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. We're calling this the 20 best Willie Nelson songs, but really that's just where we chose to stop. ... More >>
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. But for a brief stint in Canada and a few years stirring up Nashville, Willie Nelson has spent his ... More >>
"Vintage Silvertone Acoustic guitar," "1977 Dobro Duolian," "Martin 00X1 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (14 Fret)" are just some of the headlines advertising guitars on Craigslist, but how are you supposed to play them, hear them, feel them? When you order a guitar online, you're missing an important p ... More >>
North Koreans (and audiences) go home unhappy.
As we noted a few months back, Dallas-based folk rocker Ronnie Fauss landed himself a pretty sweet record deal. The release of his album, I Am The Man You Know I'm Not on the New West imprint Normaltown Records is nigh upon us, and a few songs are starting to leak out prior to the full-length's rele ... More >>
Remember when Sean Connery ordered a Smirnoff martini "shaken, not stirred," while appearing in Goldfinger? The vodka bottle's label was not-so-casually displayed facing the camera, kicking off a whorish product placement campaign that runs through all the Bond films. Back in the Connery days, thoug ... More >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>
Calhoun frontman Tim Locke will be live and full in effect on Thursday night at Dan's Silverleaf. Opening for The Life and Times, the Fort Worth four-piece will deliver a show that could be as inspiring as the shows Locke saw as a kid, which range from John Denver all the way to Metallica. H ... More >>
Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are rolling in something, but it's not holy.
Local alt-country maestro Ronnie Fauss hasn't been a stranger to area coffeehouses since the release of his excellent 2009 Brent Best-produced LP, New Songs For the Old Frontier. Since then, he's released two more EPs, with each one not only improving in overall quality, but also in general r ... More >>
Friday, November 11, at the Kessler Theatre.
Dallas disco cover band Le FreakA well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... 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 >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Les AmericainsJeff Parker spent many years as the bassist for [DARYL], but Les Américains has been his m ... More >>
Not a song, but we sure are thankful for this.It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on t ... 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 >>
Merle Haggard, Kris KristoffersonBass Hall, Fort WorthFebruary 17, 2010Better Than: Watching classic country performances on YouTube and thinking to yourself "damn, I wish I'd seen so-and-so before he died."Patrick MichelsJust a couple legends sharing a stage. No big deal. For a slideshow of shots f ... More >>
Patrick MichelsKristofferson accepts the award named for his longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Bruton, Friday night at Lola's Saloon.Even knowing the award would carry his good friend's name for years to come, it wasn't easy for Kris Kristofferson to stand onstage at Lola's Saloon Frid ... More >>
There are so many options for music lovers this weekend that it's almost overwhelming. Remember, back in the days when you used to go to video stores to rent movies, how it felt to just stare at the cases with no idea what you wanted to watch, and there were so many choices that you got a headache b ... More >>
Renowned musician and Fort Worth native Stephen Bruton passed away on Saturday after complications from throat cancer. He was 60 years old.Over a nearly 40-year career, Bruton worked with the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, T. Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, Johhny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings  ... More >>
Kristofferson helps Bass Hall make it
The musician proves to be a true Texas cowboy
Wendell Baker is a dysfunctional Wilson family affair
A Texas treasure returns to Dallas
Monday, November 13, at Bass Concert Hall
Tuesday, August 29, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
This horse movie needs to be put down as soon as possible
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
Live: City Sounds (Rubric) / Music for Courage & Confidence (New West)
So long as it keeps moving, Blade II entertains
Loudon Wainwright III brings his listeners along for the ride
Don't call The Resentments a supergroup--or even a group for that matter
Kris Kristofferson has lived a dozen lifetimes, and they keep on coming
Sayles goes to Alaska and brings with him a lot of hot air
Team Merchant Ivory's latest release reaches out and touches no one
This vampire killer, despite its pedigree, never comes to life
Harry Dean Stanton sings--but then, he always has
Nothing is what it seems in John Sayles' border-town tragedy, Lone Star
Sloppy and perfect, Golden Smog is the best of all worlds