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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    "Smooth" is the Greatest Song of All Time

    By Diane Martinez This summer marks the fifteen-year anniversary of the greatest song of all time. I KNOW. I couldn't believe it either, but fifteen years have come and gone since the first time you heard "Smooth" by Santana, featuring Rob Thomas. FIFTEEN. YEARS. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT!? "Smoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Willie Nelson's All-Time Biggest Gambles

    While Willie Nelson is a legendary artist from Texas (and we certainly love that fact), he's long since transcended simple regional borders. It's almost too limiting to even refer to him as an American icon, though he is obviously that without question. The man is a survivor, an activist and practic ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Surprise! Matchbox Twenty Were Terrible Last Night. The Goo Goo Dolls Were Good, Though.

    The age old dilemma of having one band on the bill you (kind of, sort of, used to) like and one you (pretty much) hate was thrust upon me Wednesday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Back in the early '90s, I found the Goo Goo Dolls to have that same devil-may-care attitude of the Replacements. Sure, Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls Has Come a Long Way since Manning a Hotdog Vending Cart

    Although the Goo Goo Dolls gained most of their fame via slick, syrupy ballads such as "Name" and "Iris," the band actually began life as a rather snotty punk/metal outfit way back in 1985. But after drummer Mike Malinin joined in 1995, the music of the Goo Goo Dolls became increasingly pop friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Why Patrick Ryan Clark Made the Switch to Christian Music

    Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. "Today is a celebration," Patrick Ryan Clark tells the audience. "So let's celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Willie Nelson's Eleven Best Duets

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. When your career is as long, storied and diverse as Willie Nelson's, the group of musicians lining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Monsters University's Soundtrack will Feature Mastodon. How Did That Happen?

    Why are Mastodon writing music for the new Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University? As this blog's self-appointed Mastodon Correspondent (the position pays as well as you'd imagine), I have been ordered to conduct an immediate investigation into this somewhat unexpected turn of events, lest we al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    The Eight Worst NBA/Music Crossovers

    Listen, we know most of you aren't paying attention to the NBA finals like you were last year, but for those of who are (some out of Heat Hate, some out of love for the game), we've been treated to some rather abysmal NBA promos featuring Linkin Park's shitty, shitty music. This is nothing new, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Idol Rich: Goodbye, Tim Halperin.

    ​The wee small RySea stunned us all last night by announcing that 40 million votes had been entered for the 10 audience-selected spots in the American Idol finals. That's what we refer to in the industry as a pant-load, people. And, during the unnecessary two hours of last night's show, there were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Idol Rich: Can Tim Halperin Make the Top 12?

    ​During last night's showing of the Top 12 gents, it bame abundantly clear: This competition is unbelievably tough. And it's not just because there's a great deal of talent on this season of American Idol. Rather, it's because the judges and the show have included some niche performers who, in the ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Miike Snow, Canon Blue

    Monday, June 7, at Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The 15 Worst ...and Friends! Albums Of All-Time

    ​It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Last Night: The Dead Weather at House of Blues

    The Dead WeatherHouse of BluesOctober 5, 2009Better Than: Sunny Day Real Estate, Rob Thomas, and Arctic Monkeys combined. Yeah, I said it.The Dead Weather​As far as rock 'n' roll supergroups are concerned, there are two main varieties: those comprised of members of formerly great bands, reeking of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Gig Alerts: The Craziest Monday Night We've Seen Around Here In Some Time...

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    A Big, Busy Day For Rhett Miller, Indeed.

    The cover of Rhett Miller as taken by local photographer Jason Janik.If you ignore a brief dalliance from back in 1989, then, yes, today sees the official release of Rhett Miller's third solo record, a self-titled affair that's been getting the Old 97's frontman a whole lot of early attention from o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008

    Evil Ways

    Santana smooths over Dallas

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Bowling for Soup, American Hi-Fi

    Friday, May 6, at the Granada

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Crapped Out

    After Pat Green's last album, few of his fans are feeling like Lucky Ones

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Caught Red Headed

    Willie Nelson is always on my mind

  • Music

    February 13, 2003


    February 15

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Crit & Shap

    You wanted the worst--you got it!

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Mick Jagger / Paul McCartney

    Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin) / Driving Rain (Capitol)

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2001

    Hit Parade

    It's like VH1, only bigger and with less drama

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published January 20, 1999

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Those Crazy kids

    A talented cast transcends teen film's familiar, cheesy formula

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    The preacher and the Prophet

    Why can't we all just get along? The history, or not, of Russell and Jeff's Deep Ellum