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 >>
Chuck D says knock you out. The Kings of the Mic Tour has repeatedly been compared to a big classic rock arena show - old timers busting out riffs familiar to a graying crowd. But that's the wrong comparison. The Kings of the Mic Tour is more like if Chuck Berry went on tour with Elvis Presley, Lit ... More >>
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Thursday, October 11, at Granada Theater, $25Legendary Canadian post rock act Godspeed You! Black Emperor have reunited for the first tour in nearly a decade. The band, famous for their intense live show, expansive arrangements and vivid projections, will be an incredible ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in local music. Lou Medina was born in Denton, grew up in Brooklyn, and moved back to DFW after getting his feet wet behind the turntables. He makes his living as a studio producer and devotes his time beyond that ... 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. Gavin MulloyGavin Mulloy is a young marketing pistol for Granada Theater, and he appears to be pois ... 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 >>
Tyler, The Creator seems like a nice young man.Just last week, DC9 ran a review for the Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival that took place at the Granada Theater. The show, which featured 10 acts -- from Shabazz Palaces to Preteen Zenith -- was pretty great. But a big hot-button topic surrounded the venue ... More >>
Today marks the 20th anniversary of John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, the film that, in many ways, put the tragic world of Los Angeles street culture into our nation's collective consciousness. Really, it's a point relative to nothing other than the fact that it might make a few of us feel old. A ... More >>
A very eclectic Tuesday evening of music is on hand tonight -- one that features some serious old-school rap and an all-star band nearly too big for its venue, along with a local favorite playing a free show and a quality Nashville songwriter stopping by for the night.
High speed car chase at DC9 HQ, y'all!Just a few minutes ago, the not-so-high-speed chase that happened in Dallas passed by the Dallas Observer offices. We cheered as the carjacking suspect led about six or seven cop cars down Maple Avenue, and we discussed his motive, his determination, his lack ... More >>
Erykah Badu, B.o.B., Janelle MonaeVerizon Theatre in Grand PrairieJune 15, 2010Better than: standing 20 feet tall.The Lady of White Rock LakeFor a good five minutes at the start of Erykah Badu's two-hours-and-20-minute visual and aural onslaught at Grand Prairie's Verizon Theatre last night, ther ... More >>
Joel Trujillo, Jr. is better known around town as Killtron, and he's been playing party-jams in the Metroplex since 2005. He got his start by listening to "Energy," a segment on nonprofit listener-supported station KNON, catching the show at every opportunity he had, eagerly listening in, and eve ... More >>
DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>
The Dallas Morning News says N.W.A. was "militant." The real answer? N.O.
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