Posts Tagged ‘independent’

– We’rewolves by Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Eight tracks of crunchy, blues border the thin line between an overt amount of grime and just enough grease in the debut eponymous effort of Fort Worth’s We’rewolves.  The results are as singularly trippy as they are lavishly conventional. A salient mash of heavy rh…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura fifth LP Desire Lines is a stellar combination of musical whimsy and chilled-to-the-max vocals.  Front-woman Tracyanne Campbell takes an endless-summer lyrical approach to her band’s sun bleached stylings; the results are stellar. The albu…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Euphoria to the ears, the Brandon Callies Band release their latest EP, Life Is Still Good. Spellbinding riffs and indelible lyrics will captivate you from the beginning. Instrumental and lyrical dexterity thrive among their melodic creations. The band has genuinely enc…

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Critics and loyalists alike have been quick to deliver very polarizing reviews on French-based electro-funk forefathers Daft Punk’s latest LP, Random Access Memories. And it seems like a 50/50 split, either receiving venerated praise for igniting the revival of live-action dance m…

Dallas’ Hand Drawn Records releasing new Brandon Callies Band EP, Life is Still Good, July 2013. The issue will be limited edition in nature – only 300 vinyl and 200 compact discs will be produced. Details: Friday, July 5th, The Kessler Theater. The Orange, Brandon Callies Band, Exit 380. Doors at 7pm. Tickets $12: htt…

KXT Summer Cut – Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – “Dynamic and Unique, the Main Stage Delivers” Psht. Rain? What rain? For the first few hours of this year’s KXT Summer Cut, festival-goers experienced nothing but blistering heat and suffocating humidity. The rain came l…

RTB2, Oil Boom, The Roomsounds KXT Summer Cut – Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) – Words by Dustin Blocker / Photos by James Villa – “The Local Stage Gets The Folks A’Dancin'” The big boys and girls were in town to lay waste to concert-goers sweat glands and eardrums at last weekend’s KXT Summer Cut, and by all accoun…

KXT Summer Cut – Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – “Rain Pours, Performances Sizzle at KXT Summer Cut” What was scheduled to be an entire early evening of rain developed into three hours of absolute heat, followed immediately by a twenty-five-minute downpour at this year…