Pedro the Lion

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    The Rise of the Living-room Concert

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    The Case Against Supergroups, Even if They Feature Will Johnson and David Bazan

    Late last month, indie-loving fans of the globe, and especially here in Texas, finally received a single, but major, piece of news regarding the project that's surely to be slapped with the ubiquitous "supergroup" label. Overseas, consisting of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and former Dallasites Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Denton's Biographies Are Having More Fun Than You

    Biographies came into the Denton scene in the middle part of last year with a seemingly built in audience. Though they are neophytes, both as a band and as individuals (their oldest member is 23), they have a certain experimental bravery informed by their pre-emo idols; those certain David Bazans an ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 19, 2013

    How Do We Convert From Christian Rock to Indie Rock?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Eight of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Patio Sessions, DJ Klever and More

    Patio SessionsEvery Thursday in the fall at AT&T Performing Arts Center, FreeIt's time for cooler weather again, and with it comes the AT&T Performing Arts Center's free outdoor concert series, Patio Sessions, which is sponsored by DC9 At Night. They've put together a fantastic lineup for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Dave Bazan - A Living Room in Denton - 2/25/12

    Dave Bazan Saturday, February 25 In case you forgot how cool the town of Denton is, Saturday night, Denton city councilman Kevin Roden hosted an intimate evening with Dave Bazan at his home on Texas Street, right across from TWU. "[Bazan's] management team put out the call that they were doing th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Will Johnson Is the Where's Waldo of Folk Supergroups

    Yesterday, various social media outlets were literally on fire with the news of Centro-matic singer Will Johnson's "supergroup" with the Kadane Brothers and Pedro the Lion's David Bazan. That almost made us forget about his other other band, New Multitudes, which features Jay Farrar, Anders Parker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Good Friday: The Independence Day Edition

    Bettmann/CorbisWillie Nelson at his second annual Fourth of July picnic in 1974​It's hot as hell and the area burn bans are in full effect, which can only mean one thing: It's time to celebrate our independence! This weekend's live music offerings are fairly strong, but at Billy Bob's Texas in For ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Lewis Makes More Progress With Deep Elm Records

    L. LadshawJust before Lewis slipped out of focus, entirely.​In the late '90s and early aughts, there were a handful of Dallas bands that made a big splash locally, and a slightly smaller splash nationally. Today's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History focuses on one such act -- Lewis, whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2010

    Made a Playlist, Now Checkin' it Twice: By Request, Last Night's Christmas Music Show

    ​Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Gig Alert/Bonus MP3: Hear Flashbulb Fires' "Pyramid Scheme" and Catch the Band Tonight at Andy's Bar in Denton

    Flashbulb Fires can be found under "F."​Hailing out of Denver, Flashbulb Fires is an alt-rock quartet in vein of the Arcade Fire and Pedro The Lion. At least, that's what the band's promotional material says. To me, there are some other interesting influences popping in and out of the band's sombe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Year in Review: 2009's Best Indie Records, the College Rockers Honor Roll

    Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experiment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Last Night: David Bazan, Say Hi at Dan's Silverleaf

    David Bazan, Say HiDan's Silverleaf, DentonOctober 8, 2009Better Than: trying to drive home in the rain.If we pretended that this photo was from last night, you'd probably believe us, huh?​Even before the storm rolled in and David Bazan finally lumbered on stage at Dan's Silverleaf, last night's e ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    David Bazan, Say Hi

    Thursday, October 8, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Aural Ambush: David Bazan

    Today, we welcome back an old friend to the blog. That's right: It's the return of Aural Ambush, a feature we hope will be back and running regularly in these confines we call DC9. It's been a while, though, so, for those who may have forgotten the concept, a quick refresher: We grab an mp3 from an ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    David Bazan

    Curse Your Branches (Barsuk Records)

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Tonight: Skip The Debate And Catch Jonezetta At The Loft

    That first McCain/Obama debate was pretty much a snoozefest of the highest order. The second go around tonight should offer a bit more interest, seeing that’s it has a town hall format. In any case, you can always TiVo the debate and head out to The Loft tonight and catch Jonezetta. Hailing from ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Ben Gibbard, David Bazan, Johnathan Rice

    Monday, May 14, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    The Only Mash-Up That Matters

    Take 25 musicians, a magic hat and 12 short hours and you've got the recipe for one of the most innovative rock-and-roll ideas ever born. Rock Lottery returns to Dan's Silverleaf in Denton tomorrow, full of suspense and surprises for patrons and participants alike. The fast-paced crossbred concert/s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Newness Begins

    At this weekend's Wall of Sound Festival, the New Year resolves to play its first local gig in two years

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006
  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Patience for the Ride

    Centro-matic began as a one-man band. Ten years later, it's Denton's greatest quartet.

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Undertow Orchestra

    Friday, February 24, at Hailey's

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Heading Out

    A prayer journal reveals life on the other side of Korn

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Midlake on The Late Late Show; enter The Drams; and say bye-bye to Sara Radle

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    March 24, 2005


    SXSW 2005: The crowds, the hype bands and all the Shiner Bock you can drink

  • Music

    June 10, 2004
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    December 11, 2003


    Building a Building (Deep Elm Records)

  • Music

    November 14, 2002
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    March 7, 2002

    What's Mine

    Former Velocity girl Sarah Shannon strikes out on her own

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A near encounter with Reverend Horton Heat's fists

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Five for Fighting

    Selected Notes on Music, 2000

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    March 18, 1999