Music Feature

Pissed, Off

CAROLINE COLLIER
A real punk-rocker is totally DIY or Do-It-Yourself, according to the punk outfit Unit 21. He doesn’t go to or play shows in clubs, with their codes and restrictions. No, he parties off the beaten path. Like at somebody&#...


Shadow in Blue

JIMMY FOWLER
Several years ago, veteran bass player Guthrie Kennard was strolling through one of the Virgin Megastore locations in London. Suddenly, an idea occurred to him: He wanted to see how many of the countless albums on which he̵...



Power Psych

CAROLINE COLLIER
Life started revolving around music early for brothers Danny and Ben Hance. While still in elementary school in southern Johnson County, older brother Danny was given a guitar and Ben a bass by their guitar-playing father. Befo...


Joshua T’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Unsurprisingly, YouTube features a bumper crop of fan videos that hold forth on the oh-so-’90s genre of “emo rock.” Many of the posters seem to agree on what “emo” is (annoying) and what it isnR...



Gritty

CAROLINE COLLIER
Having released a third full-length album, XY, late last year, the local singer-songwriter who goes simply by Dirt feels “confident” about where he is now — he and his band, Earthy Vibes, are probably the only...


No Reason to Fall

JIMMY FOWLER
Like most artists starting out, Texas Music singer-songwriter Jeremy Martin does whatever he must to pay the bills. And that sometimes means being a wedding singer, as it did last Saturday night, though in this case the couple ...



Space is the Place

CAROLINE COLLIER
Since he started producing records about five years ago, Will Hunt has worked with some big regional names, including The Polyphonic Spree, Green River Ordinance, and The Burning Hotels, and he’s currently writing and rec...


Strings

CAROLINE COLLIER
When you know just about everything there is to know about the guitar, you can do pretty much anything musically. “I can’t remember not having a guitar in my hands,” said singer-songwriter and master guitarist...



Ballsy

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Though he isn’t a punk rocker, singer-songwriter Phil Pritchett is pretty DIY, admittedly an overused phrase. The Americana artist is his own manager, publicist, record label, and producer. At a time when the music indust...


El Honky-tonk

CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth’s Tejas Brothers haven’t been together long but are long on potential. Though they’ve been together for only about three years, the Tejas Brothers seem to have been making big strides. The Fort Wort...