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Island Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Meet Mollie Reyes, Former Hailey's Talent Buyer and School of Rock Mansfield's New "Principal"

    School of Rock's Mollie Reyes is quite the character. She's animated, never taking life too seriously, but she's in a new position for the school that can be easily filed under high-pressure: one that wedges her in between the parents of suburbia and the youngsters of the metroplex who are dying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Jeff Liles Tells Stories From Dallas' Past and Looks to its Bright Creative Future

    There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>

  • Film

    April 19, 2012
  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    An Oral History of the Dallas Music Scene

    Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The Story of N.W.A.'s "Boyz-n-the-Hood" and The First Time It Ever Earned Radio Airplay

    ​Today marks the 20th anniversary of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, the film that, in many ways, put the tragic world of Los Angeles street culture into our nation's collective consciousness. Really, it's a point relative to nothing other than the fact that it might make a few of us feel old. A ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    The Best Songs in Dallas Music, 2010: PlayRadioPlay! Becomes Analog Rebellion and Overtakes The Machines at No. 11

    [Over the next few weeks, we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 11 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab a free download of the track. Also after the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Wait Till You Hear The Sound of Deep Ellum!

    ​Well, ain't this fitting: Almost a 23 years to the day before The New York Times returned to Deep Ellum and proclaimed that Dallas was getting its groove back, Observer music editor Clay McNear penned a piece about Island Records' interest in the Dallas music neighborhood and its burgeoning scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Think You're The New Sound of Deep Ellum? A New In-The-Makes Compilation Wants Your Tunes.

    ​Twenty-three years after The Sound of Deep Ellum was released by Island Records as a sort of snapshot of the burgeoning scene happening just east of downtown Dallas at the time and just as one of the bands featured on that disc (The Buck Pets) prepares for a Saturday night reunion gig at Trees, a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    The Wailers Band

    Sunday, January 10, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Decadent Dub Team, Fracturing the Mash-Up

    DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles​ The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: At the Theatre Gallery, Capturing Lightning in a Beer Cup

    Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "The War Across The Alley"

    [Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: You Shoot, We Score

    Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Echoes and Reverberations: Allen Ginsberg’s East Dallas Drive-By

    Allen Ginsberg and Karen X. Minzer at the Starck Club in Dallas in 1986 Driving through East Dallas the other day I had the odd impulse to swing by the old KNON studio. Kind of depressing to see an empty lot taking up that space now. The studio was formerly located upstairs in a wooden 50’s-e ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    The Drifter

    Tim Gibbons can't get enough of the Streets of Dallas

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Blues Valentine

    Tom Waits for no one--except guitarist-singer John Hammond

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Born to Die

    Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Out Here

    Tripping Daisy

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Home groans

    Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Tripping, falling

    Don Berggren remembers the way his son Wes lived... and died

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh, look...it's another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Heads up

    Fifteen years later, the reissue of Stop Making

    Sense opens old wounds ... and heals them

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Ben there, done that

    Radish may be loosening their label's restraining bolt

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    While he's away

    Chris Savage looks to the future by playing in the past

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Lip service

    The Flaming Lips come back from outer space to deliver The Soft Bulletin

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Will Oldham

    Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Liberation front

    Two local Web sites hope to bring Dallas music to the world

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Rhett's exploding

    Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    My name is Weener

    A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    Nothing but static

    Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Macha men

    More than a decade after fronting one of Dallas' first new-wave bands, Joshua and Mischo McKay go out of this world

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Redrumm is the case

    Local rap label gets no love at home and takes its show on the road

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Schmidt happens

    After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Run its Course

    A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

  • Music

    April 23, 1998

    Hit or miss

    Kacy Crowley savors the moment between anonymity and fame

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun

  • Music

    December 14, 1995

    Silver linings

    Rainmaker Records gets the credit line it deserves

  • Music

    July 20, 1995

    Unsung diva

    R&B great Etta James ponders the fame that got away

  • Music

    June 8, 1995

    Star maker

    Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Myth, martyr, musician

    With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Dour times

    Portishead creates a sad poetic sound that separates dreams from reality

  • Music

    December 1, 1994

    Beating time

    New Bohemians show proves you can go home again, but only for a little while

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