Posts Tagged ‘acoustic’

Bad-assery All Around

Hearsay
There are some talented-ass mother-hunchers in this town. I don’t need to enumerate them here –– if you read me often enough, you know their names. And maybe the best part is that if you make the scene often enough, you m...


Transient Songs

Cave Syndrome (Indian Casino Records)
Ken Shimamoto
This full-length debut effort by a Seattle-based ensemble built around Haltom City expat and former Hasslehorse member John Frum marks a significant step forward from 2008′s Plantation To Your Youth EP. In some ways, Cave...



The Shortest Distance

Ken Shimamoto
The Shortest Distance is an alias for activist Ramsey Sprague, an early driving force behind the 1919 Hemphill radical arts/educational collective. Folks might not realize that Sprague is also a singer-songwriter who has perfor...


‘Tis the Season For Thievin’

Hearsay
Chances are if you’re reading this column, you at least appreciate local music and musicians (and maybe artists in general). You probably won’t mind then if I put out a call for the safe return of a guitar recently ...



Le Freak

JIMMY FOWLER
Here are a couple of fun facts about the 817 musical entity Disco:Hate, a.k.a. Casey Colby: First, he sings and writes original material but doesn’t consider himself a “singer-songwriter.” Second, though he ca...


A Light in the Field

ANTHONY MARIANI
Most of us who go to local shows probably spend a lot of time paying polite attention, maybe nodding along to the beat a little. Rarely do we have an experience. But a couple of years ago at a show at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth,...



Love, Loss, and Dead Horses

ANTHONY MARIANI
Clint Niosi’s debut album has been a couple of years in coming.


Dream Weaver

Arlington singer-songwriter Beth Wood’s nighttime visions have led her to success and a new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
More than a dozen years ago, musician Beth Wood was your typical student struggling to earn a degree in literature from the University of Texas.



Jefferson Pepper

Listen Up
Influenced by Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Clash, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, his factory-worker father, and coal-miner and farmer grandparents, Jefferson Pepper spent two years in his home in the Conewago Mountains (Sout...


The February Chorus

The Show
For a couple of years back in the day, The Aardvark hosted a monthly showcase of some of the best, most long-standing, and most stalwart singer-songwriters in town. The round-robin-style Acoustic Mafia not only drew music lover...