The importance, cultural relevance, and influential impact of Dallas' Latin music scene can not be stressed enough. Though often written off as a niche in the local market, tejano, cumbia, rock en espanol, and other Latin-centric genres are alive and thriving in Dallas. Which isn't all that surprisi ... More >>
This week brought some pretty promising show announcements, so scroll down to see what's coming through DFW soon. See also: - "Canned Festival, a New Music Fest from the Makers of Untapped, Coming to Downtown Denton"
Because of last week's epic explosion of show announcements, it's been like crickets this week; and probably also because it's our nation's most revered holiday. But not to fear. We wouldn't leave you high and dry. Scroll down to see what we've got for ya this week.
Metric Sunday, April 28, at House of Blues, $28-$38 It took them a little while (since the late '90s) but Metric has made it. Big. The group's 2009 release, Fantasies can take most of the credit for that when they unleashed the addicting, head-bobbing and shoulder-swaying hit "Gold Guns Girls." Sexi ... More >>
Nineteen-year-old Forrest Carney has been producing music on his computer in his bedroom for nearly a decade, and currently performs and DJs under the name Mr. Kitty. We first heard of the youngster in late 2010, when he opened for Crystal Castles at the House of Blues. His energetic stage performan ... More >>
The Way Sound Leaves a Room "Kirtland Records"
Breaking Down The Sights and Sounds of Saturday's Dueling Shows.
Broken Social SceneFresh off the release of yet another critically acclaimed album Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene is planning a North American tour that will pass through Dallas at House Of Blues on Saturday, February 19. The aptly named band, a revolving door of Canadian indie-rock ... More >>
Billy "Mustachio" CorganLast Summer, 102.1 KDGE The Edge did some indie fans a solid by booking Phoenix and Metric in the middle of a mostly butt-rock lineup at Edgefest 2010. But at this year's How The Edge Stole Christmas concert at Verizon Theatre on Saturday, December 4, the folks over at The ... More >>
It's about damn time an indie pop track reached the top of the charts. I was getting kind of tired of throwing a few of my favorite pop artists under the bus for their bad efforts... Leave it to an contradictory genre like indie pop to grind my gears again. That's right: This week's problem is broug ... More >>
Just this past Saturday, esteemed rock band the Deftones graced the area for this year's Edgefest, apparently drowning out the last few seconds of Metric on the second stage in the process. But, guess what, folks? The band's still in Texas. And, on Saturday, it was announced that the band would play ... More >>
Edgefest 2010Pizza Hut Park in FriscoMay 1, 2010Better than: watching the Kentucky Derby, although probably not if you were doing so from Churchill Downs' infield--because that's a party, folks.Phoenix headlined Edgefest's smaller stage on Saturday.Believe it or not, there was music at Pizza Hut ... More >>
Saturday, May 1, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco
Proof that Sting sucks.Summer, that season when old farts get back in the tour bus to milk a few more million bucks out of nostalgic fans, is just around the corner, as evidenced by three big Superpages.com Center concert announcements this week. First, Iron Maiden will open its The Final Frontie ... More >>
Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, a new weekly feature here on DC9. The idea's pretty simple: It's a chance for us writers to 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. Don't thin ... More >>
Wednesday, December 2, at Gilley's Showroom
Broken Social ScenePalladium BallroomAugust 7, 2009Better than: The last time I caught Broken Social Scene in Vancouver. When Broken Social Scene frontman and co-founder Kevin Drew fell ill earlier this year, the band was left with no choice but to back out of its January 30 show at House of Bl ... More >>
...and for ye of the Youtube generation, here's your link.Last week, Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme, better known 'round these parts as the indie pop duo Smile Smile, stopped by SPACE Studio for the latest installment of our ongoing DC9 in SPACE--or episode No. 11, for those of you keeping scor ... More >>