The line that designates what is and is not country music is muddier than most of us are willing to admit. What is abundantly clear, though, is that country music appeals to more people than just rednecks and sappy beer drinkers. Taylor Swift may think she's reinventing the wheel in her journey from ... More >>
In the past few years, it seems like everyone has been picking on country music. As the genre becomes more and more dominated by good ol' boys looking for a good time, the term "bro country" has increasingly been used by music critics to pejoratively describe some of the most popular artists in coun ... More >>
The lead single from Nashville country-rock trio, the Cadillac Three's, self-titled debut album, "The South," could easily be a brainless ode to Southern cliches. But it isn't. Instead, lead singer Jaren Johnston, multi-instrumentalist Kelby Ray and drummer Neil Mason deliver a swampy, thrashing and ... More >>
Monday night, I went to a One Direction concert with my daughter. "What is One Direction?" you blessed, fortunate, blissfully unaware life-livers ask? One Direction is a highly publicized group of styled boys who gather on stage and say words into very powerful microphones to thousands upon thousand ... More >>
Hailing from Athens, Georgia, the garage rock trio known as The Whigs has been plying their craft for over a decade. In that time, they have released four amazing records including last years' Enjoy the Company. Speaking from a tour stop in Los Angeles and in anticipation of Friday's show at the Pr ... More >>
Not a song, but we sure are thankful for this.It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on t ... More >>
If week two of the first round for this year's Shiner Rising Star contest--hosted by KHYI 95.3 and Shiner Bock Beer--was solid, last night's, week three performances were a ten foot-thick slab of concrete and steel. In short: It was an outstanding display. Feel free to add to the list of North Te ... More >>
America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>
First of all, the Idol Gives Back episode raised more than 45 million dollars for children's aid in the US and the world over. And that's pretty snazzy. Last night, only four weeks from announcing a new American Idol champ, the remaining contestants were mentored last night by someone who holds a ... More >>
...and for the Youtube-favoring set, here's your link.The quite self-deprecating Nicholas Altobelli stopped on by DC9 in SPACE last week and shared with us his worries about creating music, his fears about the direction of Texas music and his love for, of all musicians, Shania Twain (seriously). Al ... More >>
Spencer Campbell At Fair Park today, the Gruccis gave a sneak peek at the stuff they'll blow up tomorrow night. And they say Fair Park is dying. Why, just this weekend -- we’re counting today as the weekend, and judging by traffic, you are as well -- two high-profile events are rolling through Da ... More >>
Because it's never too early in the year for Jessica Simpson "news": Last week, Direct to Video told Billboard that her next CD will be country-fried, citing as her inspirations and influences Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire. And, joy of all joys, she'll be writing some o ... More >>
Friday, January 26, at White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth
Some Hearts (Arista Nashville) | The Real Thing (RCA)
Friday, May 20, at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips
My 40-something mother wanted to find a decent Dallas nightclub, so she found a tour guide: me
Laying bare the lives of Dallas' Strip Club DJs
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Living Things (Superdeformed/RCAM)
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
Girls in underwear playing football. Nice.
Lace up, Gramps
The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.
Mary Star of the Sea (Reprise)
"I'm Gonna Getcha (Good)" (Mercury Nashville/Universal)
To find her long-lost mother--and sing a few songs along the way
Step Right Up (Lucky Dog/Sony Nashville)
Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life
Paul Oakenfold doesn't want to conquer America anymore. He just wants to make people dance.
It ain't a Knockout, but this chick boxing flick lands a few
The city's ordinance governing topless clubs is a joke. But Bachman Lake-area residents are determined to get rid of the clubs by any means necessary.
Or: What do cake walks, the Backstreet Boys, and Jon Cunningham have in common?
Broadcast Data Systems listens to the radio so you don't have to
Dixie Chicks sic lawyers on a fan's exhaustive Web site
It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?
Bless 'em, Dooms U.K. make art for Art Rock's sake
After 25 years of Texas' best rock, Q102 bids a tearless farewell
Landmark local band packs it in
With the Cicadas, Rodney Crowell exits Nashville's cocoon
Def Leppard tries to change its musical spots