Santana (Band)

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    July 7, 2014

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at WinStar Casino, 7/5/14

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Saturday, July 5, 2014 It could be said that there are two types of Beatles' fans: those who revere them as enlightened mystical geniuses for their revolutionary experimentation in music, and the other type which prefers the ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/30-7/6

    With July 4th coming up this Friday, this will be that most patriotic of weeks where we can sit back and bask in the glory of our homeland: Texas. (Well, America too.) And can mean only one thing: lots of and lots of country music. From singer-songwriters to outlaws and Willie Nelson's picnic, there ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The IRS Tapes: How Willie Nelson Taught us To Care About Stuff That Matters, Not Money

    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. Saying Willie Nelson is a Texas icon is like claiming the sun is hot. It's simply understood. Willi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    A Weekly Drum Circle Shows Klyde Warren Park at its Best

    Since it opened in late October 2012, Klyde Warren Park has offered plenty of entertainment - from movies, concerts and fireworks to food trucks, dog training and fountains to chess, foosball and putting greens (oh, and possibly an ice skating rink in the winter). But the best entertainment, I disc ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Billboard Now Counts YouTube Plays, so "Harlem Shake" is Number One

    "Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Mora Collective

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared on August 31 It's ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Dallas' Mora Collective On The Weight of Syllables And The Term "Porn Bebop"

    It's been 45 years since trumpeter Lester Bowie, in the introduction to his track "Jazz Death?" (on Roscoe Mitchell's album, Congliptious), answered the rhetorical question, "Isn't jazz, as we know it, dead yet?" with the knowing rejoinder, "Well, that all depends on what you know." Bowie might we ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Vinnie Kircher of Jaill On Driving To Denton And Not Puking

    Milwaukee-based trio Jaill comes back to Dallas at Bryan Street Tavern this Friday, with the Coathangers and Sealion, in support of their latest album, Traps. We caught up with singer Vinnie Kircher last week while the band was in the middle of an eight-hour drive, and he shared plenty about the fi ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 13, 2011

    At Long Last, Texas International Pop Festival In Lewisville to Receive a State Historical Marker

    The scene in Lewisville during Labor Day weekend 1969​Longtime Friends of Unfair Park are by now well aware of my lifetime obsession with the Texas International Pop Festival, held during Labor Day weekend in 1969 in a Lewisville field. The roster, put together by, among others, Angus Wynne, was l ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Listomania: 11 Songs That Remind Us Of Charlie Sheen's Winning Ways.

    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinning.​It doesn't seem to matter what's going on in Libya, Egypt or even Washington D.C.; somehow, a pretty mediocre actor's personal life has been managing to lead every newscast and dominate discussion on every talk radio show throughout the past week. I ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Q&A: John McLaughlin Talks Miles Davis, Indian Philosophy and Frank Zappa's Jealousy

    At 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging ... More >>

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    November 20, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Texas International Pop Festival "Box Set"

    ​Richard Hayner, keeper of the Texas International Pop Festival website, maintains he's still -- still -- writing a book about that Labor Day Weekend when Angus Wynne brought Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Ten Years After, Santana, Johnny Winter, Sly and the Family Stone and on and on and ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Q&A: Robert Randolph On Making His New Record With T Bone Burnett--And Hobnobbing With Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

    Robert Randolph​For the past decade, few artists have become as synonymous with their instrument as has Robert Randolph with his blazing steel guitar. And, given his place on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitar Players of All Time list, Randolph had quite the luxury in choosing from an elite list ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Radio, Radio: Ayo Says Adios, While We Look at Just What Passes for "Quality Rock"

    Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    Take the Music and Run

    In April 1975, Steve Miller Band, Chicago and Santana played a three-night stint at the Beacon Theater in New York City -- and, yes, while that's very clearly what hell must sound like now, well, I'd be remiss in not at least sharing with you a link to a newly surfaced bootleg of the show. After all ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    20 Bands 7 Days

    For one week, Sarah Hepola saw every band that invited her. God help her.

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    February 13, 2003


    February 15

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    January 2, 2003

    Crit and Shap

    The worst of 2002

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    December 21, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings

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    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Apocalypse then

    Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    California dreaming

    A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side Sound its proper place in rock-and-roll history

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    October 1, 1998
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    August 28, 1997

    Rave new world

    Tom Faulkner explores his musical horizons

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    September 19, 1996

    The good fight

    Keb' Mo' makes the fat ladies get up and dance

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    May 2, 1996

    Trial by fire

    Alejandro Escovedo still finds inspiration in guilt and family

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    April 4, 1996

    Big balls

    For those about to rock, we salute AC/DC

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    March 28, 1996

    The beautiful loser

    Keith Ferguson keeps a loose grip on Fabulous past