I remember in the sixth grade when we were all arbitrarily assigned instruments to learn. It was hell for broke parents who were now forced to buy or rent instruments they knew were just going to collect dust in a broom closet. And it was hell for us kids, as when you are a young boy, everything aro ... More >>
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
Folks, meet my former co-worker Shaun Colon. Shaun and I worked together briefly in 2009 at The Absolute Space, a recording and video studio, as well as 100-room rehearsal facility in Dallas. Absolute is gone now, but the memories remain of aligning with some profound musical talent and pretty cool ... More >>
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who might actually de ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
Seattle's Beat Connection pay Dallas a visit tonight on the heels of their 12-song debut, The Palace Garden. We talked with members Reed Juenger and Jarred Katz a few weeks ago about the first time they bought a CD, the first time they toured, and what they expect from their first show in Dallas. W ... More >>
Tonight, The Melvins will perform at Trees. While perusing the Internet in search of photos, I realized the band has two drummers. I thought about how pointless and excessive it is to actually employ two drummers to support a band, but then I considered how powerful the result can be. Two drummers s ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
The wildfires raging through the greater Austin area have everyone on edge. The Forest Service has stated that they're taxed to the limit, Rick Perry briefly abandoned his presidential run to focus on the blaze and the smoke is causing breathing problems as far north as Waxahachie. Meanwhil ... More >>
According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Don is headed for Texas. Although this forecast sounds like something to be happy about -- Dallas could use some much-needed rain from Don's periphery -- CBS is reporting that North Texas will most likely see no effects from the storm, ... More >>
With Mother's Day almost upon us, we can't help but look back on the days when mom schlepped us kids around in the station wagon, minivan or what-have-you. While we were in the backseat losing french fries in the seat creases, getting chewing gum stuck to the back of mom's headrest and picking on ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, September 13, 2010...Jay-Z is helping out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith as they seek total entertainment domination. Is the world ready for a Klingon opera?Phil Collins revealed he has to tape his drumsticks into his hands to be able to actually ... 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 >>
Bill Chemerka, co-author of Music of the Alamo: From 19th Century Ballads to Big-Screen Soundtracks, with Phil CollinsNot making that up -- the press release that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box follows. But long story short: The Genesis singer-drummer is a ginormous Alamo fetishist -- so m ... More >>
May TruongBonjayBonjay -- "Gimmee Gimmee"I was fortunate enough to catch these guys, completely at random, this past week at SXSW--and they impressed the heck out of me with their high-energy performance, and an eclectic, beat-heavy, R&B-tinged sound. Bonjay, which calls Toronto home, release ... More >>
I have some hazy memory of my slightly older cousin going to SMU in March 1977 to see Genesis, then touring behind A Trick Of The Tail, the band's first album with Phil Collins as lead singer. My cousin -- who, earlier today, threatened a libel suit if I printed his name -- also has a vague recol ... More >>
"Are you one of the beautiful people? Is my name on the list? I want to be with the beautiful people... I wanna feel like I'm missed..." Eels - "Guest List" I went to high school with a kid named Greg Holman. His father was a painter named George, who lived in the old Expo Park space that l ... More >>
The Meyerson hosts Huey Lewis
No, not that Phil Collins
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
Keith Urban plays the AAC
Tuesday, April 17, at Hailey's, Denton
Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop-series update
Chase and Status leave their mark--not their tags--on the global DNB scene
Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.
Martin Frost is a Democrat?
Friday, August 20
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
At Kitchen Dog, Hedwig proves size does matter; Flower Drum Song sounds lovely at Fair Park
Single sisters shouldn't settle?
Antbox (Columbia Records, UK)
Another drummer steps to the mike
Animated buddy film gets Road hard and put up wet
Disney's Tarzan still swings, but he's a bit too tame
Eddie Van Halen doesn't really care if you like the "new" Van Halen
Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor