Although Santa Cruz' The Expendables play an energetic hybrid of rock, ska and reggae. Its members themselves take pride in being way laid back, and that's what led to the band's most recent offering: the all-acoustic Gone Soft. Speaking from Tallahassee on a day off from the tour and in anticipat ... More >>
Spring is here and what better time to kick out the cobwebs? I personally like to ring in the season with a good deep house cleaning, lots of "Let's Dance"-era David Bowie records, and of course some good live music. This weekend presents plenty of opportunities to get your feet moving and blood pum ... More >>
Dallas, do not be alarmed. I know this is a shift in your regular scheduled programming. Your eyes do not deceive you, we are indeed rolling out your weekly concerts post on a Monday, rather than the usual Thursday post. We're trying out something a little different. From here on out, we will have y ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
No pot references here, no sir."You're going to eat that now?" the guy at the head shop asked. He looked worried. "That's not a good idea. I don't take 'em in the daytime. It renders me non-functional."Well, shit. It was Friday afternoon, and I was about to drug my co-workers.A little background, ... More >>
George SteinmetzShow us to the music!We here at DC9 are deeply entrenched in the local music scene. Among the in-house writers alone, we've got at least a collective 60 years of experience in North Texas music.It's also safe to assume that a good portion of our readers have been going to shows si ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows for the evening before the gluttony begins. The Posies, Aqueduct and Salim Nourallah at The Granada Theater Back in the 80's, Seattle's The Posies were always on the verge of major success. When the band signed to Geffen Records in 1989, it looked as if main Posies K ... More >>
Courthouse News has the suit, filed in Delaware Superior Court last week: Five women who worked in Texas Instruments' Dallas and Santa Cruz, California, facilities allege that exposure to "hazardous chemicals and substances" used to manufacture semiconductors resulted in their children suffering ... More >>
No, it's not promoting the Dallas show. But it's a sweet poster.Quite a busy Tuesday evening with OK Go at the Granada and Sarah Jaffe up at Dan's Silverleaf. But if you have an inkling for a bit more ska and hip-hop in your musical diet, then I suggest heading down to the House of Blues.Headlini ... More >>
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