Call for Writers: Punks and Metalheads Wanted

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Mike Brooks
Is this your idea of a perfect night? Then you should probably be writing for us
We here at DC9 at Night are always on the lookout for fresh talent. Naturally, that means seeking out new music and the folks who make it. But it's more than that, too. It also means finding new writers to add to our roster of contributors. We always welcome interested parties, of course. Right now, though, we're extending a special invitation to the punk and metalheads of Dallas.

How do you know if you're our kind of contributor? If you're already out at shows most of the time, you might fit the bill. If you spend more time in Deep Ellum than a responsible adult should admit, you probably fit the bill. If you've been secretly pining to put your love for the new Mastodon album into writing, you almost certainly fit the bill.

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Four Denton Bands You Need to Listen to Right Now

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Haley Pittman
Anger House venturing outside Denton for a set at Three Links
The formula for the Denton music scene is no accident: cheap rent and plentiful venues make for a perfect melting pot for bands to pop up all over the place. Whether it's a house or dive bar show, there's somewhere for you to perform. If you either live in Denton or find yourself there, here are four must-see bands flying the flag for our neighbors to the north at venues like Rubber Gloves, Macaroni Island or Gatsby's Mansion on any given night.

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New Fumes' Daniel Huffman Collaborates on New Stardeath and White Dwarfs Album

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Paul Kieu
Daniel Huffman's work as New Fumes is about as trippy as it looks
Daniel Huffman, known better as New Fumes to fans of magnificently messed-up psych rock, could never been accused of being lazy or even predictable. Whether he's opening up for legends such as My Bloody Valentine, hanging out with his buddies in the Flaming Lips or creating all sorts of mind-bending designs for various vinyl record pressings, Huffman is nothing if not intriguingly prolific.

Perhaps a tad more expected, though, is seeing New Fumes appear on the upcoming album by fellow psychedelic oddities Stardeath and White Dwarfs.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend 7/18-7/20

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Marc Lemoine
Hopefully the Antlers will bring some sunshine along with them to Dallas this weekend
If the past few days have been a little disorienting thanks to this polar vortex, then fear not: there are concerts coming to help us all make a little more sense of the world again. This weekend brings performances from folk legends, a trio of rockin' brothers from Texas, and a legendary Houston rapper - among other greats. If you have yet to make weekend plans, start with this great collection of shows visiting the DFW metroplex this weekend - that is, if the rain doesn't carry us off first.

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Dallas Electro Wunderkid Cygnus Announces Tesseracter

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Photo courtesy Blake Ward

"When you play electronic music, you have control of the imagination of the people in the room, and it can get to an extent where it's almost physical." These words, spoken by Ralf Hütter of pioneering electronic outfit Kraftwerk, ring no truer than today. And although Dallas is far removed from the musical hotbed of '70s Germany, we too have a dream-weaver in our midst.

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The Growing Fun of Fresh 45s, Dallas' Most Unique DJ Night

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Jason Janik
DJ Spinderella has helped Joel Salazar (right) build Fresh 45s

DJ nights in Dallas that are spinning vinyl are basically a dying breed. The laptop has become the preferred way for a lot of DJs to play a set, and who could blame them? Electronic music is much cheaper, won't scratch or break like vinyl, and can be carried around in a backpack instead of a series of milk crates. Still, though, analog devotees persevere and insist that their favorite tunes are played on wax.

That's where Fresh 45s organizer Joel Salazar comes in.


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Jacob Furr Debuts Heartbreaking "Falling Stars" Video

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Fort Worth's Jacob Furr has been on an intense journey these past couple of years. While he's certainly been a well-traveled troubadour, spending a great deal of time in California after moving from here a few years ago, it's safe to say that his geographical wandering isn't what has impacted him the most. Last year, the folk-rock veteran mined depths most of us fear, yet rarely have to face directly when his young wife, Christina, died of cancer. Furr mourned as he wrote his beautiful album, Trails and Traces, which is scheduled to be released in September.

"Faling Stars," the new album's lead single, has been given the video treatment, and it's of little surprise that it's as stunning as the song itself is.


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Special Guest Announce Break-Up, Stream Unreleased Tracks

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Courtesy the artist
Special Guest in quainter, kooler times
The DFW punk scene has just gotten one band shorter in its ranks. Fort Worth trio Special Guest announced on their Facebook page right before the holiday last week that they had decided to call it quits. For anyone familiar with the bands that frequent 1919 Hemphill, this undoubtedly came as sad news.

But there's at least one positive to be gleaned: the band has also released a handful of recordings that they'd done earlier this year. Call it a parting gift, if you will.

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Spinster Records Aims to Be More Than Just a Record Store

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David Grover
David Grover, Spinster Records' man with the plan

Oak Cliff has undergone quite the reinvention over the past half-dozen years or so. The Bishop Arts District has blossomed with coffee shops, art boutiques, restaurants and bars. Further down Main St., the iconic Kessler Theater has experienced a full-on revival. And now, thanks to David Grover and his upstart Spinster records, the neighborhood can add another feather to its cap: hi-fi vintage record store.


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The Ultimate List of Dallas Fourth of July Celebrations

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Catherine Downes
Keep your World Cup outfits on because it's time for Fourth of July
July Fourth is upon us, and no doubt you're looking forward to a Friday filled with hot dogs, apple pies and a good ol' fashioned three-day weekend. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the red, white and blue in DFW, and we've put together a handy list to help you find them all. From firework shows to barbecues and more, here's the ultimate list of DFW Fourth of July celebrations.

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