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.
-The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List
-The Ten Most ... More >>
It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>
Now that the calendar has official turned to September and the back-to-school fervor is over, we've come upon that special time once again when big-box retailers to start rolling out their Halloween merchandise. Since we here at DC9 love Halloween, we think it's never too early to begin planning ... More >>
Last we heard, Midlake was back at work, writing some material for a follow-up to 2010's The Courage of Others, a disc that scored pretty much as highly as possible in Europe but gained little traction in the States. As intent as they may be on following up that release, though, it looks like the ... More >>
Back in September, we lamented the death of Paste magazine's print edition, partially because we rather enjoyed it's coverage, but mostly because we very much enjoyed the constant love it threw North Texas' way. And we asked the question: With Paste gone, where will our local folkies get their na ... More >>
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth, North of the Dial style, with Denton-based, eclectic party-DJ, Joey Liechty aka Yeahdef. Liechty has been DJing for the past 7 years, and is the founder of '90s night, one of Denton's hottest dance nights, bringing people from Denton and Dallas ... More >>
Way, way back in the day (circa 1983), there was a great band hailing out of Los Angeles called the Long Ryders. Back then, nobody had even heard the term "alt-country." So, when Sid Griffin and Stephen McCarthy started playing songs that sounded like the legendary Gram Parsons, people struggled ... More >>
As a rule, high-end food photography is supposed to make you hungry. Give the food some soft light, frame it carefully and from just the right distance and it'll look even better on film than it does on your plate.
But then there's the strange alternate reality of album covers, where diesel #2 stand ... More >>