The Toadies' annual rock hangout festival, Dia De Los Toadies, returns in mid-September, this time to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. It's the first time the fest has taken place in the Toadies' hometown. Today, 11 of the 16 bands have been announced; you can see the full list below. There ... More >>
Denton's historically-popular Good/Bad Art Collective, an artist-run co-operative studio and gallery that was active from 1993 to 2001, comes out of the woodwork each year to organize its Rock Lottery event, and has recently announced that its eleventh one will take place at Dan's Silverleaf on Nov. ... More >>
Check out more of this weekend's shows via our shiny new concert calendar Afghan Whigs, Centro-matic Sunday, October 14, at the Granada Theater Within the bowels of the '90s reunion machine, Ohio's Afghan Whigs are one of those bands you never really expected to be spat out again. Their 1993 LP, Ge ... More >>
Mike MezeulBroken Social Scene at the House of BluesThe number of good shows and exciting, inspiring, heartbreaking moments in the Dallas music scene this year were, to put it SO very mildly...numerous. It probably can go with out saying. Except we're going to say it. We're going to talk about it ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Vince and Dawn Barnhill have been running Universal Rehearsal since 1987, five years before they tied the knot. Over that time, they've hosted rehearsals by Erykah Badu, The Dixie ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Carissa HughesAt the moment, Carissa Hughes works for American Airlines ... More >>
The Toadies, the Old 97's, Centro-matic and Sarah Jaffe 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase Main Stage Saturday, October 15, 2011 Alex ScottThe start of a glorious day in Deep Ellum. On Saturday afternoon, Deep Ellum boasted a buzz the area hadn't felt in years, as the Dallas Observer M ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Nico Martini Although we normally only see Nico Martini in his trademark short-bill painters' ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Observer writer Keven McAlester tells the tale of his adventures in following The Toadies to South Padre Island for a special spring break gig in 1999. Actually, the piece spends just as much time following the band's roadie, Ken ... More >>
Danny Fulgencio"I Come From the Water" is perfect for crowdsurfing. See more in Danny's slideshow.Yesterday was a banner day for North Texas music nerds. Without doing too much self-horn tooting, the St. Patrick's Day Concert--just outside the parade--presented some completely killer sets from lo ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Michelle PelisseroMichelle Pelissero can be seen working at some of the luckiest of spots -- like rinkside at a Dallas Stars game or dead-center i ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk. Scott BeggsScott Beggs, once one of the kids in the punk rock crowds back in the day, has been assembling live concerts in DFW since the mid-'9 ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk. If you've ever gone to see a rock band in Deep Ellum, he was likely your maitre' d, of sorts. He's one of those guys that often finds himsel ... More >>
In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Gilbert Garcia answers a popular question among Dallas music fans in 1992: What's going on with Course Of Empire?Seems the guys in COE had basically disappeared from the local music scene for almost a ... More >>
This weekend marks the third annual (and biggest yet) Dia De Los Toadies Festival.Each year the location of the festival changes, so The Toadies and nine other Texas bands will take over Whitewater On The Horseshoe in New Braunfels tonight, and all day tomorrow. This year's most exciting new addi ... More >>
Danny HurleyThe Toadies stopped by the Palladium on Saturday night. With Feeler, the Toadies' new (but not really) record in tow, the local hard rock icons stopped by the Palladium Ballroom for a set of material spanning the band's almost 20-year career. Danny Hurley was there, in the pit, taking ... More >>
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 >>
James BlandThis photo of The Buck Pets is one of 75 to be on display at The Kessler Theater. Saturday night's book-release party for Josh Alan Friedman's Black Cracker is an opportunity to catch Josh Alan's atomic-acoustic blues stylings, another chance to catch the gothic-caberet singer-songwrit ... More >>
Toadies, LIONS, DescenderTreesDecember 30, 2009Better than: Any other Toadies performance we've seen since the release of No Deliverance.Expect a slideshow from last night's concert in the coming days...There wasn't much direct addressing of the crowd at last night's show, the first of two Toadie ... More >>
Dia de Los ToadiesRough Creek Ranch, Glen RoseAugust 29, 2009Better than: planting your ass at a sports bar in the asphalt jungle. Keep an eye out for a slideshow from the event, coming later today. Rough Creek Ranch is a scenic patch of olive Texas prarie centered around a modest ... More >>
Dia de los Toadies at Rough Creek Ranch in Glen Rose Saturday, August 29The Toadies playing "Possum Kingdom" at Possum Kingdom is almost too much for my brain to handle, so it's probably best the second annual Dia de los Toadies headed away from that lake for this year's fest. No Toadies set is comp ... More >>
There are so many options for music lovers this weekend that it's almost overwhelming. Remember, back in the days when you used to go to video stores to rent movies, how it felt to just stare at the cases with no idea what you wanted to watch, and there were so many choices that you got a headache b ... More >>
I think it was two weeks back now that the above song, "Song I Hate", was announced as the second single to be released from the Toadies' No Deliverance record (the first single, remember, was the title track). So that's not new news, necessarily. But this is kinda new (assuming you don't read the ... More >>
In a year that saw Ozzy, the Jonases and The New York Times storm through North Texas, which area music stories will go down as the most important of 2008?
OK, so we have a pretty expansive definition of "local"
Scott Porter's year coulda self-destructed, but he got engaged instead
In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?
When record labels finally pay attention to Dallas, they usually likewhat they see
We missed MossEisley, but you shouldn't make the same mistake
Local music was better than ever in 2001
Are the Toadies breaking up? We don't know.
Disaster strikes. Or does it?
It's a big fuckin' deal
Band-related paper cuts and other ironies.
Counting down the days 'til February
Revisiting the best local albums of 2000
Adventure Club's b-day bash; "Surreal" multi-act bills; Funland reunited (sort-of); Get a job
Is there such a thing as a local supergroup? Ask Pinkston.
Bill's Records get Hitchcock; Quality Park fills Centro-Matic; Tripping Daisy headlines and mainlines Joe Butcher; Go Metric stays
Last Beat Records creates its own scene with a new studio and rehearsal facility
In days of old, when nights were bold
Jay Farrar and Dave Grohl don't owe you anything
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?
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