Robby and Jennifer Rux greet me at the front door of an old brown fourplex, nestled comfortably on a tree-lined street in Fort Worth's Fairmount Historic District. Their apartment, covered in posters, tapestries and age-old vinyl, serves as one of the few exclusively analog recording studios in Nort ... More >>
Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IISaturday, July 28, at Granada TheaterIn its second year, Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest has (smartly) shortened things a bit, thus giving more breathing room to the bands, which included Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Chromatics, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd and DJ Sober.
Kathleen EdwardsCanada's Kathleen Edwards has, perhaps too quietly, put together one of the stronger collections of albums by any young artist in the past decade. After turning heads at SXSW in 2002, she released her debut, Failer, a vulnerable audio-diary that had people lazily drawing the typic ... More >>
Joe Pug, Doug BurrSons of Hermann HallJuly 8, 2010
Better Than: Waiting to see on TV where LeBron chose to play basketball.
Joe PugKXT-91.7 FM's Barefoot at the Belmont show turned into a Hardwoods at the Hermann one on Thursday night.
Since the open air of the Belmont Hotel isn't, you know, ... More >>
Some may remember Roger Hoover from his former band, The Whiskeyhounds, which drew quite a bit of press while releasing two albums of earnest alt-country--a band that was essentially just Hoover and whoever he played with. But with his new project, The Magpies, Hoover has created a dynamic that i ... More >>
Shawn HannonNicholas Altobelli's got a deal for you.Local alt-country singer-songwriter Nicholas Altobelli has just completed work on The Regulator, his third effort, due out in April of next year. Besides finishing off the new album, though, Altobelli's been busy scheduling shows and other appea ... More >>
Buddy GuyHouse of BluesOctober 15, 2009 Better than: hob-nobbing at the foundation room bar upstairs.
"Hi, can I ask you a question?" your author said to the sound engineer at the front of the house.
"I'm a journalist for the Dallas Observer, here to cover the show. I was wondering if t ... More >>
"Chasing Pirates," the first single from Norah Jones' upcoming The Fall, started making the rounds on the Internet this morning. Check it out right here.It's no "Don't Know Why," but given the list of collaborators Jones has enlisted to help her with this release (Ryan Adams, Okkervil River's Wil ... More >>
Quite an interesting mix of area talent coalescing tonight at Lakewood Bar and Grill: Amber Farris, front person for Somebody's Darling, will be joined by Taylor Davis, Cully Woods and Nicholas Altobelli for an evening of sensitive, acoustic meanderings. Possessing a powerhouse set of pipes, Farris ... More >>