When Sir Earl Toon of Kool & the Gang, local musician and producer Salim Nourallah and singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe stepped up the the microphone to sing for John Dufilho’s new band, John Singer Sergeant, we knew it would be nothing short of greatness.
On The Road: After fighting with the SXSW crowds and gusty winds blowing through downtown Austin, meeting Sarah Jaffe for a performance inside her hotel room north of the city was a welcome reprieve.
On The Road: KXT met up with the O’s following their performance at Doc’s Motorworks in Austin during SXSW. Bandmate John Pedigo and Taylor Young set up to perform in front of the iconic Austin Motel.
The O’s sophomore release, “Between the Two,” shows the Dallas duo have grown musically, with more complicated instrumentation and lyrics. The band stopped by the KXT studios to play a few songs from their latest release.
The Burning Hotels rose out of Fort Worth in 2008 with their EP, “Eighty Five Mirrors,” which won Fort Worth Weekly’s Album of the Year and gained them acclaim with the post-punk set. Their most recent release, “Novels,” was mixed by Mark Needham (Killers, Bloc Party), and comes on the heels of opening gigs for… Read more »
The Hope Trust makes thinkers rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock n roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn (Crowded House), Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens songs that steadily unfold, leading captive listeners through a field of sonic space. With his brother Michael on pedal… Read more »
Fort Worth native Maren Morris has been making music for 4 years already — almost a quarter of her life. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter just released her second record All That It Takes, which has garnered comparisons to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt. Maren also attended the first ever Grammy Camp, presented by the Recording Academy,… Read more »
The O’s – a Dallas duo consisting of Taylor Young and John Pedigo – came together after many years of performing in other area bands. The attraction was as simple as their mission: Write, record (and ultimately perform) songs; no plugs, no electrics, just music. Their debut record, “We Are The O’s,” has received critical… Read more »