Music

Secret Devil Sign

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A million years ago, Black Sabbath, heavy metal’s original Saurians, electrocuted the blues to invent an ominous breed of devil-courting, mom-scaring music.


Bright Future

With some national exposure and a superlative new record under their belt, the Radiant boys can only go up.
Jimmy Fowler
Daniel Hopkins, 26-year-old drummer for the North Texas synth-pop outfit Radiant, talks in almost spiritual terms about the group’s performance before a million-plus plus live spectators at Times Square’s New Year’s Eve 2...



The Shins

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Wincing the Night Away, The Shins’ new album, picks up quickly where the band left off four years ago with Chutes Too Narrow.


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

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More Behind The Picture Than The Wall is a c.d. filled with “leapers and weepers” — a mix of upbeat, banjo-laced, toe-tapping hillbilly dance tunes and slow, sentimental songs about loss — from one of today’s most hon...



More Than a Feeling

The Kül is a classic rock act for the ’00s.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Before Dallas’ blues-rock outfit The Kül take the stage, drummer Ross Martinez spins some vinyl to set the mood. His favorite choices are classic rock’s finest: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and especially Jimi Hendrix. One n...


On the One

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Establishing supernatural, groove-oriented funk on a nightly basis would prove an exhausting task for your average musician, but San Diego’s On The One manages to crisscross the country and deliver earth-shaking, soulful inte...



Spune on 6th

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For the past four years, Spune Productions has been in the vanguard of hip music in the Metroplex. A ton of cool indie bands that have been written about in hipster bibles like SPIN and Pitchfork Media have come through the reg...


Cool and No Gang

One-man blue-eyed soul band Browningham is back, and once again, he’s black.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Incredibly, there are a lot of scenesters here who have no idea who Nathan Brown is. None!



Ben Kweller

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Had Ben Kweller been alive and making music during the ‘70s, he would have made a killing writing theme songs for classic television shows.


Don’t Bring ‘Momma’ to SXSW

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There are just some neo-traditional country songs that have “classic” written all over them, and Jerrod Niemann’s “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand)” is one.