Summer is just about upon us, and with it lighter session beers, wheats and wits. And while those can be complex, satisfying brews, it's still nice to take the occasional break from them for richer (and more alcoholic) choices. Or maybe that's just my too-tolerant liver talking.
A few events on t ... More >>
Good RecordsIt's hard to beat Good Records' yearly Record Store Day celebration. They always manage to put a solid lineup together, but this one trumps any from years past. Thanks to Sunday's Edgefest, Good's Chris Penn was able to procure performance slots for Ting Tings, Civil Twilight and Switchf ... More >>
In case you're already blinded by the golden aura of 2012's major releases -- The Shins, T.I., Soundgarden, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Sigur Ros -- we want to make sure you don't forget about some other sure-to-be-top-notch albums that will see release next year. They may not shine on the iT ... More >>
Where will we go when Austin stops being so weird?Anyone who has visited Austin's South By Southwest music festival more than once over the last decade has noticed a huge evolution in Austin's
music scene. Most of Austin's longtime music lovers repeat the same cry year after year -- that this on ... More >>
Strand of Oaks, Joe Pug
April 2, 2011
Better than: any "new Dylan" comparison you could dream up.
Joe Pug's Twitter Feed
A year ago, in the low-lit underfloor that is J&J's Pizza in Denton, Joe Pug played a set for a tiny, but dedicated crowd at NX35 Conferette. The Flaming Lips ... More >>
Joe PugBack in July of last year in the paper version of DC9, we
stated that folk troubadour and musical entrepreneur Joe Pug "devised a
strategy for marketing himself that simply wouldn't have been possible
only a few years ago." We were talking about the Internet, of course -- and in the blo ... More >>
We've got a big weekend in store with plenty of shows, a few album releases and a celebration of a club's 30-year anniversary. We're speaking, of course, of Fort Worth honky-tonk Billy Bob's Texas, which has been hosting national and local country acts on its stage since 1981. Tonight, the venue ... More >>
TobaccoLess than a year ago,
Tobacco, the Pennsylvania-born electronic musician and frontman for the
experimental group Black Moth Super Rainbow, released his latest solo album,
Manic Meat, a dark and seedy work that outshone its 2008 predecessor,
Fucked Up Friends. As a solo artist, Tobacco ... More >>
Let's get this out of the way from the jump: No, none of these acts are from Texas.But each has one thing in common: They're each releasing good music--right now. And, while 2010 saw handfuls of folk artist make headlines with either debut or breakthrough albums of excellent caliber (from Swed ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year.
But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists.
So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right
here.Mailroom cleanser and resident he ... More >>
Joe Pug, Doug BurrSons of Hermann HallJuly 8, 2010
Better Than: Waiting to see on TV where LeBron chose to play basketball.
Joe PugKXT-91.7 FM's Barefoot at the Belmont show turned into a Hardwoods at the Hermann one on Thursday night.
Since the open air of the Belmont Hotel isn't, you know, ... More >>
Mattie StaffordIf Heaven was a concert. Just a casual weekend--Midlake, The Flaming Lips, Stardeath & White Dwarfs all playing in Denton, no big deal. Oh, and Joe Pug. And Slobberbone. [Brain explodes.]Check out the rest of photographer Mattie Stafford's slideshow for Saturday Night's juggern ... More >>
Band: Joe Pug
Venue: J & J's PizzaTime: 9:00 p.m., evidently
Around the time that the Flaming Lips were dealing with its second power-outage of its set (more on that later), Joe Pug was beginning his solo-acoustic set at J & J's Pizza. Oh, and, by the way, I hadn't quite made it to the ... More >>
Weekend's here. Rock 'n' roll and party time. Let's dive right in. First, the shows we've already hipped you to this week...Tonight at the House of Blues, the Meat Puppets will toss you into a "Lake of Fire." Also, up in Denton, there's the Mothfight!, Florene and Red Faced Laughter show at Bee's Ma ... More >>