smoke is causing breathing problems as far north as Waxahachie. Meanwhil ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Penny Lazo. With LMFAO. And a taco. No, the taco isn't real.Penny Lazo is a DFW-based rep for Universal Records. Despite being very rock 'n' roll in appearance, her main beat is coun ... More >>
SamarThe accompanying text for Esquire's much-hyped list of best new restaurants is finally online, which means eaters can now follow author John Mariani's logic for anointing Samar a top 10 stand-out (He was apparently smitten with the patio, hookah selection and "women in painted-on blue jeans ... More >>
It's a great day for Rangers fans and a crappy one for Cowboys fans. Fortunately, there are at least a couple musical offerings this evening that seem bound to either continue your euphoria or ease you out of the doldrums...
We're about to see a sudden void in daily show lists, so, from here on out, each and every Monday through Thursday, I'll do my best to point the readers of DC9 in the right musical direction for each particular evening.Mondays aren't your typical music hotbeds as far as national or even local sho ... More >>
Ray BensonLate last night, Lori Conrad at KTVT and KTXA sent word: Channel 21's about to launch a music show: The Texas Music Scene (catchy?), which will air on TXA 21 after Texas Rangers Friday Night Baseball around 10:30ish p.m. every week beginning this Friday, matter of fact. But those expect ... More >>
Friday, February 26, at McFarlin Auditorium
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, November 17, 2009...George Strait is set to star in the kinda-sequel to his movie Pure Country. I hope he's taken some acting lessons since then, geez.Ken Ober has passed away. I spent many an afternoon as a young teen watching him on Remote Contro ... More >>
Ticket re-sale web site StubHub announced its annual "Most Rockin' City of the Summer" list this morning, and, according to its numbers, Dallas, is the No. 7 most rockin' city in the U.S. of A. this season. Or, for those of you playing at home, three spots up from last year.Now, to be fair, the n ... More >>
Patrick MichelsGeorge Strait headlined a pretty crazy day in Arlington... Over on Unfair Park, you can read Megan Feldman's take on opening day at the new spacecraft Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But if you're looking for mine? Well, you'll have to wait until Wednesday (when my column comes out with ... More >>
Bonnie "Prince" BillyGranada TheaterJune 6, 2009Better Than: The George Strait concert at Cowboys Stadium, or pretty much anything else any of you suckers were doing on Saturday night.Noah W. BaileyOpening with a ramshackle version of the Stanley Brothers classic "Nobody's Darling on Earth," it was ... More >>
Patrick MichelsBehind them, the tattoo design teenagers everywhere will be looking at with regret years from now.Check out even more photos in our slideshow here.Two days after George Strait closed out the biggest show on the planet, there's still trash from the show under the seats of Cowboys Stadi ... More >>
Patrick MichelsEvery seat's a good seat at Cowboys Stadium, where, if nothing else, the TV's always on.It appears on the horizon like a massive jellyfish made of metal and glass. As you get closer, it resembles a round version of Arizona's Biosphere. Then you walk in, and no matter how much you may ... More >>
Why, yes, that is R. Kelly playing from my computer speakers in the office right now. Which means it must be the weekend. And means I must be running late on posting Good Friday. My sincerest apologies. Here are your weekend plans, friends. First up, the shows we've already hyped.Tonight's kinda cra ... More >>
Patrick Michels The Cowboys unveiled their humongous new home in Arlington this week, with owner Jerry Jones delivering a keynote address about how the $1.15 billion stadium is a sign for struggling Americans that times will get better.Not sure how much of that stadium cost was invested in py ... More >>
Nikki LoehrRoy G. and The Biv have a new song for you to hear.Kinda a slow day round the way here at DC9. Not too too much going on. Actually, that's not true. There's a lot, but not necessarily enough to constitute entire blog posts. Also, our blogging system was down for a bit before. Oh well. On ... More >>
See the life of Wills live onstage
Going ... going ... Weird to have the visitation two months after the funeral. But hey, it's Texas Stadium, don't let the effed-up order deter your ogling. If you haven't yet paid your last respects to the house that Tom Landry built, Troy Aikman upgraded and Jerry Jones sentenced t ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, ... More >>
After almost two months of squirming in relative silence and anonymity, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones poked his head out, saw his shadow, freaked out and decided to give votes of confidence to has-beens George Strait and Terrell Owens and then, just for fun, strip from his head coach th ... More >>
Ron DavisOK, so maybe this is kinda old news at this point, but, yes, it's been confirmed: After weeks and weeks of truly heated speculation, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced at a press conference yesterday that country music icons George Strait and Reba McEntire would be joining forces to perfor ... More >>
Well, that's my idea anyway. And it's a damn good one. Think about it. In this crappy economic climate even Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is having trouble luring a 9-figure naming-rights partner out to Arlington. So I say - just for the stadium's first year, mind you - Jerry should christen ... More >>
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