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  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Tyler, The Creator's Ten Best Tracks

    With a virulent wit, a deep antipathy for authority and a boiling paradox of emotions, Tyler has made some of the most controversial music of the 21st century. Far from mere shock fodder, his music reflects not only internal vulnerability and brokenness, but also the ever-fragmenting moods, morals a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Fifteen Blues Artists to Watch in 2014

    Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    My First Show: Best of 2012 Edition

    We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Playing Fugazi's Repeater For My Kids: "I Like When They Shout Things"

    See also: Why every album you love should be ripped apart by a 19-year-old I've tried to walk the line between imposing my tastes in music on my kids and letting them discover music they enjoy on their own. My tastes are all over the map, so they've gotten a little of everything. My 14-year-old da ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    J. Edgar: Mama's Boy

    Clint Eastwood's inspired take on the original G-man.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Before They Play Artist Cabe Booth's Birthday Party, Members of Bobgoblin, Chomsky and El Gato Share Their First Show Memories

    Cabe Booth​Cabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Listomania: Ten Acts More Deserving Of Playing The Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show Than The Black Eyed Peas

    ​A week ago today, we passed along word of the still-circulating rumor that the Black Eyed Peas would be the performers at Super Bowl XLV, which, you surely already know, is set to take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, February 6.We've yet to squash that rumor--the closest we got w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Last Night: Neko Case at the Granada Theater

    Neko CaseGranada TheaterNovember 23, 2009Better Than: Sitting at home playing with your dogs. Patrick MichelsCheck out more photos from the show here in our slideshow. It wasn't hard to see that it was Neko Case's show last night at the Granada. With the singer's penchant for songs filled with ani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "The War Across The Alley"

    [Editor's Note: This is the last time we'll be running Echoes and Reverberations as a regular feature here on DC9. Will we see future installments? Don't know yet. But in the meantime, a big thanks to Jeff Liles for the past 30 installments of the series. It's been fun.]Shallow Reign, performing at ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Seeing a Ghost

    Yeah, Grandmaster Flash graced the ones and twos at Ghostbar this weekend. But who cares? The people there didn't seem to.

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Still an Aryan Blood Brother

    Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Soulja Boy: Crankin' the Chain

    No one understands the world of major-label rap better

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Prom Is for Suckers

    Lollipop Shoppe is bringing groovy back

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    The King and I

    Grown men dressed in spandex: What does it all mean?

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    PETA, Don't You Have Anything Better to Do?

    PETA wants to protect these cockroaches, which are being served in the Six Flags buffet line. To PETA, an exterminator must be like Idi Amin. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals usually protests against the fur and cosmetics industries' abuse of animals. Yesterday it took up the mighty cause ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Ready to Blow

    With Terrell Owens, which comes first--the Super Bowl ring or the explosion?

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Bloody Reign

    Slayer forgoes the usual midlife crisis. Who needs fast cars when you have speed metal?

  • Music

    February 19, 2004


    "We have mortgages, high cholesterol, and I swear I have arthritis in my fingers. Our sixth CD is due out this summer."

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Last Call

    The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Mix A Lot

    Kid 606 separates the beats from the crap

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Mag Light

    Today's music magazines suck up to celebs--and just plain suck

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Straight Outta Left Field

    The Dallas Morning News says N.W.A. was "militant." The real answer? N.O.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Falling Rock

    The Avalanches are hard to pin down but easy to love

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Organized Noise

    For the members of the Coup, there's nothing part time about revolution

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    The Other Side

    You could call The Dismemberment Plan boring. But you won't.

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Spider Webs

    Mark Griffin resurrects MC 900 Ft. Jesus

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Way Out

    For Hydroponic Sound System, mixing hip-hop with everything else is just Routine Insanity

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    War of words

    Morning News reports of a charity's ties to terrorism spur Muslim protests

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Man with the Plan

    The Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison talks about major labels, modern R&B, and...Steely Dan?

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Live from New York?

    Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Summer suns and some aren't

    Going steady with the singles of the summer

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    My Adidas

    Limp Bizkit are the new kings of rock. Why?

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Paying her debt

    You know the music business stinks when Kathy McCarty, Texas' best singer-songwriter, can't catch a break

  • Film

    April 8, 1999

    Man at the top

    The General adroitly animates real-life Irish crime boss Martin Cahill

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Oedipus hex

    Portrait of the psycho as a young man

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Beat down

    Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Into the groovy

    Raving about Simon Reynolds' techno history, Generation Ecstasy

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    A real pain

    Mo Wax founder James Lavelle tries to explain UNKLE, the sort-of band behind one of the year's most flamboyant albums

  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    He got lame

    Spike Lee tosses up a brick with his bleak He Got Game

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    Rap gets puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    Wizards of Wu

    How Wu-Tang Clan won the world

  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    Arts and craftsmen

    After the Beasties and Beck, the Dust Brothers strike out on their own

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    The Dr. is out

    Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show

  • News

    November 30, 1995


    Bronco Bowl owners gallop toward New Year's opening date

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    Gettin' the Shaft

    'Black Moses' emerges from the bulrushes with two albums and a broken heart

  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    Give up LeFonque

    Branford Marsalis does the 'unspeakable' once more

  • Music

    February 2, 1995

    Case dismissed

    Judge tells the Nightcaps that ZZ Top aren't "copycats"

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