• Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Bon Spengler

    Bon Spengler is a mainstay in the underground house and techno scenes in Dallas. Along with her husband Corey Spengler (of the electronic duo Opencloud), she has been responsible for a series of notable parties featuring local and touring techno, tech house and house talent that are not usually know ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Founding Father of Techno Kevin Saunderson Plays It'll Do Club Saturday

    This Saturday It'll Do Club brings one of the original architects of Detroit techno to town. Kevin Saunderson was part of the first wave of techno artists in the late '80s. Along with fellow Belleville High School students Derrick May and Juan Atkins, he laid down the foundation of what became know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    The Best Dallas DJ Events in August

    Every now and then Dallas gets a string of shows that make you forget that we live in a Southwest region that often gets passed over by underground artists. The month of August will feature plenty such reminders, with the new few weeks bringing some cornerstones of underground DJ culture through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    10 Dance Music Documentaries That Will Make You an Expert

    Dance music is a vast world that often gets clumped together as one giant thing when in reality it has as many if not more differences and origins than the majority of popular music. All of the sub genres can seem a little intimidating and confusing. Drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, house, techno, de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Eels Never Play the Same Show Twice

    Eels/Chelsea Wolfe Annette Strauss Square 5/19/2014 I have seen Mark Oliver Everett and his rotating band of anonymous indie rockers several times now. Not once, in all of these times, have I heard the same song. Sure, I've literally heard the same song a few times. But it's never been played in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    12 North Texas Artists to Watch in 2014

    It's getting to be time to focus on 2014: A year we think will be a good one in North Texas music. Here are 12 of the artists and bands we expect to be on everyone's year-end highlight roundups this December. See also: Five Local Rappers to Watch in 2013

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    DJ Woodtronic Knows a Good Oddity When He Sees One, and He Sees Plenty in DFW

    Photo by Allan Hayslip Known for his sophistication as a DJ, Reid Robinson (a.k.a. Woodtronic) gets groovy, laid back gigs spinning at spots like the Perot Museum and outdoor shows in Dallas Arts District. Not to say he can't pump (and punk) it up if can also see him spinning pretty reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Eric Prydz on Swedish Techno, The Future of Dance Music and The Identity Festival

    Identity Festival sets up shop at Gexa Energy Pavilion tomorrow, August 10. The touring electronic dance music festival sprang to life last year, with the help of celebrity DJs Kaskade and Steve Aoki, and just hit the road on its second North American tour. This year includes sets by Wolfgang Gartne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Playlist: Seven Great Songs Featuring Moog Synthesizer

    If you've tried to Google something today, you'll notice the logo has been transformed to celebrate Robert Moog's 78th birthday, which allows you interact with his most famous creation. He's the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, and to say he was influential is undercutting the fact that he essentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Ronan Harris of VNV Nation Talks Living in Germany and Hating on David Guetta

    Even after more than 20 years in the music business, Ronan Harris of VNV Nation still rambles on like a kid half his age. Enthusiastic and confident in the extreme, Harris believes (correctly) that the music he and partner Mark Jackson create is as important now as when it first came back in 1990. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 35: DJ Gavin G

    ​ Half of experimental indie-electro duo Florene, Gavin Guthrie openly admits that his influences, when it comes to DJing at least, are anything but profound. Rather, the 27-year-old DJ spills that some of his fondest influential memories date back to him listening to some of his dad's albums from ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010


    Twatobahn (Self-released)

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    March 25, 2010

    Ren of Grand Prairie, Sadly Not Destined to be America's Next Top Model

    That's all, Vokes.​When a reality show begins by focusing on a particular contestant, follows said contestant through show and pokes contestant with a big stick to see if said contestant will react, it's usually a fair bet she's leaving. She's out. Auffed. Adiosed. Knives will be sheathed; bags wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Wilco at the Palladium

    WilcoPalladium BallroomOctober 9, 2009Better Than: Anything?Patrick MichelsJeff Tweedy of Wilco. For more shots, check out Patrick Michels' slideshow from the event.​Two songs into the set came the climactic moment: "A Shot in the Arm," off 1999's Summerteeth. Pure rumble and all rapture, the soun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Mr. Dallas Takes His Turn At The Table

    The incomparable Mr. Dallas takes his turn as guest DJ at PM Lounge in the Joule on Saturday night. His shift kicks off at 9:45--rather fitting, considering his, um, experience level. The set will consist of Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Musical Youth and maybe some Hooked on Classics...No, not really.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Last Night: Deerhunter, Times New Viking and Nite Jewel at The Loft

    Deerhunter, Times New Viking, Nite JewelThe LoftDecember 1, 2008Better than: Going to Vietnam, only to return with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Get it, movie buffs?)Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, with bells on. (Mikey Harris)With the bitter cold, little advertising and a post-holiday Monday for a bo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Good Radio?

    Indie rock finds a new home in Dallas' cluttered corporate radio landscape

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    The First Stage

    So you want to be a rock superstar, huh? First you've gotta find a home for your sound

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Music for the Eyes

    A bevy of new music DVDs, just in time for the holidays

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Ghosthustler Resurrects '80s Synth Beats

    Ghosthustler's sound leaves you nostalgic for the future

  • Music

    August 2, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    Girls' Night Out

    The boys of She-Dick don their fake boobs, drag names and lady detective personas

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Hot Chip

    Thursday, April 26, at the Granada Theater

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism

  • Music

    October 19, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    Gabriel & Dresden

    Gabriel & Dresden (Organized Nature)

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    The Beat Down

    Looking for a single, simple genre to dance to? Then don't seek out Bassnectar's dance variety

  • Music

    January 27, 2005


    Before the Dawn Heals Us (Mute)

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Rock Star Olympics

    Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Rock and Roll High School

    An honest critic is your best friend, and other lessons from a teenage Battle of the Bands

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    On the Down Low

    George Minto and JT Stewart are putting out the best dance music you've never heard of

  • Music

    February 26, 2004


    They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (Mute Records)

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Real Whirled

    Plus: New Entries in the Dallas Dictionary; Oh, Laura

  • Music

    May 23, 2002
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    December 20, 2001

    Crunk and Disorderly

    Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good

  • News

    October 19, 2000


    Swine Among Pearls, Speaking of Whining, Slave to Soccer

  • Music

    December 30, 1999
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    December 23, 1999

    Book 'em

    Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Out There

    Beastie Boys

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    November 11, 1999
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    October 21, 1999
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    October 14, 1999

    Out There

    Magnetic Fields

  • Calendar

    May 13, 1999
  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Got ill

    The Beastie Boys throw down Nasty, but what's the point?

  • News

    May 28, 1998
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    April 30, 1998

    Risky business

    Seventeen years after its advent, sampling remains mired in legal and aesthetic controversy

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    October 16, 1997
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    May 8, 1997
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    October 31, 1996
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