Tom Waits

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Dan Hicks on His Band the Hot Licks and Playing with Tom Waits

    Since the early 1960's, Dan Hicks has been creating his interesting hybrid of folk, jazz, country and pop. Hitting his stride with 1971's Where's the Money?, the singer-songwriter formed the first version of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. The unique, drummer-less five-piece quickly found a niche marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Brandon Summers of the Helio Sequence on Flooding Studios and Relearning to Sing

    Portland's the Helio Sequence has been hanging around the fringes of mainstream rock for 15 years. In that time, the duo of Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel has released five outstanding albums, including 2012's Negotiations. From his home studio in Portland, Brandon Summers talked with DC9 abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Top Nine Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: June 13-19

    I know I say this every week, but Dallas REALLY DOES have a little something for everyone this week, including a local band's EP release, an underground hip-hop show, a gig from a country singer-songwriter, a national folk-pop duo, a metal and hardcore show, a gigantic '90s music concert and a Tom W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Converge's Jacob Bannon On Queen, Texas Wrestling and Being a Licensed Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

    Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Five New Rules for Internet Jukeboxes

    By John Seaborn Gray Used to be you'd have to hit bar after bar until you found just the right jukebox, which promptly became your own personal lair of alcohol consumption. Folks demanded more freedom of choice, however, so many bars have switched over to Internet jukeboxes, where you can download ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Five Best and Worst Album Covers of 2011

    The actual artistry of the album cover has been making a comeback. Of course, over the years, the cheesy head shot has gradually (for the most part) faded away and been replaced by, well, art. Go figure. Anyhow, 2011 was a particularly good year for the album cover. Well, there were a few examples w ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Marc Ribot Leads the Way

    After nearly 40 years of professional playing, guitarist still finds revelations.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Watch: St. Vincent Covers Tom Waits

    Tina TyrellSt. Vincent​There will probably be a lot of Annie Clark, or as she's known on stage St. Vincent, news on DC9 in the coming weeks. Call it a hunch.Fresh off the heals of announcing a September 13 release date for her third record Strange Mercy, and a Sunday, October 23, Kessler Theater s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2010

    Made a Playlist, Now Checkin' it Twice: By Request, Last Night's Christmas Music Show

    ​Many thanks to the many folks who tuned in and called in during last night's late-night Christmas-music spectacular, which gets a replay on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) beginning, why, right this very moment. (That'll be just the three-hour yuletunes special, not the two hours of pirate-radio non-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Marc Ribot at the Kessler Theatre

    Marc RibotKessler TheaterSeptember 25, 2010Better than: Being challenged by musical banality.Marc Ribot​The Kessler Theater presented its first "Storytellers at the Kessler" event on Saturday night, hosting Marc Ribot in his first-ever Texas performance. And the combination of music and space coul ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ruthie Foster

    Thursday, June 17, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to Tonight's Mark Growden Show at the Kessler Theatre

    When outsider troubadour Mark Growden rolled through the region back in January, Jesse Hughey previewed the show--quite excitedly, I might add. Wrote Hughey:Mark Growden creates the kind of rich, evocative, cabaret-noir-Americana that thousands of Tom Waits imitators would give their porkpie hats ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    Norah Jones Announces A November Release For Her Next Album

    ​According to a press release that apparently went out to every media outlet in the world today, Dallas' own Norah Jones has a new album coming out in November--her fourth overall, and first in two years. After the jump, the press release in full, since it features some Jones quotes on the new, as ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Wild Bill

    Frisell shows off in Cowtown

  • Music

    July 3, 2008

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Sharon Little

    Monday, July 7, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    New Science Projects

    Crocodile (Gutterth Records)

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Catfish Whiskey CD Release Party

    Friday, January 18, at the Green Elephant

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Guiding Big D's Sonic Pilgrims

    Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    Sling Song

    Billy Bob sings at the HOB

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Jumping Through Hoop

    Jesca Hoop, touring with the Spree beginning tomorrow night, won't be anyone's opening act for long. If you're heading to the Polyphonic Spree show tomorrow night at the Granada, be sure to get there early -- between 7:30 p.m. and 8 would be about right. Normally we skip opening acts, but the Spree ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Apostle of Hustle

    National Anthem of Nowhere (Arts&Crafts)

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2006

    Vision Quest

    The Theater Fire gets screened

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Burntsienna Trio

    Gregor-Jotace Mission Cathedral (TXMF)

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Jesse DeNatale

    Thursday, June 22, at AllGood Cafe

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    All We Want To Do Is Dance

    Los Lobos will perform tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art. For free. No, you get outta here. We mean it. Friday doesn't necessarily translate into payday for all of the city's peeps with no plans. Which is why we love the Dallas Museum of Art. Tonight, the downtown art mecca offers a little melody ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    James Luther Dickinson

    Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger ( Memphis International)

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    I'll Drink to That

    Keep that New Year's Eve spirit all year long with these boozy sing-along tunes

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    One at a Time: A Singer/Songwriter Night

    Monday, November 29, at Rubber Gloves

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Delgados, Crooked Fingers

    Tuesday, November 9

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Club TV USA hits town, Crossroads Fest coming out on DVD andlessons from Mail Bag

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Various Artists

    The Long Con Compilation, Vol. 1 (Pyramid Scheme Recordings)

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Los Lobos

    The Ride (Hollywood/Mammoth)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Various Artists

    The Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC Video)

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Crooked Fingers

    Red Devil Dawn (Merge)

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2002

    Forbidden's Fruits

    There's nothing (and everything) Forbidden about free movies and free drinks

  • Film

    June 6, 2002

    Chaos Theory

    The hypnotic Maelström is full of good-natured twists

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    Lost Highways

    Billy Crudup is on the road to nowhere in World Traveler

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Out & About

    Edith Frost

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Indoor Fireworks

    In ABBA's old studio, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter reinterpret pop music history

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Tired of Waiting

    The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Flanagan's wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

  • Music

    November 11, 1999
  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Out Here

    Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks

  • Film

    August 5, 1999

    Super zeroes

    Heroes without powers, the Mystery Men fight crime with laughter

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Cuba libre

    Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time

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    March 21, 1996
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    January 11, 1996
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