Greg Ginn

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    July 4, 2014

    The Willie Nelson Duets We Would Love to See Happen

    Seeing that the legendary Willie Nelson is performing at his annual 4th of July picnic this Friday, we at DC9 thought it time to do some wishful thinking about dear Willie. The guy has always loved doing duets. He's performed songs with (among others) Snoop Dog, Steven Colbert, Julio Iglesias, Kid R ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Black Flag - Trees - May, 24, 2013

    Sure, there was plenty of speculation about Black Flag reuniting. A previous reunion ten years ago was disastrous and forgettable. Seemed like the band was best left as a myth and plenty of fans were fine with that. Especially since there's no way longest-tenured singer Henry Rollins will ever play ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Eleven Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 23-29

    Hello again, all! So, what you may not know is that each week I try to decide which picture of which band should go at the top of this weekly blog post. This week I settled on Guns N' Roses, since their fans span several generations; even though the tickets to their show this week are so totally out ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Top Ten Must-See Concerts In DFW This Week: April 25-May 1

    As this final week in April comes to a close, we can all take a deep breath that we've conquered (a lot of) the festivals, survived the wannabe tornado season and seen the types of amazing concerts that Texas weather has so kindly afforded us. Oh -- no, no -- don't get me wrong, we've still got a lo ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Top Show Announcements: Big Boi, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruno Mars, Black Flag and More

    This particular announcement post stirs up some old memories: The last time Big Boi was in town, a handful of my friends--after dancing with him onstage--somehow made their way onto his tour bus, and proceeded to happily dance, smoke weed and partake in all sorts of fun, drunken debauchery. I was st ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Denton Musician Richard Haskins Attempted to Rob a Bank. He Was Also My Friend.

    On December 7, in the diminishing dusk light of the parking lot across the street from Wells Fargo on University Drive in Denton, Richard Haskins sat alone in a red, 1984 four-door Mercedes. Wearing a black Misfits t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and a pair of low-top black Converse, he looked at the ba ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Keith Morris of OFF!: "When I Think of a Supergroup, I Think of Asia"

    Even without considering his most recent band, OFF!, Keith Morris' punk rock credentials would be secure. Best known as the original singer for Black Flag and the founding member of the Circle Jerks, Morris has been at the forefront of the American hardcore and punk experience for the better part of ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Lightning Bolt - Sons of Hermann Hall - 8/28/12

    Lightning Bolt, Drug Mountain, Wiccans Sons of Hermann Hall Tuesday, August 28 To the noisenik who wasn't able to peek over the throng parked in front of Lightning Bolt last night, Brian Gibson might have been playing an electric chair through effects pedals. His bass, with a bonus banjo string at ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Up To 11 Entertainment Puts DFW Bands On the Books

    Josh Pitts and Ben Piche were in the punk band Captain Incredible a ways back, and got so frustrated with the way their band was getting booked, they decided to concentrate on doing it themselves, hence their five-man outfit, Up To 11 Entertainment. Pitts has performed with DFW notables Darstar, He ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Terminator 2, Lechuguillas, Bludded Head - Rubber Gloves - 4/10/12

    Denton label and all-around art/music enthusiasts Gutterth put together a furiously energetic noise show last night at Rubber Gloves. Brent Best of Slobberbone fame and Batey Ray of popular Denton punk trio The Swedish Teens were drink-slinging behind the bar, handling the packed house with an antit ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Ask Indie Grandpa: The Coachella Lineup

    With the release of Coachella's lineup yesterday, we decided to ask our resident curmudgeon and "good old days" music expert, Indie Grandpa, what he thought of the annual desert festival, which has now expanded to two weekends. What do you think about Coachella's lineup? First of all, morning ever ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Keith Morris and Steven McDonald Explain Off!'s Rise From The Ashes of The Circle Jerks.

    Off!​From the Raymond Pettibon album art, which invokes his classic album covers for his brother Greg Ginn's band, Black Flag, to the thundering downstrokes, rubbery machine gun rhythms and brash spirit, Off! is a time machine to the early days of West Coast punk. And the band boasts two illu ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Korn, Boots Electric, Pure X, and This Week's Show Announcements

    ​It would be a stretch to say that this week's show announcements are all that strong. There are some notable ones -- though perhaps not for the right reasons. For instance: On Sunday, November 20, the Palladium Ballroom has Korn and a handful of opening acts with names that don't mean anythi ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Greg Ginn Talks Texas, Improvisation and the Legacies of Black Flag and SST Records

    Greg Ginn​ If only known for his work with the seminal punk band Black Flag, guitarist Greg Ginn would still occupy a revered spot in the annuls of alternative music. His fractured, feedback-laced style immediately stuck out within the hardcore punk movement of the early '80s. But Ginn ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Bright Eyes, Cults, Twin Sister and a Pretty Darn Good List of Other Show Announcements

    Bright Eyes​Bright Eyes is the biggest band to come out of Omaha ever. Fronted by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst, around whom the entire city's scene more or less revolves, they're one of the most revered acts of the last decade. But that hasn't stopped them from trying their hands at some outside m ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Q&A: John McLaughlin Talks Miles Davis, Indian Philosophy and Frank Zappa's Jealousy

    At 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Good Friday: The Friday The 13th and Valentine's Day Edition

    OK. First off, sorry if this is coming a little late in the day and if our descriptions of these shows are a little shorter than usual. A couple unanticipated developments (like the SXSW complete schedule announcement, for instance) got us a little derailed this afternoon. But enough handcuffing. O ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    No Age

    Weirdo Rippers (Fat Cat Records)

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    December 21, 2000

    The BellRays

    Grand Fury (Upper Cut Records)

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    January 14, 1999

    Minor threat

    Henry Rollins is still taking care of business

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    March 2, 1995

    Licensed to steal

    Negativland makes its case in a new book and album