In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. When your career is as long, storied and diverse as Willie Nelson's, the group of musicians lining ... More >>
In September 2000, a few days before Dave Matthews Band played with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Coca-Cola Starplex, I got into a car accident turning onto Inwood Road from Walnut Hill. My '99 Explorer was crunched, and the woman I hit injured her arm. I sat on the curb, waiting for my parents ... More >>
When the music matches the digs, NHS's latest is a great bar.
The Olivia Tremor Control, Woods, Deathray Davies Sons of Hermann Hall Friday, April 27 Odds are, if you're an astute follower of the DFW music scene, you've attended a Tactics Productions or Parade of Flesh event at some point. So when they co-conspire to put on the same show, expect good things. ... More >>
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selection can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll ask ... More >>
Kevin MarpleNicola CalamariOn Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Nicola Calamari, executive chef at La Fiorentina. Today, we asked Calamari to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Calamari's words are after the ellipses.) I was raised in...Florence. My ... More >>
Amazing the things you find when you're not looking for them. Take this morning's accidental stumbled-across, for instance: The Gourds recorded in the old Barley House parking lot on June 1, 1997, during the third then-annual Barleypalooza musical marathon on N. Henderson. (Here's some video, for ... More >>
Thursday, September 9, at the Granada Theater
Miike Snow, Canon BlueGranada TheaterJune 7, 2010Better than: Seeing Neil Young at the Meyerson. Just sayin'. Miike SnowBefore they left the stage last night at the Granada Theater, openers Canon Blue ensured the capacity crowd that they would be "in for a real treat visually and aurally." This e ... More >>
Thursday, March 4, at The Cavern
Pardon my interloping, but I've asked Pete for his permission to post over here as a friend just forwarded along this trio of tracks from a Haiti benefit in Brooklyn over the weekend. DC9 favorite and Lake Highlands grad Annie Clark, or St. Vincent, performed with the likes of Bon Iver, and while th ... More >>
Noah W. BaileyPort O' Brien channels Neil Young at Buffalo Billiards.After the three-and-a-half hour drive from Dallas I decided to start the evening off right at Hut's Hamburgers before finally checking out some music. Here's what I saw. Now it's time for breakfast tacos at Nueva Onda and more band ... More >>
The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>
Hardwood Exits (Yer Bird)
Love's Come to Town (Hyena)
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
Vagabonds and Hooligans (o.i.e.)
Some of the best music of 2006 wasn't exactly officially released (wink, wink)
Older, wiser, and
with a longer beard,
Doug Martsch spills his "Conventional Wisdom"
Saturday, September 16, at Darkside Lounge
Thursday, March 16, at the Absinthe Lounge
It's time for some good news in local music--why not start with four amazing albums?
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas
Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31
Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South
Down with Wilco (Yep Roc)
Scorsese rockudrama remembers The Band
Skyscraper National Park (Hardwood/Badman) / Sleeping on Roads (4AD)
When is a singer-songwriter not a singer-songwriter? When he's Josh Rouse.
The State Line (My Aunt Jane's Recordings)/Sway (Neighborhood Recordings)/Cuatro Canciones (Self-released)
The Boss is coming to your living room
A Bum Note and a Bead of Sweat (Last Beat)
Do What You Want (Foodchain)
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
Adventure Club's b-day bash; "Surreal" multi-act bills; Funland reunited (sort-of); Get a job
DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999
Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone