The Heavy Heavy

With their soaring harmonies and vibes reminiscent of Laurel Canyon’s sunny heyday, UK quintet The Heavy Heavy joined La Bell in the KXT studio to chat about life on the road and to perform three tracks from the debut EP, Life And Life Only.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Glitter brings a little sparkle to Dallas with new EP

A woman smiling and playing guitar on stage

She’s got style, she’s got flair – her name is Glitter and she’s bringing character to her live music performances in North Texas. Glitter hosted her self-titled EP release party at Vector Brewing on Sunday, supported by Remy Reilly, John Dufilho (The Deathray Davies) and his daughter Jane. The night started off the celebration with a… Read more »