• Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Ghost of Blind Lemon's Chris Mueller Talks DFW Music And Internet Radio

    For nearly three years now, Chris Mueller has hosted a local music show on called The Ghost of Blind Lemon. His show nabbed a DOMA nomination this year, and we wish him all the luck. "Ghost" doesn't seem to draw any boundary lines in the sand: it's a little bit of every genre. Mue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Thirteen Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: May 9-15

    We've got some pretty awesome shows happening in your city this week, and you wanna know what else? Of the twelve concerts listed below, some of the musicians in these bands have be involved in some crazy antics, including the following: 1. Got his/her eye pissed into by a bat, and had to be tested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Jack's Throwback 2013: Lineup and Ticket Information

    Jack's Throwback, the self-described "largest and loudest tribute band festival" in North America, has just announced its 2013 lineup. It's presented by 100.3 Jack FM and will take place Saturday, May 11, at Gexa Energy Pavilion. The full list is below, including the band's name and the canonical gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    At Night on New Order, and Why Music Sounds Better at Night

    We caught up with the relatively new At Night, who opened for George Quartz a few weeks ago, and asked about their musical firsts. Who inspired you to pick up a musical instrument? Was it a parent, sibling or band? Jack Gallegos (vocals/guitar): For myself, I would have to say music was deeply em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Complete, More or Less, Collection of Covers Performed By St. Vincent

    ​I hear Pete's gone; wonder if I can be music editor aga ... excuse me, I've just been told: No, no way. Ah. Anyway. Doesn't mean I can't post this playlist that's been sitting on my desktop for way too long: a complete-ish collection of covers performed by St. Vincent, for whom DC9 at Night was q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Maria Taylor Can't Recall Much About Her First Cyndi Lauper Show. But It Made Her Dad Cry.

    ​You might have seen Maria Taylor play with Azure Ray or Now It's Overhead. You might have heard her on a Bright Eyes recording. Hell, you might have heard her on an episode of Grey's Anatomy. Regardless of where you heard her before, know this: Maria and her sweet voice will be on display later ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    The Worst Show Tim Kasher's Ever Seen? An Opening Set From Poison at a KISS Show.

    ​ Tim Kasher, on a break from recording with Cursive and The Good Life, is trekking through the states on his own at the moment. And he's doing so in support of a couple of solo release, too -- last year's The Game of Monogamy, and a new EP featuring some leftover songs from that same recording s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Ten Local Music Entities Ready for Reality TV

    ​Dallas has always been a wellspring of source material for reality show producers looking to put some squick-worthy drama on television. Along with the new Most Eligible: Dallas and Big Rich Texas shows that make up the crust on the bottom of the basic cable reality barrel, we've seen some me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    My First Show: The Demigs' Guyton Sanders Explains The Thought Process Behind Buying His First Ever Concert Shirt On INXS' Kick Tour

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. The Demigs plan to take off... eventually.​Guyton Sanders is literally a drummer about town. Whether he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Local Music 'Mericans: Cindy Chaffin

    Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Jason JanikCindy Chaffin​Once upon a time, Cindy Chaffin was the mastermind behind Texas Gigs, a blog and database that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang, Vol. 11

    ​Had another good time at The Libertine last night for the first-Monday-of-the-month "DJ" night/party/bad decision called The Local Hang, where your ears get stuffed with nothing but local music, because those are the rules. At least, I hope it was a good time. This throbbing sensation between my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Listomania: The 50 Best Local Songs of 2010.5

    Check out these jams!​In last week's paper, I listed my picks the eight best local album releases of the year. Mostly because, well, it's been a hell of a year. From expected delights from Erykah Badu to unanticipated treats from The Beaten Sea, yes, the first half of 2010 has been an incredibly f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Download: Beck's Record Club Does INXS' Kick With St. Vincent, Liars and Os Mutantes

    We've linked to and posted video from Beck's most recent Record Club venture (covering INXS' Kick in its entirety) in the past, mostly because we think it's awesome, but also because we could--the local tie-in with St. Vincent, a Dallas native, participating in this project (alongside Beck, Liars an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: David Bowie and Stevie Ray and the Tour That Wasn't

    ​I had intended to provide as this week's aural audio the entirety of Beck's redo of INXS's Kick, which features on guitar and vocals none other than Lake Highlands' own Annie Clark, or St. Vincent. (The formerly Dallas Observer Music Awards-nominated St. Vincent, Pete asks me to remind you as I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Watch: St. Vincent and Beck's Record Club Tackle INXS' "New Sensation"

    When the powers of Dallas native Annie Clark (St. Vincent, duh), Beck, and members of Liars and Os Mutantes combine, they form Record Club, which, for the past few weeks, has been slowly leaking out videos of its efforts to cover INXS' Kick. The most recent video installment finds the musicians ine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    If You Ever Need Tony Romo to the Stage, Just Start Playing "Sweet Child o' Mine"

