It's a fair question: With Brandon Curtis off playing in Interpol, Benjamin Curtis long gone and in his own School of Seven Bells project (who'll play the Homegrown Fest in Dallas this weekend), Josh Garza reportedly spending his 2010 working with members of Elefant and Monster Magnet, and, as of t ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Cat HoughCat Hough was a high school kid in Fort Worth when she saw the Toadies perform one of their earliest shows at a place called Maggie's Bea ... More >>
Ena YanaiAlejandra DehezaSchool Of Seven Bells are still going strong despite the recent departure of their third member Claudia Deheza. They just announced an upcoming tour with Interpol, which kind of brings the band back to their origin. See, as Alejandra Deheza explained in a recent article i ... More >>
Just a few weeks ago, Dallas native Brandon Curtis and his band The Secret Machines were playing at our Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase outdoor stage. The trio wore black as their psychedelic drones pretty much obliterated the audience. The heat from the afternoon sun took care of the rest. I ... More >>
If it seemed like The Secret Machines were more than comfortable playing the outdoor stage at the DOMAXXII Showcase on Saturday, well, there's a good reason for that. It's not really a secret around town that the New York-based act got its start in right here in Dallas, or that the band boasts fo ... More >>
"Hey, dude on the left: Wanna join Interpol?"Yesterday, on its MySpace page blog, soon-to-be-returning-to-the-spotlight buzz band Interpol (which is slated to release its fourth studio album, a self-titled release, in September) announced that it was adding two members to its live set-up--former ... More >>
Tuesday, September 29,at the Granada Theater
Pete Freedman School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis at Buffalo Billiards.The first night of SXSW saw four pretty major draws around town--Echo and the Bunnymen at Emo's; The Decembrists at Stubbs; St. Vincent, Department of Eagles and M. Ward at the Central Presbyterian Church; Peter Bjorn & ... More >>
Over at The Secret Machines' web site this morning, you can listen to Brandon Curtis' pretty haunting (and borderline disturbing) take on "Silent Night". It's worth a listen, if for no other reason than the fact that it's a different from most interpretations. And who knows? You might like it. If so ... More >>
OK, so we have a pretty expansive definition of "local"
The Secret Machines return to Dallas minus a Curtis brother—but still with plenty of confidence, nonetheless
Ten Silver Drops (Warner Bros.)
The quest for being not-so-secret machines started for Oceanographer in New York City
Day of the Double Agent comes out of hiding with pedals, samplers and tape loops in hand
Regina Chellew flies solo as Chao
Getting some closure
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
Fawning Pumpkins; Audio LUXURY; Door dates; And a ton of Rubber Gloves
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
Friends and family say farewell to Tripping Daisy guitarist Wes Berggren
Post from Vermont is returned to sender; Who is A Quick One; The Cavern experiments; The Volares get good print
The gang's all here in the Secret Machines of Captain Audio
Mom and pop label says goodbye ... sort of
February 11 - 17, 1999
October 15 - 21, 1998
After 10 years of being told he was the Next Big Thing, former Three on a Hill and Funland frontman Peter Schmidt makes the best record of his career. And he did it, for the most part, all by himself.
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?
Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock
Sometimes, being a supergroup just means they're really good
Local favorite emerges from the commercial doldrums
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show
From New York to Dallas comes a classically trained punk-pop band