We love Morrissey. We love his coiff, we love the tactless way he shoots off his mouth. We even love his supposed plan to have his band show off their new "Meat is Murder" T-shirts as a gesture of protest during his Thursday night show at the Majestic. And did you know it's his birthday tomorrow? B ... More >>
"BOOOOOO-TY FADE! BOOOOOO-TY FADE!" chants a mob of people in snapback caps, cardigans and cowboy boots. The Dallas-based DJ duo of Sober and PicnicTyme are just getting started under the tent at Thin Line Film and Music Festival's main stage. And then a speaker blows out. "Sorry for those technica ... More >>
It sounds like tormented spirits screaming through the amplifiers as the guitarists play through the grinding riffs of "South of Heaven" by Slayer. They are fast, loud and soulful, as if generations of thrash musicians were inspiring them. Picks ignite strings that reverberate in rapid succession. F ... More >>
We here at DC9 at Night have just now shaken our hangovers from this past week's 25th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards. Now, we're refreshed, excited, and full of warm fuzzies from celebrating some of our most loved local musicians. The timing is ideal because we've got a full week of solid shows ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>
Born and raised in Dallas, Gary Myrick found his greatest success after moving to California and forming The Figures. In 1980, Gary Myrick & The Figures released a self-titled album that featured the new wave hit "She Talks in Stereo." The song, along with another Myrick original, ended up in the mo ... More >>
If you've tried to Google something today, you'll notice the logo has been transformed to celebrate Robert Moog's 78th birthday, which allows you interact with his most famous creation. He's the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, and to say he was influential is undercutting the fact that he essentia ... More >>
I can't remember the first time I heard Levon Helm's voice. It's a warm, reassuring presence that's just always been there. During his career, it was a voice of the downtrodden and desperate, of a fun-lovin' rambler, and of a faithful farmer. Despite his Southern drawl, he was very much a voice of A ... More >>
Pete FreedmanThe sweet, sweet ACL crowd.Before this weekend, I'd never been to Austin City Limits Music Festival. Actually, I'd never been to any outdoor music festivals the scale of ACL. I've probably been to eight or nine South By Southwests, and, before heading down to Austin this weekend, I h ... More >>
What a busy musical evening we have on our hands tonight! The only problem? Making a decision on where to go. Anybody got a coin?
It's a weird and wonderful variety of shows happening in our area this evening. Fans of classic reggae and neo-classical avant-garde will be especially pleased...
Welcome to Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. Local hip-hop trio Dem Southernfolkz have provided a breath of fresh air in the local scene, laying down the groundwork for the current fire-hot trend that has seen artists such as Sore Loser ... More >>
DJ Fishr Pryce thrives off spontaneity -- and, as has been made clear in the past, he doesn't like to take himself too seriously."I'm not afraid to be goofy," he says. "And I think that makes me a little different [from other DJ's in town]." Fittingly, the experienced hip-hop DJ, who has been sp ... More >>
In just four years, Two Door Cinema Club have gone from a group of high school buddies to rocking thousands at festivals all over the world. That much isn't necessarily surprising: The band's sharp, dance-infused indie rock has drawn comparisons to Passion Pit and Hot Hot Heat. And, while they may n ... More >>
Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Friday, April 2, at Nokia Theatre
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth with Dallas-based, hip-hop expert DJ A1. Having been exposed to DJ culture at a young age (back in the day, he used to tag along with his cousin, who was a DJ at the time), A1 entered his first DJ battle at age 16--and he came in second place. Not too ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSaadiq at ACL last monthSure, it's the day before the day before Thanksgiving and most folks are either packing up for a trip or thawing out the big bird, but there are still some musical happenings worth looking out for. Case in point is old school soul/R&B singer Raphael Saa ... More >>
A beer tasting event like last Saturday's Fall Beer Festival at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer is an easy way to try several new beers at once, hang out with fellow beer people and see a lot of hilarious T-shirts. However, as I discovered, it's also an easy way to get a bad impression of a beer for ... More >>
When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>
The Way I See It (Sony)
So...Where has all the George Michael love gone?
If only we could grow beards like that. (Dan Dyer) Dan Dyer February 29, 2008 Bend Studio Better than: ... going to the same venue for yoga and discovering you’re about as limber as week-old garlic bread. Dan Dyer hit the stage at a packed Bend Studio and within seconds of starting the first son ... More >>
Friday, February 29, at Bend Studio
The Wii's latest pool game is a cue stick in the mud
Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, at the Black Forest Theater
DJ Franck Roger spins savoir faire back into being French
Big hand for Quad C's puppet Rocky Horror; DTC marries into the myths of Wife
As a teenager, John Legend was already recording with Lauryn Hill. Seven years later, he's only gotten bigger.
All By Hisself: Live at the Lone Star (Skinji Brim)
Denials, Delusions and Decisions (MCA)
N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.
You Had It Coming (Epic)
Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year
Har Mar Superstar; Sean Na Na
Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.
DeRogatis' Top 10 Reasons for Living in 1999
Scorsese manages to bring out the dead, especially in the living
A new boxed set is the cardboard tombstone for a dead decade
A new boxed set is the cardboard tombstone for a dead decade