Generation Y's teenage favorites Nine Inch Nails announced their reformation on Monday after four years apart. I say "reformation" and "apart", but really it's just Trent Reznor and whoever plays with him, so that should actually read "Trent reformed with himself after four years of not being Nine I ... More >>
The Dave Grohl-directed documentary Sound City, is a loving and thoroughly entertaining docu-valentine to the legendary studio just outside of L.A. where many landmark albums were recorded. Throughout the film's first half, we're given glimpses of behind the scenes action on the making of such class ... More >>
Friday, March 2, at Sons of Hermann Hall
The jaunt to The Texas Theatre is among my favorite through the city. I take a roundabout way down Main Street, through Dealey Plaza to 35. Nothing beats Jefferson Street in this town: All faded jewel tones, party supply stores and beautiful Quinceañera boutiques. It looks frozen in time in ... More >>
Hull.Metal has long been a canvas for the otherworldly. When the paper version of DC9 spoke to The Sword's lead man, J.D. Cronise, back in February, his answer to why metal is such fertile soil for the magical and mystical was rather matter of fact. "The music itself is just kind of extreme ... More >>
MTV has gotten some flack for censorship over the course of its 30 years on the air. The station, in addition to helping proliferate the music video concept, is equally known, it seems, for bleeping words, playing only censored versions of certain videos, relegating racy videos to late-night pla ... More >>
Not a bad bunch of shows we have this Monday evening, especially if you like legendary guitarists and cool indie pop.
10. Funny, but I don't think Justin Timberlake is Banksy. Is he? 9. As far as early-year Super Bowls of industries go, give me football (Super Bowl), followed by music (Grammys), auto racing (Daytona 500) and movies (Oscars). 8. Original score? Original song? Sound mixing? Sound editing? En ... More >>
Analog RebellionAfter sharing with us, oh, about a million songs with us in 2010, it looks like Daniel Hunter, the man behind the Analog Rebellion moniker is planning to follow similar suit in 2011.Over the weekend, Hunter passed along a new mp3 for a song called "Accomplice." It's a bit of a dev ... More >>
In this week's paper, you may notice a piece including some of our DC9 writers' choices for best albums of the year. But, space being limited, we couldn't run all of our writers' lists. So, thanks to the power of the Internet, we're doing just that, right here.The mind behind our DC9er mixtape ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, September 17, 2010...Trent Reznor is giving away a five-song sampler from The Social Network soundtrack today.Turns out out the Joaquin Phoenix craziness was all a put on...Fiona Apple is set to release her first new album in five long years.
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 ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, May 5, 2010...The debut song from the new project brought to you by Mr. and Mrs. Trent Reznor debut online.Jack White is ready to record as the White Stripes again... and we are too.Skanks and strippers had better look out... Bret Michaels ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 28, 2010...Trent Reznor might be, maybe affiliated with a new project How To Destroy Angels. Maybe.Eminem gets all up "uplifting" with his first single off his new album. Tupac's mom has been arrested for felony drug possession.
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, December 28, 2009...Trent Reznor has released his concert video Another Version of The Truth: The Gift as a free download. Oh, and he promises new NIN material in the new year. John Mellencamp and Stephen King's all-star musical Ghost Brothers of ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, December 2, 2009...John Mellencamp's son has started a Facebook group to get his dad to stop smoking. See, technology does bring families together!Does your GPS not have enough street cred? If so, Snoop Dogg is here to help you out. Trent Reznor ... More >>
I attempt to lift my pen peck my keyboard today with a heavy heart, and an empty stomach. For, alas, two staples of my life's diet are no more. R.I.P., NIN. And Luby's, 4:45 p.m. dinners will never taste the same. Trent Reznor, one of the most chaotic, rhythmic, unique and dark nois ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, July 8, 2009... Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has started a band with four other drummers. The act is called... wait for it... Drummer. Trent Reznor has already gone back on his word regarding his claims that NIN's last show was B ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, June 15, 2009... Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknhold used to be an illegal music downloader. But he thinks it helped him make the music he and other bands are making today, so it's cool. The New Orleans Voodoo Festival has added touring monsters Wide ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, June 12, 2009... Prince is apparently refusing to get a double hip replacement because of his religious beliefs. So, instead of having the surgery, he's "popping pain killers and hoping it will all go away." I think that's the same thing my un ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, March 23, 2009...Eminem and Flea are among the presenters for this years Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Em will induct Run-DMC; Flea will induct Metallica.It's funny how 50 Cent likes to take jabs at easy targets like Rick Ross, but, when it ... More >>
I'm not an autograph hound, but this is "1 of 1."Had a wonderfully weird weekend. On Friday I saw the Fort Worth Symphony's interpretation of Led Zeppelin. (Thumbs up.) On Saturday I attended a Polish 40th birthday party complete with a full, cooked pig on a skewer, potato vodka shots an ... More >>
Maybe you're like me (God help you). Maybe you heard some of PlayRadioPlay's stuff in the past and thought, "Hey, this is interesting stuff, especially condsidering it's coming from some kid from Aledo. If only he turned down some of that vocoder..." Well, over on his Myspace page, a ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, February 17, 2009... Metallica is now embracing digital music... as long as "digital music" doesn't mean "illegal downloads". The band is releasing its entire music catalogue digitally via iTunes on March 31 and then everywhere ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, January 5, 2009... A coroner found that Dr. Dre's son died of an overdose of heroin and morphine. Brian Warner Marilyn Manson wants Trent Reznor and ex-wife Dita Von Teese to testify on his behalf. Manson is being sued by his forme ... More >>
Just how much sense (and, um, cents) does it make for an indie band to give away its music for free?
The Slip (Self-released)
Year Zero (Interscope)
I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
Saturday, June 3, at Smirnoff Music Centre
Wednesday, February 22, at Gypsy Tea Room
The shiniest and catchiest of 2005's snap and fizz
Love, sex, obsession, pain-- it's all in a day's work for Trent Reznor
A Crow Left of the Murder (Epic/Immortal)
Feardotcom's cheap thrills work--for the most part
The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be
With Adore, Billy Corgan has finally made a record as good as he thinks it is
Ugly Mus-tard is taking its industrial to the industry
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?
Adam Ant's back, so unplug the jukebox and do us all a favor