Tyrel Choat's fingertips surged with power when he first pulled a riff out of an electric guitar. His older brother taught him the monstrous riff from Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf," and when he figured it out himself, he acquired a scorching propensity for riff writing that never burnt out. When ask ... More >>
Some people might hold up Josh Homme as a kind of savior of modern rock music, what with his riffs, and his arms (he has nice arms), and things like that. And I suppose that I did too, once. Around the time when Kyuss ended and QOTSA began, when they rode that wave from bad Kyuss album into the blud ... More >>
Well people, this is not a drill. We are in a full-fledged government shutdown, for the first time in 17 years. Have you noticed how people keep saying that like 17 years is a really long time? Seventeen-year-old people were born in 1996. Think about that, lamestream media. We were doing the Macaren ... More >>
Austin City Limits shattered dreams this morning, as every festival eventually must, when it released its schedule for the two-weekend bash. Whereas before excited festival-goers could look at the line-up and think "I'd love to see that one! And that one! Wow, and them!," now they must look at the s ... More >>
Pop sensations Queens of the Stone Age will play Verizon Theatre on October 5. Tickets for the show, which range from $42.50 to $49.50 before fees, go on sale this Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. If you missed this announcement when it came through, you're forgiven: The show still isn't listed wasn't l ... More >>
Austin City Limits' lineup for 2013 was just announced: Headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon and noted teenage-girl-advice-givers Atoms for Peace. Tickets go on sale May 7 -- early bird passes are sold out but VIP is available if you just can't wait. See also: -50 Don't ... More >>
Ten Bells Tavern opened this past week at 232 W. 7th S., just across the street from another new bar, The Oak Cliff Social Club. Ten Bells Tavern is a casual, low-key spot with potentially two personalities. Inside is a hideaway dive inside, while outside, where big picnic tables are scattered aroun ... More >>
A Lull, Deleted Scenes, Botany Dan's Silverleaf Tuesday, January 31 Chicago five-piece A Lull took the Dan's stage at 11:30 p.m. with two drummers in tow, in front of roughly 20 people. Raucous, tribal beats rolled along for a majority of the set and, propelled by these rhythms, the high-pitched, r ... More >>
Hull.Metal has long been a canvas for the otherworldly. When the paper version of DC9 spoke to The Sword's lead man, J.D. Cronise, back in February, his answer to why metal is such fertile soil for the magical and mystical was rather matter of fact. "The music itself is just kind of extreme ... More >>
He likes it! Hey, Darroh! If you sat around yesterday waiting for Arrows and Anchors, the new Fair to Midland album, to go on sale, you no doubt ended up disappointed. The three-years-in-the-making album from the area progressive metal act has seen release was pushed back once more, this time to ... More >>
Seryn Regrettably, we didn't make it out to Paste's Thursday day party featuring North Texas' own Sarah Jaffe and Seryn (fellow North Texans Eisley played the magazine's Wednesday party), and, to hear Paste tell it, boy, did we miss out: The venerable and regrettably now online-only music rag cla ... More >>
Everybody knows he's a motherfucking monster.Thursday at SXSW 2011 has come and gone -- but Kanye remains solidly in his spot atop our buzz power rankings, as determined by chatter we're hearing on the street. His lead is shrinking, though -- Odd Future is hot on his tail, proving once again that ... More >>
Eek! It's time for SXSW spillover, the yearly event in which the hoards of bands heading to Austin collect a little gas money by playing our fair area. But I'm not one to complain: Good music is good music, no matter where or when it's played.
Tuesday evening brings a couple of decent triple-bills and a tandem of sensitive singer-songwriters to our area for your musical enjoyment. Which is as good an excuse as any to leave the house tonight.
Fair to Midland After a fairly crazy couple of years (and one gnarly van crash) since the 2007 release of their breakthrough, Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True, Sulphur Springs' Fair to Midland has finally announced details about its upcoming fourth full-length release -- ... 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 ou ... More >>
In an odd quirk of scheduling, four major national acts bless our area's venues, offering up an incredibly hectic start to the music week begins this evening. Besides Sunny Day Real Estate at the Granada, Rob Thomas at Nokia and Artic Monkeys at the Palladium, you can also catch Jack W ... More >>
(Check out our final ACL wrap-up slideshow on Monday for photos of this and other acts from ACL) The crowds may not have been all that familiar with the catalog of Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup comprising of Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, others), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone ... More >>
Monday, October 5,at the Palladium Ballroom
Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues, Friday, April 24The popularity of these Scottish rockers exploded after the success of their 2004 self-titled debut album (which sold 3.6 million copies worldwide). And, I mean, their first single "Take Me Out" didn't do too badly either! Did you know that band's n ... More >>
Friday, December 12, at The Door Dallas
Who would win in a fight: The Eagles or The Eagles of Death Metal? Let's go to the tape!
Max Cady guitarist Jeff shreds on the Double Wide stage Friday night. (Jonathan Finley) “It’s like a freight train of rock,” my friend Nick leans over to tell me. I had never seen Max Cady (rhymes with lady, not caddy as the opening band, Salute, thought) before I got to the Double Wide last ... More >>
Josh Homme and Co. glam it up
Era Vulgaris (Interscope)
Peaches gets serious
Eagles of Death Metal take their music as seriously as their universal 'stache
We reflect on six years of great, free concerts at the little record store that could
Thursday, November 3, at Galaxy Club
Lullabies to Paralyze (Interscope)
Wednesday, March 16, at the Gypsy Ballroom
Peace Love Death Metal (Ant Acid Audio)
It's a smash hit
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl is always between rock and a hard place
The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.
Counting down 2002
One by One (RCA)
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Queens of the Stone Age have the feel-good hit of the summer