Music

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...


Cex

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The pseudonym for songwriter/producer Riyan Kidwell, Cex works from a palette of moody atmospherics; tinny, loud, and occasionally funky drums; and a harmonic swirl of calling-and-responding male and female voices.



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...


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...



PPT on the Dime

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Relationships are hard, especially if you’re an almost-famous rapper from North Texas. To the guys in PPT – PicnicTyme, Pikhasso, and Tahiti – frustration is an attractive woman who cares either too much or to...


Brett Dennen

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Brett Dennen has a distinctly feminine but not particularly high voice, and on his latest folk-pop c.d., So Much More, his vocal instrument shakes up preconceptions of the genre.



Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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On What’s Going On, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band applies its unique mix of soul, hip-hop, and New Orleans-style funk to a classic R&B album to make a statement on Hurricane Katrina. The inspired, similarly named remake of ...


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.



The Show

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“Big in Christian music” must be the new “Big in Japan.”


Double Happiness, Double Fun

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To celebrate its return to good health from a recent fire, Fred’s Texas Café is hosting two appropriately Fred-ish bands on the patio tomorrow (Thursday). Part Southern rock, part Son Volt, and all Pabst Blue Ribbon, Dou...