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Hand Drawn Records. A Compilation. Volume 3. Live Studio Session at Big Acre Sound (Copper Canyon, TX) – Words by Dustin Blocker // Photos by James Villa – Accompanied by a lone guitar and an even lonelier kick drum, Texas music-songwriter, Jonathan Jeter came knocking on the door of Big Acre Sound Studios on the final…

Hand Drawn Records. A Compilation. Volume 3. Live Studio Session at Big Acre Sound (Copper Canyon, TX) – Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith // Photos by Ronnie Jackson – Seasoned veterans, Exit 380 tracked their single, “The Love Sleeps” for Hand Drawn Records’ third compilation album. The track is tinged with an alt-coun…

Magnolia Motor Lounge (Fort Worth, TX) – Words by Karl Heinz // Photos by Ronnie Jackson – Fort Worth’s Magnolia Motor Lounge played host to an all North Texas bill last weekend; folk-rockers, Brandon Callies Band, roots act, Exit 380 and psychedelic rock outfit, Un Chien. All of the artists are backed by independent l…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” Where to begin about Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band’s 18th studio record, High Hopes? Let’s break it down one at a time: There are bagpipes, synthesizers, 80’s saxophone, Gospel choirs and feral lead guitar (courtesy Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello). It also includes so…

– By Dustin Blocker – “DON’T PUSH PLAY” What the hell is going on, here? Where’s the bass and the beats and the funky guitar and even funkier synth? No talk of aliens or the devil, or even a whimper resembling a guttural scream into an old broken microphone. Is Beck growing old, laying down his two turntables for a sin…

– By Dustin Blocker – OneRepublic is literally inescapable; from their litany of popular television appearances on Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, et al., to last week’s placement in Bud Light’s “Up For Whatever” Superbowl ad, this American pop-rock band is thwarting the odds by stayi…

The End of Year Top Three. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | The National | The Polyphonic Spree “Our staff picks their top three records of 2013 and shares them with you.” -By Dustin Blocker – I would say this year was pretty incredible. There were babies being born, cities being built and music exploding from hither to y…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” The road has been fraught with turns for Denton, Texas’ most famous export, Midlake, and on their newest album, Antiphon, the band treks past their previous efforts, driving deeper into the darkened woods. For most bands, the loss of the primary singer-songwriter would signal an indefi…