Music

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

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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,...



Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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Anybody who’s ever seen old black-and-white cartoons and paid any attention to the background music understands the joyous appeal of jazz swing, especially its fun, frenetic vibe. Made in the sophisticated American cities whe...


Valient Thorr

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Remember nü metal, that genre of suck-ass Jock Jam bands like Korn and Godsmack? When they weren’t busy making huge, multi-zippered, idiot-pants fashionable, they were supposedly breathing life into the tired, leathery lungs...



Red Dirt Roundup

The Show
Sundays can be mighty painful after some hardcore bingeing on Friday and Saturday, but Texas Music fans are a strong-livered bunch. It takes more than a lethal hangover to slow down these party dogs, and so Labor Day weekend is...


Ghetto Fabulous

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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...



Micky and the Motorcars

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Micky and the Motorcars are an able bunch with an invigorating live show. They’ve killed at the White Elephant Saloon and Central Market outdoor stage this summer. The Austin-based band writes catchy melodies and lyrics and i...


The Tribe Has Spoken

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After recording off and on since spring, Spoonfed Tribe has an e.p. all pressed and ready to bust out at upcoming shows. The three songs on the disc will appear on the band’s forthcoming full-length, tentatively titled Pu...



Sorta

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Until recently, Sorta was one of those bar bands whose music never quite lived up to the hype. When you asked people what they thought of the Dallas-based sextet, they uniformly replied, “Oh, yeah, man. I love Sorta. Danny Ba...


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...