For drummer John Moloney, joining Chelsea Light Moving was a dream come true. He had already been a backup musician on a couple of solo efforts from Thurston Moore; and when the legendary guitarist from Sonic Youth asked Moloney to be involved with a new band, the drummer never hesitated. Judging by ... More >>
Recently, over at NPR, a 19-year-old intern was tasked with reviewing Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, an album he had ostensibly never heard or had little knowledge of. He reviewed it, didn't really like it, and was subsequently annihilated in the comments section. It ... More >>
See also: Oil Boom on the magic of Donnie and Joe Emerson See also: Vinyl Fantasy's Nathan Johnson on Sunn O))) We've started poking around in locals' iTunes, iPods, Spotify playlists, CD players, cassette decks, turntables and brains with one question in mind: What are you listening to? We don't ... More >>
Disappears is a Chicago band that now counts Steve Shelley as their drummer. You know, he's the drummer for Sonic Youth, so basically I would say they're wonderful without even listening to them, but I did listen to Pre Language, their new album on Kranky. I'm not gonna lie: It sounds a lot like Son ... More >>
One of the most anticipated shows of the last few months has definitely been Thurston Moore at the Texas Theatre tonight. The Sonic Youth guitarist has been carving out a nice little solo career with last year's Demolished Thoughts and 2007's Trees Outside the Academy (I always sort of thought of hi ... More >>
Thursday, November 17, at Hailey's Club in Denton
Here we are, final morning of Austin City Limits, and we're getting all wistful and whatnot. It's a busy day ahead filled with North Texas connections like whoa: 15-year-old Dallas-born fiddle wunderkind Ruby Jane kicks the entire day off with her 11:15 a.m. set; Midlake will somehow have to physica ... More >>
Patrick MichelsJulian Casablancas wears his sunglasses at nights. Well, Austin City Limits, you redeemed yourself. After a slow start to the festivities, things picked up very quickly, as predicted, and, by three o'clock, things were in full swing. But Night One--despite names like Miike Snow, Gi ... 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 ou ... More >>
Sonic YouthHouse of BluesJuly 15, 2009 Better than: getting a good night's sleep. The Eternal may be the 16th album released by seminal noise rockers Sonic Youth, and members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon may be in their fifties--but you'd never have thought either were true by the performance t ... More >>
...and for ye of the Youtube generation, here's your link.Last week, Ryan Hamilton and Jencey Hirunrusme, better known 'round these parts as the indie pop duo Smile Smile, stopped by SPACE Studio for the latest installment of our ongoing DC9 in SPACE--or episode No. 11, for those of you keeping scor ... More >>
The Eternal (Matador)
Stardeath & White Drawfs is a single entity, an experimental rock band from Norman, Oklahoma. And, led by singer Dennis Coyne (nephew of Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips) Stardeath serves as this evening's headliner. But the real attraction (at least for me) is Wintersleep.Hailing fr ... More >>
Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)
Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>
Sunday, October 7, at House of Blues
September's CDs produce more beef than a Western Sizzlin'
Sirs (Fat Cat)
Thursday, March 8, at the Gypsy Tea Room
A Crimson Grail (Table of Elements) / Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (Atavistic)
Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities (Geffen)
Saturday, September 23, Metrognome Collective
We recall the Arcadia Theater in better days. Yesterday wasn't one of 'em. It would seem imprudent and rude to let the Arcadia's passing pass without so much as a "so long" this morning. (I'd do the same for Cafe Nostra or Syn Bar or Condom Sense, but, really, just don't have the warm memories attac ... More >>
Rather Ripped (Geffen)
Saturday, June 24, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Friday, March 17, at Rubber Gloves
Friday, November 11, at Hailey's
Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003 (Matador)
This summer's best concert just got canceled. So what happened?
Of course you've heard about Sonic Youth. But have you actually heard them?
March 14; March 17
Maybe This Christmas (Nettwerk)
Don't like where Sonic Youth is going? Wait. They'll be back.
Two decades later, Sonic Youth is younger than ever
Lights Karma Action (Idol Records)
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
The ultimate Amerindie band embraces the past, the present, and the future
During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad
New releases: Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, The The, and Mr. Spock
Compilation of "experimental music" skirts the line between art and nausea