Though it's hard right now to even think of shows further out than this weekend, The wheels are still cranking right along for Dallas promoters and talent buyers. The biggest announcements of the week are oldies, but goodies. In between his shifts inventing the new Microsoft Zune, the legendary sing ... More >>
Sarah Jane Semrad's first local show was Course of Empire. And so it began. Nowadays, SJ is easily one of the most important and hard-working people in our local music community. She's marketing director at 91.7 KKXT, a station riveted in local music support...where it's pretty damn satisfying to ... More >>
Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt tour stopped in Dallas on Friday. It already had a fairly significant North Texas tie -- Denton heroes Midlake are opening a string of shows for Pearl Jam, including this week's hometown stop. But the local spotlight got even bigger during PJ's second encore, when Dallas ... More >>
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. Saying Willie Nelson is a Texas icon is like claiming the sun is hot. It's simply understood. Willi ... More >>
Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all, "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
H2O Music FestivalSaturday, June 9, at The Cotton BowlThere's something for everyone at H2O Music Festival. For those of us on this side of 30, Weezer has is somewhat familiar. (Remember when Pinkerton occupied our stereo for an entire summer?) They'll be joined by Snoop Dogg, Ozomatli, Yelawolf, Ju ... More >>
The recent Big Four shows featuring thrash-metal kings Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and Anthrax were massive, epic spectacles that were barely contained by the huge venues they were performed in -- legendary spots such as the Coachella-approved Empire Polo Club and Yankee Stadium, and some Europe ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "We ... More >>
10. Was it just me or did Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Sean Combs sound just like Mike Tyson? 9. Acceptance speeches are always fascinating. Last night Lady Gaga thanked Whitney Houston and Arcade Fire thanked all of Canada. But strangest of all, Train lead singer Pat Monahan gave a shoutout to Howar ... More >>
It may not seem like it, but N*E*R*D has been around for almost 10 years now, playing their genre-defying style of urban crossover rock. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, the band brings its experiences from the mega-successful Neptunes and puts it into a unique rock experience ... More >>
There are a lot of musical acts other than Lady Gaga playing our area this evening. But for those wanting to slow things down a bit after the hectic pace set by the Dallas Observer Music Awards, I can't think of a better change of pace than Kentucky's Anchor in the Valley. Actually, despite the ... More >>
Andrew ShepherdCory Graves wrote in his review that the Granada audience was promised "a real treat visually and aurally." For those of us who weren't there, we can assume from Andrew Shepherd's slideshow that Miike Snow's promise came true. Storms of smoke and shafts of blue light were among the ... More >>
PhosphorescentBrooklyn-based Phosphorescent went from being an unknown indie poet scouring the globe and playing empty rooms to a critical darling almost overnight--many thanks to Willie Nelson. Matthew Houck, the man behind the moniker, made the risky decision to do an album of Nelson covers las ... More >>
We all remember what happened during last year's Record Store Day at Good Records -- that was the first time the Dallas police got involved when Erykah Badu didn't have the proper permits. But with Record Store Day a week from tomorrow, Good hasn't soured on the event: On Monday Pete posted the l ... More >>
Mattie StaffordIt was a crowded affair at Dan's SilverleafBand: Slobberbone Venue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 12:05 a.m. Slobberbone, the reigning godfather of local alt-country acts, hit the stage just a smidge past midnight and proceeded to play all of the band's "hits" to a blissfully inebriat ... More >>
We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorite ... More >>
Under the Covers, Vol. 2 (Shout Factory)
It was five months ago now, that we first learned of Fort Worth native and American Analog Set frontman Andrew Kenny's newest project, The Wooden Birds. Well, just last week, The Wooden Birds' debut disc, Magnolia, earned its release on the pretty excellent Barsuk Records label. It's a largely subdu ... More >>
I spent much of the last week in Austin for SXSW, so rather than hipping you guys to some local jewel this week, I've decided to give a play-by-play commentary of how I vittled down in the Live Music Capitol of the World.Comprehensive Dude Factor: 9, or Doug Sahm, on a scale of 1, "Christopher Cross ... More >>
Waylon Forever (Vagrant)
Hardwood Exits (Yer Bird)
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are stuck In Bruges, which kicked off Sundance last night. PARK CITY, Utah -- The Sundance Film Festival hadn't even officially begun Thursday when word circulated through the 4-below Park City climes that the Directors Guild of America had reached a tentative, thre ... More >>
Not to drop hints or anything, but Xmas is coming, and Forever Young is open, sooo...
Love's Come to Town (Hyena)
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
It's time for some good news in local music--why not start with four amazing albums?
Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)
Live 8 makes some noise. Hopefully, eight world leaders were listening.
Pleasant Grove prepares for its next challenge: the rest of the country
Calexico finds the sweet spot between being its own band and being someone else's
Lucinda Williams might be the most acclaimed songwriter in America, but she doesn't see it that way
You wanted the worst--you got it!
Waiting on Egypt/The Bible Belt/Texas/Dead Men Tell No Tales (Secretly Canadian)
Neil Michael Hagerty
When Shawn Colvin had a kid, it made giving birth to a new album a little harder
Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man
Jam bands burst into bloom