• Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce September Dallas Visit

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys Coming to American Airlines Center in November

    Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Market Capitalism for North Dallas, Soviet-style Planning in South

    We've been talking here off and on about land owners near the new UNT-Dallas campus in southern Dallas who want a sewer. They think City Hall is deliberately holding back on a system they were promised years ago. And, yeah, I always feel I need to stop and stipulate that this is indeed and for a fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    D.O.A.'s Joey "Shithead" Keithley on 35 Years of Punk Rock Memories

    Incredibly, it has been 35 years since on Joey "Shithead" Keithley got together with a few other Canadian punk rockers and formed D.O.A. Playing a mixture of the Sex Pistols and The Ramones, Shithead and his revolving array of sidemen became a fixture on the West Coast American punk scene that broug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Kanye West Yeezus Tour Postponed Indefinitely [Update: It's Back!]

    Update: Kanye's LED pyramid has been righted. He's just announced the modified tour route. Several cities have been rescheduled, a few have been cancelled altogether, but Dallas is right where it was before: December 6 with Kendrick Lamar as support. Original post follows... Shortly after Kanye W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: Andre Natera on Favorite Cookbooks, Food Shame and Ketchup Flavored Pringles?

    In this new feature, each week (or thereabout) we'll ask a local chef three burning questions about their favorite culinary reads, food shames and greatest (or worst) meals. Today the new executive chef at Village Marquee, Andre Natera, tells us about an unfortunate queso incident and his love for W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Postal Service are Coming to Dallas: Presale Starts Tomorrow

    Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    365 Days of Dinner in Photos -- What We Learn from Proper Documentation.

    Not so long ago I suggested a rather clever weight-loss idea/fad (based no science whatsoever) called the Facebook Diet, wherein you post pictures of every thing you eat all day everyday on your Facebook page. This would let your "friends" hold you accountable for your choices. The idea hasn't seeme ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Tonight at Texas Theatre: Beyond the Black Rainbow Will Make You Paranoid (Around Guys in Turtlenecks)

    To follow up last weekend's screening of Urgh! A Music War, Texas Theatre is pulling out an even more obscure film, Beyond the Black Rainbow, a Canadian film released in 2010 that's getting its Texas premiere tonight. Directed by Panos Cosmatos, the film certainly borrows from the spare '70s sci- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Japandroids Do Nick Cave's "Jack the Ripper"

    The last time Vancouver's Japandroids came through town, they played the modest live room at Bryan Street Tavern. Odds are they'll command a larger venue next time around, considering the widespread anticipation of sophomore album Celebration Rock. The duo gets the most noise per capita of any band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Yukon Blonde's Graham Jones on seeing Bob Dylan and Moneen, and playing Dallas for the first time

    Canadian four-piece Yukon Blonde hits the Double Wide tonight, and nestle up to the cavernous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and early My Morning Jacket. You'll hear plenty from the band's 2011 EP, Fire/Water, as well as their self-titled debut. In advance, we talked with drummer Graham Jones about his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    This Black Leather is Spiked with Silver and Misanthropy

    Name: Keith P, 29 Occupation: Event planner and DJ Location: Double-Wide Influences:"Misanthropy, melancholy, melody in all forms of music both modern and classical. People who have pride in their origins and the cities they live in as well as those who put work into the cultural offerings of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Trendsetters: Five Foods and Drinks That Had (Mostly) a Good Year

    Man, we are so sick of eating all that kamut.​2010 was supposed to be kamut's year. Industry watchers in 2009 predicted the wheat-like grain associated with King Tut would ride a celiac wave to greatness this year, sharing American pantries with papadum and coconut-milk pancake mix. The big n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Warning: Disturbing Video

    ​If you don't want to see the fatal luge accident of 21-year-old Republic of Georgia Olympic athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili during a training run in Vancouver last week, don't click here. I watched it. Not for morbid entertainment, of course, but for education. As in, what went wrong?

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Check Out This Jam: The Apollo Commanders, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, The Preservation Hall Benefit Album, Bottomless Pit, The Organ, Neil Young and The Band of Heathens

    Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, 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. Also, it's a chance for you readders to get more insight into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Lilith Fair To Return This Summer With Local Artists And A Dallas Stop

    This logo wasn't lying. ​In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Remember: Tomorrow, Dreaming is Free

    "Dreaming," Jamal Vrno/Art MoCo​Just a quick reminder for those in need of Saturday-morning plans: Tomorrow at 9:30 is the West Dallas "dreaming session" at the St. Mary of Carmel Community Center on Vilbig Road. Actually, since last we discussed this date, the event -- featuring "the man who buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Dream Weaver: City Bringing In "The Man Who Built Vancouver" to Talk West Dallas

    Larry Beasley​Speaking of the Trinity River Corridor Project ... When last we saw Larry Beasley, "the man who built Vancouver," he was among a handful of urban planners imported to teach the Dallas City Council a thing or three during a daylong gab session at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Eat What They Want You To Eat

