This week we played just some of the North Texas artists that will be featured at SXSW this year. We also heard new music out of Fort Worth from Panther City Riots, Big Heaven, and Joseph Neville, and from Smoking With Strangers and MARGO out of Dallas. This week also brought us the sad news that Dallas jazz artist Dennis Gonzalez has died at the age of 68.
Dennis Gonzalez influenced countless musicians in North Texas, as an artist, an educator and as a DJ- he hosted the show “Miles Out” on KERA 90.1 FM from 1978 to 1998. Gonzalez formed the jazz band Yells at Eels with his sons, Aaron and Stefan. “Restless Debauchery 1” was on the group’s 2015 release, In Quiet Waters.
The Dallas-based duo was joined by vocalist Xxelia for “The Longest Night”, which is 3 minutes and 20 seconds of electronic goodness. See Smoking With Strangers in person at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival’s Synergy Stage on Saturday, April 2nd.
Big Heaven is a pop-punk band out of Fort Worth that is fronted by Amanda C. Hand. “Pearls” explores some difficult feelings, while bringing about shadows of sounds from the late ’80s.
THE KXT LOCAL SHOW- 03/17/22
Yells at Eels- Restless Debauchery 1
DB LLoyd feat. Jana Renee- Headed South
MARGO- Sit, Be Slow
Panther City Riots- Say It Like You Mean It
Sleepy Atlantis- You Could Be Happy Again
Big Heaven- Pearls
Ariel + The Culture- Tu Y Yo
Bayleigh Cheek- Release Me
Luna Luna- Feel It Now
Abraham Alexander- Lover’s Game
Joseph Neville feat. Andrew Holmes- Don’t Push
Learning Names- I Was The One
Dali Voodoo- Silver
Smoking With Strangers feat. Xxelia- The Longest Night
Carrie Norwood- Raglan Road
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