Todd Rundgren

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    October 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/10 - 10/12

    Another weekend is upon us in Dallas, which means more shows to partake in to take your mind off of the utter terror that is Ebola, but mostly because you love music. Ringo Starr, who used to be in this little band called The Beatles (is that spelled correctly? are you sure?) is in town. The indie h ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/06-10/12

    Welcome to the working week, folks. There's more than a few shows you should keep on your docket in the days ahead. Brit rockers Temples are taking their talents to where Big Things Happen, one half of the surviving Beatles is in town (Ringo, yes, but, a Beatle no less), the powerful voice of Sam Sm ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at WinStar Casino, 7/5/14

    Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma Saturday, July 5, 2014 It could be said that there are two types of Beatles' fans: those who revere them as enlightened mystical geniuses for their revolutionary experimentation in music, and the other type which prefers the ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/30-7/6

    With July 4th coming up this Friday, this will be that most patriotic of weeks where we can sit back and bask in the glory of our homeland: Texas. (Well, America too.) And can mean only one thing: lots of and lots of country music. From singer-songwriters to outlaws and Willie Nelson's picnic, there ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Record Store Day Approaches and Ben Harper Premiers at The White House

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Amber Campagna is Deep Ellum Royalty and a Boundless Musical Spirit

    As you've recently read in DC9, Amber Campagna's family is practically the subject of a new documentary on fallen Dallas musician Frankie Campagna Jr.'s local punk assembly, Spector 45. We got a chance to know Frankie Jr. pretty well here at DC9 over the years, as well as his father, Kettle Art Stud ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Interview with Sue and Marc Cassel About Their Storied Culinary Careers and New Spot, 20 Feet Seafood Joint

    Sue and Marc Cassel opened their quaint new spot, 20 Feet Seafood Joint, just last week. Neighbors of Good 2 Go Tacos and Goodfriend, it's a well-played parlay in East Dallas dining. Sue and Marc have spent time at many notable area restaurants, like Star Canyon, Hotel Zaza and Park and they were pa ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Mark Kozelek: "I Like Good Words, Whether by Danzig or Sonny Bono"

    Whether it is with Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, the work of Mark Kozelek has always been marked by quiet desperation and a dry, dark sense of humor. A singer/songwriter of immeasurable skill, Kozelek is right at home twisting AC/DC into introspective folk songs. We spoke to Kozelek from his ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Todd Rundgren - House of Blues - 3/26/12

    Todd Rundgren House of Blues Monday, March 26 Billed as a "greatest hits" tour, Todd Rundgren's show last night at the House of Blues was a textbook presentation of his professionalism. Even dogged by a nasty cold and throat issues, Rundgren and his band delivered over two hours of classic power-po ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Todd Rundgren Dedicates His Latest Album to Memory of the Late Frankie 45

    ​There are at least two notable local music connections to noted pop experimentalist Todd Rundgren. The first is the fact that Neon Indian's chillwaves rode not one, but two Rundgren samples on their debut album Psychic Chasms, with "Deadbeat Summer" using some of Rundgren's "Izzat Love?" track an ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    You've No Doubt Seen "Crazy Picture Guy" At Area Shows. Now Learn His Backstory.

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Scotty Mankoff, aka "Crazy Picture Guy."​Scotty Mankoff can be a bit menacing to witness at a live music show, with his hulking frame draped in black clothing, a flowing, curly ma ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Staff Trax: Jasper TX, Randy Rogers Band, Freddie King and The Walker Brothers

    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 our o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Tonight's Todd Rundgren Show at Trees

    Todd Rundgren​In this week's print edition, Saby Reyes-Kulkarni takes a look at tonight's Todd Rundgren show at Trees. Writes Reyes-Kulkarni:With his soaring voice and arena-rock fluency, Todd Rundgren seemed destined for hit-after-hit superstardom when he released his third album, the entirely s ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Todd Rundgren

