As you've recently read in DC9, Amber Campagna's family is practically the subject of a new documentary on fallen Dallas musician Frankie Campagna Jr.'s local punk assembly, Spector 45. We got a chance to know Frankie Jr. pretty well here at DC9 over the years, as well as his father, Kettle Art Stud ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages.
Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>
And now, two excellent opportunities to see (and participate in!) community activism this weekend in Deep Ellum. Tucked into doors of many neighborhood residences this week are fliers for Saturday's Deep Ellum Community Day, wherein members of the Deep Ellum Community Association and friends are ... More >>
One of the Richard Ross pieces that will be up for auction tomorrow at The Whole Show in Deep EllumThose with blank walls and no Saturday night plans had best take note: Kettle Art down in Deep Ellum's the site of The Whole Show tomorrow, a silent auction during which ... lessee if I counted this ... More >>
Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>