Mark Farina

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Demarkus Lewis

    Dallas is home to a significant number of producers and DJs that are well known internationally but mostly off the radar in their hometown. Demarkus Lewis is very much one of those DJs. It's highly unlikely any other musician or producer in Dallas has more releases under his belt. Lewis has establis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    It'll Do Club to Host Second Anniversary Party This Saturday

    Two years ago It'll Do Dancing opened it's doors and filled a void in the Dallas dance scene that had been dominated by V.I.P. bottle service clubs and big arena festivals. Both skewed more towards mainstream pop music than old school dance culture. Brooke Humphries moved into an old Latin dance hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    ACL Late Night Shows: Full Schedule, Including 16 in Dallas

    Austin City Limits is just a couple flips on the calendar away. This year's inaugural two-weekend run on October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 also features a series of late-night shows in Austin. And a run of bands from somewhere on the lineup in other Texas cities, including Houston and Dallas. Most of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Roky Erickson, Mark Farina, Quintron & Miss Pussycat and More

    Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura BoldFriday, July 13, at The Kessler TheaterPsychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be at the Kessler tomorrow night with opening act James Hall, who is legendary in his own right, and one of the greatest front men I've ever seen. Easily the top bill of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    The DC9er Mixtape, Resurrected: DJ Sissy Ross

    OK, it's been a while, but the DC9er mixtape series is officially back in action. We're resurrecting the weekly DJ profile with a Q&A and mixtape from Dallas' '90s hip-hop enthusiast, DJ Sissy Ross. Check out her Q&A and original mix below.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Top Ten EDM Albums for People Who Don't Know Shit About Dance Music

    by Andy Hermann Electronic dance music (you know, EDM) is the hottest thing going right now. But to you, it still all sounds like "oontz, oontz, oontz" -- except Skrillex, who sounds like "wom, wom, wom." Right? Fear not. You don't have to be a kid yourself to know what the kids are into nowadays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Electric Daisy Carnival Returns to Fair Park on June 18 with Paul Van Dyk, Diplo, Many Others

    The Lek BrothersMoby performing at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park​Last year, you may recall, the Electric Daisy Carnival -- after 14 years in Los Angeles, a handful of years in Denver and just one in Puerto Rico -- made its Dallas debut with a pretty phenomenal showing at Fair Park. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 23: DJ WISHFM

    ​Wade Randolph Hampton, aka DJ WISHFM, is seasoned at his craft. The DJ/booker/promoter and now, band manager, has been spinning for 25 years at this point. Never one to slow down, Hampton books for The W's rooftop club, Ghostbar, serves as that club's resident DJ, and manages popular local acts i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 22: DJ INDO

    ​DJ INDO, born Ricky Roe, grew up with music as an integral part of his life, and it was his love for music, alongside inspiration from his father and brother, that led him to DJ. When he first got started, nearly four years ago, DJ INDO explored a wide variety of sounds: "I would try spinning all ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    This Old House

    Derrick Carter strengthens the dance-music pipeline between Dallas and Chicago