Posts Tagged ‘indie’

KXT Saves?

Hearsay
Since KXT/91.7-FM‘s inaugural broadcast last week, local musos seem to have rediscovered the wonders of the ol’ wireless telegraphy box. “Hey, 2009! The 1940s called. They want their wide-eyed optimism and can...


Scorched Earth

Contemplating the Wasteland is heady – and brilliant – business for Calhoun.
ANTHONY MARIANI
We are survivalists. Quickly and accurately, we must use our eyes and ears (and sometimes noses) to separate the people who will happily pick us up from the airport from the people who will de-pants us in public from the people...



Meg & Dia

Listen Up
In today’s saturated music market, formula means everything. A flim-flam here or a stop-time there might be the difference between fame and obscurity. Most listeners, whether they’re aware of it or not, judge pop mu...


Slowly But Surely

New muddy-rock trio Vincent’s got a lot of buzz — and promise.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s a timeless image of a twentysomething bassist in a new band: Coby Queen answers his cell phone for a 1 p.m. interview, then asks for a few minutes’ reprieve.



Spurring Hipsterdom

Lola’s may be the mid-sized indie venue Fort Worth has been praying for.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Before Brian Forella bought it last year, 6th Street Live (formerly 6th Street Bar & Grill) was a warm but glorified hole-in-the-wall with a patio, hosting shows by local and touring bluesmen and classic-rock cover bands.


Also-Ran

In case you haven’t noticed, the indie dramedy formula won’t be going away anytime soon, thanks to movies like Dan.
Cole Williams
Of all the young, male comedic actors who have recently been in or directed movies that don’t hew to formula, Steve Carell is arguably tops of the class.



Cute is What We Aim For

The Show
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.


J Versus K

The Show
Arlington indie rockers J Versus K played their first show last May.



The Burning Hotels

The Show
The Burning Hotels often get compared to The Killers. But the local quartet does the disco-rock darlings somewhat differently, chiefly by stressing melancholy over angry arrogance and by stripping glam of its cocksure poses to ...


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Listen Up
Somewhere amid the musical handiwork of Elliott Smith, Weezer, and The Shins, you’ll find a similarly inspired, indie-ish-for-life, guitar-based Missouri quartet sporting a cheeky moniker in tribute to the first president of ...