The Temptations

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    A Night at Ships' Jukebox with Dallas' Best DJs

    There is no better music snob than the DJ. I have said it before: Keep your lead singers and your emotional bass players, stick me at a table with the DJs and I am in eavesdropping heaven. That's where I was a few days ago, when some of our Best Weekly DJ Night DOMA nominees gathered around a vinyl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    How R.L.'s Blues Palace #2 Survived Dallas' Blues-Club Crash

    R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The 12 Best Things About SXSW 2013

    This year, Dallas Observer music blog DC9 at Night and Houston Press music blog Rocks Off teamed up to bring you only the greatest moments from last week's SXSW madness. Here are the 12 best shows and moments we saw. See also: -There's an App to Get You Laid at SXSW, But You Absolutely Don't Need t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Tony Ferraro On the Soul of David Ruffin

    See also: Shiny Around the Edges on Death Grips, Patti Smith See also: Oil Boom on Donnie and Joe Emerson We've started poking around in locals' iTunes, iPods, Spotify playlists, CD players, cassette decks, turntables and brains with one question in mind: What are you listening to? We don't even c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Last Night: Warped Tour Kickoff Party at the Double Wide with Against Me!, Lucero, Mike Herrera, The Aggrolites and Missile

    Warped Tour Kickoff Party with Against Me!, Lucero, Mike Herrera, The Aggrolites and Missile The Double Wide June 23, 2011 Better than: any house party you've ever attendedDavid WilsonAgainst Me! put on a thrilling performance last night at The Double Wide. For more photos from the event, check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Hold On: The Ten Best Singalong Scenes In Film

    "Someday somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye..."​Twenty-one years ago today, Wilson Phillips' "Hold On" shot all the way up the Billboard charts to become the No. 1 song in America. Somewhat adorably, the honor came 25 years after two-thirds of the vocal group's father, Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Mom's Greatest Hits: Ten Songs Mom Jammed While Driving

    ​With Mother's Day almost upon us, we can't help but look back on the days when mom schlepped us kids around in the station wagon, minivan or what-have-you. While we were in the backseat losing french fries in the seat creases, getting chewing gum stuck to the back of mom's headrest and picking on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 13: DJ Bad Holly

    ​DJ Bad Holly admits that she got her start at DJing through a complete and utter accident. Holly Evans, a.k.a. Bad Holly, volunteered to DJ a party at Doublewide last year at the last minute--and to her surprise received and abundance of positive feedback. "Several people I'd never met came up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Staff Trax: The Fall, The Binges and Holland-Dozier-Holland

    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 o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to the Mayer Hawthorne Show Tonight at The Loft

    In this week's paper, Noah W. Bailey, who's been sold on Mayer Hawthorne and his retro-Moown cool for some time now, does his best to sell you on Hawthorne, too, in advance of tonight's performance from the man at The Loft. Writes Bailey:Hawthorne turned out one of the best soul records in decades w ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Mayer Hawthorne

    Tuesday, March 16, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Gig Alert: Raphael Saadiq Tonight at House of Blues

    Patrick MichelsSaadiq at ACL last month​Sure, it's the day before the day before Thanksgiving and most folks are either packing up for a trip or thawing out the big bird, but there are still some musical happenings worth looking out for. Case in point is old school soul/R&B singer Raphael Saa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    Get Ready

    Nokia hosts a tempting evening

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    George Clinton

    Make My Funk Tha P-Funk

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Not-So-Standard Fare

    Legend Dianne Reeves performs new takes on classic tracks

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Make My Funk Tha P-Funk

    George Clinton still wants to get funked up

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Bill Callahan

    Woke on a Whaleheart (Drag City)

  • Dining

    February 8, 2007


    Temptations Indian Cuisine is less than seductive

  • Calendar

    December 28, 2006

    Ain't Too Proud to Beg

    Get your yearly dose of Motown at Nokia

  • News

    October 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Somber Success

    Bill Parcells always has that end-of-the-world demeanor. The missus says he "looks like the world's most depressed man" and suggested myriad medications. "I'm feeling sick right now, literally," Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said after last night's nationally televised game against the Washingt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Secret Soul

    Recent compilations unearth the hidden history of funk

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Rock It

    Concerts in the Garden features rockets' red glare and the birth of rock and roll

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    L.A. Law

    If the talk doesn't rock, then you must walk

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2003

    Tec Support

    The dynamic duo of storytelling

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Brothers in Arms

    You can't hurry love, which was too bad for Motown's musicians

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    She Got Game?

    Rose Farley is 5-foot-2, 110 pounds. If she makes the all-new Dallas Diamonds professional women's football team, she's gonna take some suckas out.

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Jesus' Favorite Singer

    Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Soul brother No. 1

    Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM

  • Film

    November 5, 1998

    Reeling inthe years

    It's deja vu all over again with the rerelease of The Big Chill

  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    He'll be there

    Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet

  • Calendar

    September 3, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 3 - 9, 1998

  • Music

    January 15, 1998
  • Music

    October 9, 1997
  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • Music

    April 4, 1996
  • Culture

    March 28, 1996

    No more jelly roll

    Jubilee Theatre updates ages-old tactic of the sex strike in Lysistrata PLEASE!

  • Music

    August 24, 1995

    Full-court press

    There's too much static when Boyz and writers get on the party line