Uproar Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Sunday, September 16 See also: The tattooed fans of Uproar Festival "Buttrock: a term to identify a band trademarked with cheap, unoriginal song lyrics; the vocalist hiding his lack of vocal talent by producing a deep and 'raspy' voice (i.e. Nickelback, Creed) ... More >>
M83Thursday, October 11, at Palladium BallroomThis must be some kind of record. The three most anticipated shows coming to town in the next year belong to M83. The two taking place at the Granada Theater later this month are sold out already. I wonder how long it will take for these tickets to disap ... More >>
In honor of Evan Dando and his band The Lemonheads being at the Prophet Bar tonight, I thought I might share with the readers of DC9 some of the pitfalls of being a music writer. Sure, there are tons of positives: free shows and CDs and access to cool people (some of whom you may actually admire). B ... More >>
Telegraph Canyon headlines A Spune Christmas at DadaIt's a big weekend for shows any way you cut it. Tonight's A Spune Christmas party at Dada with Telegraph Canyon and Air Review is certainly one of your better options, especially if you like free tacos and free beer. Saturday night, however, is ... More >>
Known as the bellowing frontman for alternative metal band Staind, Aaron Lewis shocked many when he released the Town Line EP earlier this year. Not only did it feature Lewis singing a collection of country-influenced songs, but the singer was insistent the project was not a one-shot endeavor. F ... More >>
Earlier today, when she formally accepted our offer to become the Observer's next music editor, Audra Schroeder included in her email the above video, along with this message: "Feel free to blast this in the office to get people ready. I'll work on somersaults/tear-away pants." I wish that was al ... More >>
Modest MouseModest Mouse is an elusive, upper-tier act that only releases material when it damn well pleases. At least that's what frontman Isaac Brock would have you believe. The music, though, is generally always well worth the wait. But far less common? The chance to see the band per ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 8, 2010...Got an earworm you just can't seem to shake? I know, it's a terrible affliction sweeping the nation. Now we all have a way to unhear the songs we can't seem to shake.Staind's Aaron Lewis went a natural direction for his depressi ... More >>
Bat For LashesThe LoftAugust 20, 2009Better Than: Staind, who played downstairs at the Palladium. As lightning from a distant storm flashed through the windows of The Loft, Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) proved herself to be an entertainer equal to her reputation. With the support of a fantast ... More >>
As part of Live Nation's continuing No Service Fee Wednesday (now going by the initials NSFW, which caused me to open the press release quite a bit quicker than I might have otherwise, I'll have to admit), Live Nation is once again offering tickets for select shows at an "all-in" ticket price of $29 ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Saturday, October 25, at Pizza Hut Park, Frisco
By now, you may have heard that the folks over at The Edge (KDGE, 102.1-FM) are going to be throwing a second Edgefest in 2008--this one called Edgefest 18, and scheduled to take place on October 25, again at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. The last Edgefest took place back in late April, and, in case y ... More >>
Poetry about the acts on Edgefest 17's bill? It's music to our ears.
Staind's frontman gets "intimate"
More ways to waste 99 cents
All caps and fist pumps
The days of great summer music festivals in Dallas are history. Aren't
Rigor Mortis were once "Condemned to Hell"--and irrelevance--but the Dallas metal legends have risen
Saturday, November 13
Metalheads are torn over the Brit sensation. And their problem is...?
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Deftones (Maverick) | 14 Shades of Grey (Elektra)
There's more to ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead than wrecking stages. No, seriously.
You wanted the worst--you got it!
Jealous God (Artemis) / A Camp (Stockholm/Polydor import)
Limp Bizkit are the new kings of rock. Why?