Author: Preston Jones

Oak Cliff-formed Luna Luna prepares to “Get Loud with KXT”

Luna Luna faces the camera

While it might seem so on its face, for Luna Luna’s vocalist and co-producer Kevin “Kavvi” Gonzalez, sharing a bill with Joshua Ray Walker feels like coming full circle. “I used to actually go to open mics at Opening Bell [Coffee], and I saw him perform there a couple times,” Gonzalez said from a recent… Read more »

10 North Texas acts to help mark Deep Ellum’s 150th anniversary

a full band plays music

Deep Ellum, from its earliest days, has been a fertile creative playground for all manner of artists, particularly musicians. From gritty blues and raw-boned country to punk, rock, jazz and hip-hop, the area just outside downtown Dallas has long been a sonic melting pot, blending together the sounds of those born and raised here along… Read more »

Roxy Music hits Dallas for the first time Friday. Here are five songs to get you ready.

The members of Roxy Music face the camera

To put it mildly, Roxy Music’s reputation precedes it. The influential English rock band, which smashed together experimental impulses with impeccably styled pop cool, is marking its 50th anniversary by hitting the road for its first extensive tour in more than a decade. The Bryan Ferry-led group will swoop into Dallas and the American Airlines… Read more »

This Mesquite recording studio hosted Erykah Badu and St. Vincent. Now it’s moving to Fort Worth.

The inside of Niles City Sound shows an array of pianos, along with a cowskin rug and a disco ball hung above the instruments.

Over the last 14 years, Mesquite-based Klearlight Studio has hosted a glittering roster of local, regional and national stars: Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, the Flaming Lips, Bobby Sessions, Power Trip and Anderson.Paak are just a few of the artists who’ve spent time in the space owned by Jimi Bowman. But now, Bowman has decided to… Read more »