A few weeks have passed since we found out who will be officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. Which means enough time has passed for the migraines and projectile vomiting to have subsided. Here's a scorecard for the inductees of the Class of 2014. First to note, using th ... More >>
Photo by Allan Hayslip Known for his sophistication as a DJ, Reid Robinson (a.k.a. Woodtronic) gets groovy, laid back gigs spinning at spots like the Perot Museum and outdoor shows in Dallas Arts District. Not to say he can't pump (and punk) it up if needed...you can also see him spinning pretty reg ... More >>
Mötley Crüe, Poison, New York DollsGexa Energy PavilionJune 7, 2011Better than: sitting on your couch watching the Mavs win. Sure, the game was dramatic, but not as dramatic as Tommy Lee's drum rig. Alex ScottTommy Lee's drum kit was quite literally on fire last night. For more pictures from the ... More >>
David Johansen of the New York DollsDavid Johansen's career is the entertainment equivalent of a patchwork quilt. The New York Dolls' first incarnation, after all, lasted just a few years. After dissolving that first time, Johansen recorded several solo albums, then began an acting career. (Remem ... More >>
Whether it's glam metal, Midwestern punk, wholesome indie pop or arena rock from South Africa, we got a little bit of everything in the musical offerings this evening.
Mick MarsMotley Crue are a love-or-hate type of deal. From their look to their music, everything about them gets a reaction. And, for 30 years now, the Crue has refused to go away, still living as loudly as they play. Guitarist Mick Mars is known as the quiet, stoic member of the Crue -- relative ... More >>
Tuesday, June 7,at Superpages Center
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.Gini MascorroGini Mascorro's humble musical beginnings came as a shy East Fort Worth junior high ... More >>
Allen Ginsberg and Michael Minzer during recording sessions in 1987Michael Minzer sent me an email earlier this week containing the good news: His long-in-the-works Hunter S. Thompson record is finished. Finally. This is the one mentioned two years ago in the Evergreen Review piece done on Minzer ... More >>
Les Claypool of PrimusAmong the many arguments that dominated our corner of the high school cafeteria was the topic of world's best bass player. One kid was confident that Flea was the greatest. Another kid was a really big fan of Dave Matthews Band, so he thought that guy was really good. But in ... More >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. We're calling it Unexpected Influences -- because, we hope, that's what it will show.Dallas rapper galleryCat is known for his multi-instrumental live affairs, which often end up ... More >>
Weekend's here and I'm sure we're all eager to get it launched. So, without further ado, let's get right into it. First, the shows we've already talked up...Tonight, Ben Kweller stops in for a homecoming gig of sorts at the Granada Theater, Cryptacize stops by Rubber Gloves for a set with Fishboy an ... More >>
New York DollsHouse of Blues' Pontiac GarageJune 3, 20009Better than: When I caught the Dolls last year and I fell down backstage, drunk, while looking for an autograph.New York Dolls.The New York Dolls came to town last night, undoubtedly bringing greatness in tow. Expecting anything less, of cours ... More >>
Those lucky enough to catch the legendary New York Dolls at the Granada the last time they visited Dallas were treated to a hell of a show. Even though the band is down to two original members (vocalist David Johnasen and guitarist Syl Sylvain, both in their '60s), the band never-the-less kic ... More >>
Your daily dose of music news for Friday, February 27, 2009...People are starting to stand up in defense of Chris Brown's actions--like Kanye West and Bow Wow. Meanwhile, everyone else in the world is still backing Rihanna.In Orem, Utah, tonight, Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer will share a stage for the ... More >>
I know the local connection here is barely tangential, but two of the best shows to come through our area this past year were The New York Dolls at The Granada in April and Todd Rundgren at House of Blues in July. Now news comes that Rundgren is producing the next Dolls' effort. Back in the summer ... More >>
Lil Stevie. (NBC Photo/ Heidi Gutman) Steven Van Zandt just called to chat about his syndicated Underground Garage radio show, which can once again be heard on 92.5 KZPS-FM at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights. Now in its seventh year, the show can be heard on more than 140 stations and around the world o ... More >>
Odd that these guys wrote "You'll Never Make It." (Chapman Baehler) California’s Pennywise has been playing its brand of working man’s punk for nearly 20 years now, and the members show little sign of slowing down. Even after the 1996 suicide of original member Jim Thirsk, the band soldiered ... More >>
Between Good Records' birthday celebration and the Mokah Music showcase we were a little overwhelmedbut in a good way.
The punk icons The New York Dolls at the Granada. (Daniel Kramer)New York Dolls April 20, 2008 Granada Theater Much Better Than: expected, and way better than getting your punk thrills via an over-coifed trio of emo bands at Nokia. Download: See photos from Sunday night's show. Critic’s Notebo ... More >>
Sunday, April 20, at the Granada Theater
Money, parking, overcrowded venues and quality of music; these are just a few things that come to mind when deciding where to go this New Year’s Eve. Here is a list of 1- possibilities followed by a scaled score (10 being the best bet) to rate the perspective overall experience. (Or you can always ... More >>
Say Go (Sonic Swirl)
Thursday, October 19, at the Galaxy Club
Karen O and cohorts put on a hell of a show. Too bad they were so nice about it.
Riot City Blues (Columbia)
One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (Roadrunner)
I was saddened to read this morning in The New York Times about the death of rock critic Paul Nelson, a writer who had an estimable impact on, among others, Bob Dylan, as the man himself recounted in the 2005 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary No Direction Home. He worked for Circus and Rolling St ... More >>
A forgotten punk makes a Killer comeback
The Deep Ellum Film Festival offers cinematic pleasures...just not in Deep Ellum.
SXSW 2005: The crowds, the hype bands and all the Shiner Bock you can drink
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
This Is For Real (Mute Records)
February 28; February 29
The Bathroom Wall (DreamWorks) / Andy Dick & the Bitches of the Century (Milan)
The Bone rocks The Merge right off your FM dial
Ramones Around the World
Grand Fury (Upper Cut Records)
Rocket Summer, Toadies break out, Solex gets Good, Live at the Hootenanny, and more
Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes
The Dictators are not back. They never left.
The Dictators are not back. They never left.
Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died
The American Fuse gets elemental