Pere Ubu

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    June 18, 2014

    Mike Dillon, a Local Legend with a Complicated Dallas History

    Mike Dillon sounds weary but resilient. It's inevitable when he comes back to Dallas. His memories of the city and Deep Ellum in the 1980s haunt him like the ghosts of old relatives. Back then, when the neighborhood was in its heyday, he played in two of the scene's most renowned bands as the frontm ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    The Ten Best Texas Psychedelic Rock Albums

    Most people have heard of psychedelic rock -- a mid '60s music closely associated with the psychedelia counterculture. But what you might not know is that its roots started right here in Texas, with 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson first using the term almost fifty years ago in 1965. Sin ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Ryan Kattner of Man Man: "I Keep Inching My Way to What I think is the Perfect Pop Song."

    Also known by his stage name, Honus Honus, Ryan Kattner has been leading the odd band Man Man for a decade. Speaking from his home in Philadelphia and in anticipation of tonight's show at Dada, Kattner was equal parts affable and quick-witted. On the heels of Man, Man's find new album, On Oni Pond, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Mission of Burma

    Friday, September 14, at Dan's Silverleaf

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    May 14, 2012

    Mark Your Calendar: Texas Theatre's Got a Copy of Urgh! A Music War

    If you have yet to see Urgh! A Music War, you're in for a treat, as Texas Theatre has obtained a rare 35mm copy, and will be screening it on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, with live performances from Peopleodian, George Quartz and Marriage Material. If you have seen it, you'll likely agree t ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    The Strangest Stage Names In Music History

    Metta World Peace​When Lakers forward Ron Artest announced last week that he is legally changing his name to Metta World Peace, the Internet exploded with bafflement and criticism. Obviously, this is coming from sports fans. We in the music world are accustomed to odd stage names. Dallas' own Eryk ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Staff Trax: Sleigh Bells, Against Me!, Velocity Girl, Sugar and Pere Ubu

    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 >>

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    October 28, 2008

    Oh My God, Tonight? Oh My God, Guys. Oh My God.

    Chicago’s interestingly titled, progressive pop trio, Oh My God, hits Hailey’s in Denton tonight for a show that also features Denton garage rockers We Are Villains. But it’s something of a miracle that Billy O’Neill and the rest of Oh My God are even making it to Texas. The act was involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Last Night: No Age, Abe Vigoda and Infinite Body at The Loft

    No Age, Abe Vigoda and Infinite Body The Loft June 30, 2008 Better than: Risking life and limb arguing with skinheads back in the '80s at Studio D or The Theater Gallery. Is this what punk rock has come to? Although all three acts hail from California, home of Black Flag, Fear, TSOL, Bad Reli ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007


    Liars (Mute Records)

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    September 7, 2006

    Pere Ubu

    Why I Hate Women (Smog Veil)

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Girl in Bloom

    Megan Reilly's Southern grace is somewhere between Flannery O'Connor and...Thin Lizzy?

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Wilderness, Year Future, Parts & Labor

    Tuesday, May 2, at Rubber Gloves

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    I Am Sure Ron Kirk Feels the Same Way

    Thought I would share with you this quote from Republican Sen. John Cornyn that's making all the rounds. Seems Cornyn, who beat former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk in the 2002 election, is no fan of...what's the word?...uh...oh, yeah...democracy. Says so right here, see? "Well, you know, that's the probl ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2003
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    October 16, 2003

    Electric Shtick

    The Electric Six's shenanigans have them laughing all the way to the bank

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    December 27, 2001

    Hits and Grins

    The greatest-hits format has fallen out of favor, but sometimes the results are pure gold

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Preston School of Industry

    All This Sounds Gas (Matador)

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Unchained Melodies

    Vitame vas na Uz Jsme Doma

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.

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    December 30, 1999
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    June 17, 1999

    Thompson's twins

    Three decades later and smarter, Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson holds a mirror up to his first freakout

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    All his ghosts

    With a new album, Frank Black tries to live up to his own past

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Love, Albini style

    The man who made a career out of ugly music makes a beautiful record

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    February 5, 1998
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    January 19, 1995

    Noise annoys

    Compilation of "experimental music" skirts the line between art and nausea