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  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Choice Cuts: DJ Gabe Mendoza's 10 Favorite Soul Records

    In a new series, Choice Cuts, Jonathan Patrick talks with artists - both local and international - about their favorite records. As dusk lingers in the sky, DJ Gabriel Mendoza -- one Dallas' richest resources for music knowledge -- meets with me to discuss soul music. He's upbeat and enthusiastic ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    10 Reasons Urban Outfitters is Bad for Music

    We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The Six Musicians Who Most Love Outer Space

    Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." As a result, I've been compensating by drinking cold press coffee -- a dark, sludgy substance that resembles the loneliness of space. It makes me feel like my brain is made out of tiny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The 10 Most Mind-Blowing Live Acts In DFW

    Every day, thousands of bands play in every corner of the globe -- it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of 10 DFW bands who you'll never forget seeing, according to the esteemed live music lovers at DC9 at Night. Our panel of experts on this particular one includes Jaime-Paul F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Yo La Tengo - Granada Theater - May 4, 2013

    A two-set performance at a rock show is as rare as a not-self-indulgent guitar solo. But those rarities are exactly what a full house at the Granada was treated to Saturday night at the Granada. Prior to the show starting there was some speculation in the crowd about how the two sets would be format ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    How To Start a Record Collection, Part III (Record Store Day Edition)

    I thought it would be a private relationship between me and my record player. Music collections, no matter what they are made of, can be so intimate they border on embarrassing. Not sure what to buy, I clicked on review after review, talking myself into and out of nearly every purchase. But the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Spoonfed Tribe Prepares Their Eighth Genre-Exploding Album

    Spoonfed Tribe's music has served as a master class; a kind of Bob Villa-esque how-to in creating nebulous sounds within the infinite possible combinations of ethnomusicology and American pop genres from the last 15 years. Their sound throughout that timeframe has evolved and shifted, maturing and n ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Norton Records Benefit

    Sunday, December 9, at Magnolia Motor Lounge

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts In DFW This Weekend, Dec. 6-9

    Mark Kozelek Thursday, December 6, at Granada Theater, $29-$39 I've been hard on Kozelek's past band, Red House Painters, mainly because in college they radiated an air of preciousness I couldn't accept. As I've gotten older and softer, though, Kozelek's music, namely Sun Kil Moon, has grown on me. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Sunday's Norton Records Benefit in Fort Worth Helps the Revered Label Dry Off Their Vinyl

    For fans of Norton Records, the Brooklyn-based peddlers of some of the rawest punk, R&B and garage rock you've never heard, the news that their Red Hook warehouse was flooded during Hurricane Sandy was a gut-punch. While much of their back catalog was destroyed, some 13,000 records were miraculously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The DC9 At Night/Good Records Challenge #2: The Mohicans

    Aaaand we are back with the second DC9 At Night/Good Records Challenge. Once again, we're making a sport out of shopping for art, finding any excuse we can to create our own version of Supermarket Sweep. For those who don't remember the rules, we give our favorite artists and Dallas personalities $5 ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012
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    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    David Willingham Used To Think Reggae Was Beneath Him. Now It's His Career.

    ‚ÄčDavid Willingham has been a staple of the Dallas reggae community for as long as he's lived here. From the Monday jam sessions he helps host at the Balcony Club to production on several different projects including Two Men & A Machine and Aton, Willingham integrates Jamaican vibes and traditi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 8: Wanz Dover

    ‚ÄčThis 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 >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Booka Shade |Henrik Schwartz |Ricardo Villalobos

    DJ Kicks (!K7)|Live (!K7)|Fabric 36 (Fabric)

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Lost Generation

    Longtime local rocker Mwanza Dover hates Dallas--so much, in fact, that he helms six music projects in town simultaneously.

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    War on War

    Almost four decades later, The Fugs' Ed Sanders is still fighting

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Faith Healers

    Blinded by Britney and bad Jagger, here's 10 you might have missed

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Youth in Revolt

    Two decades later, Sonic Youth is younger than ever

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Untamed Lion

    There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Out & About

    David Sanborn

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Hey, Mr. Spaceman

    Sun Ra, the prolific progenitor of space-is-the-place jazz, gets more of the reissue treatment

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Deltron 3030

    Deltron 3030 (Ark 75)

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Live from New York?

    Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Cardboard tombstones

    In the wake of the Ellington 100, lesser zombie boxed sets walk among us

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Super Sonic

    Don't call it space-rock, even if the Falcon Project's new record is set in...outer space

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Aging like wine

    Two decades do the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    The aging of Sonic Youth

    The ultimate Amerindie band embraces the past, the present, and the future

  • News

    March 5, 1998
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    November 13, 1997
  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Beyond illusion

    The transcendental rhymes of Bhakti

  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Teen beat

    Dragline don't need diplomas to avant-rock

  • Music

    November 24, 1994