Robert Palmer

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    How Bob Marley Was Sold to the Suburbs

    By Chris Kornellis At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    My First Show: The Posies' Jon Auer Saw Jimi Hendrix--Sort Of

    Welcome to a new feature here on DC9 called My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Julian Ochoa ​ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow have (save for a couple years apart) kept The Posi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    The Problem With... Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug"

    I think I'm going crazy, folks. Ever since I started this column by reviewing the song "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha, I've been haunted by the song every time I step out of the house. On the radio, it's there. On TV, it's there. While watching trashy- but-privileged people walking down the street, I see the dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Last Night: The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato at Center

    The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato Center July 9, 2008 Better than: Watching the never-ending loop of mind-numbing Hannah Montana re-runs with my daughter on the Disney Channel. Download: We'll have a slideshow of the whole ordeal up shortly. (Update: It's up now.) In the meantime, Yo ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007
  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Saturday, June 16, at House of Blues

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Settling Score

    This month, Dallas gets its shot at MTV stardom, and man, does it suck

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Fat Boys

    An elderly gang of seedy Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's documentary

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Bolton No More in ’04

    And other New Year’s resolutions we’re not sticking with

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    To: Broadway

    Elledanceworks doesn't dance around reality

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    The Long Goodbye

    The Dismemberment Plan is finished, but Travis Morrison is just getting started

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Spinning Webs

    The Top 10 Things I Downloaded in 2001 That Weren't Applications Made to Download Things That Aren't Applications

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2000

    Swank sweat lodge

    Drummers of West Africa bring the roots of rock to Fort Worth

  • Music

    August 19, 1999
  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Leaves us dry

    Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    In the gutter

    Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time

  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Under the covers

    How could Duran Duran make a comeback when it never went away?