North Texas already had more than its share of places to see live music. But it got a few notable additions in 2013, especially in Deep Ellum, where Three Links has wasted no time becoming a fixture and Twilite Lounge started to feel like it had been there for 50 years about three weeks after openin ... More >>
This week, LM'M turns to "most interesting name" award recipient, Moody Fuqua. Fuqua has logged plenty of time as a local musician, and talent buyer, most recently for the stage at Crown and Harp, who are getting ready to host a benefit Saturday night for one of Fuqua's inspirations in the local c ... More >>
Former bar LaGrange is quickly morphing into Deep Ellum's newest addition, Three Links. The bar will be headed by three members of the Odd Fellows society: Scott Beggs, owner of Fuzzy's Taco Shop and former La Grange manager, Oliver Peck, Elm Street Tattoo owner and acclaimed tattoo artist, and Kris ... More >>
We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>
Ryan Henry's played with the New Frontiers and is ramping up new act, Low Dark Hills, but we figured we'd catch him while he's still largely behind-the-scenes at the Granada Theater, where he's crawled up the ladder from working on their "Serenity" crew (who handle security and maintenance) to being ... More >>
In these economic times, the live music budget in many households is one of the first to go. When things get tight you either need superior finagling skills or a place to see free shows. Of course, there are tons of free shows in town. In fact, if you head over to Potbelly right now you'll catch a g ... More >>
Oak Cliff's Foundry, built into the space of previous bar Jack's Backyard, is quickly becoming one of the coolest venues in town. Thing is, it hasn't even had a show yet. This weekend, a Rockers vs. Mods party will remedy that.On Saturday, Sleezy Mancini, The Black Dotz, Missile and The Boom Boom ... More >>
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Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Experimental/Avant G ... More >>
George SteinmetzShow us to the music!We here at DC9 are deeply entrenched in the local music scene. Among the in-house writers alone, we've got at least a collective 60 years of experience in North Texas music.It's also safe to assume that a good portion of our readers have been going to shows si ... More >>
Dylan HollingsworthKris Youmans After a year and a half spent working as talent buyer for the Gilley's Complex on South Lamar, focusing on South Side Music Hall, The Loft and the Jack Daniel's Saloon, Kris Youmans has announced today the formation of his own, independent talent buying agency. In ... More >>
The Antlers, Little ScreamThe LoftJune 9, 2011Better than: Being in some hospice somewhere.Looks like the guy in the bottom left might have come for the wrong Antlers.When DC9 spoke with The Antlers' keyboardist Darby Cicci for a piece we ran in last week's paper edition, he mentioned that on the ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Kris YoumansKris Youmans has one of those jobs that looks cushy from the outside, but, from the insid ... More >>
DeerhoofThe LoftFebruary 2, 2011Better than: Ice, ice babyDoug DavisDeerhoofIt was a stroke of good luck, aided with a bit of coaxing by Loft promoter Kris Youmans, that got two luminaries to agree to share the bill on Wednesday night at The Loft. And, for fans of more experimental music, the o ... More >>
Christmas in March. Thanks Elephant 6!Over the weekend, at a loft venue in Brooklyn called The Schoolhouse, Jeff Mangum, the man behind the Elephant 6 record label and the band Neutral Milk Hotel, performed a rare surprise set for about 75 onlookers. At the performance, which can be heard over at ... More >>
Tokyo avant-garde hard-n-heavy rockers Boris are making a highly anticipated tour stop tonight at The Loft in Dallas. That's reason enough for excitement, but the icing on the cake is that Chicago's Russian Circles are also on the bill, adding some slow-building, heavy-riffing instrumental madnes ... More >>
Unfortunately, Willie Nelson will not be joining Phosphorescent at tonight's show. But chances are you'll hear a Willie song or two.Have we mentioned yet how stoked we are about tonight's Phosphorescent show at The Kessler? Oh yeah, I guess we have. Writes Noah W. Bailey in this week's print supp ... More >>
You were probably all excited to hear that Guided By Voices are reuniting with the classic lineup for The Hallway Of Shatterproof Glass Tour, but were dismayed to see that Dallas wasn't on their tour itinerary. Which is not to say that GBV aren't worth a drive to Austin for their September 30 ... More >>
Well, we did it. Just minutes ago, we reached 300 followers on Twitter for our @DOMATweets account. Which means, as promised, it's time to reveal the ballots.After the jump, feel free to peruse the ballot for your 2010 Dallas Observer Music Awards. And, in the comments, go to town on your thought ... More >>
Kris YoumansTwo years back, Kris Youmans took home a Dallas Observer Music Award that named him the best booking agent in town thanks to his work bringing in some of the bigger indie acts around to the Granada Theater. As of yesterday, though, Youmans is out at the Granada, having accepted a job ... More >>
For two albums now, the artist formerly known as Smog and (Smog) has gone by his birth name, Bill Callahan, and despite of some early concern from his fans, the past few years have really only seen Callahan's fanbase grow. It helps, of course, that 2007's Woke on a Whaleheart was Callahan's poppies ... More >>
Hey, remember that Dia De Los Toadies festival shindig back in August? Course you do--we gave away tickets. Anyway, Spin.com, a site that's showed no shortage of love for the Toadies' still-newish No Deliverance record, has another exclusive with the band today, this time of the band performing--get ... More >>
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