Although Laura Gibson's engaging and challenging music owes as much to jazz as it does to any notion of folk. La Grande, her recently released sophomore effort, is a collection that laces those sounds with a bit of atmospheric rock. Just waking up before the long drive from Marfa to Austin, and in ... More >>
I was in the KERA studios earlier this week, the guest of station contributor and Friend of Unfair Park Rawlins Gilliland as he bravely plowed through a 10-hour marathon pledge drive on behalf of the station. We did our segments in the KXT studios, where, for the first time, I met afternoon-show ... More >>
Stand up and take a bow, Seryn.Got a whole grab-bag of local music notes to pass along today, but none is bigger than this: Yesterday, Paste announced its list of the year's best albums so far, and coming in at No. 4 on their list was Denton's Own Seryn's album, This Is Where We Are. The baroque ... More >>
The Decemberists, Other LivesHouse of BluesApril 29, 2011 Better than: sitting in your bedroom, reading Melville, and wondering what it might be like to love someone as much as you love the sea. Mattie StaffordDecemberist frontman Colin Meloy Friday night's "sold out" show at the House of Blues ... More >>
Other LivesIt'd be easy to pigeonhole Oklahoma music as solely focused on red dirt country (see: Cross Canadian Ragweed) or dust-bowl folk (see: Woody Guthrie) were it not for the contributions made by the likes of the Flaming Lips, Evangelicals, Starlight Mints and Stardeath & White Dwarfs i ... More >>
Holy crap! We have a shitload of killer shows in our area tonight!
What a great hump-day musical lineup we have this evening. Definitely something for everyone in this list of goodies...
As is typical for this time of the year, SXSW backwash results in a nice slew of bands hitting our area tonight...
Fleet FoxesTwo years ago, Fleet Foxes blindsided indie-rock fans with a self-titled debut record full of four-part harmonies and folk songs that were both melancholy and triumphant. The self-made record, which was done on a shoe-string budget, went on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide. ... More >>
OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>
Hydropanic at the Natatorium (Self-released)
Saturday, April 4, at the Granada Theater
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, March 24, 2009...Drummer Jimmy Chamberlain has left the Smashing Pumpkins for unspecified reasons. Mr. Corgan I'm looking in your direction.Maynard James Keenan is taking some time off from wine-making to join Tool in headlining Lollapalooza along ... More >>
While most of the DC-9 crew enjoyed SXSW's offerings at a safe distance from the stage, note-taking and reflecting on the music, some of us did battle up by the stage to get concert shots, throwing elbows and telephoto lenses.We've got a handful of band photo slideshows, along with some other photo ... More >>
We already mentioned that Dallas native and Secret Machine Brandon Curtis produced the new record from BLK JKS, an act that hopes to bring South African rock 'n' roll to the international forefront. (We'll have a review of that band's performance at Mohawk's Patio last night up shortly...) But ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe DecemberistsThis was the big, obvious event of the night -- a packed yard at Stubb's, plenty of production from the NPR-backed show, and no huge surprises. Just a few great live acts we all know, proving they deserve it.Band: The Decemberists, Wednesday night at Stubb'sWhere: Stub ... More >>
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 >>
Wednesday, October 15, at The Loft
After 13 years, No Depression, the bi-monthly magazine covering alternative country music, has decided to fold. Not only did many local semi-legends such as Slobberbone, Old 97’s and Theater Fire receive countless mentions throughout the magazine’s history, but even lesser known area talents suc ... More >>
Thursday, January 3, at Hailey's
Dammit, I heart Austin City Limits. The show, not the festival. Well, the festival’s fun, too, but right now I’m talking about the show. The venerable PBS show, a music-lovers wet dream and a good excuse to stay home on a Saturday night, has announced the schedule for its upcoming season -- its ... More >>
You want eclectic? We got your eclectic.
Wednesday, September 12, at the Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth
Thursday, May 17, at the Granada Theater
Thursday, May 10, at Rubber Gloves, Denton
What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
Thursday, December 7, at Rubber Gloves, in Denton and Metrognome Collective, in Fort Worth
Wednesday, October 25, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Some of the guitars in this pic of the Riverboat Gamblers probably aren't around anymore. At least, they aren't in the band's possession at this point. Happens all the time: Band goes on the road, band plays small club, band parks van in front of small club, band goes to get a bite to eat, band retu ... More >>
So Gone (Misra)
Jay Ryan rocks the pencil
Jay Ryan rocks the pencil
To: Elliott, From: Portland (Expunged)
Need a little alt in your country? These ten don't.
We drove to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in ponchos, but we left wearing surgeon's masks
Thursday, September 22, at Ridglea Theater
Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (Misra)
Sunday, June 19, at Gypsy Tea Room
Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
The Chemistry Set (Rising Music)
Pleasant Grove needs a drummer, the Oasis of Hope needs your support,and Tom Heinl needs a cigarette
The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists
Breaking the candidates down, musically
Local bands unite!
A mix CD for 2003
Her Majesty the Decemberists (Kill Rock Stars)