For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest convention of Insane Clown Posse fans in the world. This August marks the fourteenth installment, a five-day spectacle at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. It's going on right now. Our sister paper in St. Louis is the ... More >>
Friday night fans who made the social media cut gathered at Prophet Bar for Red Bull Sound Select's first Dallas show. The company has paired emerging artists with headliners to present free shows for those who share their desire to attend on varying social media platforms. Expect more like this in ... More >>
Joel Salazar is well-known in Dallas hip-hop, from his early days MCing at the now-closed Royal Rack on Lower Greenville to his current role as co-producer of We From Dallas, the upcoming documentary about the history of Dallas hip-hop. And the founder of the newly formed Too Fresh Productions (he' ... More >>
The moment I became a believer came at 9:45 pm. The sticky, simmering sun had long since lowered, giving way to a clear night filled with cool gusts of wind. I had just sat through a few horrible sets at the Phoenix Rising Stage, deflated at how the festival had seemed to cater to the young, demogra ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>
The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Rufus Wainwright's music is hard to categorize. It's not really pop music because too often it lacks the kind of simple catchy hooks that make for great radio fodder. He composed an opera and has set Shakespearian sonnets to music, but you can't really define him as a classical composer. Across all ... More >>
By Chaz Kangas Last week, rapper Lil Wayne added to his already-quite-substantial legacy by breaking Elvis Presley's record for most songs on the Hot 100 charts by a solo artist. Immediately, however, many began squawking that this record deserved an asterisk, a la Roger Maris' 61 home runs. See ... More >>
JusticeWednesday, October 31, at Palladium Ballroom, $40Justice is sort of a gateway band for many younger electronic music fans. Their concise jams (I'm partial to their high-profile remix of Simian's "We Are Your Friends") make it easy to get on the dancefloor, which is essentially what is expecte ... More >>
Texas rapper Adair Lion just released his new video for "Ben," which uses the hook from the Michael Jackson song of the same name. The song is off his upcoming release Michael & Me, which will drop on the anniversary of Jackson's death in June. More notable, though, is the message of the song. "Ga ... More >>
Kendrick Lamar Trees Thursday, January 19 Since the last time Kendrick Lamar graced a Dallas stage, his star has only been on the rise. His most recent mix tape, Section.80, has garnered buzz, rave reviews and a spot on Drake's upcoming tour with ASAP Rocky. That's one buzzy tour, but the party las ... More >>
When he's not playing with the North Texas-bred Golden Boys or paying tribute to country curio Gary Stewart, garage rock bon vivant John Wesley Coleman III is being rendered as a video game character. One that basically shoots a gun and jumps around in a scuzzy 8-bit gutter. Sounds about right. ... More >>
im Kasher, Aficionado, Sea Lion The Loft September 7th, 2011 Better than: filming your own version of Say Anything's proposed sequel.Tim KasherGiven the turnout for last night's show, with the floor in front of the stage not even half-full, Tim Kasher could have played for less than an hour a ... More >>
Tim Kasher, on a break from recording with Cursive and The Good Life, is trekking through the states on his own at the moment. And he's doing so in support of a couple of solo release, too -- last year's The Game of Monogamy, and a new EP featuring some leftover songs from that same recording s ... More >>
Drew WilliamsDJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, aka Erykah Badu.The Little Mavericks sure have local basketball fans in a tizzy now that they're up two games to none on the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Playoff's Western Conference Semifinals. And even one Erykah Badu is getting in on the fun -- just mome ... More >>
Another day, another busy musical evening here in the metroplex. Seriously busy.
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
It may not seem like it, but N*E*R*D has been around for almost 10 years now, playing their genre-defying style of urban crossover rock. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, the band brings its experiences from the mega-successful Neptunes and puts it into a unique rock experience ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 23, 2010...Two tech giants are going head-to-head in the digital music realm.Jenny Lewis is boycotting an Arizona show like she boycotts meeting fans after shows at the Granada.The Game wants you to know that even though his career may be, h ... More >>
Your top national music stories for Wednesday, December 24, 2008: Remember back in '89 when no one knew we were in the midst of Hip-Hop's "golden age" and KRS-One schooled us on why non-violence is good with the ditty "Self Destruction?" Well, now the young pups of today can have their own ve ... More >>
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (Atlantic)
Venturing into the Dallas jungle in search of the elusive $30,000 millionaire: Is he myth or fact?
Everybody's Brother (Compadre Records)
My Ghetto Report Card (Reprise/BME)
Friday, May 13, at Smirnoff Music Centre
The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)
Dutty Rock (VP/Atlantic)
For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe
Stuck in the Panic Room, Fincher takes us to a most familiar place
Iron Flag (Loud)
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from their lost Tweekend
The acclaimed rock-video director has made one of the year's oddest, funniest films. So why is he scared of his own shadow?
January 14 - 20, 1999
August 27 - September 2, 1998
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles
Erykah Badu profits from her role as soul music's last, best prophet
What to make of Erykah Badu's latest album
With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position
Tributes to Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson are anything but