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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Some of Dallas' most successful musicians recount the rebirth of its most storied entertainment district: Deep Ellum.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, September 29,at the Granada Theater
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 >>
School of Seven Bells premiered the video for its song "Half Asleep" over on Pitchfork.tv 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 >>
Even amidst the spectacle of the Polyphonic Spree's annual holiday extravaganza show, reminders of Tripping Daisy abound
Pleasesuite Good Records
The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?
Revisiting the best local albums of 2000
Ten from Dallas and England and all points in between
Free to do what he wants, Tim DeLaughter leads his new band on The Polyphonic Spree
Tim DeLaughter and Mark Pirro on a Polyphonic Spree
All the music news that's fit to print, and some that isn't
Good Records opens for business
The Immaculates party like its 1999; Bicycle Thief moves On; Tripping Daisy/Centro-matic split; And much, much more
Bad mouthing good bods; Keeping up with the Buck Joneses; the Broose is loose; Tim DeLaughter speaks; And much more
Benefits for a Daisy; Drive-In for a Spider Baby
Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren
Centro-matic docs; Daisy Radio rocks; North Texas Music Festival drops; The Groobees cop; And so much more
Daisy makes Good Records
The Daisy doesn't need a major label to keep making, and selling, its music
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?
Brian Houser hopes that a new album will add momentum to his career
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners
This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?
Tripping Daisy's Firecracker explodes with riches
Push the Tripping Daisy and make them come up
Are local record labels a springboard to success, or success itself?