There are few bands that can maintain an uncompromising sound and still have a shelf life. Rising from the sordid bowels of New York's post-no wave scene, Swans, helmed by Michael Gira, have proven to be the glaring exception, creating music on their own terms, on and off, for over 30 years.
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It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and rel ... More >>
The Virgin Wolves recently took time out to discuss their backgrounds with the blues, their first shows, and The Song Remains the Same. Catch them Friday at Andy's Bar and Saturday at City Tavern.
Which came first for you: hearing a blues pioneer play the blues, or a band interpreting the blues?
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Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes."
He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>
Unknown Mortal Orchestra's 2011 Fat Possum debut is one of those albums that sort of blindsides: Every song is a different texture, soul, hip-hop, funk and psych layered for maximum gonzo appeal. The vocals on every song are different too, to the point that the album almost plays out like a Nuggets ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to
musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it
Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show. Everyone's favorite wannabe Bangle.Very few bands can claim to have ever walloped Dallas ... More >>
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin ExperienceFair Park Music HallNovember 18, 2010Better than: I could have ever expected.Not being a fan of cover or tribute bands, I ventured down to Fair Park Music Hall with quite a bit of trepidation. Sure, Jason Bonham was the son of John Bonham, the (sadly deceased ... More >>
Stan RidgewayStan Ridgway will always be known, for better or worse, as they guy who sings "Mexican Radio." As the founding member of the legendary new wave act Wall of Voodoo, Ridgway found a musical niche all to himself--some bizarre world where Johnny Cash sang show tunes in the desert. From 1 ... More >>