Music Feature

Bending Metal

CAROLINE COLLIER
Apocalyptic Nintendo music? That’s what happens when the members of the happy-black-metal band Urizen started fiddling with the technology. When envisioning the North Texas group’s 2007 EP Universe, songwriter Thoma...


Bending Metal

Caroline Collier
Urizen breaks the rules – including the one that says all metal bands have to lack a sense of humor. By CAROLINE COLLIER Apocalyptic Nintendo music? That’s what happens when the members of the happy-black-metal band...



Jazzercise

ANTHONY MARIANI
On his third album, the freshly released Ricki, crooner Ricki Derek interprets several ’80s pop hits, including The Cure’s “Why Can’t I Be You,” Duran Duran’s “Rio,” and Modern En...


Jazzercise

ANTHONY MARIANI
Standards old and not so old pop up on local singer Ricki Derek’s latest album. By ANTHONY MARIANI On his third album, the freshly released Ricki, crooner Ricki Derek interprets several ’80s pop hits, including The ...



Davis Lee Roth

JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Josh Davis is known for his casually masterful, blues-inflected country tunes. His two biggest influences are iconic troubadour Merle Haggard, whose songwriting Davis constantly holds up as the standard, and t...


Davis Lee Roth

JIMMY FOWLER
A former Speedtrucker still shelves the metal for alt-country. His new sound is proof. By JIMMY FOWLER Singer-songwriter Josh Davis is known for his casually masterful, blues-inflected country tunes. His two biggest influences ...



Birth of the Cool

CAROLINE COLLIER
Bertha Coolidge gigs are about as infrequent — but as blazing — as falling stars, mainly because the band is truly only a band when all four members are in town at the same time. Multi-instrumentalist Joey Carter an...


Birth of the Cool

CAROLINE COLLIER
One of the Fort’s oldest – and only – fusion outfits ain’t goin’ anywhere … ‘cept maybe Nashville. By CAROLINE COLLIER Bertha Coolidge gigs are about as infrequent — but as blazin...



Seize the Day

CAROLINE COLLIER
Automorrow takes its contrarian rock ‘n’ roll nature only so far. The young trio’s smart, quasi-punk songs often reflect “an individual’s take on the struggle against society,” according to g...


Seize the Day

CAROLINE COLLIER
Automorrow takes its contrarian rock ‘n’ roll nature only so far. The young trio’s smart, quasi-punk songs often reflect “an individual’s take on the struggle against society,” according to g...