Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axeman/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock & roll sexy ... More >>
In honor of Evan Dando and his band The Lemonheads being at the Prophet Bar tonight, I thought I might share with the readers of DC9 some of the pitfalls of being a music writer. Sure, there are tons of positives: free shows and CDs and access to cool people (some of whom you may actually admire). B ... More >>
Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. Allison V. SmithDon CentoDon Cento is a familiar face around town, given his time as a keyboardist with Chomsky and as a guitarist in Shibboleth. But this skilled ... More >>
Joe Satriani is considered by many to be one of the best guitar players in the world. Although excluded from Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 guitar players of all time, Satriani has taught such legendary string benders as Steve Vai and Mettalica's Kirk Hammett. And, besides doing the solo thi ... More >>
Not the craziest Tuesday night we've ever seen, no. But there are at least two cool touring shows coming through tonight. And, for a third option, you can help a favorite local act kick off its own tour.
Mike SimpsonThis Will Destroy YouThis Will Destroy You has always been kind of a polarizing band, whether for its ear-piercing doomgaze or the offensive onstage antics that were on full display at last year's NX35 Music Conferette. But its jaw dropping dark take on post-rock has garnered some rec ... More >>
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 dominate our
coverage. Consider this a chance to get some more insight
into our personal tastes. And a chan ... More >>
Red SparowesThough the band hails out of Los Angeles, Red Sparowes plays music more akin to the cold, concrete landscape of Chicago: Forsaking vocals all together, Bryant Clifford Meyer and crew invest their "songs" with a post-rock/metal vengeance that should thrill fans of acts such as Mono and ... More >>
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour, Iwrestledabearonce, Animals as LeadersGranada TheaterMarch 20th, 2010Better than: driving three hours north and wondering what kind of trainwreck might occur at the Stone Temple Pilots' show at WinStar Casino... Dillinger Escape PlanThe Dillinger Escape Pl ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, September 16, 2009...
The blog darlings in Vampire Weekend are set to release their new album, Contra, in the new year. No need to use up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-select-start to acquire it.
Wow... could Kanye actua ... More >>
Eric Johnson, not Eric Johnson.Not to be confused with the Eric Johnson of The Fruit Bats [Editor's Note: Or the NFL tight end from my hometown], the Eric Johnson appearing at House of Blues tonight is the legendary guitar slinger from Austin. Drawing praise from the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, May 5, 2009... Happy Cinco de Mayo!Someone who is crazier than Britney Spears interrupted her show by jumping on stage with her.
Sugar Ray are releasing their first record in six years titled Music For Cougars. A very contemporary title for a ba ... More >>