By Hilary Hughes Unpacking this one is going to take a minute, so buckle up, because St. Vincent's Saturday Night Live season finale was one for the ages -- and it's not necessarily for the reasons you'd think.
This weekend Kanye West released two new singles off his upcoming album, Yeezus, in the most grandiose possible fashion. On Friday, he announced the video for his newest single, "New Slaves," would be projected onto 66 buildings across six cities around the world in one night. Crowds gathered by the ... More >>
I don't think we have really gotten in the weeds about my feelings for Kanye West, but know this about me: My name is Deb and I am a West apologist. He is temperamental and sensitive in ways that feel vintage rock star in today's cookie cutter world of celebrity people pleasing. He is arrogant in wa ... More >>
The foundation of Justin Timberlake's fame--broad-based and consistent and weirdly resistant to automatic internet backlash--is that it came, originally, from looking this ridiculous, and he seems to accept that. That's the only thing I can come up with to explain just how many people I heard talkin ... More >>
Tomorrow night sees the arrival of unstoppable force Gotye, as the Belgian-Australian singer and his cohorts take over a sold-out Verizon Theater to play a bunch of songs no one wants to hear till he closes the show with "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song plays on the radio every few minutes, ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Pretty lackluster episode of Saturday Night Live last night -- and no, that isn't a cue for you to go on about how the show hasn't been worth watching since (insert whatever era during which you first saw the show). It's been strong lately, a nice mix of "funny ha-ha" and "funny weird," as comedy ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's announced its production of "Schweddy Balls" flavored ice cream today, "vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum" and flecked with big ol' fudge balls. Sounds pretty tasty, actually. More importantly, it got us thinking, which we try to do sparingly: What other Saturday Night ... More >>
Hate Kanye West all you want. But we here at DC9 think he's the biggest rock star around. Everything about him--from the narcissism to the award show interruptions to the free downloads to the fashion obsessions and the online Twitter rants--just makes him all the more polarizing in the eyes of the ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park sends a note: The You Tube'r known as "cringevenom," who has an unusually large collection of vintage Dallas broadcast-TV and cable-access videos, has returned to the virtual airwaves with a series of recent postings -- all of which feel like lost Saturday Night Live sketches ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>
OK, so KERA's musical youth been on the air for, what, 60 minutes? First song played: Santana's "She's Not There" (probably a little too classic-rock for a new-station kick-off, you ask me), followed by Monsters of Folk, Ingrid Michaelson, Telegraph Canyon and ... well, look, the playlist is here ... More >>
Wait till right around the one-minute mark in the above clip and you'll catch a familiar face backing Regina Spektor during her Saturday Night Live performance from this weekend: Denton-based Midlake and Fieros drummer McKenzie Smith. Neat-o!
Tony Rock plays the Improv
An SNL alum visits McKinney
See the legends of Canadian comedy live
As Austin boys Spoon tour our fair country, I got a chance to chat with the band’s drummer and studio mastermind Jim Eno. The soft-spoken percussionist was upbeat and at ease discussing topics from knob twirling to latest release Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga to performing on Saturday Night Live. …promoting ... More >>
Dunno if you saw this Saturday night -- and I did, a sad admission -- but Saturday Night Live's latest "Digital Short," starring The Office's Rainn Wilson as a business exec trying to slash the budget, had a local tie. Granted, it was a very tenuous and accidental local tie -- no doubt, the "Corpora ... More >>
This is either a pic of Beck of Police guitarist Andy Summers. One of them was in town last night. If the last-minute, sold-out "Beck Jam" at Gypsy Tea Room last night proved anything, it's that Scientologists know how to party. (But only within reason: A female roadie pulled double duty as a bodyg ... More >>
The Aqua Rangers take Lakewood
I missed this on Saturday's Dallas Morning News editorial page. I am glad a good Friend of Unfair Park's did not: "Don't let the door hit you on the way out It's bad enough that struggling Northwest Airlines Corp. is laying off some 1,000 machinists as well as members of other unions. But to make ... More >>
The USA Film Festival has just announced some of its bigger guests and screenings for this year's shindig, which is set to take place April 28-May 4 at the brand-spankin'-new AMC NorthPark 15 between Foley's and Nordstrom at the revamped NorthPark Center. Gotta say, it's a pretty decent-looking line ... More >>
There has to be a lot of hooplah going around about the Dallas Mavericks upcoming playoffs run, because I can promise you that if there was only minimal hooplah, I wouldn't have any idea it was even basketball season. (Heart you, Mark!) Anyway, what would hooplah be without viral videos? Surely you' ... More >>
Kevin Nealon visits the Addison Improv
Bathtub, Light Bulb, Heart Attack (Double Plus Good)
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
SNL's latest breakaway, Molly Shannon, makes herself large for the big screen in Superstar
Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations
Chris Rock's Bigger and Blacker than anyone, and his new album may be the funniest hip-hop album ever made
Robert Smigel is the hottest animator you've never heard of