Late last year, Josh Venable was let go for the second time from the Clear Channel-owned 102.1 KDGE, the Edge, and he has yet to find another radio station to call home. "I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote," Venable says of his down time while sitting in an Addison sports bar that's not too far from ... More >>
George Gershwin's "Summertime" has racked up thousands of covers since it appeared on the soundtrack to Porgy & Bess is 1935, and while several jazz and blues artists covered it in the 20th century - Billy Stewart's version being perhaps the most goosebump-inducing, next to Janis Joplin's - its appe ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Something happened this week 20 years ago, and music hasn't been the same since: Nirvana released "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the lead single from Nevermind, which would itself come out later in the month. With the song came a new movement in music, a new era. But plenty of other influential acts ... 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.DJ Jeff K and the Old 97's at a Dallas Stars game.In 2011, both DJ Merritt and DJ Jeff K remain s ... More >>
In Three-Course Meal, we usually interview local chefs over the course of three days. This week, we branch out a little. Check in tomorrow for more from our local cocktail ninja. Sly Cosmopoulos, 39, is the corporate mixologist for Republic National Distributing Company, a large liquor distr ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Michelle PelisseroMichelle Pelissero can be seen working at some of the luckiest of spots -- like rinkside at a Dallas Stars game or dead-center i ... More >>
Busy way to start the work week--and on a night when the Rangers face World Series elimination, no less...
Monday, November 1, at the Palladium Ballroom
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 >>
Count me among the thousands who've been charmed by Nicki Minaj's eyelash-batting. I swear, it's like she's that eyelash-implants girl from The Simpsons. Nicki has been making rounds this past year releasing mixtapes and guesting on a bunch of tracks, including Luda's "My Chick Bad" -- where she ... More >>
This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, May 22, 2009... Jay-Z bought out his Def Jam contract for a reported $5 million. Since he's got the spare cash layin' around: Jay, I could use some cash... The Arctic Monkeys used Black Sabbath as inspiration for its new album. Let's hope a deal ... More >>
Jesse HugheyDevo at Austin Music Hall Friday night. Act: Beach HouseWhere: Cedar Street CourtyardWhat It Was Like: Packed. There were obviously quite a few fans of Beach House's mellow, cheery songs. Also, judging by all the "Who are these guys?" I heard, many badge-holders were taking advantage of ... More >>
Friday, March 30, at Granada Theater
Brandon Carr takes his band name literally and offers the world's first taste of the next Earlies album
Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.
The Cellar Door Sessions (Columbia/Legacy)
England has been raving about half-Texas, half-Manchester band The Earlies for two years. Now it's our turn.
Love, sex, obsession, pain-- it's all in a day's work for Trent Reznor
Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
I Am the Fun Blame Monster (Film Guerrero)
I Com (Astralwerks)
Gomez likes to have a good time all the time
100th Window (Virgin)
Raving about Simon Reynolds' techno history, Generation Ecstasy
The Terror Couple try to launch a revolution from the 'burbs
Robbie Robertson throws history into the bonfire
Another sign of the end of the Brit-pop invasion?
For Lollapalooza, this may be the last generation
Ben Watt debuts as an author with a unique bedside manner
Portishead creates a sad poetic sound that separates dreams from reality