Doug Burr – “Red, Red” Though the hushed vocals and rattling percussion might remind some of Sufjan Stevens’ banjo-fueled odysseys, Denton’s Doug Burr adds a strong Texan edge to this haunting song from his latest, O Ye Devastator. After gaining some acclaim with his last record, On Promenade, Burr chose to quietly release The Shawl,… Read more »
Sarah Jaffe – Clementine Sarah Jaffe – “Clementine” From her debut full length Suburban Nature comes this track from Denton’s Sarah Jaffe. Aided by a haunting string section, Jaffe’s affected voice and lyrics about wasted time show why she has been one of the North Texas music scene’s best kept secrets for a few years… Read more »
The Hope Trust makes thinkers rock in Denton, Texas. Channeling a blend of Americana, timeless pop, and rock n roll that hooks lovers of Neil Finn (Crowded House), Wilco, and The Wallflowers, frontman Kelly Upshaw pens songs that steadily unfold, leading captive listeners through a field of sonic space. With his brother Michael on pedal… Read more »
Denton’s own Will Johnson has established himself in a variety of formats — with his rock band, Centro-matic, whose influential Love You Just The Same helped put Denton on the map as a music town, as well as side projects with South San Gabriel and a recent collaboration with Magnolia Electric Co. founder Jason Molina.… Read more »
Midlake – “Core of Nature” Denton’s own Midlake created waves with The Trials of Van Occupanther in 2006, and took their time before releasing this year’s The Courage of Others. Tim Smith’s gentle harmonies roll over clean guitars which echo the sounds of early British folk. Midlake headlines the NX35 festival along with the Flaming… Read more »
Denton band Oso Closo stopped by the studio during the KXT Afternoon Show with Joe Kozera on Friday, February 19, 2010.
Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more — offering what one… Read more »