Music Feature

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...



Bends Sinister

JIMMY FOWLER
When you make music that describes life as a bottomless void and other people as hell and have a song about a child wandering through a dark house with a gun, it’s important to have a sense of humor. Just ask Jon Teague, ...


Bends Sinister

JIMMY FOWLER
Shadows lurk around every corner of The Great Tyrant’s sonicscapes. By JIMMY FOWLER When you make music that describes life as a bottomless void and other people as hell and have a song about a child wandering through a d...



Cheers and Jeers ’08

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.


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...