It's a tradition as old as pop music itself: A band discovers how much money can be made by scrossing over to the pop market and start crafting softer music accordingly. It has happened to the best of bands. Most of the time, but not always, this occurs when a band has sadly decided to "mature." Som ... More >>
Mutt's Cantina will make you feel like the very model of a major American eater. I did, anyway, at the newish dogparkstaurant in Uptown, which I visited yesterday. What's more American than eating a bacon cheeseburger while freshly live animals look on? An evening at Mutt's, beginning to end, is s ... More >>
Cover bands, impersonators, tribute bands, they're often the next best thing to the original act. Tickets are cheaper, and lines are usually nonexistent to get inside the club. Some of the band members even look and sound as if they're channeling their idols as their instruments ignite the stage. Zo ... More >>
Growing up in the late '70s and early '80s, bands like Heart were the bane of my existence. As a teenager, I cringed when hits like "Magic Man" or "Barracuda" were constantly coming from the radio in my dad's car. Sure, both Ann and Nancy Wilson were easy on the eyes, but this stuff was Led Zeppelin ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
A North Dallas Indian restaurant captures the spirit of home.
Many have asked since yesterday if there will be a memorial of some kind for Gale Hess. Today I was told: No, not yet. There will be a small service for family and close friends, and there may be something else down the road. But, I was told, it will be at least a month away. Said a family member ... More >>
Jason BonhamJason Bonham loves talking about his old man, former Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. And why not? Before his untimely and early demise, John Bonham was considered one of rock's mightiest drummers. Jason followed in his father's musical footsteps sa a drummer, and even ended up repla ... 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.I wonder what Turtles listen to?The Dall ... More >>
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 >>
The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>
Kinda an interesting weekend upon us, now that it's the end of the day on Friday and all. While there's a lot happening early next week, the weekend's kinda dry as big, big shows go. Anyway, onto the show's we already told you about... Tonight, there's a big one (Of Montreal and Icy Demons at ... More >>
Wednesday, September 6, at the Cavern
Drums & Tuba make rock out of nothing at all
The Saffron House gets the gist but falters on the details
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
London ain't so great
Or: How I went to London to find the next Jam, and found Rhett Miller instead
You've had the best; now, the year's most overrated records
Sinatra fought time in Dallas, and it was a split decision
Memories of Ronnie Lane, 1946-1997
Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli exposes his big Black heart