Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition ve ... More >>
Before the storm of best of lists start hitting the blogs, I wanted to take a second to put aside the artistic merit aspect of the year in review, and take a look at what happened in the cultural landscape of rap music. Some of these albums were really good, some of them were really not, but all of ... More >>
As it goes with many reunions these days, the news of At the Drive-in's reformation neatly coincided with the release of the Coachella lineup on Monday. And yes, people are excited. "One Armed Scissor" doesn't sound especially dated these days, and The Mars Volta's 26-minute solo weed jam revue was ... More >>
Sure, most people wait until Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas tree. But not The Polyphonic Spree. Tim DeLaughter's giant band has announced its ninth Holiday Extravaganza show. The show, which will feature The Spree along with a few other acts (including We're Not Dudes and Syncopated Ladie ... More >>
Trae Tha Truth, JMack, Big HudTreesAugust 13, 2011Better than: trying to act like Dallas has a hip-hop pedigree to compete with Houston.Trae Tha Truth There wasn't much of a build-up to Trae The Truth's entrance at Trees on Saturday night. After a particularly high-energy set from JMack and a fun ... More >>
Death Cab For CutieThere was a time when Death Cab For Cutie would have Centro-Matic in the support slot of their regional shows. But those days are long gone. On Saturday, Death Cab will be at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with Frightened Rabbit. But if a Centro-Matic-less Death Cab doesn ... More >>
More or less the amount of Red Bull consumed at DC9 HQ on a daily basis.Do you guys like Red Bull? Because we here at DC9 really like Red Bull. We drink Red Bull all the time. Helps us keep up with the crazy hours of the gig. Red Bull, in our humble opinion, has always been "the best." Red Bull, ... More >>
There are only a few people that will ever try naming themselves after a pun of their home state.
Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.
Remembering a Down South legend
George Clinton still wants to get funked up
In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game
After years of the grind, PPT makes its own fate
Saturday, April 8, at Rubber Gloves
The Foundation (Rap-a-Lot/Asylum)
Say 'ello to the Bad Guy
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Thanks to The O'Reilly Factor and Pepsi, Ludacris got a bad rap
God's Son (Columbia)
Captain Picard makes it so-so with King of Texas
Singleton's bad mutha is just that, so shut yo' mouth
Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.
Dallas hip-hop 1997
Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show