In-store performances are tricky, unpredictable little miscreants. Unlike a standard club show, where one typically understands the general, unwritten crowd rules, a record store gig can be awkward or intimate. It's doubtful that one can be both, and such a show rarely falls in a grey middle. It's a ... More >>
On August 31, Todd Gautreau, the brains behind excellent area dream-pop act Crushed Stars, took to the band's Facebook page to sound off on a topic that's turned into a national debate among artists, record labels, music consumers and various streaming services, specifically and most notably Spotify ... More >>
The Angelus, Crushed Stars LaGrange Thursday, July 26 Last night at LaGrange was certainly a sit-down kind of show, but it wasn't a slumber party. Crushed Stars, the acclaimed combo led by Todd Gautreau, proved why they are one of Dallas' hidden treasures. The band rarely plays live (this was their ... More >>
As we wind down the month of June and find ourselves square in the middle of 2012, there's that old familiar nudge to gather, quantify, qualify and categorize the local music we've enjoyed so far this year. Here are some of of favorites.
Crushed Stars' newest record, In the Bright Rain, came out this week, and to celebrate, we asked band mastermind Todd Gautreau and drummer Jeff Ryan about their first shows. What was the first show you remember seeing? Were you with your parents? Todd Gautreau: My first show was KISS. I must have b ... More >>
There's a good chance you haven't heard much about Dallas dream-pop act Crushed Stars. Singer Todd Gautreau generally flies below the radar, and the Frisco native plays an average of one live show per album, which, by our calculation, makes six.His bandmates stay pretty busy with their own projec ... More >>
The last time Frisco's Crushed Stars released a record, 2010's Convalescing in Braille, singer Todd Gautreau -- the man behind the moniker -- only played one show. It happened on a Thursday night at La Grange and that was it.Now, fans can expect the same as Crushed Stars announces plans to releas ... More >>
Local dream pop act Crushed Stars, the brainchild of Todd Gautreau and whomever he decides to work with at a given time, has tacked on some more national press recognition to go with his already impressive clippings of late. Seems the online version of Blurt has taken quite the shine to Convalesc ... More >>
Crushed Stars Speaking of Crushed Stars, mastermind Todd Gautreau will be bringing his project to La Grange tonight to showcase his latest material, which, mind you, is mostly the product of his own mind and playing. Aside from some assistance from drummer Jeff Ryan (Sarah Jaffe, Pleasant Grove) ... More >>
A fairly busy Thursday night with some fine local acts showing their stuff all over the area.
Convalescing in Braille Simulacra Records
Billy "Mustachio" CorganLast Summer, 102.1 KDGE The Edge did some indie fans a solid by booking Phoenix and Metric in the middle of a mostly butt-rock lineup at Edgefest 2010. But at this year's How The Edge Stole Christmas concert at Verizon Theatre on Saturday, December 4, the folks over at The ... More >>
Kristina HunkenCrushed Stars' Todd GautreauJust got word from Todd Gautreau, the lone man behind the ethereal act known as Crushed Stars, that he'll be finishing up a new album this coming weekend. The album, Gautreau hopes, will be release in mid-November.The album, tentatively titled Convalesci ... More >>
Todd Gautreau releases his best work to date
Todd Gautreau hops from a Pink Moon to land on Crushed Stars
Falkon is finito; Denton preps for two music fests; and Ask the Expert with Josh Venable
Corn Mo makes an appearance on Total Request Live
We'll take most of the blame, but not all of it.