    I never understood why Metal Skool (formerly Danger Kitty) once again changed its name to Steel Panther two years ago -- it was such the brand name already, thanks in large part to Special Guest Stars Kelly Clarkson and Jeremy Piven and Kelly Clarkson and Perry Farrell  and old Skooler Tony Rom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Staff Trax: Rusko, INXS, Big Dumb Face, MIracle Legion, Glass Candy, Rival Schools

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Watch: St. Vincent Joins Beck, Liars and Os Mutantes to Cover INXS

    Annie Clark and friends are covering INXS. And we found video.​While most music journalists of the world were off in Austin, distracted by day parties offering free booze, news broke on Friday that Beck had enlisted the aid of Liars, Os Mutantes and Dallas native Annie Clark/St. Vincent to partici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Live Nation Opens Up Shop In Dallas, Tags Danny Eaton As Senior VP

    ​Yesterday afternoon, via a press release, major concert booking/promotions conglomerate Live Nation announced the opening of a new Dallas office to handle all the company's business in the region, which will be led by longtime area concert promoter Danny Eaton (of 462 Productions and, more recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Last Night: Fruit Bats, Death Vessel at The Loft

    Fruit Bats, Death VesselThe LoftSeptember 1, 2009 Better than: Staying at home watching the Rangers sweep a double-header from the Blue Jays.   With temperatures hanging blissfully in the upper 70s, the deck of The Loft was certainly a nice place to spend a Tuesday evening. The view was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Top 10 Words You'll Never See On City Of Ate

    basheertome, via Flickr​Bards and poets from Shakespeare to INXS have pointed out that words, wielded with force and intent, are weapons sharper than thorns on a rose. But what do we know? We prefer watching Shakespeare in movie form (My Own Private Idaho was his best work) and we've never liked I ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009

    The Virgins

    Tuesday, May 26, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for "Quality Rock"

    Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Today In Music News: J.D. Fortune is homeless, Kid Rock creates jobs and TMZ shows Rihanna

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, February 20, 2009... Remember that guy J.D. Fortune who won Rockstar: INXS? Me neither. But, he's now homeless, living in his pick-up and a recovering cocaine addict.  Good on Kid Rock for combining his two favorite things: beer and Ameri ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2007

    INXS Had What a Local Real-Estate Money Man Needed

    An old, old Friend of Unfair Park sends word that INXS played a private birthday party at the Granada Saturday night for Scott Kipp, a partner at the real-estate investment firm Cardinal Capital. Kipp and his missus were celebrating their 40th birthdays, which apparently fall a few weeks apart, and, ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    Ginned Up

    BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2006

    Pike's Peak

    A Rock Star loser cashes in

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Rattling Chains

    We knew it: Grand Prairie is the rock hipster's purgatory

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    Rock Star 101: Know Thy Cr�e, GNR and Metallica

    Zayra, you have pretty much voted yerself off this island. Every time Rock Star: Supernova host Brook Burke says "the world's best unsigned rockers," I throw up in my mouth just a little bit. The last two weeks have been a horrible showing for what the world has to offer Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006

    Shine Like They Do

    INXS show off their new sensation

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Rock Star? OK, Whatever.

    Zayra Alvarez played the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2005. That's much cooler than being on a TV show trying out for Tommy Lee's band. Seriously. Rock Star: Supernova debuts on CBS July 5 and features some dozen hopefuls vying for a spot in an "all-star" band with Tommy Lee and ex-of-Metallica J ... More >>

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Falling Forward

    Not even middle age can slow the tongue of Mark E. Smith

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005
  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Go Ahead, Tear Us Apart

    Reality TV has turned Britney Spears, Bobby Brown, Howard Jones and INXS into fascinating punchlines

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    The Legend of Billy Hicks

    Or, why sax player is no longer a viable occupation in rock and roll

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    R U Gonna Be the Girl?

    TLC scouts for talent in Dallas. Hey, everyone's famous for 15 episodes.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top 10 music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Live Baby Live

    Danny Deckchair sends an upbeat message from Down Under

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Zen Fest

    July 10

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Getting to Know Us

    The more the world knows about the Dallas music scene, the better it'll be

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    American Girl

    Patty Jenkins and Charlize Theron give birth to a Monster

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Parental Guidance

    Listening to the years hit singles with Mom and Dadyears hit singles with Mom and Dad

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Hits and Grins

    The greatest-hits format has fallen out of favor, but sometimes the results are pure gold

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Cardboard tombstones

    In the wake of the Ellington 100, lesser zombie boxed sets walk among us

  • Music

    July 24, 1997
  • Music

    June 13, 1996
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