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2009 Stories by Darryl Smyers

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  • Jessie Frye

    published April 16, 2009

    Arlington's Jessie Frye is a determined young singer-songwriter who (thankfully) doesn't let her classical training get in the way of her pop... More >>

  • PVC Street Gang Pipes Up

    published April 2, 2009

    If the three members of Denton's PVC Street Gang didn't tell you that they were in a band, chances are you would mistake them for out-of-work... More >>

  • Inner Frequency

    published March 19, 2009

    If there is a good side to the term "corporate rock," local quartet Inner Frequency may have claims to such a region. Singer Cara Young and the... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams Keeps Things Sweet

    published February 19, 2009

    At first, it's the slow and lazy Louisiana drawl that sets the mood. Then, it's the way country legend Lucinda Williams earnestly asks you... More >>

  • Loney Dear, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, Sunnybrook

    published February 5, 2009

    Emil Svanängen, leader of the indie/folk ensemble Loney Dear, isn't afraid to tread softly. Hailing from the small city of Jonkoping,... More >>

  • The O's Prepare For Their Debut Release and Tour

    published February 5, 2009

    Even though he's suffering from an aggravated sciatic nerve that causes him pain when he sits, John Pedigo still has a giddy confidence that's... More >>

  • The Semifinals

    published February 5, 2009

    After a year spent locked away in a sweltering practice space at a Garland steel mill, Andrew Strickland, James Layfield and Aaron Beaudrie,... More >>

  • Somebody's Darling Is All Smiles

    published January 29, 2009

    A few days after Christmas, in a drafty house in Northwest Dallas, Amber Farris and David Ponder smile, even as they shiver. "Maybe I... More >>

  • Automorrow

    published January 29, 2009

    Although the cover lists only the band's name, this debut effort from local reggae/rock/hip-hop outfit Automorrow is referred to in promotional... More >>

  • The English Beat, Bad Manners, Eleven Fingered Charlie

    published January 22, 2009

    Hard to believe that it's been 30 years since Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling first formed The Beat and exposed the disaffected youth of... More >>

  • Combichrist Ain't So Scary

    published January 15, 2009

    Speaking from his American house in, of all places, Atlanta, Georgia, Norwegian industrial/techno wizard Andy LaPlegua, leader of Combichrist,... More >>

  • Black Tie Dynasty, What Made Milwaukee Famous, The Boxing Lesson, PVC Street Gang

    published January 15, 2009

    Quite the quartet of semi-local, well-respected indie acts assembled on this particular evening—and the headliner might be the least... More >>

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