By Johnny Whiteside While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Al ... More >>
Today marks the 43rd Earth Day, and to celebrate, we over at DC9 at Night put together a list of some of our favorite songs about the large, luscious planet we call home. Make sure to add any favorite environmentally-themed songs in the comment section below. Happy Earth Day!
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>
Let me make myself clear: I love Chris Botti's music. Not in an ironic or tongue-in-cheek way. Yes, Botti, the trumpet player who's played with everyone from Sting to Josh Groban to Steven Tyler. He's the kind of guy your parents love, along with Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. This admis ... More >>
Theatre Too romances tunes of John Bucchino; KDT takes dull journey with 26 Miles.
Tom Rush The Kessler Theater October 26, 2011 Better than: sitting at home waiting for it to stop raining in St. Louis. At 70, Tom Rush is the elder statesman of the singer-songwriter era that began in the late 1960s. Known as the person who introduced audiences to the songwriting talents of James ... More >>
Bettmann/CorbisWillie Nelson at his second annual Fourth of July picnic in 1974â€‹It's hot as hell and the area burn bans are in full effect, which can only mean one thing: It's time to celebrate our independence! This weekend's live music offerings are fairly strong, but at Billy Bob's Texas in For ... More >>
Quite the busy Thursday evening of music we have here. From classic singer-songwriter fare to a trio of quality alt-country acts, there's a little something for everyone on display tonight.
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music. A dude wearing a tie like that is bound to ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 26, 2010...Brett Michaels has been hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage.It sounds like marrying into the Seagram's fortune hasn't dampened M.I.A's rebel spirit.Finally a music feud with some teeth... Joni Mitchell calls Bob Dylan a "fake and a ... More >>
What a great shot this is! (Pete Freedman) Driving to and from lunch today, we noticed something going on at the old Tower Records location on Lemmon Avenue. You might remember it going out of business about a year and a half ago? Anyway, there were people there today! Doing stuff, too! OK, they ... More >>
Speaking of Arts Magnet grad Norah Jones -- which I was, kinda -- her publicist sends word this afternoon that she's about to be, well, everywhere. On TV (she's the performer on the Austin City Limits season premiere, set to debut October 6). In the movies (Wong Kar-Wai's My Blueberry Nights). On th ... More >>
Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark on peace, love and understanding
Tom Rush continues his battle against the singer-songwriter stereotype
Holi-divas! premiere and Santaland revival make it the worst Noel at WaterTower
The two weirdest extremes of local rock get the spotlight in great weekend music fests
Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
It's time for some good news in local music--why not start with four amazing albums?
Denton's enigmatic Midlake en route to success--and paying off their credit cards
Friday, August 20
Whiskey Tango Ghosts (4AD)
Broken hearts and bleeding lungs
In 2003, the best was hard to find but easy to hear
Aria ready for Renée Fleming?
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters are insane
Ether Song (Astralwerks)
Down with Wilco (Yep Roc)
Come Away With Me (Blue Note)
When Shawn Colvin had a kid, it made giving birth to a new album a little harder
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings
The Chieftains prove folk music can be popular -- as long as you record with Elvis Costello and The Rolling Stones
Rock and roll is still a man's, man's, man's, man's world
Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that
Barry and Jerry's place offers good food and a touch of their idea of class
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad