Tripping Daisy

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    KXT's Joe Kozera: "Natalie Merchant Chased Me With A Strawberry"

    Joe Kozera is the quiet, modest voice you often hear on KXT 91.7 FM. OK, so everyone on air sounds laid back there, but Kozera takes it a step further. He seems to sound at peace on the air at KXT. As the station takes more time to remain non-profit and commercial free, we caught up with Kozera du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Good Records' Chris Penn: "You Can't Roll a Joint On a Digital Download"

    Christopher Todd Penn was a just a kid when he was held at knife-point in the bathroom of an Iron Maiden concert. He shouted "NO" and ran for his life, instead of giving up the goods. Later, after relocating to the area, he became more of a Tripping Daisy fan. Then he did merch for them. Now he's ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #100-80

    "Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Love and a 45: Fate Lions Talk Favorite Wax Tracks

    Fort Worth five-piece Fate Lions just dropped a new three-song 7-inch and and are celebrating with a show at the Kessler on Friday. With that in mind, I asked guitarist Jerko Dabelic and singer/guitarist Jason Manriquez about some of their favorite 45s growing up. Jason Manriquez Barry Manilow "A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Mark Pirro on Finding a Place to Plug In, Other First Show Experiences

    Mark Pirro has been around the Dallas music scene for more than two decades as a member of Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree and currently Menkena. As a preview of The Spree's New Year's Eve show this Saturday at the House of Blues, we wanted to ask him about his first times at shows, including t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Don Berggren Remembers His Son Wes

    ​In the wake of Good Records Recordings' relaunch last week, it was interesting stumbling across this 1999 Zac Crain-penned piece about the late Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren. For more than a decade, much ado has been made about Berggren's untimely death, brought on by a drug overdose. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best New Act, Best DJ, Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best New Act, Best DJ, an ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    An Oral History of the Dallas Music Scene

    Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Tripping Daisy Made The Best Record of Their Career

    ​This week 13 years ago, the members of Tripping Daisy were on the verge of giving birth to Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, the greatest record of their career.In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, Robert Wilonsky visited the TD boys in their sweaty East Dallas rehearsal space, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Tim DeLaughter's Preteen Zenith Project Releases "Sampler" Mashup Of Four New Tracks

    ​For almost two months now, we've been waiting patiently for the chance to hear some music out of Preteen Zenith's camp -- you know, it being the new band from Polyphonic Spree and Tripping Daisy mastermind Tim DeLaughter and Secret Machines member Philip Karnats, and also featuring members of The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Good Records Recordings To Re-Issue Tripping Daisy Back Catalog and Unreleased Songs.

    ​The folks at Good Records sure are having some fun with all the news breaking out of their camp over the past couple of days. But, rest assured, most of it is just that: Fun.That cryptic tweet and Facebook post the store made today? The one about being "a part of history" if you stop by the store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Staff Trax: Delorean, Wintersleep, Tripping Daisy, Das Racist, Them and The Boss.

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    The Secret Machines,...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

    Tuesday, September 29,at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Video: School Of Seven Bells' "Half Asleep"

    School of Seven Bells premiered the video for its song "Half Asleep" over on today, which is relevant a) because the band's 2008 release Alpinisms is great, and b) because the band's guitarist is Dallas ex-pat and former Tripping Daisy, Polyphonic Spree and Secret Machines member Ben Cu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008

    Polyphonic Spree's Holiday Extravaganza Haunted by Tripping Daisy

    Even amidst the spectacle of the Polyphonic Spree's annual holiday extravaganza show, reminders of Tripping Daisy abound

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Ben Curtis' School Of Seven Bells Get Some Stereogum Love

    Former Tripping Daisy member, Secret Machine and Dallasite Ben Curtis and his new bandmates in School of Seven Bells are at the receiving end of some fine love today from the folks at Stereogum, who are featuring SVIIB in the debut of a new video performance feature called Decomposed, in which bands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Dollars for Daisies

    So, the bidding just closed on that Tripping Daisy Dallas Observer Music Award I told you about on Wednesday, and, turns out, it wasn't worth $107.50 after all. Nope, the Lucite doorstop went for ... $405. And it sold to an enormous Tripping Daisy and Polyphonic Spree fan, judging by rics_delivers's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Who Says Dallas Observer Music Awards Are Worthless? 'Cause They Ain't.

    I've just spent the last three minutes mumbling to myself, "What the fuck?" Which isn't all that rare, if you wanna know the truth. But in this particular instance, it's because someone just e-mailed me the link to this particular item up for grabs on eBay: Tripping Daisy's 1999 Dallas Observer Musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Shining a "Light" on Some New Spree

    Yeah, sure, fine -- we've spent a lotta time pimping that forthcoming Polyphonic Spree disc. Guess it makes up for all those years I spent dogging Tripping Daisy (wasn't a fan till Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, which wasn't a bad place to become a convert). But Chris Cantalini just posted an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Shine On, Golden Warriors

    You know who I miss? Corn Mo. And if you miss the gone-to-NYC Dutch Treat as much as I do, go to his Web site and download a handful of tracks, including the immortal Kevin Von Erich trib "Shine On, Golden Warrior," which I do believe appeared on one of our Dallas Observer Scene, Heard compilations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Wait No Longer, Spree Fans

    The new Polyphonic Spree EP's out next Tuesday. Most of it's somewhere online right now. The new Polyphonic Spree album's being released a week from today. Well, kinda. First off, it's not really the new album, which will be titled The Fragile Army and released next year. It's actually just a five-t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Philip E. Karnats

    Pleasesuite Good Records

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Shiny Happy People

    The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Dallas Stars

    Revisiting the best local albums of 2000

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Here and There

    Ten from Dallas and England and all points in between

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Beginner's Luck

    Free to do what he wants, Tim DeLaughter leads his new band on The Polyphonic Spree

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Hooked on Polyphonic

    Tim DeLaughter and Mark Pirro on a Polyphonic Spree

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Scene, heard

    All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Out Here

    Tripping Daisy

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Good to go, part two

    Good Records opens for business

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Scene, heard

    The Immaculates party like its 1999; Bicycle Thief moves On; Tripping Daisy/Centro-matic split; And much, much more

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Bad mouthing good bods; Keeping up with the Buck Joneses; the Broose is loose; Tim DeLaughter speaks; And much more

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Benefits for a Daisy; Drive-In for a Spider Baby

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    "...and that was Wes"

    Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren

  • Music

    October 28, 1999
  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Centro-matic docs; Daisy Radio rocks; North Texas Music Festival drops; The Groobees cop; And so much more

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Tripping over new albums

    Daisy makes Good Records

  • News

    May 13, 1999
  • Music

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Tripping, not falling

    The Daisy doesn't need a major label to keep making, and selling, its music

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Getting the business

    With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Gathering steam

    Brian Houser hopes that a new album will add momentum to his career

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • Music

    December 21, 1995

    Grading on a curve

    This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?

  • Music

    June 15, 1995

    Good and messy

    Tripping Daisy's Firecracker explodes with riches

  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Plastic explosives

    Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up

  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Home grown

    Are local record labels a springboard to success, or success itself?

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