Sometimes the only thing that's worse than a Monday is the Monday after a three-day weekend. Honestly, what does anyone have to look forward to now? Aside from, you know, some real summer heat finally starting to creep in. Fortunately the start of any new week in Dallas also means another new week ... More >>
Trae Tha Truth, JMack, Big HudTreesAugust 13, 2011Better than: trying to act like Dallas has a hip-hop pedigree to compete with Houston.Trae Tha Truth There wasn't much of a build-up to Trae The Truth's entrance at Trees on Saturday night. After a particularly high-energy set from JMack and a fun ... More >>
Death Cab For CutieThere was a time when Death Cab For Cutie would have Centro-Matic in the support slot of their regional shows. But those days are long gone. On Saturday, Death Cab will be at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with Frightened Rabbit. But if a Centro-Matic-less Death Cab doesn ... More >>
BeckYesterday Beck announced that he had been "recording some tracks" with country singer Dwight Yoakam. And yeah, we guess we could kind of see that, as Beck has run the gamut of styles during his career, touching on hip-hop, electronic, folk, and mariachi. But, even though it makes sense when ... More >>
Eric GarciaSnoop! Snoop!So, the ice finally thawed. Honestly, the weekend was looking a little disappointing right around the Prince cancellation, but the warmer weather brought out the big Super Bowl parties on Saturday. Downtown was buzzing. So was Uptown. Hell, so was everything. Over ... More >>
Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music. While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, September 8, 2010...Wyclef did the only thing he could think of after being denied a run for the Haitian presidency: accuse Sean Penn of being a coke head. The son of drum and bass icon, Goldie, has been sent to prison for killing a disabled ma ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 23, 2010...A man intentionally leaped to his death at a Swell Season show.Turns out Wyclef won't have to worry about what will happen to him if he were president. Charles Haddon jumped to his death after his band's set at the Pukkelpop festiv ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, August 19, 2010...The Haitian government pulled a Lee Corso when they told Wyclef: not so fast my friend!Sometimes a love made in hell are not meant to last.Kings of Leon turned down licensing their music to Ugly Betty and Glee in fear of being ca ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, August 5, 2010...Kings of Leon aren't messing around and intend to capitalize on the success Only By The Night by releasing a new disc this fall.Sooooo... apparently Wyclef was serious about a Haitian Presidential bid. Aretha Franklin was forced t ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, July 28, 2010...Gorillaz have announced their North American tour date, and guess what? They have a Dallas date.Rihanna is going to star in the movie Battleship... based on the board game.So, Wyclef Jean may run for president of Haiti?
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 >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
We do what we like, and we like what we do.Many apologies for the slow blog day today--hell the slow blog week, really. Things have been especially hectic this week, for reasons I won't bore you with. On the promising front, though, the weekend is here--and when the work-week kicks back up on Mon ... More >>
Fort Worth's The Burning Hotels are among the artists available for download once you donate to Paste Magazine's Songs For Haiti.Perhaps the best thing about the local music scene is how generous North Texas musicians are when it comes to benefit concerts and other ways of donating to worthy char ... More >>
With "American boy" leading her excellent American debut, Estelle is the latest British star to make a go at the States
The mash-up is a little weird, but we're still stoked: Dallas' Old 97's will open for Wyclef Jean at a NHL charity shindig. The January 25 show, in Atlanta, benefits Usher's New Look Foundation. The concert kicks off the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend, which includes the all-star game (which those not wa ... More >>
Speaking of Arts Magnet grad Norah Jones -- which I was, kinda -- her publicist sends word this afternoon that she's about to be, well, everywhere. On TV (she's the performer on the Austin City Limits season premiere, set to debut October 6). In the movies (Wong Kar-Wai's My Blueberry Nights). On th ... More >>
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A Dallas supergroup forms to play...Weezer songs?
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