By Johnny Whiteside While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Al ... More >>
With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>
We've got some good ones for ya this week--a nice, healthy blend of genres and artists, ranging from gigantic pop stars to local unknowns; Young DJs to old classic rock legends. This week in April, Dallas is yours for the taking. See also: -The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List -The Ten Most ... More >>
For over 20 years, the Mother Hips have expertly offered a soulful, psychedelic sound that just seems to flow in the Northern Californian waters. Although it's been a while since the band's last album, the groove-tastic Pacific Central Dust, was released in 2009, word has it that a new album is nigh ... 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 >>
Bar-B-Que Drugs Self-released
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Gini MascorroGini Mascorro's humble musical beginnings came as a shy East Fort Worth junior high ... More >>
Still nursing a New Year's hangover? Well, have some of the hair of the dog that bit you and head out to one of these Monday night options after the jump.
One-time street musician Peter Case has come a long way since entering the San Francisco music scene way back in 1976. Case's first band, The Nerves, had a regional hit with "Hanging on the Telephone," a song Blondie would later make famous. Case's next band, The Plimsouls, did a bit better with ... More >>
Saturday, November 7, at The Loft
Wednesday, September 2, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Sometimes I just hate promoters. A couple of months back, I was sent the new album by Tommy Keene, In the Late Bright. The album is great of course, like almost all of the shimmering power pop Keene has released over the past 25 years. Anyhow, I asked the promo guy at the label to let me know when K ... More >>
Friday, February 20, at Lola's Stockyards, Fort Worth
Roger McGuinnMcDavid StudioNovember 22, 2008Better than: Watching one of those Time Life infomercials about reliving the '60s though a 10 CD compilation featuring the likes of Hermann's Hermits and Ten Years After.Starting promptly at 8:00, Roger McGuinn treated the packed house in Ft. Worth's McDav ... More >>
Listening to “Eight Miles High,” even 40 years after it was an unlikely hit, it still provides a disarming shock; the rolling bass line, atonal guitar break and angelic harmonies are so unlike anything that came before or very little that has appeared since. Very few songs in the pop canon have ... More >>
The Summer of Love got all sorts of coverage on its 40th Anniversary. So wheres the love for 1968?
Backtrack for the albums you may have overlooked
In Concert, Volume One (Yep Roc)
Ron Kent turns out Archetypes
The Waxwings are the best band you've never heard of, even if you've heard it all
Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.
Roger McGuinn, still a Byrd man, doesn't wanna be a rock 'n' roll star
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.
The best of the alt-country lot salute the majesty of the past--while defining the future
The best reissues of 1997 prove nostalgia pays off