    Tuesday, April 20, at Trees

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    March 24, 2010

    Show Announcements: Jackson Browne, Maxwell, Jill Scott And More

    Jackson Browne comes Here in August.​The line that connects dots as seemingly disparate as Nico, The Eagles and Spiccoli makes its way to Grand Prairie this summer as singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne makes a North Texas stop on his world tour with collaborator David ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    The Best Songs in Dallas Music, 2009: Neon Indian and "Deadbeat Summer" Get Us All Hot and Bothered at No. 9

    [Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 9 on the list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastl ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009


    Psychic Chasms (Lefse)

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    October 13, 2009

    Pitchfork On Neon Indian: "Best New Music"

    Psychic Chasm's cover.​Probably should've seen this coming: Today, Pitchfork honored Neon Indian with its much-sought-after "Best New Music" tag, giving the album an 8.6 on its 10-point scale. As for the review itself? It's loving enough, namedropping some pretty heavy hitters--LCD Soundsystem, Da ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    Gig Alert: New York Dolls Tonight at House of Blues' Pontiac Garage

    Those lucky enough to catch the legendary New York Dolls at the Granada the last time they visited Dallas were treated to a hell of a show. Even though the band is down to two original members (vocalist David Johnasen and guitarist Syl Sylvain, both in their '60s), the band never-the-less kic ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Lou Gramm's Still a Jukebox Hero

    For ex-Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, it still feels like the very first time, every time

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    December 24, 2008

    Octogenarian Christmas: The Five Best Rock CDs Made By Older Folk In 2008

    In all these year-end, best-of lists, I'm seeing little respect given to the over 50 crowd. So, since I'm heading that direction myself, I thought I would be the one to share some AARP Holiday Cheer. 1. Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws The Fleetwood Mac guitarist/singer finally incorporates som ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Todd Rundgren to Produce Next New York Dolls Album

    I know the local connection here is barely tangential, but two of the best shows to come through our area this past year were The New York Dolls at The Granada in April and Todd Rundgren at House of Blues in July. Now news comes that Rundgren is producing the next Dolls' effort. Back in the summer ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Q&A: Nada Surf's Matthew Caws Wishes His Band Was Spinal Tap. Also: Another Giveaway!

    The three parts of Nada Surf. (Peter Ellenby) Matthew Caws formed Nada Surf way back in 1993 and the band found success two years later when the song “Popular” became just that. Yet after a successful tour with alt/pop kindred spirit Superdrag, various snafus led to the band being dropped by ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Good Friday: DOMA Showcase Weekend Edition

    So, we've told you about a bunch of shows this weekend. There are some great ones tonight (the Hieroglyphics show at the Granada, the London Nights party at minc ), Saturday (Portugal. The Man and Facing New York at House of Blues) and Sunday (Republic Tigers at Hailey's, Todd Rundgren at HOB). Ther ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Hello, It's (Still) Me

    Even after so many years and so many bands, Todd Rundgren keeps doing things his way

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    June 6, 2006

    Sliced Meat Loaf

    Yesterday, Unfair Park received a press release from the offices of legendary publicist Ken Sunshine bearing the, well, news that Meat Loaf has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles. And what's bugging the former Marvin Aday, graduate of good ol' Thomas Jefferson High School? Seems his old pal and ... More >>

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    March 18, 2004


    March 18

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    November 20, 2003

    Mandy Moore

    Coverage (Epic)

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    October 30, 2003

    Howie Day

    November 3

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    August 21, 2003

    House Happy

    Bear is at home onstage

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Bum Deal

    Mandy Moore's going to be around for a while--but that doesn't mean you should see her movies

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    March 21, 2002


    Fast (ARTISTdirect)

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    March 7, 2002
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    March 22, 2001

    Out & About

    David Sanborn

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    February 24, 2000

    Pat's the rub

    The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio is playing in a living room near you

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    January 8, 1998

    Come Again

    The best reissues of 1997 prove nostalgia pays off

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    February 13, 1997

    The Will Rogers of shred

    Andy Timmons never met a style he didn't like

  • Film

    November 9, 1995

    Ghost in the machine

    The documentary Theremin captures--with occasional success--the surreal moods of an electronic pioneer