• Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    16 of the Best Local Releases of 2012 1/2

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Murder by Death's Matt Armstrong on The Cure, SXSW and John Congleton

    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 >>

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    February 1, 2012

    A Lull, Deleted Scenes and Botany Throw Tempo Tantrums at Dan's Silverleaf

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Red Animal War

    Friday, December 23, at Double Wide

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Over the Weekend: My Jerusalem, Bad Design, Aaron Barker

    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 >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Staff Trax: Röyksopp, Trippple Nippples, Ride, Jawbox, Buffalo Tom, Wilco and Toto

    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 >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Mad Chops and Culture Jamming on Fry Street

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Torche Tries a Slow Burn

    The Florida metal act takes the generic element out of its metal

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Traffic Reporter Eric Grubbs Is Way More Emo Than You Could Ever Be

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    The Get Up Kids

    Guilt Show (Vagrant)

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    The Fire Theft, Hot Hot Heat, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Fiction Plane, the Jealous Sound

    The Fire Theft, Hot Hot Heat, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Fiction Plane and the Jealous Sound perform March 12 at Trees.

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Generals Knowledge

    Sub Pop set to release Baptist Generals disc

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    What To Do

    On its latest, The Promise Ring changes everything except its name. Almost.

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Making Hay

    Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from its heroes, and may yet succeed

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Hear Here

    Local music was better than ever in 2001

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Double Shift

    Jenny Toomey tries to figure out the future of music--for herself and everyone else

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    War Stories

    Or: What do confiscated videotapes, cops and stolen apples have to do with Red Animal War?

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Out of Sight

    Actionslacks is a good band playing good songs. Simple as that.

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    It's a big fuckin' deal

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Holiday schmoozing

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Brooklyn Dodgers

    Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Man with the Plan

    The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison talks about major labels, modern R&B, and...Steely Dan?

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Tell me when it's over

    The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Board stiff

    Juno's Arlie Carstens wants to rock, but he's just happy he can still walk

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Out Here

    Scattergun Reflex

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Still orbiting

    Tori Amos goes to venus and back on her new disc, and ends up in Texas

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Landing gear

    J. Robbins takes off again on Burning Airlines

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    February 18, 1999
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    December 3, 1998

    Wired shut

    Jawbox's odds-and-ends Scrapbook makes a wonderful farewell

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Blake's baby

    A former Jawbreaker makes a gorgeous mess in his Jets to Brazil

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    The million-dollar record

    Four years after its debut, Slowpoke makes its major-label bow on Geffen

  • Music

    November 3, 1994

    The meaning of nonsense

    If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?