Dallas singer-songwriter Annie Clark has crafted a magnificent mythology on her own terms.
It's Friday night, and after leaving work a bit later than you had hoped to, battling the traffic to get home, and finally making out the door again to head out for a night of steam-blowing revelry, mapping a night out is often more daunting a task than you'd prefer. It's late to the point where vis ... 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 >>
Got two hours to kill? Then, by all means, give the above clip of Miss Erykah Badu talking to the folks at the Red Bull Music Academy a watch and hear her talk about her sonic evolution, her musical upbringing and the debt she owes to artists such as J Dilla. Alas, if you don't have two hours -- and ... More >>
Erykah Badu seems like a pretty awesome mom. I got a solid glimpse of as much first-hand about a week back when interviewing the famed Queen of Neo-Soul and proud Dallasite as part of a Dallas Observer Music Awards preview story that's going to run as the cover in this week's paper. About halfway ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>
Wayne Coyne's vinyl obsession has helped bring Stan Getz's business back to life.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Josh RobinsonJosh Robinson, to a first-timer, might look like he's about to kill you. He's a large, somewhat menacing, tattooed and black-bearded ... More >>
Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>
Keith KlenowskiThe NationalIn this week's print edition we featured The National's Saturday show at the House of Blues. But the article--concentrating mostly on the band's latest album, High Violet--offered only a glimpse into an interview with bassist Scott Devendorf. Here, we're giving you the ... More >>
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and the NocturnalsPalladium ShowroomSeptember 23, 2010Better than: well, not beholding the power of music that can make a white man try to dance.Sharon Jones and her Dap-KingsLast night, an audience of about 600 people at the Palladium Showroom (former ... More >>
Crazy busy night, huh? Thursdays really must be the new Fridays...
Between Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and others, it's tough to necessarily simply credit Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings as the sole proponents behind the whole Motown/soul revival thing that remains prevalent even eight years after the band released its debut full-length Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones ... More >>
Jason NocitoDr. Dog defies gravityDr. Dog has the innate ability to spin out quality record after quality record thanks to the band's duel songwriters Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman. Along with a distinct Beatles influence, there's some Lennon/McCartney competition going on between the two singer ... More >>
This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>
Night One of SXSW 2010 saw things kick off on quite the bitchin' note--and not just because of the big names. They were around, sure--Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Broken Bells and Spoon all shared a stage at Stubb's (and a massive line to get in, natch)--but there was plenty else to see without ... More >>
Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, 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. Also, it's a chance for you readders to get more insight into ... More >>
On Tuesday of next week, Spin will unleash Purplish Rain, a tribute record, quite obviously, for Prince's Purple Rain, released in conjunction with an oral history of the disc that the magazine is also putting out next week. And it's not just anybody on the disc: There's contributions from Sharon J ... More >>
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
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