As we wind down the month of June and find ourselves square in the middle of 2012, there's that old familiar nudge to gather, quantify, qualify and categorize the local music we've enjoyed so far this year. Here are some of of favorites.
Murder by Death started in Bloomington, Indiana, but bassist Matt Armstrong is a local who grew up in University Park. He took some time out and shared his first show experiences with us, told us why MBD is not playing SXSW and revealed a little about their forthcoming John Congleton-produced album. ... More >>
A Lull, Deleted Scenes, Botany Dan's Silverleaf Tuesday, January 31 Chicago five-piece A Lull took the Dan's stage at 11:30 p.m. with two drummers in tow, in front of roughly 20 people. Raucous, tribal beats rolled along for a majority of the set and, propelled by these rhythms, the high-pitched, r ... More >>
Friday, December 23, at Double Wide
My Jerusalem - Shake The Devil (official video) from My Jerusalem on Vimeo.Over the Weekend: My Jerusalem, Aaron Barker, Bad Design Bryan Street Tavern November 18 Better than: driving to Iowa, covered head-to-toe in OSU gear, expecting a blowout victory. In the middle of My Jerusalem's 12-song se ... 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 ou ... More >>
Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene. But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>
The Florida metal act takes the generic element out of its metal
It was, oh, two and a half years ago now, that we heard last from Dallasite Eric Grubbs about that status of his book Post: An Anthology of American Post-Hardcore, 1985-2007. Well, now comes this news: Grubbs, who spends the bulk of his time broadcasting area traffic reports for a couple radio sta ... More >>
Guilt Show (Vagrant)
The Fire Theft, Hot Hot Heat, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Fiction Plane and the Jealous Sound perform March 12 at Trees.
Sub Pop set to release Baptist Generals disc
On its latest, The Promise Ring changes everything except its name. Almost.
Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from its heroes, and may yet succeed
Local music was better than ever in 2001
Jenny Toomey tries to figure out the future of music--for herself and everyone else
Or: What do confiscated videotapes, cops and stolen apples have to do with Red Animal War?
Actionslacks is a good band playing good songs. Simple as that.
It's a big fuckin' deal
Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.
The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison talks about major labels, modern R&B, and...Steely Dan?
The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be
Juno's Arlie Carstens wants to rock, but he's just happy he can still walk
Tori Amos goes to venus and back on her new disc, and ends up in Texas
J. Robbins takes off again on Burning Airlines
Jawbox's odds-and-ends Scrapbook makes a wonderful farewell
A former Jawbreaker makes a gorgeous mess in his Jets to Brazil
Four years after its debut, Slowpoke makes its major-label bow on Geffen
If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?