Love him or hate him, Scott Stapp has one of those over-the-top personas that seem part and parcel of being a rock star. Best known as the leader of Creed, Stapp's deep, bellowing vocals helped that band reach massive popular heights in the late 90's and early 2000's. During that time, Stapp became ... More >>
Jeff Schattle has been working and/or watching live music in Dallas for a solid 27 years. From historic spots he worked like Dallas Music Complex, Bronco Bowl, Deep Ellum Live, The Basement, Bomb Factory, Lakewood Theater and more, Jeff Schattle has worked, and born witness to, the evolution of Dall ... More >>
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. When your career is as long, storied and diverse as Willie Nelson's, the group of musicians lining ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Lima, Peru, native John Nicholson has helped out a lot of DFW musicians over the years. His early gigs included Sound Warehouse, Bill's Records and label promotion for Polygram, A&M and V ... More >>
Mike MezeulBroken Social Scene at the House of BluesThe number of good shows and exciting, inspiring, heartbreaking moments in the Dallas music scene this year were, to put it SO very mildly...numerous. It probably can go with out saying. Except we're going to say it. We're going to talk about it ... More >>
Rhett MillerThere are loads of great shows this weekend, but probably the most notable is the Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert at Granada Theater on Saturday night. For the fifth year in a row, Rhett Miller will be headlining, this time with the help of Sarah Jaffe and The O's. If helping people i ... More >>
Gorilla Vs. Bear FestivalIf you've been keeping up with DC9 in any capacity over the last few weeks, or if you've seen the cover story of this week's Observer, then you know we're pretty psyched about Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival this weekend. Not only is there a carefully curated handful of brillia ... More >>
By nature, musicians are a rowdy bunch. When tempers run high, as they often do with this hot-blooded bunch, stuff gets broken. And by "stuff," we mean musicians themselves. When musicians fight, it's often very public, very bloody, and the source of national news.Such was the case this week when ... More >>
The Warped Tour has always had a lot of bands and a lot of different bands. Sure, you're not going to see these bands end up on any Pitchfork best-of, but the tour doesn't exactly play to people who decree most things in life as "meh," either.Even in its first few years, you could see a hardcore ... More >>
Just because the scheduled Linkin Park and Prodigy show at the American Airlines Center has been postponed until Wednesday, March 2, doesn't mean you can't catch another musical act this evening. As a matter of fact, we have a plethora of worthy options for the discerning music fan.
Well, all right! Tonight's the night: We're finally starting to feel the effects of Super Bowl XLV in tonight's goings-on in the form of two pretty major concerts. But for those local die-hards hoping to avoid the madness, there are still some other fine options. Just be sure to be careful out the ... More >>
Can you really blame the rest of Creed for wanting to ditch this guy?In the late '90s and early 2000s, there were few bands higher on the proverbial food chain than Creed, with their first three multi-platinum albums amassing a total sales of over 30 million copies during their heyday. But dozens ... 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. 5 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a stream of the track. Also after the jum ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Welcome to Staff 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 to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Saw Blue October Friday night at House of Blues. Good. But not the best I've seen them. That would've been the show back in the summer of 2004 at the Lakewood Theater when lead singer Justin Furstenfeld - bum knee and crutches be damned - was as passionate as any singer I've ever seen. Got m ... More >>
Tonight, on the eve of releasing Pardon Me, its major label debut for Atlantic Records, Dallas' Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights will stop by Good Records to give the new disc one last local push. Starting at 9 p.m., the band will host a CD release party at the Greenville Avenue record st ... More >>
A look at 2010's most anticipated DFW album releases
Thursday, December 31, at the Granada Theater
We'd buy it just for the cover art.Last we heard, Corn Mo and .357 Lover's upcoming full-length, Diorama of the Golden Lion, was set for a late August release. Well, this week, an official update: The album from the operatic glam-rocker will see a September 29 release. A little bit of a push-back ... More >>
Just as it did last Wednesday and the Wednesday before that, national booking/concert promotions conglomerate Live Nation is back today with another "No Servive Fee Wednesday" promotion, this time removing all service fee charges on its 4-Pack ticket bundles, which allow ticket-buyers to save 17 pe ... More >>
Morrissey @ Palladium, Friday, April 10 The Smiths, largely due to Morrissey's emotionally-fueled lyrics, are credited with bringing a fragile side to alt-rock in the early-'80s. But make no mistake, dude ain't afraid to make a statement! The Moz has been stirring controversy, causing feuds and ta ... More >>
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Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev
Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul, and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?
Every egg matters; The little ingrates; Groucho does Iowa; Conan's feminine side; Salt in the wounds
Who's improv bit is it anyway?
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think