Most aspects of the music industry have slowed down for a short breather following SXSW, but we've still got a few show announcements that are worth mentioning. Gexa Energy Pavilion is filling up their summer nicely with dates featuring KISS, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and of course-- th ... More >>
If you're anything like me, you've spent the last two months going to a lot of weddings, either alone or with your significant other. And although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. ... More >>
Lloyd Banks runs Rockin' Rodeo in Denton, but he's been perched up north doing live music venues for a decade and a half: national touring acts mixed with local and regional bands, not only as opening acts, but also plenty as standalone showcase acts. He's managed a band or two over that time as wel ... More >>
Twenty years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the boys were quickly scooped into in ... More >>
Fort Worth's music scene has many things, but until recently it did not have a solid mid-size venue -- the role occupied by such Dallas venues as The Granada. But now it may have found its answer in Queen City Music Hall. The venue, which opened last month, is already up and running with gigs from l ... More >>
We've got some pretty awesome shows happening in your city this week, and you wanna know what else? Of the twelve concerts listed below, some of the musicians in these bands have be involved in some crazy antics, including the following: 1. Got his/her eye pissed into by a bat, and had to be tested ... More >>
We caught up with the relatively new At Night, who opened for George Quartz a few weeks ago, and asked about their musical firsts. Who inspired you to pick up a musical instrument? Was it a parent, sibling or band? Jack Gallegos (vocals/guitar): For myself, I would have to say music was deeply em ... More >>
Perhaps the pressure of planning your witty political costume have driven you to write off Halloween 2012 altogether. Don't throw in the towel just yet! There are plenty of great shows around DFW this weekend and on Halloween night that will put you in the festive spirit, even if you've opted for je ... More >>
KISS, Mötley Crüe Gexa Energy Pavilion Saturday, August 4 See also: The fans of KISS First up on Saturday night were the "newbies," Mötley Crüe. Their set-up was as bewildering as it was impressive, the stage dominated by what can only be described as a kind of rollercoaster for Tommy Lee's d ... More >>
Neil HalsteadSaturday, August 4, at Good RecordsOnce the lead singer of one of the loudest and dreamiest shoegaze acts, Slowdive, Neil Halstead has somehow found himself far away from the style he once perfected. After a decade of playing country pop in Mojave 3, he's now strumming solo, in preview ... More >>
Eric Grubbs76No Rest for the Wicked, 76, Here Holy Spain Double Wide Saturday, January 7 Better than: Listening to "live" records that were never recorded in front of live audiences. Saturday night at the Double Wide was a mixed bag that ran pretty late, even for a weekend show. A few minut ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people more behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth local music. Tom Morningstar's art can be seen adorning the walls of a few Gaston-area spots of Deep Ellum: The Elbow Room, Big-E's Convenience Store (killers tacos there, by the way), ... More >>
On Saturday, the world celebrated the birthday of the late master of puppets and all-around creative genius Jim Henson. Henson modernized the age-old art of puppetry by using foam rubber to coat the puppets' limbs. Previously, most TV puppets were made of carved wood. But Henson believed that fo ... More >>
Tim Kasher, on a break from recording with Cursive and The Good Life, is trekking through the states on his own at the moment. And he's doing so in support of a couple of solo release, too -- last year's The Game of Monogamy, and a new EP featuring some leftover songs from that same recording s ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Penny Lazo. With LMFAO. And a taco. No, the taco isn't real.Penny Lazo is a DFW-based rep for Universal Records. Despite being very rock 'n' roll in appearance, her main beat is coun ... More >>
Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>
We here at DC9 know a lot about sound. For instance: The average human voice registers at 25 to 35 decibels. By contrast, the Indonesian Krakatoa volcano, which erupted in 1883 and could be distinctly heard 1,930 miles away in Australia, registered at 180 decibels. Unconfirmed reports from the Ma ... More >>
You have asked, and Frank Librio, the public information officer at Dallas City Hall, has answered by providing a recent sampling of the famous, infamous and who's-that?'s who have received keys to the city of Dallas. At last, a list I can get behind. Because, as I've been reminded more than once ... More >>
Maybe I'm burying the leed. The real question: Taco Joint has shows now?We've mentioned the guys (and gal) of Bravo, Max! here in this space before -- a couple of times, actually -- as the band has grown from just a fledgling group trying to score gigs around town to a one that, just recently, he ... More >>
[Over these last few days of 2010, we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 6 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to watch its accompanying music video. Also a ... More >>
[Over the next few weeks, we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 15 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab a free download of the track. Also after the ... More >>
[Over the next few weeks we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 24 on the list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track. Keep checking back to s ... More >>
The Posies, Aqueduct, Salim Nourallah Granada Theater November 24th, 2010 Better than: staying home with your Posies records and trying to figure all of the various guitar tunings. Julian OchoaThe Posies Given that it was the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday's show at the Granada coul ... More >>
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.I wonder what Turtles listen to?The Dall ... More >>
Another Tuesday rolls around and it's another intriguing collection of musical options. A great night to drown those baseball sorrows.
Harlem. Just your average pirate/cowboy/federale, rock bandThis weekend sees a pretty stacked list of local shows and touring shows alike, but the biggest of all is probably the extravaganza happening in Frisco on Saturday. As we mentioned yesterday, Kiss, Daughtry, Pat Green, The Academy Is..., ... More >>
Rachel ParkerIn this photo: Steven Tyler's "Yo Mama" mic stand, and his bedazzled New Balances.They're sometimes called "America's Rock and Roll Band." And, yes, fastidious Aerosmith fans will shout for the rooftops that "Dream On" is a badass song. But, au contraire, friends, for there are sever ... More >>
I'm starting to think that this Jason DeRülo character is going to end up as a serious, serial pop peeve of mine...
Check out these jams!In last week's paper, I listed my picks the eight best local album releases of the year. Mostly because, well, it's been a hell of a year. From expected delights from Erykah Badu to unanticipated treats from The Beaten Sea, yes, the first half of 2010 has been an incredibly f ... More >>
Larry BrownAmerican writer Larry Brown was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. His works caught the eye of Alejandro Escovedo, who often played back-up for Brown during his public readings. Brown passed away in 2004, but Brent Best, Chris Welch, and Isaac Hoskins will celebrate his birthday ... More >>
Till now, this was only seen by those who trekked out to Fort Worth for Faith Hill's February 6 howdy-do for the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee's Kick-off Concert Series at Bass Hall. But the host committee has opted to share this all-star-studded butchering of Hill's "This Kiss," featur ... More >>
Signs like this one decorate dozens of empty storefronts at Valley View Center.When I was a kid, Valley View was my mall -- bought my first skateboard (a Powell-Peralta purchased at the stand beneath the escalators), my first album (KISS's Double Platinum at the Disc Records) and my first guitar ... More >>
KISS at American Airlines Center on Sunday, December 6:KISS: The only guys I know who wear more makeup than I do. Maybe except for Jared Leto. Oooh, burn!
Thursday, October 4, at House of Blues
Saturday, September 8, at the Lizard Lounge
The Bone rocks The Merge right off your FM dial
In other words, the return of ? and the Mysterians
Marilyn Manson saved himself from a life of decadence. Now he thinks he can save rock and roll.
Paul Westerberg digs intoa deep, dark place and makes a brilliant, horrible record
Black Sabbath has reunited, but has it cost its members their souls?
Ray Davies gets the kinks-- but not the Kinks-- out of his career
If rock bands all sound the same, then why does Jawbox do it?