If known only for being a member of The Buggles, keyboardist Geoff Downes would still have a place in rock history. "Video Killed The Radio Star" was the first video played on MTV way back in 1981. But Downes' greater commercial success came as a member of Asia and Yes. Currently recording and touri ... More >>
Over the course of 14 albums and countless cassette-only releases, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats has become one of the best (and busiest) singer/songwriters around. While his songs can be depressing and dark, Darnielle's sense of exploration is simply remarkable. Whether it's writing about me ... More >>
Back in the drunken glory days of the Replacements, not many people would have described bassist Tommy Stinson as hardworking. But hell, he was still in his teens. Now 45, Stinson has developed a work ethic that is damn near impossible to fathom. Besides being the full-time bassist in Guns N' Roses ... More >>
John Anderson, Tim DeLaughterKessler TheaterTuesday, February 28Tim DeLaughter took to the Kessler Theater stage on Tuesday night like a guy about to meet his girlfriend's parents for the first time. He was struggling to keep himself together in front of a sold-out crowd of mostly grey-haired dad ... More >>
Daniel opened up DC9 this morning with his thoughts about last night's intimate Tim DeLaughter-Jon Anderson two-fer at the Kessler, which really was something special -- so much so that DeLaughter and Anderson swapped emails by night's end for a down-the-road collaboration, to which Anderson refers ... More >>
Possessing one of rock's most recognizable voices, former Yes lead singer Jon Anderson sounds as good today as he did when he helped form the legendary progressive rock band over four decades ago. From his home studio in California and in anticipation of tonight's gig at the Kessler Theater with T ... More >>
Tuesday, February 28, at the Kessler Theater
Tim DeLaughter has never played a solo show. Not one anybody can remember, anyway. But last week, the Kessler Theater added his name as the opening act for YES lead singer Jon Anderson on Tuesday, February 28. The show is part of the venue's "Storytellers" series, which has already featured legen ... More >>
Les ClaypoolAs the leader of the geeky power trio Primus, Les Claypool somehow managed to turn his love of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart into a tangible career in rock music. Indeed: For the better part of three decades now, Les Claypool has stood tall as one of the strangest ducks in the roc ... More >>
Just a couple of musical options this Monday evening, but fans of progressive rock and country rock will (sorta) be happy.
The end of the workweek is solidly in view as we cruise into Thursday. And lots of interesting national and local acts are parlaying their collective talent all over the area tonight...
The softer side of The Soft PackJust north of Dallas, in Frisco, something is brewing at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery. The bar's enlisted the help of Spune Productions to help diversify the music scene, who, so far, has done a bang-up job. More proof: On Thursday, October 14, garage rock ac ... More >>
Mother's Day is nigh upon us--and c'mon, you can do better than some crappy (and sappy) card. It's time to give your mom a gift that reflects how you really feel about her. Now, she may not enjoy the following music-related gift ideas, but make sure you throw that gift receipt into the package befor ... More >>
Yep, today's a pretty important next-day in American history, for fairly obvious reasons and all. And, no doubt, you were as glued to the TV as I was last night, obsessing over the coverage on various network and cable news channels. But it's possible you didn't catch what could go down as a fun li ... More >>