Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
DischordThe most embarrassed I ever felt at a live show was April 16, 1993, at the old Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum -- otherwise known as The Night Those Assholes Up Front Wouldn't Leave Fugazi The Fuck Alone. I just relived it again, courtesy the Fugazi Live Series slowly rolling out on the Discho ... More >>
Mick Jagger, the ultimate frontmanMake no mistake; there is a big difference between a run-of-the-mill lead singer and a bona fide frontman. Huge, really. Not just anybody has the magnetism required to convince 20,000 people at the American Airlines Center to raise their hands above their heads a ... More >>
Joe Lally, True Widow Bryan Street Tavern November 6, 2011 Better than: seeing a Michael Anthony solo show. Alison ChesneyJoe LallySunday's double bill of Joe Lally and True Widow might have not brought out a large crowd, but it seemed like everyone who showed up really wanted to be there. Thou ... More >>
Kim ThayilWith the 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind being released earlier this year -- and with the subsequent buzz it churned -- it would seem we are on the brink of a full-blown grunge resurgence. But what is being somewhat overlooked in all the Nirvana hype is that the early '90s Seattle ... More >>
Patricia RodriguezGiven her DJ nickname of Tigerbee, maybe it's not surprising that Patricia Rodriguez is a very busy person. When she isn't working on her artwork, she serves as one of the main people behind the theme-party DJ troupe, The Lollipop Shoppe. She's also spent time playing bass with ... More >>
There wasn't a more offensive punk band in the early '80s than The Meatmen. Even in a market cluttered by hardcore bands popping up in droves in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the Lansing, Michigan, band, led by Tesco Vee (a third grade teacher born Robert Vermeulen), distinguished itself wit ... 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 >>
Tuesday, August 29, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Eric Grubbs chronicles two decades of DIY music the only way he knows how--doing it himself
Cough (Dischord Records)
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners and wants no sympathy
Forget the Gloria Record's past. Just Start Here.
Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from its heroes, and may yet succeed
The Argument (Dischord)
Bleed American (DreamWorks)
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Calvin Johnson isn't a musician. He just plays one onstage.
Cohen plays Fugazi like an Instrument
After 10 years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they're not working for you.
J. Robbins takes off again on Burning Airlines
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
Jawbox's odds-and-ends Scrapbook makes a wonderful farewell
While Fugazi continues to rage against the machine, it really just wants to be a regular ol' band
A historian and a playwright bring a Dallas blues legend's story to the stage
The man who made a career out of ugly music makes a beautiful record
Are local record labels a springboard to success, or success itself?
If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?