Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Lance Price, CD Source owner, was exhilarated to have Dawn Richard make an appearance at his s ... More >>
Who says wishes don't come true? Last year, as I thought what could I do more of in this town in the new year, a few things came to mind. A Riff Raff live performance. Check, thank to March's South by So What bill. A late-night coffee option where I could pretend to get a little work done. Well, loo ... More >>
Got two hours to kill? Then, by all means, give the above clip of Miss Erykah Badu talking to the folks at the Red Bull Music Academy a watch and hear her talk about her sonic evolution, her musical upbringing and the debt she owes to artists such as J Dilla. Alas, if you don't have two hours -- and ... More >>
Black Star, Playdough, Topic House of Blues September 7, 2011 Better than: being blown away by a firearm. Mike BrooksMos Def in Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" ride post-show. Although each has enjoyed a remarkable solo career as one of the most important names in hip-hop today, Mos Def and Talib K ... More >>
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music.DJ Whiz T at work.The Dallas Maverick ... More >>
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth with Dallas-based, hip-hop expert DJ A1. Having been exposed to DJ culture at a young age (back in the day, he used to tag along with his cousin, who was a DJ at the time), A1 entered his first DJ battle at age 16--and he came in second place. Not too ... More >>
Cooler than the other side of the pillow.The formal press announcement concerning Erykah Badu's upcoming New Amerykah, Pt. II: Return of the Ankh release just came through the inbox and, well, some bad news: The disc, originally slated for a February 23 release, has had its date pushed back a mon ... More >>
While year-end, catch-all wrap-ups are common to every musical genre, in no other style of music do they turn into the hand-wringing, "state of the game" examinations that hip-hop seems to provoke. (I've certainly written a few.) We worry because we care, of course. But at some point, like a thirty- ... More >>
Straight from the dead tree edition, courtesy Observer contributor Nate Patrin...Ten years after Mos Def's solo debut, Black on Both Sides, fans might've looked at his subsequent uneven catalog and started to wonder if their fondest memories of him in the '00s would consist mostly of his Chappelle' ... More >>
Tuesday, August 18, at House of Blues
De La Soul with Kenan Bell and Rhythm Roots AllstarsHouse of BluesJuly 31, 2009Better than: shows from performers ten years younger than these headliners.It was interesting to see what the scene would look like for a rap act celebrating 20 years since its debut album; it seemed like it'd be the p ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 27, 2009...In a move that screams "contractual obligation," The Killers are prepping a live DVD and covers album for release.Looks like the Today clip of Beyonce singing horribly was "just a goof" made by some dude.The girl who plays the bitch ... More >>
The songstress burst through her stuggles with writer's block and created a solid record
Ruff Draft (Stones Throw)
DJ Rob Viktum's unlikely upbringing was in—get this—Amarillo
Stones Throw and Adult Swim Present: Chrome Children (Stones Throw Records)
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Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
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