José James With Dustin Cavazos and Buffalo Black Kessler Theater Tuesday, June 24, 2014 By Thierry Peremarti José James' 2010 album, For All We Know, is an authentic jazz album that's won its share of jazz prizes. But although the jazz community has accepted James as one of theirs, you can't exa ... More >>
In a new series, Choice Cuts, Jonathan Patrick talks with artists - both local and international - about their favorite records. As dusk lingers in the sky, DJ Gabriel Mendoza -- one Dallas' richest resources for music knowledge -- meets with me to discuss soul music. He's upbeat and enthusiastic ... More >>
Friday, March 2, at College Park Center, Arlington
At the end of last year, I took back misgivings I had about Drake since his studio debut, Thank Me Later, dropped a couple years back. One of reasons I changed my mind "aboat" the Canadian rapper was the title track from his sophomore album, Take Care, released last year. "Take Care" follows a chai ... More >>
Black Star, Playdough, Topic House of Blues September 7, 2011 Better than: being blown away by a firearm. Mike BrooksMos Def in Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" ride post-show. Although each has enjoyed a remarkable solo career as one of the most important names in hip-hop today, Mos Def and Talib K ... More >>
More or less the amount of Red Bull consumed at DC9 HQ on a daily basis.Do you guys like Red Bull? Because we here at DC9 really like Red Bull. We drink Red Bull all the time. Helps us keep up with the crazy hours of the gig. Red Bull, in our humble opinion, has always been "the best." Red Bull, ... More >>
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.DadaMay 27, 2011Better than: making a left turn, and then a left turn, and then a left turn...Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.It speaks to the power of the Internet/new music business model when a band with only four officially-released tracks is able to embark on a headlining cross-c ... More >>
Swag!Well, mercifully, the last night of SXSW 2011 is finally upon us. And, on this final day, in which luminaries such as Kanye West, Perez Hilton and Rachel Ray are finally letting their presence be known, we finally have a new act sitting atop our buzz power rankings.That's right: Later Kanye; ... More >>
Christian Dean Ward, perhaps better known around town as Dean Dillinger, got his start spinning records way back when, as a producer/board operator at WERQ-92.3 92Q Jams in Baltimore. "I used to play records for Reggie Reg and K-Swift (Rest In Power) when they went to the bathroom, or were on the ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, a new weekly feature here on DC9. The idea's pretty simple: It's a chance for us writers to shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Don't thin ... More >>
Hibbard NashMr. Lif questions your thoughts of not seeing his show tonight.School's not ending for most districts until Thursday, but those wanting to get an early start to their summer concert plans can do so this evening at The Loft as heralded wordsmith Mr. Lif (a.k.a. Jeffrey Haynes) brings his ... More >>
Tuesday, March 14, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
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Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground
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Erykah Badu profits from her role as soul music's last, best prophet