JT Donaldson

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with DJ Jon Doe

    In this day and age where everyone is a DJ (or at least thinks they are), guys like Joe Walker are a rare treat. Performing under the moniker of DJ Jon Doe, he's coming up on 25 years of DJing and the experience and passionate dedication to the art of mixing vinyl shows in his sets. He can mix circl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with DVK

    Dallas' DVK, known as Dustin Van Kleeck when he's not performing, loves house music and his energizer rabbit level of enthusiasm reflects that. The mix he submitted for the DC9 mix has his personality written all over it. It's an upbeat and high-energy house mix that features the work of more than a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Dam-Funk is Playing a Set at Crown & Harp: Presale Tickets Are Available Now

    As trendy food-trucks and high-class chocolate descend on Lowest Greenville, at least one older business can still be seen with a crowded patio on most warm nights. The Crown & Harp isn't much, just a small room and a shotgun bar below it, but the concert calendar just gets more impressive by the da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Moody Fuqua on Booking Ethics and Saturday's Benefit for Carlin Stulz

    This week, LM'M turns to "most interesting name" award recipient, Moody Fuqua. Fuqua has logged plenty of time as a local musician, and talent buyer, most recently for the stage at Crown and Harp, who are getting ready to host a benefit Saturday night for one of Fuqua's inspirations in the local c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    A Mid-Week Chill Out Mix From JT Donaldson

    The plethora of beatmakers, producers and DJs in Dallas are bussin' the local music scene wide open. We here at the Observer wanted to showcase that talent through bi-weekly mix's made by the best in the business. So stream, download and share the mix with your friends. Relive the weekend and prepar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    How To Start a Record Collection, Part III (Record Store Day Edition)

    I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    The Eleven Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: April 11-17

    We've got some good ones for ya this week--a nice, healthy blend of genres and artists, ranging from gigantic pop stars to local unknowns; Young DJs to old classic rock legends. This week in April, Dallas is yours for the taking. See also: -The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List -The Ten Most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    30 Of the Most Kick-Ass DJ Residencies In DFW in Every Genre

    It's nearly impossible to list them all, but what you will find below is a list of more than 15 awesome DFW-area DJs and musicians with 30 collectively kick-ass DJ residencies in your city. These residencies span almost every single day of the week and feature damn near every type of music imaginabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Death to Digital: Wax Addicts Boasts Some of Dallas' Best DJs Spinning Vinyl at Circuit 12

    I support 2013 getting a little more analog. I'm not one to get sentimental about the past, I like a new thing but a new monthly event at Design District gallery Circuit 12 has me very literally waxing nostalgic. Those of you who made it out to Circuit 12's winning 12/12/12 party last December may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Wishes Come True in Dallas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    How to Leave Your Comfort Zone: Trust the Four-Eyes and Ask for Butch

    The invitation said the party would be at The Old Bike Shop off Empire Central, which meant that all the Dallas kids would have to leave their bubble for a night if they wanted to see what Warby Parker and House of Plates had up their sleeves. Warby Parker, a unique eyeglasses outfit with a philan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Bon Iver, The Secret Sisters and a Ridiculous Number of Other Show Announcements

    Bon Iver's Justin Vernon​It's a risky career move, holing up in a cabin in the woods to create a debut album, but for Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, it seems to have paid off in spades. Between nods from Kanye West and the success of his R&B side project Gayngs, his highly anticipated self-titled s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Decades, DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K Have Snuck Local Electronic Music Onto The Edge

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.DJ Jeff K and the Old 97's at a Dallas Stars game.​In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape: The Flashback Episode

    ​Since DJs are frequently juggling projects, picking up new nights, creating new mixes, and, well, always trying to stay on top of the game, we thought that, before moving forward to our next batch of local DJs, it'd be fun to re-cap the first lot and see what some of them have been up to since be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Night Moves: Two Memorial Day Weekend Parties

    Ray and Peter Lek​For Friday, the Lizard Lounge featured the Memorial Day-inspired "May Day" (hence the cannon props?) with DJ AK1200, Excision & Exceed--highlighting a night of Drum & Bass and Dubstep music.Next, Zubar featured JT Donaldson, Nekstone & Brett Johnson in the front room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: When 'The Summer of Love' Meant Sex In a Club

    "Are you one of the beautiful people? Is my name on the list? I want to be with the beautiful people... I wanna feel like I'm missed..." Eels - "Guest List" I went to high school with a kid named Greg Holman. His father was a painter named George, who lived in the old Expo Park space that l ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    This Old House

    Derrick Carter strengthens the dance-music pipeline between Dallas and Chicago