The plethora of beatmakers, producers and DJs in Dallas are bussin' the local music scene wide open. We here at the Observer wanted to showcase that talent through bi-weekly mix's made by the best in the business, and made especially for DC9 at Night. So stream, download and share this with your fri ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
There are few bands that can maintain an uncompromising sound and still have a shelf life. Rising from the sordid bowels of New York's post-no wave scene, Swans, helmed by Michael Gira, have proven to be the glaring exception, creating music on their own terms, on and off, for over 30 years. They ... More >>
Erykah Baduâ€‹On Friday morning, Vibe posted a length piece on Erykah Badu well worth the time if you have it--because, as part of the magazine's online "Full Clip" series, it's mostly just Badu on Badu, with the Dallas R&B star explaining her motivations, headspaces and conflicts with each and ... More >>
Well, speaking of upcoming debut full-lengths from promising young area artists: Today, Magnet magazine has posted quite the flattering write-up on Sarah Jaffe on its Web site, wherein it gushes about the songs on her upcoming Kirtland Records full-length Suburban Nature: "One listen to 24-year-old ... More >>
If nothing else, this City Hall-provided video concerning the Bexar Street redevelopment project in South Dallas is the first city-made video you can dance to -- though it's hardly Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," as advertised. (Anyone? Because Shazam's no help here.) I, for one, hope this is the wave ... More >>
No, nothing will ever, ever compare to this, the original version of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". Nothing.And yet, somehow, this new cover of the song (via) from one-time Dallas resident Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) is a pretty decent effort in its own right--and certainly worth a liste ... More >>
So...Where has all the George Michael love gone?
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Jupiter aligns with Mars and Hair returns in all its flaxen, waxen glory
Recurring Saturdays and Sundays, Lee Harvey's
The Hidden Cameras play Polyphonic Spree-esque church rock, with a naughty twist
Will 90.1 FM ax its music programming for good?
And other New Year’s resolutions we’re not sticking with
Erykah Badu is serious about saving the soul of the city
The gospel according to Ruthie Foster
More Friends (Rhino)
In The Dancer Upstairs, Bardem is the quiet amid the violence
The best was hard to find, harder still to ignore
The Dallas Morning News says N.W.A. was "militant." The real answer? N.O.
These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town
Come Away With Me (Blue Note)
Local music was better than ever in 2001
N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.
When Norah Jones left Dallas, she had no idea she'd end up living the jazzer's fantasy
Under the disguise of Peaches, Merrill Nisker says things that would make Luther Campbell blush
The new Broadside boxed set resurrects the intimacy and immediacy of New York in the 1960s
Chan Marshall's latest album is a collection of other people's songs, but it still smells like Cat Power
When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played