This month, the Granada Theater is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a music venue. It was then that Michael Schoder bought the then-movie theater and transformed it into the concert venue we know and love today. To help mark the occasion, we decided to pull together our favorite memories from the ... More >>
Another weekend come and another weekend gone. Hopefully we all spent some quality time with our beloved mothers yesterday, having most likely spent all day Saturday doing some quality day drinking. (Or maybe we were just day drinking with our mothers.) It was perfect weather for both, in fact. Nat ... More >>
Chris Flemmons spent 10 years working on his city rather than his band, The Baptist Generals. They’re both better for it.
Is there such a thing as the end of festival season here? I don't know. What I do know is that there are a couple more this weekend -- Fort Worth Music Festival features twang on Friday and fuzzy guitar bliss on Saturday. And Wildflower remains the most fun I can imagine having in the general proxim ... More >>
Metric Sunday, April 28, at House of Blues, $28-$38 It took them a little while (since the late '90s) but Metric has made it. Big. The group's 2009 release, Fantasies can take most of the credit for that when they unleashed the addicting, head-bobbing and shoulder-swaying hit "Gold Guns Girls." Sexi ... More >>
We decided to check back in with some of the people we interviewed this year for My First Show, and ask about favorite concerts, records, and most-wanted Christmas gifts. Bad Design's Steven Altuna takes the cake for best answer for a Christmas wish. What was the best show you saw this year? Evan ... More >>
The WeekndFriday, June 15, at House of Blues, $30/$35-$49.50At age 22, critically acclaimed R&B innovator Abel Tesfaye, the man behind The Weeknd, has accomplished more than most artists in a lifetime. All of his music has been released via digital download, and now it looks like he's ready to c ... More >>
Not sure if you caught last week's Show Announcements post. There was some pretty good stuff in there, especially now that we're entering live music's busy season, but week after week the House Of Blues listings catch my eye. It's one of the best venues in town. In fact, we gave it a Dallas Observer ... More >>
Pete FreedmanDallas-born 16-year-old Ruby jane kicked off Saturday's proceedings in fine fashion. After a lackluster Saturday, things are already heating up on Sunday afternoon at Zilker Park. Actually, they were plenty hot in the morning, too: Temperatures soared into the '90s, but, more importa ... More >>
John CongletonJust a few minutes ago, local producer John Congleton confirmed to DC9 that he is indeed currently producing St. Vincent's third, as-yet-unnamed album at his Elmwood Recording Studio in Oak Cliff. No surprise there: Congleton played a major role in Dallas native Annie Clark's sophom ... More >>
Local dream pop act Crushed Stars, the brainchild of Todd Gautreau and whomever he decides to work with at a given time, has tacked on some more national press recognition to go with his already impressive clippings of late. Seems the online version of Blurt has taken quite the shine to Convalesc ... More >>
[Over these last few weeks of 2010, we've presented our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we end our countdown by revealing the top song of the year. Click after the jump to watch the song's official video. There, y ... More >>
Constantines, Crystal AntlersSons of Hermann HallJune 5, 2006Better than: Any show I've been to this year.In front of about 100 people, Canada's Constantines played as if its audience at Sons of Hermann Hall on Friday night numbered in the thousands. Full of fire and vigor, the unkempt quartet made ... More >>
Roger McGuinnMcDavid StudioNovember 22, 2008Better than: Watching one of those Time Life infomercials about reliving the '60s though a 10 CD compilation featuring the likes of Hermann's Hermits and Ten Years After.Starting promptly at 8:00, Roger McGuinn treated the packed house in Ft. Worth's McDav ... More >>
Rubber Gloves will soon be able to pour one out for the indie-rock homies
Stuart Sikes has worked on albums by The White Stripes and Loretta Lynn. His next project? Dallas.