Townes Van Zandt

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    October 27, 2014

    Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Danced on the Grave of Country at Gexa on Saturday

    Jason Aldean With Florida Georgia Line Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Saturday, October 25, 2014 Ebola causes you to leak fluids from your body's orifices and bleed internally until your body starts to slowly shut down. Then you die from a combination of low blood-pressure and organ failure. If you h ... 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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    June 9, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/9 - 6/15

    Now that the excitement of the record-setting George Strait sendoff is behind us, you'd think this week would be all about the comedown here in North Texas. Not even. The next seven days have great shows happening every night of the week. It helps, of course, that Elm St. Music and Tattoo Fest kicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 20 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 6-9

    Don't even talk to me right now, Dallas. Twenty notable concerts in the next four days? We don't have time for your problems, you need to figure out how to be at Childish Gambino and Bobby Patterson's birthday party at the same time. Oh, you didn't get a ticket to the Conan tapings? Cry me a river. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Charlie Robison Hates Rules, But Loves Doug Sahm and Cojunto Music

    If the title of Charlie Robison's brand-new album, High Life, is to be taken literally, it would make a great deal of sense. The Bandera-raised Robison continues to do things on his own terms. With a dedicated fan-base and a stellar album yet again reminding people as to why he's one of Texas' belov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Power of Dallas: Erykah Badu Gives Tyler a Bump and Bill's Old Friend Makes 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. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #59-40

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Eleven of This Weekend's Top Shows: Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest, Nicki Minaj, Kool Keith and More

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IISaturday, July 28, at Granada TheaterIn its second year, Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest has (smartly) shortened things a bit, thus giving more breathing room to the bands, which included Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Chromatics, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd and DJ Sober.

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    Byrd Song

    Jonathan Byrd's got Texas on his mind, Carolina in his heart.

  • Culture

    November 24, 2011

    Open Stage Showcases the Power of Positive Thinking

    Richardson venue welcomes all, from bards to belly dancers.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Last Night: The Jayhawks, Jolie Holland

    The Jayhawks.​Last Night: The Jayhawks, Jolie Holland Granada Theater November 16 Better than: rummaging through closets for dubbed copies of Crossroads episodes. Looking only at The Jayhawks' set list from last night, you could think the show was more for a hardcore fan than a casual one, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Chuck Ragan Knows Good Road Music, Plugged or Unplugged

    Scott ToepferChuck Ragan.​Gainesville, Florida's Chuck Ragan is one of those dudes who just can't go wrong. His more-than-a-decade's work with the still-revered punk act Hot Water Music is often cited by younger punk bands as a key motivator for their own punk-ish endeavors. In the more recen ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Grant Jones Names His All-Time Top Five Non-Texan Country Artists

    Grant Jones​Regular readers of DC9 and regular drinkers at just about any North Texas honky-tonk are likely familiar with Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos by now. Between celebrating a great victory in the 2009 Shiner Rising Star Contest (where they won a recording contract) and suffering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Nine Local Acts Worth Seeing at 35 Conferette

    ​The headliner list for the 35 Conferette is incredibly impressive this year, with big names like Mavis Staples, Big Boi and !!! highlighting the bill. But, among the 200 and counting bands that are playing the festival, there's also a pretty great lineup of local talent. In fact, almost 100 of 22 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Flatlanders at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Better than: Seeing the Flatlanders at the Wyly or the Granada, where they've played their last two shows. The ballroom at the Sons of Hermann Hall is their natural element, as dusty and real as the colorful West Texas characters that populate the band's best songs.Will Van Overbeek​The silver-hai ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Gig Alert/Bonus MP3: Greg Reichel Plays Adair's Tonight, Shares A Song From His Debut

    Greg Reichel​Raised in Oklahoma, but now a resident of Dallas, Greg Reichel is the best kind of alt-country songwriter, one who enjoys both the old-school, rural soul of Townes Van Zandt and the snotty genius of Ryan Adams.Reichel released his debut album back in 2007 and he's been skimping and sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    What It Was Like: Boys Named Sue, The Naptime Shake and Fox & The Bird at the DOMAXXII Showcase

    All photos by Patrick MichelsFox & The Bird kept things in line at La Grange on Saturday night.​Boys Named SueLa Grange10 p.m.What can be said now about the Boys Named Sue that hasn't been said already over their rabble-rousing course of recent history? Not much, really, but we'll give it a sh ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
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    December 11, 2009

    Year in Review: 2009's Best Alt-Country Proves that Yes, Willie Nelson is Still a Badass

    We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favorite ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: You Shoot, We Score

    Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Danny Schmidt

    Little Grey Sheep (Waterbug Records)

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    No Business Sense

    Dylan Sneed left the corporate rat race to embrace his talent and his faith

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    First, the Good News: Jandek's Coming to Town. And Wayne Coyne Shops IKEA!

    First, Roky Erickson announced a local show. Then, Jandek. Who's next -- the ghost of Townes Van Zandt? Lots of local music news floating around today -- some good, some bad. First off, Austin-via-Denton folk-rockers Cartright are calling it quits. Anyone who’s seen their incendiary live shows aro ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Blue Norther

    Jesse Sykes spreads the joy of melancholy

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Goodbye, Groovy East Dallas

    How Jim Schutze forsook his hippie-dippy days and learned to love the snout house

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007
  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    The Lowdown

    Music tidbits from the Big D

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Texas Bard

    Guy Clark remains an understated statesman of true country

  • Home Entertainment

    March 16, 2006
  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    No Surrender

    Marah is back in fighting form on If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Find the River

    Smog's Bill Callahan discovers new sounds and voices...and cleans up with Chloe Sevigny

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Norah Jones

    Feels Like Home (Blue Note)

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Queen of the Road

    Shelley King has been up and down The Highway, looking for a home for her music

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Good Times

    The Hag brings his songs to Fort Worth this week

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Dig Dug

    RCA unearths 100 "lost" Elvis recordings, just in time to celebrate his death day

  • Music

    May 23, 2002
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    January 3, 2002

    The Sound of Violence

    In a world at war, there was still plenty of beauty to be found

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Ode to Billy Joe

    Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    The Last Laugh

    Willis Alan Ramsey's cult keeps growing, 28 years after cutting his first--and final?--record

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    True believer

    From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Out There

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Lost legends

    Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.

  • News

    April 22, 1999
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    December 18, 1997

    Close to the bone

    Tom House's backwoods sound carries essential sparks

  • Music

    May 22, 1997

    A fistful of tunes

    The Big Gundown squints into the sun, throws its serape over its shoulder, and makes its play

  • Music

    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

  • Film

    February 29, 1996
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