We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
Don't spend too many late-night hours reading longtime Ministry leader Al Jourgensen's memoir. It's a dark, dark nightmare. Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen is harrowing tale of drugs, sex and, of course, rock-n-roll, inspired by the artist who influenced a generation of musical ... More >>
Jeff Klein, frontman and main songwriter behind My Jerusalem, has shared some of his background before, but not for My First Show. My Jerusalem, whose new album, Preachers, is out next week, comes back to Dada on Friday. Klein took time out a few weeks ago to share his obsession with Paul Westerberg ... More >>
At 54, Johnette Napolitano sounds like she has much creative drive as people half her age. Full of energy and desire with her work as a solo artist, a collaborator and the lead singer of Concrete Blonde, listening to her is quite an inspiration. While her power was out at her home in Joshua Tree, C ... More >>
That's Ackermann, front and center, with the rest of APTBS.As we've already discussed a bit this week, A Place To Bury Strangers have about as much a problem turning up the volume knob as Rick Perry does seeking hair product. Which makes this recent, surprise announcement all the more awesome: Ol ... More >>
In last week's edition of our regular feature, The Conversation, Pete Freedman and Daniel Hopkins debated on whether 1991 or 1994 was the greatest music year of the '90s. It was an interesting read for sure. And, since this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of both Nevermind and The ... More >>
Dallas disco cover band Le FreakA well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>
MTV has gotten some flack for censorship over the course of its 30 years on the air. The station, in addition to helping proliferate the music video concept, is equally known, it seems, for bleeping words, playing only censored versions of certain videos, relegating racy videos to late-night pla ... More >>
Rihanna, J. Cole, a goddamn fire American Airlines July 8 2011 Better than: The Voice. Wait, does The Voice have fire? Rachel ParkerRihanna at the AAC last night. For more photos, check out the slideshow.Four spotlight displays and a rounded widescreen highlighted the swanky American Airlin ... More >>
Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, The Colour Revolt, The New Regime House of Blues July 5th, 2011 Better than: having your first colonoscopy.Taking Back SundayOne of the biggest complaints about venues that can hold more than 100 people is that the intimacy between band and audience gets lost. Those ... More >>
10. Funny, but I don't think Justin Timberlake is Banksy. Is he? 9. As far as early-year Super Bowls of industries go, give me football (Super Bowl), followed by music (Grammys), auto racing (Daytona 500) and movies (Oscars). 8. Original score? Original song? Sound mixing? Sound editing? En ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Saw Blue October Friday night at House of Blues. Good. But not the best I've seen them. That would've been the show back in the summer of 2004 at the Lakewood Theater when lead singer Justin Furstenfeld - bum knee and crutches be damned - was as passionate as any singer I've ever seen. Got m ... More >>
1100 Springs, Roger Alan Wade, Lucero & Shooter Jennings at MusInk's Second nightFair Park Centennial BuildingApril 10, 2010Better than: Watching the Rangers continue to fail to come anywhere near our already low expectations.Kevin TodoraLucero dirtied MusInk up a bit.Seeing a lively crowd en ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, March 23, 2009...Eminem and Flea are among the presenters for this years Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Em will induct Run-DMC; Flea will induct Metallica.It's funny how 50 Cent likes to take jabs at easy targets like Rick Ross, but, when it ... More >>
Inspired by Genesis, DTC's In the Beginning makes Eden into a land of confusion
A Place To Bury Strangers isn't shoegaze. Or is it?
So...Where has all the George Michael love gone?
There's nothing better than hot nerds who can kick your ass
Black Lives at the Golden Coast (V2)
Blue Man Group: Pop-culture phenomenon or just three guys with too much latex?
No need for ACL--there was plenty to see within Dallas city limits
American V: A Hundred Highways (American/Lost Highway )
Personal File (Columbia/Legacy)
102.1 FM is killing rock music one mid-'90s hit at a time
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
The Man in Black left his mark not only on the music world, but on ours as well
Entertainment that's flammable
Irréversible desperately attempts to turn the world upside down
Antbox (Columbia Records, UK)
Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments
Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of the BBC Sessions '68-'72
The Cell dives into the brain of a killer, but it's a shallow pool
Who's improv bit is it anyway?
DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999
KISS-FM attempts to create the next boy band sensation. Why does that sound so scary?
Nocturne says that Bauhaus ain't its house
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show