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    August 14, 2014

    10 Reasons 1994 Was Pop Music's Greatest Year

    By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Add Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils to Lineup

    Last week was a bad week for anyone who loves Death Grips. The band's break-up announcement was at once a surprise and not a surprise, given the band's history of no-showing its own concerts. (Granted, fans of Death Grips probably also like getting stood up, so who knows, their demise could be just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Gary Numan at the Granada Theater, Tuesday, March 11: A Review

    A lively, multi-generational crowd made it out to the Granada Theater last night to catch pioneering electronic musician Gary Numan. The nearly sold out crowd was treated to an energetic set that judiciously mixed in old and new favorites that spanned Numan's four decade long career. The set list c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Six Perfect Songs for Getting People to Leave

    It has happened to me a million times. I walk into a bar with the intention of sitting down for a relaxing beverage, and in between the time that I've paid and my first sip of beer, I realize that some 22-year-old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is Usher, Nelly or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 12 Best New Year's Eve Concerts In Dallas: $20 to $200

    Dallas, if you want to ring in 2014 with some good live music, look no further. We have compiled comprehensive guides to all of the city's best New Year's Eve shows, for every different kind of music fan's budget. Today, we bring you the best offerings with cover charges a little more than the shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Ministry's Al Jorgensen on Mike Scaccia, the Grays and Why He Wrote A (Terrifying) Memoir

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012
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    October 26, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano: "We've Never Done Anything Everybody Else Does."

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    A Place to Bury Strangers' Oliver Ackermann Names The Five Loudest Shows He's Ever Seen

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    20 Years Later: The 15 Best Albums of 1991

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Conversation: Is Playing Other People's Songs Respectable?

    Dallas disco cover band Le Freak​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Ten Best Music Videos Banned by MTV

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2011

    Last Night: Rihanna, J.Cole, a Fire at American Airlines Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    BUZZ KILL: Fifteen Songs About What Happens To You When You Do Drugs.

    ​Good morning, potheads. Enjoy your wake and bake? Good, good, glad to hear it. We hope your early-morning sesh was, like, "totally killer."Where were we, you ask?Oh. About that. Well, sorry to "harsh your mellow" and all, but, um, some of us don't work behind the counter at the local head shop; w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    The Oscars: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Gig Alert: Hypernova and The Yellow Dogs Tonight at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton

    It's not often that a band from Iran makes its way to our area, much less a pair of them, so tonight's Hypernova/The Yellow Dogs performance at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios should provide a good reason to head to Denton. Now based out of New York, Hypernova has gone through quite a journey jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Staff Trax: Crystal Castles, Galaxie 500, BrakesBrakesBrakes, Christina Aguilera Covering John Lennon and The Bouncing Souls.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    The Problem With... Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug"

    I think I'm going crazy, folks. Ever since I started this column by reviewing the song "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha, I've been haunted by the song every time I step out of the house. On the radio, it's there. On TV, it's there. While watching trashy- but-privileged people walking down the street, I see the dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Top 10 Best Concerts I've Been To In Dallas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Gig Alert: VNV Nation and War Tapes at the Granada Tonight

    VNV NationListening to VNV Nation is reminiscent of listening to alternative music when it was a viable and legitimate form of music. The band isn't something you're going to hear on a traditional modern rock radio station; combining elements of electronica, dance music and a little bit of industria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Today In Music News: Eminem and Flea Head To Hall Of Fame, 50 and Weezy Are Fueding and Jane's Addiction Offers Up Free Reznor-Produced Tracks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.13.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know the Mavs have the NBA's longest sellout streak at 301 games, but the fans at American Airlines Center just don't get it. Thursday night's tense game with the Celtics was tied at 91 until Boston's P ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
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    August 14, 2008

    Shoe Strung

    A Place To Bury Strangers isn't shoegaze. Or is it?

  • Music

    July 10, 2008

    Rebel Assault

    So...Where has all the George Michael love gone?

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Gerard Dirkx Offers His Take On The Greatest DFW Rock Artists

    Sparrowbox, the tongue-in-cheek experimental punk and psychedelic outfit led by Gerard Dirkx, former frontman of legendary Dallas 70’s new wave band The Telefones, is taking mockery to new heights. In a recent email, Dirkx states that the Dallas Times Herald (which, y'know, folded in '91) “jus ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    The Icarus Line

    Black Lives at the Golden Coast (V2)

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Born to Be Blue

    Blue Man Group: Pop-culture phenomenon or just three guys with too much latex?

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Festivus for the Rest of Us

    No need for ACL--there was plenty to see within Dallas city limits

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Johnny Cash

    American V: A Hundred Highways (American/Lost Highway )

    Personal File (Columbia/Legacy)

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Shalom, Arcadia

    This is what the Arcadia looked like till about an hour ago. Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender just talked to Sam, who's on the scene at the Arcadia Theater fire, and told him the second floor of the Arcadia just collapsed into the first floor. That means Dallas Fire-Rescue will not send any fire ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2005
  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Twist at the End

    Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003

    Dead Dance

    Ballerinas rattle their bones

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Johnny Cash, 1932-2003

    The Man in Black left his mark not only on the music world, but on ours as well

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Bass Ackwards

    Irréversible desperately attempts to turn the world upside down

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Adam and the Ants

    Antbox (Columbia Records, UK)

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Everyone's a Critic

    Or at least a handful of musicians and music-industry types are, for a few brief moments

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Trouble in Mind

    The Cell dives into the brain of a killer, but it's a shallow pool

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    Blink-182, Bad Religion

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2000

    Section-al harassment

    Who's improv bit is it anyway?

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    The show-me slate

    DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999

  • Music

    December 30, 1999
  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Tearin' up their hearts

    KISS-FM attempts to create the next boy band sensation. Why does that sound so scary?

  • Music

    February 11, 1999
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    May 29, 1997
  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    Twilight's last gleaming

    Nocturne says that Bauhaus ain't its house

  • Music

    November 10, 1994
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