Music Feature

Hunters, Forests, and Porridge

ANTHONY MARIANI
Midlake is another in a long line of famous indie rock bands from Denton. Other wildly successful non-mainstream acts that also hail from our little sister city include: heavy metal accordionist Corn Mo; the greatest band in th...


Right on Time

CAROLINE COLLIER
Nestled between the College of Emotional Engineering and the Bureau of Synthetic Voice and Music, The Hourly Radio broadcasts propaganda across Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. More than 70 years after the novel’s publicati...



The Byrds

Listen Up
Arguably one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and early 1970s, The Byrds were also occasionally mediocre and derivative as they wandered through folk, psychedelia, light rock, and country toward spirituals, the blues,...


Ghetto Fabulous

Hearsay
In my column last week about PPT’s new full-length, Tres Monos in Love, I (ever the diligent reporter) failed to mention that along with the 12 tracks, the album also comes with a DVD. What’s on it, you ask? Music videos, n...



All In

MICHAEL ROBERTS
In a story about SXSW for Rolling Stone last year, veteran crit David Fricke called the Denton-based Riverboat Gamblers “the best band without a major-label deal” at the festival. In the past, similar raves spawned music-in...


In the Fry-ing Pan

LESLIE WIMMER
I’m a senior journalism major at the University of North Texas, and like a lot of undergrads in Denton, I’ve taken to Fry Street as a comfortable home away from home.



Shadow Bound

ANTHONY MARIANI
Even though The February Chorus moves effortlessly through different shades of rock — from driving yet airy to seductive yet noisy — the band just can’t seem to shake its penchant for melancholy dread. The stiff spine of ...


Thrash, Not Trash

Justin Press
In 1987, Gammacide guitarist and co-founder Rick Perry (definitely not the governor) said his band was “built on the premise of ecological warfare and destruction.”



Time Out of Mind

Jeff Prince
Playing bass with Black Oak Arkansas, Rocky Athas, “Smokin’” Joe Kubek, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rocky Hill, Marc Benno, and many other musicians has given Guthrie Kennard a lifetime of adventure, carrying him across the United...


Red Bull

CAROLINE COLLIER
Making bold moves hasn’t been hard for Josh Weathers. When he was younger, the Fort Worthian blew off his aunt’s suggestions, and an early gift of a guitar, and instead of going into music became an amateur bull-rider. Now ...