Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on its news page, and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-met ... More >>
Seriously though, how excited are you Mumford & Sons fans? After canceling their show earlier in the summer due to health reasons, the boys are back in town. It's always nice to see a band make it up to the fans, and that's exactly what the indie folk/bluegrass darlings will do on Wednesday night. S ... More >>
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually de ... More >>
It's been nice to watch TV--fresh off House of Cards's Netflix premier--deal with the same questions people have been addressing about music since Napster or iTunes or Spotify, depending on which iteration of the issue you remember best. Specifically: Now that Netflix can create programming based on ... More >>
Uproar Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Sunday, September 16 See also: The tattooed fans of Uproar Festival "Buttrock: a term to identify a band trademarked with cheap, unoriginal song lyrics; the vocalist hiding his lack of vocal talent by producing a deep and 'raspy' voice (i.e. Nickelback, Creed) ... More >>
Usually, we only interview one band for this feature, but given the chance to interview members of Soviet and The Longshots, to hell with regulations. Both bands will open for Pujol tomorrow at Dada, certainly one of the better shows this week. John, what can you remember about the first Soviet sh ... More >>
At some point in the near future, Justin Young might end up playing in every active band in Dallas. He recently filled with Menkena while also finding time to play with J. Charles and the Trainrobbers, Auxiliary Voice, Arm Tha Homeless and the beloved Hall & Oates cover band, The Rich Girls. Just a ... More >>
Summer Cut w/ The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Fitz & The Tantrums and moreFriday, June 1, at Gexa Energy PavilionHere we are, fully immersed in this year's summer festival season, and we're already peaking. It's going to be hard to outdo The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, and everyone else KXT 91.7-F ... More >>
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, trio The Life and Times makes a wonderful racket while creating dense, sonically challenging compositions -- real rock songs hidden under waves of noise. Speaking from his home in Chicago and in anticipation of tonight's show at Dan's Silverleaf, frontman and ... More >>
Daryl at Sons of Hermann HallThere are lots of big shows this weekend, and the one about which much ado has been made is the [DARYL] reunion at Sons of Hermann Hall tonight. Since the band broke up several years ago, members have continued playing around town in various other capacities. Tonight, ... More >>
3 Doors DownLove 'em or hate 'em, 3 Doors Down have been around since the mid-'90s, with five albums in their canon. They're currently touring on last year's mega-selling Time of My Life, but you can still hear songs on the radio from their debut album. Led by vocalist (and the band's original dr ... More >>
That two-year-old listening to KKDA-104.5 FM K104 in Dallas (local tie!) in the clip above is cooler than all of us. But we've got some cool news to share about some artists with local ties -- among them Erykah Badu, ZZ Top, Kelly Clarkson, [Daryl], Teenage Cool Kids and Big hud -- so that's a start ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, October 7, 2010...Apparently even the British government digs xx. A new online campaign has been set up urging Weezer to split up. That' a little harsh, no? They could've at least gone after Nickelback. Lil' Wayne was put in solitary conf ... More >>
It's a big week in Idol World. Tonight marks the almost annual star-studded Idol Gives Back charity episode, and, no matter how hard-hearted you are, you have to admit that the show is an emotional, feel-good, do-good piece of prime-time. Celebs of every level will grace the stage and screen with ... More >>
Shinedown, Palladium Ballroom, Sunday, Oct. 11Shinedown, the band Pete claims he can't pick out of a lineup, played at the Palladium last night. I'll admit it: I thought Shinedown's hit "Second Chance," otherwise known as that "Hailey's comet song the EDGE plays over and over again" was Nickelback's ... More >>
Just as it did last Wednesday and the Wednesday before that, national booking/concert promotions conglomerate Live Nation is back today with another "No Servive Fee Wednesday" promotion, this time removing all service fee charges on its 4-Pack ticket bundles, which allow ticket-buyers to save 17 pe ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Morrissey @ Palladium, Friday, April 10 The Smiths, largely due to Morrissey's emotionally-fueled lyrics, are credited with bringing a fragile side to alt-rock in the early-'80s. But make no mistake, dude ain't afraid to make a statement! The Moz has been stirring controversy, causing feuds and ta ... More >>
Welcome to This or That, the weekly segment here on DC9 where we stream an unmarked song and ask, simply enough, "Is this [POP BAND X] or just another crappy local band?" Why? Because we don't think you'll be able to tell the difference between the real thing and the crappy, cheap knockoff.Summery s ... More >>
Dark Horse (Road Runner)
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I p ... More >>
Welcome to This or That, a weekly segment here on DC9 where we stream an unmarked song and ask, simply enough, "Is this [POP BAND X] or just another crappy local band?" Why? Because we don't think you'll be able to tell the difference between the real thing and the crappier, cheaper knockoff.Since e ... More >>
Santana smooths over Dallas
Poetry about the acts on Edgefest 17's bill? It's music to our ears.
This band can mash up its own singles
All caps and fist pumps
The Hidden Cameras play Polyphonic Spree-esque church rock, with a naughty twist
This cowgirl has a need... a need for speed (but not too fast)
C'mon, it's Chicago and Huey Lewis
The days of great summer music festivals in Dallas are history. Aren't
At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.
Some Hearts (Arista Nashville) | The Real Thing (RCA)
Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
Let's Get to Second (Aezra)
Music from the Motion Picture Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome
December 5; December 7
Plus: Good to The Bone, Eat Your Heart Out, Do the Perp Walk
There's more to ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead than wrecking stages. No, seriously.
You wanted the worst--you got it!