The Polyphonic Spree

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    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Which Beers You'll Be Drinking Too Much of at Untapped Festival in Dallas This Weekend

    Generally, we leave talking about music to our friends at DC9, but the food and booze this weekend's Untapped Festival at Gilley's may actually be more interesting than the music. Sure, Cake will be there, and Polyphonic Spree is going to show up in their robes, but that should only be a fleeting co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    50 Signs You're Officially a Dallasite

    Do you often arrive at a fast-casual restaurant and get pissed that they don't have valet? Do you feel cramped in your 3,300-square-foot house? Do you tell friends and relatives that Tex-Mex is better than Mex-Mex,? And do you actually sort of believe it? If you answered yes to any of these questio ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    December 30, 2013

    Benjamin Curtis, of Secret Machines, Tripping Daisy, UFOFU and More, Has Died

    We here at DC9 at Night are extremely saddened to report the passing of Benjamin Curtis. Last night in New York, Curtis lost a year-long battle with cancer at the age of 35. Though a native Oklahoman, Curtis was a Dallas resident and treasured member of the local music scene from the '90s well into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    The Nine Best Unconventional Music Venues in DFW

    Thousands of years ago, primitive man performed their music near the campfire. Flash forward some thousand more years, and the "live show" (for most of the time, just the only way you could hear music) was later housed in churches or the castles and courtyards of the Renaissance age. Flash forward m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Daily Schedule and Nite Lineups Are Here

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 is now officially on the horizon. It's the second weekend in November (the 8, 9 and 10), and today the Fest announced which bands will be playing each day, and also who will be playing the Nite Shows. You get into those for free with your festival wristband. You can see the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The Eagles, Polyphonic Spree and More Top Show Announcements

    Happy mid-workweek, everyone. Thank you for taking a moment to slip away from the open Free Cell and Craigslist windows on your work computer, to visit this once-a-week show announcements post, which have been kind of amazing lately. Now then, on to the million-dollar question: The Eagles or no? G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Toby Halbrooks and David Lowery, Directors of Sarah Jaffe's "Glorified High" Video, Take Their Latest Feature To Sundance

    Variety has this little interview with one-time Polyphonic Spree-er Toby Halbrooks, co-director of Sarah Jaffe's "Glorified High" video, which won the Dallas Observer music award for Best Video last month, in which he talks about his and David Lowery's latest feature film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Datahowler Wrangles Technology In His Violitionist Session

    See also: Polyphonic Spree's Jessica Jordan debuts My Name Is Moses The latest installment of Violitionist Sessions features Dallas musician/producer Ross Edman, aka Datahowler, performing three compositions on the floor of Violitionist HQ. It's an interesting look at the process Edman uses to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Nine of This Week's Show Announcements: Public Image Ltd, Why?, The Sea and Cake and More

    Public Image LtdThursday, November 1, at Granada TheaterBefore the group hits Fun Fun Fun Fest, Dallas gets its own intimate show. It will be cool to see what John Lydon does best: walk around the stage in clown pajamas.

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Preview: Jon Anderson at the Kessler Theater

    Tuesday, February 28, at the Kessler Theater

  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Daniel Hart

    Saturday, January 28, at El Sibil

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    MP3 Dig: Mon Julien Releases Full-Length Debut Today, Streams "Punchline"

    ​A few years ago, Black Tie Dynasty were one of the biggest bands in DFW. The band broke up, but former lead singer Cory Watson wasted little time jumping into his next project, Mon Julien, which also features former Black Tie keyboardist Brian McCorquodale.Today, the Mon Julien project comes to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    My Jerusalem's Jeff Klein on Playing in Dallas and with Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli

    Austin-based My Jerusalem hits Dallas tonight, a night crowded with great shows. Seems like everyone is stuffing the good pre-Thanksgiving concerts into one night. My Jerusalem plays a special folky orchestral pop that isn't precious or twee, and it's not something to miss. With a new album in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Q&A: Gustafer Yellowgold Creator Morgan Taylor Talks Food Violence and Justin Bieber on Vinyl

    For those DC9 readers who don't have young children, Gustafer Yellowgold is the main character in a children's DVD series created by Morgan Taylor, an artist who has performed Gustafer's live show at Polyphonic Spree and Wilco concerts.Gustafer is a yellow cartoon sun dweller who landed on earth in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Listen: New Music From Preteen Zenith

    ​Late on Friday, Preteen Zenith tweeted a message to its followers to visit its newly designed website, on which there is a sneak peak of an outro of a song called "Abstraction."We jumped at the chance to hear a little bit more from the band, seeing as all we've had to go on so far is a little fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Good Friday: Electric Daisy Carnival & All of This Weekend's Events

    Moby at 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival​Last year's trippy Electric Daisy Carnival did so well that it will be back for a second time in Dallas on Saturday night in Fair Park. This year's headliners are DJs Paul Van Dyk and Diplo, along with a couple dozen other artists who will, just like last year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Jennie Kelley's Different Kind of Spree

    FoxPolyphonic Spree member Jennie Kelley competes on MasterChef.​Jennie Kelley may possess no more or less an unusual background as preparation for being one of the latest contestants to face the kitchen fire of notable British hothead, Gordon Ramsay on his second season of the MasterChef seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets To The Homegrown Festival on Saturday, May 14