    The old progressives made us dump liquor. The new ones want us to heed their diet demands.​Now, you all know I'm the kindhearted, gentle sort, right? That I would never write anything harsh about mindless poseurs ordering dirty martinis or suggest a certain rank dish should be dumped over the offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Two Pieces of Proposed Legislation Could Finally Make Folks Want to Film in Texas

    At the end of January, state Sen. Bob Deuell of Greenville introduced S.B.No. 605, which would dramatically alter the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program -- by, well, actually offering incentives. Right now, the state has but $22 million to give to folks looking to shoot their movies or TV ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Stroll to the Future: Walkable Neighborhoods are Next for Dallas

    Welcome to Seinfeld America, a fine place to take a walk that's coming soon to Dallas

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Dallas by Design: If You Can Only Attend One City Council Briefing All Year, Make It Today's

    This morning's Dallas City Council briefing should be more interesting than most -- thing's almost like a meeting of a book club where the topic is urban design and development, which is perhaps why the council's moving out of City Hall and across the street to the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    At Downtown Library, the City Council Is Learning How to Build a More Civilized Dallas

    From the big seminar at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library today: City council is hearing experts from Canada and Virginia tell them how to do civilized development. The big question, of course: Why would we want to be civilized?One irony: The Canadian guy told them Vancouver has no freeways at all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Boldly Going From Collin County Community College to SciFi's New Stargate Series

    The top story in today's Hollywood Reporter billboards the cast of the new Sci Fi Channel series Stargate Universe, third in the Stargate franchise. Starring opposite Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) is Brian J. Smith, a young actor we've been writing about (OK, gushing over) since he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2008


    MSTRKRFT House of Blues October 25, 2008 Better than: The Girl Talk show. It’s Friday night and the Dallas air has bite. I check my oversized digital watch for the time. The face glows green and reads 11:24 p.m.--they’re finally about to open the doors at the House of Blues. Security dire ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Neko Case, Giant Sand

    Saturday, September 27, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Modest 1960s-Era Apartment Complexes in Oak Cliff Sell for Millions

    View Larger Map Yet another outsider's moving into Oak Cliff: About three months after Boston investors took over the Wedgewood Towers with an eye toward a hipster redo, unnamed Vancouver investors have bought a chunk of apartment complexes more or less situated between the Trinity River Greenbelt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    The Flavor of Terrell Owens

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens will guest star later this month on Flavor Flav's new show Under One Roof, on which the Public Enemy sidekick plays "an ex-convict who moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother and turns the Hill family's life upside down in the half-hour comedy being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    On Thin Ice

    We've decided to skip hockey season in 2007-'08 and just watch our special-edition bootleg DVD of Youngblood with Rob Lowe. The Dallas Stars will hold their annual “Ice Breaker” on Saturday. And, lemme guess, they’ll stage their annual “Heatbreaker” come April? 'Twas five months ago the St ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Tegan & Sara

    The Con (Vapor/Sire)

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Police Scheduled to Play Dallas in Three Weeks. Might Wanna Sell Yer Tix Now.

    On eBay, someone's selling a suite (for 20, sweet) to the Police's June 27 gig at the American Airlines Center for $11,500 -- a relative effin' bargain, considering that others are trying to offload their ducats anywhere from $1,200 to $50, depending on number of tix, location of seats and, ya know, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Bands on the Run

    Amid the SXSW cacophony, there was good stuff to be found

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2006

    New Midlake Video: Very Calming

    It occured to me this morning, as I was trolling YouTube for something entirely different, that we never posted the winning entry in the make-a-Midlake-video contest sponsored by the band's label, World's Fair. The winner was announced December 15. Here it is, then -- the winning entry for "It Cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Get Out, 08/10/06

    Those of you not attending the Spoon for Cancer Party in Fort Worth (or the Eels show at Gypsy Tea Room) would be wise to make the trek up to Denton tonight, where a fine double bill awaits you at Rubber Gloves. Headliners Ladyhawk hail from the same Vancouver, British Columbia, scene that produced ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    They Shoot Horses Don't They | Liars

    Boo Hoo Hoo Boo (Kill Rock Stars) | Drum's Not Dead (Mute)

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    I Heart Winnipeg?

    The Weakerthans' John Samson loves his hometown--and hates it, too

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Board Games

    Jon Comer's doing what's Never Been Done

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    New Pornographers

    Electric Version (Matador)

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Don't Look Back

    Destroyer's Dan Bejar hit the road for This Night and found a great album at the end

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Neko Case

    Blacklisted (Bloodshot)

  • Music

    May 30, 2002
  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Drive Away

    Sparta leaves At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Tears of a Clone

    It's Arnie vs. Arnie in the most kick-ass issue of Omni ever

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Chain links

    Earl's is thin...

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999


    Terrefazione perks up the cafe set but skimps on sustenance

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