Music Feature

Cheers and Jeers ’08

SOME LOCAL MUSIC KNOW-IT-ALLS
Looking back on the year that was in local music – and the years that may be. By SOME LOCAL MUSIC KNOW-IT-ALLS We asked a few people who know a thing or two (or 12) about music in the 817, and here are their responses. Lo...


On the March

JIMMY FOWLER
After forming in mid-2006, the pop-soul outfit The Campaign quickly earned a reputation for both novelty and sheer professionalism. First there was the oddity factor. Lead vocalist Tyler Wood on keyboards, Paul Jenkins on bass,...



On the March

JIMMY FOWLER
With a stellar new EP in pocket, The Campaign can mount a pianistic-rocking run at the Big Time. By JIMMY FOWLER After forming in mid-2006, the pop-soul outfit The Campaign quickly earned a reputation for both novelty and sheer...


Gray Areas

JIMMY FOWLER
If Family, Family, Family Meets the Magic Christian sounds like the title of a concept album, that’s because it is. Matthew Gray, the leader of the Denton-based pop quintet Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, has declared that ...



Gray Areas

JIMMY FOWLER
Somewhere between shoegazy pop and pop-prog lies the family affair, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea. By JIMMY FOwlER If Family, Family, Family Meets the Magic Christian sounds like the title of a concept album, that’s becaus...


Fort Worth’s Sound

CAROLINE COLLIER
Bart Rose isn’t your typical young music producer. He isn’t rail thin, the only time you’ll find him out on the scene is when he’s scoping a potential new project, and his name isn’t the first one ...



Fort Worth’s Sound

CAROLINE COLLIER
Local producer Bart Rose’s getting comfortable in his new – posh – environs. By CAROLINE COLLIER Bart Rose isn’t your typical young music producer. He isn’t rail thin, the only time you’ll fi...


Long, Race

KEN SHIMAMOTO
On a Saturday night in late September, a small, genteel (and gentile), NPR-ish crowd drifted into the Jefferson Freedom Café, a meeting room in the Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, tucked into an unassuming neighborhoo...



Long, Race

Ken Shimamoto
Dallas muso Josh Alan Friedman shops a book he started writing 34 years ago – to no avail. So far. By KEN SHIMAMOTO On a Saturday night in late September, a small, genteel (and gentile), NPR-ish crowd drifted into the Jef...


The Rockyards?

ERIC GRIFFEY
To most folks, the Stockyards means just both kinds of music: Country. And Western. Inside the few storefronts that don’t offer cowboy-themed knick-knacks, cowboy-friendly food (steaks, barbecue, steaks, Tex-Mex), or cowb...