Sundown at Granada, owned and operated by Granada Theater owner Mike Schoder and girlfriend Julia Garton, opened its doors yesterday in what used to be M Street Bar. The once dingy and abrasively painted red and black interior has been transformed by earth tones, warm woods and vintage furniture han ... More >>
A few days ago I was offered at a rather reasonable price a small but estimable stash of local relics, dating as far back as a thick, musty scrapbook of 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition newspaper clippings that belonged to Otto Herald, its general manager. (We'll get to that, oh, next week -- and ... More >>
That copy of Dallas Notes you see above was loaned to me yesterday by one Mike Rhyner, who, as it turns out, was a contributor to the late Stoney Burns's Buddy magazine way back when. Its pages are brittle; it falls apart when you just look at it. Contained within, on Page 3, is a story headlined ... More >>
DJ ShadowLong hailed as one of the untouchable patriarchs in the storied past of hip-hop royalty, producer, DJ, and vinyl archivist DJ Shadow has been responsible for some of the most innovative music that the genre has seen over the course of his nearly 20-year career. These days, having not rel ... More >>
Days Among Giants (Self-released)
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 ... More >>
KNUS99.comWe wrap our broadcast week with yet more from the KNUS vaults currently in the possession of one George Gimarc. What you'll find below are few minutes of what aired on Gordon McLendon's FM freak-out on August 22, 1970 -- some of the sounds and some of the smells, dig? The best part: the ... More >>
Kvanhorn, via FlickrOn The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.San Francisco in the mid-1960's. Peace, love, and cable cars. Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. If you were into music, you could go to the Avalon Ballroom or Bill Graham's Fillmore Wes ... More >>
The Summer of Love got all sorts of coverage on its 40th Anniversary. So wheres the love for 1968?
Failure isn't an option
Relive the Summer of Love at the AllGood
Former Dallasite Patrice Pike did well on Rock Star last night. So we hear. Heh. Stop weeping already. I know you wish you hadn't missed last night's inaugural episode of Rock Star: Supernova, but it's cool; I got your back. The girls offered the heaviest competition; most of the guys were way too w ... More >>
Steve Fields is steak-and-lobsteriffic
Blue Man Group started as a joke. It's not as funny anymore.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial
Moonlight Mile wastes its setting and its stars
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
Miranda Lee Richards opens up with a stellar debut
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Playing it safe is all the rave for kids seeking peace, love, and ecstasy
Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.
Skip Spence recorded one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a tribute album is giving him life again.
Various artists (Birdman Records)
Three decades later and smarter, Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson holds a mirror up to his first freakout
Jim Carrey returns to what he does best in Liar Liar--mostly pointless inanity
Velvet Underground set charts the still-unknowable
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong
A few clubs and a few bands do not a "music town" make