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2011 Stories by Kelly Dearmore

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  • O'Death, Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?

    published September 8, 2011

    When Brooklyn's so-called folk-metal outfit O'Death performed at this past March's 35 Conferette, we were mightily impressed. In... More >>

  • Madison King

    published September 1, 2011

    There's little doubt that the area's country scene is dominated by honky-tonkers of the male persuasion. Dallas' Madison King is looking to... More >>

  • John David Kent

    published August 18, 2011

    Mainstream country music is certainly in need of a soulful revival. North Texas' John David Kent and his backing band, The Dumb Angels, just... More >>

  • Nicholas Altobelli

    published August 18, 2011

    With his latest album, Radio Waves & Telephone Wires, the rather prolific Nicholas Altobelli proves himself an artist evolving. The folkster's... More >>

  • Christina Perri's Literal Overnight Success Story

    published July 21, 2011

    This past spring, just before her debut album, Lovestrong, was released, freshly minted pop star Christina Perri revealed on her... More >>

  • Kasey Chambers, Warren Hood

    published July 14, 2011

    Australian treasure Kasey Chambers had the proverbial golden road laid in front of her in 1999, as her debut The Captain caught fire in... More >>

  • The Many Muses of Steve Earle

    published July 7, 2011

    Former Texan Steve Earle has managed to ascend the pop-culture ladder to almost legendary heights since he left Houston as a teenager in the... More >>

  • With a Little Help From Hat Tricks' Friends...

    published July 7, 2011

    On a recent Friday night in a Lewisville sports bar, a former coach for the Dallas Cowboys beamed as he welcomed one of his favorite singers to... More >>

  • Foster the People

    published June 30, 2011

    Buzz is a confusing word, really. Incessant, aggressive hiss isn't what one hears when a band abounds with so-called buzz. In actuality, the... More >>

  • Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

    published June 30, 2011

    Aging American icon Willie Nelson really hasn't slowed down. Whether it's the amount of albums he records with any number of musical... More >>

  • Emmylou Harris

    published June 23, 2011

    Perhaps it's ironic that the man who first placed the spotlight on a then-unknown Emmylou Harris hasn't been around for decades, whereas... More >>

  • Noah & The Whale, Bahamas

    published June 9, 2011

    The Bosun's Locker in London might become a pilgrimage-worthy mecca for fans of some of today's rising indie-icons. While the... More >>

  • The Music of the film Winter's Bone (Featuring The Blackberry Winter Band)

    published June 9, 2011

    Traditional American roots music has continued to grow in mainstream popularity since the commercial explosion of the O Brother Where Art... More >>

  • Bonnie Whitmore Moves Up Front

    published June 9, 2011

    During a Fat Tuesday celebration at Plano's Last Chance Saloon in March, the heavily beaded and soused patrons that packed the popular suburban... More >>

  • Times New Viking, Crystal Antlers

    published June 2, 2011

    Times New Viking is another recent example of a band that's realized that it can be pretty fun to fully utilize the expensive studio... More >>

  • Eleven Hundred Springs

    published May 26, 2011

    For anyone wondering if Eleven Hundred Springs will ever record a bad album: Maybe, but you'll have to wait until at least the next album.... More >>

  • The Tejas Brothers

    published May 26, 2011

    Since their inception in 2006, Fort. Worth's Tejas Brothers have stood as one of the best live acts in Texas. And with the release of their... More >>

  • Darryl Lee Rush

    published May 26, 2011

    The new, self-titled album from Darryl Lee Rush is the portrait of a storyteller finding a new way to say things. It's not that Rush has... More >>

  • Bad Design

    published May 26, 2011

    Denton's Bad Design understand the role artistic influences should play in an individual's own creation. The post-punk trio consisting of Steve... More >>

  • Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses

    published May 19, 2011

    Never let it be said that Ryan Bingham is one to pander. Or one to strike while the iron is hot. In the spring of 2010, Bingham... More >>

  • Playlist: The Backsliders

    published April 28, 2011

    THe BAcksliders have rightfully garnered a reputation in North Texas as a band that righteously rocks. And on their latest record, the... More >>

  • Playlist: Orange Peel Sunshine

    published April 28, 2011

    On Orange Peel Sunshine's recently released self-titled album, the Josh Campbell-led outfit takes post-punk for an enjoyable spin around the... More >>

  • The Decemberists Enjoy Stardom On Their Own Terms.

    published April 28, 2011

    On an otherwise normal evening at Colin Meloy's house, the Decemberists were working through tunes for their new album, The King is... More >>

  • The Avett Brothers Refuse To Look Back.

    published April 14, 2011

    It's an old story in music. A band works hard and earns a loyal, if somewhat diminutive, following. The band works harder and gains an even... More >>

  • Zane Williams

    published April 7, 2011

    Ride With Me, the self-produced new album from McKinney's Zane Williams, a prodigal Texan who returned after writing Jason Michael Carroll's... More >>

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