It all began quite simply enough. As the PVC Street Gang was finishing up their set at this year's Lumberjack Fest in Denton at Dan's, venerable guitarist and all-around goofball, Ryan Thomas Becker, began grinding suggestively against a slim, petite brunette just near the front door.
He slithered ... More >>
Telegraph Canyon headlines A Spune Christmas at DadaIt's a big weekend for shows any way you cut it. Tonight's A Spune Christmas party at Dada with Telegraph Canyon and Air Review is certainly one of your better options, especially if you like free tacos and free beer. Saturday night, however, is ... More >>
Leading up to this year's installment of 35 Conferette, after hearing some pretty salty rumors about bands not getting paid in full in 2010, we were curious as to how the festival would be able to afford to pay this year's acts. After all, this was the biggest festival yet, and with headliners like ... More >>
Stephen MaskerSome 35 Conferette attendees bide their time between performances.Walking toward Denton's Courthouse-on-the-Square on the first night of this year's 35 Conferette, there was little way of knowing what surprises were to come over the course of the fun-filled, and, at times, aggravati ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year.
But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists.
So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right
here.In-house Americana obsessive Noah ... More >>
BAND: Possessed by Paul James VENUE: RGRS TIME: 11:00 p.m.
Konrad Wert leans back under the stage lights, seated above a duct-taped stomp box with a wilting bow extended above a fiddle.
"Oh mother, oh mother!" he shouts, hyping the crowd.
Convulsing from the bottom up, he whirs his face side ... More >>
BAND: Possesses by Paul JamesVENUE: Rubber Gloves Rehearsal StudiosTIME: 10:45-ish.
Sure, there's another one-man band playing on the Square this weekend. But, entertaining as Billy Roy is, he comes nowhere near the raw energy of Possessed by Paul James' Konrad Wert.
Wert's raw intensity ... More >>