Austin's Heartless Bastards recently released their latest LP, Arrow, solidifying their reputation as a damn fine band. For those who didn't hop on the bandwagon after 2009's The Mountain, there aren't very many seats left.
The four-piece makes a stop at Lola's on Friday night. Wennerstrom talked ... More >>
With the release of Coachella's lineup yesterday, we decided to ask our resident curmudgeon and "good old days" music expert, Indie Grandpa, what he thought of the annual desert festival, which has now expanded to two weekends.
What do you think about Coachella's lineup?
First of all, morning ever ... More >>
OK Sweetheart's Erin AustinSplitting time between Tulsa, San Francisco, Denton and New York City, OK Sweetheart is grounded by the seductively soulful voice of Erin Austin. Sounding quite a bit like Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval, Austin has an evocative set of pipes that suits the band's dreamy vibe ... More >>
Not a bad musical selection to start out the work week. A legendary band out in Grand Prairie and a rapper/comedian highlight a night in which some locally affiliated acts also provide some worthwhile options.
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Gemma Ray (London, UK)It's a Shame About Gemma Ray (Bronzerat)Gemma Ray's Mazzy ... More >>
Hal SamplesLuna MattoSome folks may know transplanted Bostonite Luna Matto for her work as a member of The Polyphonic Spree's chorus. But you may or may not know that Ms. Matto was writing songs long before she entered the Spree conglomerate some four years ago. And, these days, Matto's own band ... More >>
Hope Sandoval In this week's print edition of DC9, you won't see an interview with Hope Sandoval. Rather, I think, you'll see something a little more interesting: an interview with the Mazzy Star singer's current musical and household partner Colm O'Ciosoig, better known to many as the drummer of ... More >>
Anyone remember Mazzy Star? Or, before that, Opal? The late '80s and early '90s seemed like a good time for purveyors of dreamy, psychedelic pop. One could do much worse than checking into Opal's 1985 Northern Line EP--hell, the Old 97's covered the title song on an early b-side.Dallas' own Les Cous ... More >>
BAND: Sabra LavalVENUE: J & J's PizzaTIME: 8 pmWalking down the stairs at J & J's to catch my first set of NX35, I couldn't help but feel conspicuous. Thankfully, after roughly 10 people witnessed Sabra Laval's opener "Can't Tell Why", the crowd quickly grew. By the end of Laval' ... More >>