No one actually hates Chambers. Their recent series of clever promotional videos may have depicted members of various notable local bands chastising their debut record, Inner Room, but they are essentially a beloved member of the landscape of Dallas-Fort Worth and Denton music. That won't necessaril ... More >>
Eagulls With Twin Peaks and Sealion Three Links, Dallas Friday, May 23, 2014 For any band who's accustomed to playing extremely large venues, it can be a test to see how well they perform when they step down to a much smaller stage. Eagulls, a five-piece from Leeds, have played with titans like Fra ... More >>
We here at DC9 at Night have just now shaken our hangovers from this past week's 25th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards. Now, we're refreshed, excited, and full of warm fuzzies from celebrating some of our most loved local musicians. The timing is ideal because we've got a full week of solid shows ... More >>
Halloween is the best holiday, and that is just a fact. Christmas presents and Thanksgiving dinner are all well and fine, but how often do you get to get shitfaced wasted at a block party dressed as Miley Cyrus or a Ninja Turtle? Probably not enough. This weekend, the holiday festivities are in full ... More >>
Twin Shadow | Elliphant Granada Theater June 24, 2013 When Ellinor Olovsdotter took the stage on Monday night, she looked like anything except her stage name, Elliphant. Opening for Twin Shadow at the Granada, I was skeptical that she'd fulfill her simple role in the event: To move the crowd. Whil ... More >>
This weekend Kanye West released two new singles off his upcoming album, Yeezus, in the most grandiose possible fashion. On Friday, he announced the video for his newest single, "New Slaves," would be projected onto 66 buildings across six cities around the world in one night. Crowds gathered by the ... More >>
So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>
Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes." He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>
The Horrors, StepkidsProphet Bar -- Big RoomSeptember 20, 2011Better than: unpleasant surprises.The HorrorsThe Horror's new, third album, Skying, is hardly revelatory. But it's decent enough. The same can be said of their live show, which came to the Prophet Bar's big room in Deep Ellum last nigh ... More >>
Part of The Nighty NiteThis weekend's concert portfolio is strong to quite strong. Interestingly enough, though, the biggest local show will be happening at one of the area's smallest venues, as John Congleton's new band The Nighty Nite make their Dallas debut at Double Wide on Saturday. They'll ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
It's a fairly packed Thursday evening of music tonight -- one that features local, national and even international talent.
Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys formed Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in 1978. Within a couple of years, the duo had grown into a quartet and released "Messages," the first of several hit singles that brought the band fame and critical kudos. Yet, after seven successful albums, Humphreys left ... More >>
The Greenhornes headline Bro Fest 2011This weekend is all about South By Southwest spillover, and the entity that is taking advantage the most is Parade of Flesh, who will be hosting the third annual Bro Fest all day on Sunday at Club Dada. For more information on the 22-band, half-indie, half-me ... More >>
Anton Corbijn turns the tried-and-true thriller inward.
This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>
Yesterday, Gerard Dirkx, leader of the legendary Dallas new wave band The Telefones, sounded a bit unsure if the rumored reunion of his band was going to take place.But today things seemed to have changed for the better. Turns out there's great news in my inbox this morning from Dirkx concerning the ... More >>
Better Than: Staying at home and watching the Dallas Cowboys trade away their only Day One draft pick. The KillsThere were three bands on the bill, but the night belonged completely to garage rock duo The Kills on Saturday at the Granada. And, it must be noted, the opening acts did little to convi ... More >>
The Internet thinks your Interstate 35E sucks. Constant rain and two major wrecks in the 45-mile stretch of highway between Dallas and Denton made the drive an absolutely miserable mess. I was feeling sorry for myself that my trip took an hour and a half--more than twice the usual time--until I ... More >>
It says on iTunes that Carter Albrecht's solo album Jesus is alive ... and living in London has been available since February 9. Carter's father, Ken, and Robert Jenkins, whose Summer Break label is co-releasing the disc in conjunction with the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, say that's wrong, and ... More >>
It says on iTunes that Carter Albrecht's solo album Jesus is alive ... and living in London has been available since February 9. Carter's father, Ken, and Robert Jenkins, whose Summer Break label is co-releasing the disc in conjunction with the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, say that's wrong, ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>
Who knew tributes would be a Halloween thing? Also: the New Frontiers break up and Ricky Bobby returns
Singer Hamilton Leithauser wants to give his band's dark reputation the boot
Local new wave revivalist band Mahteo has changed its name to Kill the Dance Floor. Even though The NuWave Republic EP, the band’s debut, was released just this past February, founding member Rene “Micky” Espinoza said the name had to change: “People used to think that Mahteo was either a me ... More >>
Farewell Republica (Self-released)
So where's the outcry?
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Five to remember...and five to hope for
Austin's Black Angels fly high with a gust of drone 'n' roll
Rhino assembles the definitive '70s punk collection. Pretty much.
The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.
The best was hard to find, harder still to ignore
Do You Know Squarepusher (Warp)
Arts Magnet High School is throwing itself a party
L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascends with a white-soul masterpiece
Just Plain Mean, Blaming the Music, Field of Dreams
We admit it. We screwed up.
Remember the Factory Press? Calla and Mercova do
Prize Money's back, kinda
New releases from Last Beat, Darlington, Centro-matic, and Lift to Experience; Black Sabbath tribute night
A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?
If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?