Category: Local Music

Dallas String Quartet lit up the night at Vitruvian Park for the holidays

A full band on stage

During the holiday season, Addison’s Vitruvian Park lights up their trees with lights, creating a free holiday wonderland every night 5pm to 11pm until January 1. This year’s Vitruvian Lights Special Event featured the Dallas String Quartet, marking the celebration’s 10th anniversary. The Dallas String Quartet is an internationally known, local Dallas treasure. In October,… 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 »

PREMIERE: Dallas pro-glam band The Dirty Shirts drop “Detonator” music video

A full band photo

Dallas-based band The Dirty Shirts have been spreading their glamorous “dance floor rock n roll” all over the metroplex and beyond, showcasing their tour footage from New York in new music video, “Detonator.” (The video also has some live footage from their last show of tour at Louie Louie‘s in Dallas) “Detonator” is the third… Read more »

WATCH: Wayside Motel embodies “Southern grunge” in debut EP Eleven AM Checkout

Warning: The video contains explicit language Some of the best gems are a little rough around the edges, and when you find one it can be one of the most pleasant surprises of your life. That’s the vibe of Wayside Motel – a raw new band fronted by Cable Danielle, a songwriter who originated in… 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 »

East Texas artist IZZY DED releases new song “Mama’s Only Child”

A side profile of a man in a field

East Texas artist Colton Sanders just dropped his latest single, “Mama’s Only Child” under his project IZZY DED & the Existential Dread. “It was originally a breakup song, but it felt a bit like a pity party so ended up re-writing it,” Sanders said. “It’s hard to sing about stuff like that when you’re in… Read more »