• Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Four Dallas Beats Producers You Need to Hear Now

    When it comes to genres that have been allowed to flourish in the age of the online music cloud, few have risen to greater prominence than future sounds, better known to most as beats. An all-encompassing chimeric blend of electronic, hip-hop and soul that, beats takes DJs and producers of more trad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Worst Supergroups Of All Time

    A supergroup is a difficult project to make a success of. The work of previous band members overshadows any new material, and although it brings a ready-made fan base, it also brings unreasonably high expectations. Not only that, those that make up the new band might have similarly unreasonably high ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Lovestory Tour

    Thursday, August 23 at Sandaga 813

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    DC9 at Night's Favorite Summer Songs

    The summer I bought The Breeders' Last Splash on cassette at the mall was the summer I dyed my hair with Kool-Aid, and woke up with ants on my pillow. It was the summer I lost my grandfather, though my mother swears that was him making our lights flicker every once in a while. It was the summer I sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Some Thoughts On The "Digital Resurrection" of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

    News came this week that TLC plans on touring again. Yes, even the "L." In our post-Coachella hologram world, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will be joining the tour through use of video projections, announced exactly ten years after her death in 2002. Cue heavy, sad, sigh. I remember MTV News sharing the ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Duran Duran, Neon Trees

    Thursday, October 6, at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Most Unexpected, Unlikely, and Downright Awkward Collaborations of All Time

    Beck​Yesterday Beck announced that he had been "recording some tracks" with country singer Dwight Yoakam. And yeah, we guess we could kind of see that, as Beck has run the gamut of styles during his career, touching on hip-hop, electronic, folk, and mariachi. But, even though it makes sense when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The 15 Worst ...and Friends! Albums Of All-Time

    ​It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Today In Music News: Soundgarden Reunites and The NFL's Urged To Drop The Who From Super Bowl

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, January 4, 2010...It's official, kids: Soundgarden is reuniting after a 12-year break-up. Let's just hope that Timbaland won't be involved in any way if new material is recorded.The NFL is being urged to drop The Who from performing during halftime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Today In Music News: Reznor Slams Cornell, Jack White Offers Up Another Band and Joaquin's Still At It...

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, March 13, 2009...Sweet! A good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll feud with 21st century technology! Trent Reznor has taken to his Twitter account to blast Chris Cornell's new Timbaland-produced album. Of course, if you heard any of the songs on Cornell's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    In Grapevine, Jonas Brothers Fans Experience New Dimensions in Cold, Boredom

    See more photos from the night here in our slide show.While kids across the country flocked to theaters to catch the Jonas Brothers in concert on the big screen this weekend, the teen-pop trio treated fans and press to a special engagement in Grapevine. For those of us waiting for them outside the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Picture Shows: The Pretenders at House of Blues on Friday Night, The Jonas Brothers Movie Premiere

    Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders stoppd through town on Friday night for a gig at the House of Blues, and somewhere in the crowd--or, from the looks of it, everywhere in the crowd--Observer photographer Drew Williams was in attendance, documenting the event for a slideshow, which you can check righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2008

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
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    February 12, 2008

    Colorado Sprung

    Rakim said it best: "It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at." And, on that note, starting after this, my second-ever post to DC-9, you'll be getting fed a steady streamline of Dallas music news/notes/anecdotes/whatnot from me on this page. But, for now, a little history. As you may or may ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Duran Duran

    Red Carpet Massacre (Epic)

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    Update: Video from Timbaland Concert

    We weren't able to take our cameras into Saturday night's Timbaland show. Luckily, YouTube poster williamlanier uploaded footage of the better part of the show. Enjoy. -- Chelsea Ide

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2007

    Review: Timbaland at Palladium Ballroom

    Scion hosted Timbaland in a free concert last night at the Palladium Ballroom, and the people came out in force. The floor was increasingly crowded throughout the night (although the place is so big, the back area was still an easy walk through). A surprising spectrum of people showed up ranging fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
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    September 15, 2007
  • Music

    August 16, 2007


    Kala (Interscope)

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Hot Chip

    Thursday, April 26, at the Granada Theater

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    What's Hot on iTunes

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    In With the New

    Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, 2006 wasn't at all bad

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    New Jack Swing Reunion

    Friday, April 28, at Nokia Theatre

  • Music

    September 29, 2005


    Suicidal tendencies, gut locker lovers and men who wail on their axes

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Alicia Keys, John Legend

    Saturday, March 5

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    The Game

    The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)

  • Music

    January 6, 2005


    The Red Light District (Def Jam)

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    LL Cool J

    The DEFinition (Def Jam)

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Very Clever, Boys

    The top 10 indie-rock albums of 2003

  • Music

    October 30, 2003
  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    A Whisper in the Crowd

    Hip-hop rediscovers minimalism, thanks to a sea of surprisingly great singles

  • Music

    June 12, 2003


    Falling Uphill (Maverick)

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    Greek Out

    Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies

  • Music

    January 9, 2003


    Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Missy Elliott

    Under Construction (Elektra)

  • Music

    May 16, 2002
  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Spinning Webs

    The Top 10 Things I Downloaded in 2001 That Weren't Applications Made to Download Things That Aren't Applications

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Crunk and Disorderly

    Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Out & About

    Snoop Dogg

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Bilal / Usher / Chocolate Genius

    1st Born Second (Interscope) / 8701 (Arista) / Godmusic (V2)

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Sex Machine

    Under the disguise of Peaches, Merrill Nisker says things that would make Luther Campbell blush

  • Music

    July 26, 2001


    Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are revolutionary producers. Now they're doing it for themselves.

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Various Artists

    Off-Centre: A Riot on Old Street (BBE), Beats & Pieces Volume Two (BBE), Funk Rock (BBE)

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Jay Dee

    Welcome 2 Detroit (BBE)

  • Music

    November 11, 1999
  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Summer suns and some aren't

    Going steady with the singles of the summer

  • Music

    January 7, 1999

    Throw your hands in the air

    Beatin' down hip-hop in 1998 like a stepchild

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