The Mekons

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Top Five Non-Musical Moments of 2011

    Bon Iver​While it's been a great year for concerts in the 'hood, it'd be too easy to simply list my favorite concerts of 2011 (Bon Iver/Kathleen Edwards at the Winspear Opera House in September edges out the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Granada that same month). Instead, let's focus on the ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Q&A: Richard Buckner Talks Music, Murder and Musical Career Assassins

    For 17 years now, Richard Buckner has been one of the most unique singer-songwriters going. Eschewing choruses, Buckner writes in a stream of consciousness matter that resembles free verse poetry set to a fascinating musical backing. Although Buckner was erroneously marketed as a hunky country go ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Staff Trax: Big K.R.I.T., Ian Brown, The Mekons, .357 String Band, AFI

    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 ou ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Gig Alert: Rosie Flores Tonight at Double Wide

    Rosie Flores​San Antonio's Rosie Flores makes a stop in our fair city this evening, bringing her brand of hardcore honky-tonk and rockabilly to the Double Wide. She's been a fixture of the South Texas scene for decades, earning accolades in whatever city she decided to call home--hell, even the ma ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    No Kidding

    A gift guide to children's CDs

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    August 31, 2006

    Happy Accidents

    Richard Buckner makes room in his pickup for indie-rock friends but not songwriters

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    June 8, 2006

    Girl in Bloom

    Megan Reilly's Southern grace is somewhere between Flannery O'Connor and...Thin Lizzy?

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    August 25, 2005


    Bushido Karaoke (Saddle Creek)

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    August 25, 2005

    Knitters' Circle

    Twenty years later, members of punk legends X get to their roots again. Their roots-rock, that is.

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    August 19, 2004

    Sally Timms

    In the World of Him (Touch and Go)

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    October 4, 2001

    For the Road

    On the verge of calling it quits, the Murder City Devils have time for one more

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Electric Company

    The Melodica Festival returns with music to quicken the pulse and blow your mind

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Just Beautiful

    A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Night moves

    The Mekons join forces from both sides of the pond to bring forth a new album

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    August 12, 1999

    Taking the Wheel

    For the second time this decade, Ray Benson pays tribute to Bob Wills

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    December 17, 1998

    Leaves us dry

    Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Country and Midwestern

    The best of the alt-country lot salute the majesty of the past--while defining the future

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    February 12, 1998
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    August 1, 1996
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    February 1, 1996
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    September 21, 1995
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    July 6, 1995

    Mekons, you Rhett

    A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's

  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    Scene, not heard

    A few clubs and a few bands do not a "music town" make

  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Come, come

    The Go-Go's return - again - to finish what they began 15 years ago