Music

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.”


Wonderful — Façades and Metal

Hearsay
Don’t know if you got a chance to catch Wonderful Façade and Associate Editor Anthony Mariani on CBS-11′s morning show late last month, but here’s what happened. The band was great.



Valhalla

The Show
Most rock bands develop respect not by fancy book-learnin’ but by playing holes-in-the-wall for peanuts.


Elvis White

Listen Up
On Promise, a seductive reggae album with strong hip-hop elements, Elvis White urges listeners to think positively — and then urges himself to seduce that woman whose body (or maybe it’s all of her) he just wants to love.



Pretty Girls Make Graves

Listen Up
“Pop!” goes the hot Seattle-raised quintet Pretty Girls Make Graves, and their fans seem pretty divided. PGMG always resembled a more canny, if less ballsy, version of Sleater-Kinney, and on Elan Vital, they sound poised to...


White Whale

Listen Up
White Whale’s bio reads like a parody of the worst press releases. In a few hundred words, the band is compared to a seemingly random assortment of groups, from Badfinger to Black Sabbath to Big Star. The reader is then treat...



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...


Russell, Russ, and Fletcher

Hearsay
All this angry music is making me … angry. “You broke my heart, you lousy whore of Babylon!,” “You stole my money, you mindless lothario!,” “I’m gonna kill your iguana, you heartless mi...



The Show

The Show
During their acceptance speech two weeks ago for winning best jazz artist in the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, the guys from Confusatron acted a little, um, confused. Of the category over which they’ve reigned these past tw...


Soledad Brothers

Listen Up
Judging from the sleeve inside The Hard Walk by Detroit’s Soledad Brothers, you’d think you’d be in for something really special. The list of instruments includes such exotic specimens as fuzz piano, sitar, and vibraslap....