Author: Preston Jones

Kat Edmonson brings holiday swing to Dallas tonight

Wearing a scarf, Kat Edmonson looks off to the left

It’s easy enough to get lost in the Yuletide tinsel and lights, but acclaimed singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson is mindful of all that Christmas can entail. “What interests me most, as an artist, is the human condition, the experience of being here,” she said during a recent conversation. “For that reason, I don’t like to leave… Read more »

It’s Bandcamp Friday! Listen up to these North Texas artists

Bo Armstrong, holding an acoustic guitar and sitting on a staircase, looks down

It’s time once again for Bandcamp Friday. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, it’s pretty straightforward: To help musicians amid the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic, the streaming platform Bandcamp instituted “Bandcamp Friday,” a day where the company forgoes its revenue share in order to pass on to bands an average of 93 percent of… Read more »

Rising star Bartees Strange brings his eclectic sound to Dallas’ Deep Ellum Art Company

Sitting in front of a yellow backdrop, Bartees Strange holds an electric guitar

One of the profound pleasures of listening to the music Bartees Strange makes is also one of its most confounding elements: Just how, precisely, is a person supposed to describe what Strange’s songs sound like? To date, the English-born, Oklahoma-bred and Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter hasn’t so much blurred genre boundaries as completely disregarded them. His… Read more »

Dallas singer-songwriter Jacob Metcalf prepares “Monitors” for release

Jacob Metcalf, wearing a black cap and sparkling top, faces the camera in shadow

Six years have passed between Jacob Metcalf’s last album, 2016’s exquisite Fjord, and his latest album, Monitors. He’s changed; the world’s changed — but what hasn’t changed is the sense he had — “reservations and misgivings,” as he puts it — prior to releasing the first single from Monitors, “Dizzy.” “I already knew I’m the… Read more »