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    September 13, 2012

    Mission of Burma

    Friday, September 14, at Dan's Silverleaf

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    October 12, 2011

    Dawes' Tay Strathairn Lists For Us His All-Time Top Five Favorite Things About Texas

    Dawes' Tay Straithairn​What can we say about the practically-impossible-to-dislike Dawes that we haven't said here on DC9 or in the paper version before? No, the band's not exactly new to us around the metroplex. Hell, they were just here last month, playing the Fort Worth Music Festival.Ah, well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Conversation: Is Playing Other People's Songs Respectable?

    Dallas disco cover band Le Freak​A well-timed cover can be just the thing to take a band's live performance from good to great. But if the execution of the song is off, it could blow the whole set. On the flip side, although playing a cover is a risky move, sometimes the rewards can make an artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Last Night: Mission of Burma, Ume and Tre Orsi at the Granada Theater

    Mission of Burma, Ume and Tre Orsi Granada Theater July 24, 2011 Better than: watching the new episode of Breaking Bad, because you can't DVR a live concert. MIssion of Burma​The Granada Theater was barely half-full for Mission of Burma's 30-years-later return to Dallas, but the band played li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Q&A: Mission of Burma's Clint Conley on Why His Band is Unlike The Pixies

    Boston's Mission of Burma is one of those legendary post-punk outfits that seemingly pop into just about every up-and-coming band's list of influences. The bands two main songwriters, guitarist Roger Miller and bassist Clint Conley, originally got together in the early '80s and developed a very uniq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    At Mission Of Burma's First Reunion Show, They Sold Out a Venue They Were Originally Banned From

    Welcome to 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. Mission Of Burma​Roger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Clearing Out The Mailroom: Monday, December 13, 2010

    ​We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Various ArtistsImus Ranch Record II (New West)With tunes from Jamey Johnson, Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Dude Food Takes On Kincaid's

    ​Kincaid's Hamburgers4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.Fort Worth, TexasDude Factor: 9, or Roger Miller, on a scale of 1 (Mark David Chapman) to 10 (Townes Van Zandt)It seems that every time someone does a survey of metroplex burgers (or a statewide survey, for that matter), the name "Kincaid's" seems to come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    A View From the Judges Table: Week Six of The Shiner Rising Star contest.

    ​Shiner Rising Star Competition: Week SixLa GrangeAugust 26, 2010For night six of the still ongoing first round of this year's Shiner Rising Star competition, hosted by KHYI-95.3 FM The Range, things reverted back to the local flavor that had been largely missing over the previous couple of weeks. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009

    Mission of Burma

    The Sound The Speed The Light (Matador)

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    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Last Night: Roger McGuinn at McDavid Studio

    Roger McGuinnMcDavid StudioNovember 22, 2008Better than: Watching one of those Time Life infomercials about reliving the '60s though a 10 CD compilation featuring the likes of Hermann's Hermits and Ten Years After.Starting promptly at 8:00, Roger McGuinn treated the packed house in Ft. Worth's McDav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Last Night: Mount Righteous, Cryptacize, And Danielson At The Granada

    Mount Righteous, Cryptacize, and Danielson Granada Theater November 20, 2008 Better than: Watching the Dallas Stars lose yet again. On most occasions, the biggest compliment an opening act receives is "at least their set didn't last too long." But for a band like Grapevine's own Mount Righteous ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Silver Lining

    Silver Jew David Berman left Dallas when he turned 18. And, maybe for good reason, he never looked back.

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Silver Jews

    Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2007

    Family Affair

    A clan of means, by no means

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    October 5, 2006
  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    The Sadies

    In Concert, Volume One (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Mission of Burma

    The Obliterati (Matador)

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Mission of Burma

    ONoffON (Matador)

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Price He's Paid

    Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Up on Cripple Creek

    Chris Flemmons is finally moving upstream with his band, the Baptist Generals

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    August 22, 1996
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    November 17, 1994

    Of Prince and spines

    It doesn't matter if you Ween or lose, it's how you play their game