    Perhaps you recall the folks behind the Homegrown Festival's attempts at viral video promotion for their inaugural deal last year? Well, no surprise, they're at it again this year, as you can see in the clip above, which stars festival co-hosts Grant Jones of the festival-performing Grant Jones &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Listomania: The Ten Best Bands That Might Actually Be Cults

    Listen: When you all wear the same uniform, people are gonna accuse you of being a cult.​There are plenty of bands over the years who have used the word "cult" in their names. From '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult to '80s Brit rockers The Cult to '90s art rockers Cloud Cult to current indie darl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Watch: New Fumes -- "Millenium Crux"

    New Fumes​In a few week's time, we'll have a piece in the print edition in which we discuss with Tim DeLaughter all that he has in store -- not only with the Polyphonic Spree or with his solo and new band recordings, but also with his new business model at Good Records Recordings, which is finding ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Chameleon Chamber Group

    Live In Space (Self-Released)

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 10

    ​Another month, another Local Hang at the Libertine, where, every first Monday of the month, bar owner Simon McDonald lets me take over his room's P.A. and fill his patrons' ears with nothing but local music. And, despite an especially long, trying weekend of partying, people still showed. Go figu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Tracklist: Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 9

    ​Many thanks to all who came out to the ninth rendition of the little monthly event I throw in conjunction with The Libertine every first Monday, The Local Hang. It's been a good time since the jump--and last night was no exception. I mean, c'mon, a legit crowded room of people sitting around, enj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Idol Rich: Results, Adam Lambert and...uh, Polyphonic Spree?

    ​So, I'm sitting there watching Idol, getting ready for the results portion (which also generally includes already-famous people performing songs that I'm sure the contestants would much rather watch when they're not waiting to find out if they're "safe"), with Seacrest being all dramatic and shit ... More >>

  • Music

    April 1, 2010

    Mount Righteous

    Mount Righteous (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    St. Vincent's Actor Named To All Songs Considered, AV Club and Spin Year-End Lists

    ​Former Polyphonic Spree guitarist Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is starting to turn up on year-end lists on the strength of her album Actor. That's no surprise--it impressed us too--but it is certainly refreshing to see a Dallas musician getting such high praise, even if she calls Brooklyn hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Good (Records) News And Bad News About Holiday Extravaganza

    ​With Polyphonic Spree ringleader Tim DeLaughter holed up to work on new music, Good Records manager Chris Penn says, the Dallas symphonic indie-pop band will not be doing its Holiday Extravaganza this season. But that doesn't mean the record store is being completely Scrooge-like this year. From ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: The Twisted Fate of a Lifetime Crate Digger

    Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Electric Six,Bang Camaro

    Thursday, April 16,at the Boiler Room, Denton

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    A Pretty Adorable Take On The Spree, From Flute Player Audrey Easley's Big Sis

    Fact: The Polyphonic Spree has more members than your band. And, as such, it has more siblings of band members than your band does. And, as such, the Spree is much more likely to have a band member whose sibling is a writer. And, as such, the Spree is far more likely to have that band member's sibli ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2008


    Pomegranate (Eyeball)

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    Astronautalis Posts Update on New Album, Including Sample Track

    (Annie Ray) Well, speak of the devil. Just a week after we wrote about former SMU student Astronautalis in our DOMA feature, the Best Rap/Hip Hop winner announced some juicy details about his upcoming album. Even better, he posted a track you can stream from his MySpace page. And while calling As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    St. Vincent Gets The Pitchfork Interview Treatment

    St. Vincent spills the beans. Everyone's favorite Polyphonic Spree member-turned-Sufjanite, St. Vincent's Annie Clark,was interviewed at length by the Pitchfork folks for a Q&A the site posted on Tuesday. The piece won't change your life, although there are some interesting tidbits thrown in there, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Thank God He's a Countri Boi

    As of this week, there are two Dallas-based artists signed to TVT Records: Joining the Polyphonic Spree is rapper Countri Boi, who, says here, expects to release his major-label debut some time in 2007. TVT's site says Countri Boi will release I'm a Boy on August 6 -- though that may be the single, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Jumping Through Hoop

    Jesca Hoop, touring with the Spree beginning tomorrow night, won't be anyone's opening act for long. If you're heading to the Polyphonic Spree show tomorrow night at the Granada, be sure to get there early -- between 7:30 p.m. and 8 would be about right. Normally we skip opening acts, but the Spree ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Panic Attack

    Time to Widespread the Love

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Going on a Polyphonic Spree Spree

    Last November, VH1 reported--good Lord, how silly that phrase looks--that Polyphonic Spree had gone into the studio with producer and pal Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Kanye West, Rhett Miller) earlier in 2005 to record a handful of songs for an all-covers EP. Among the selections the band recorded: the Ps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Butcher's Babies

    Laptop Deathmatch (n.): Laptop artists use one laptop and one external device to create electronic music in a "friendly-single elimination tournament." A panel of judges rate contestants on creativity, technique and stage presence during three-minute performances. Up to 16 contestants compete in the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Pinky Swear

    A music critic's resolution for 2005

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    News about the Polyphonic Spree, the Feds and Red Animal War

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Dallas on Display

    Area acts get their share of shout-outs

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Carrying On

    The Tah-Dahs keep things fun in Big D

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Conference for Cynics

    SXSW offers up dreamchasers, diatribes and some darn good music, too

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Not Just Yet

    Upcoming music happenings offer much to anticipate

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    London ain't so great

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