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Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

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Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

Featuring a revolving cast of the Sooner State’s most badass female performers, it’s a power hour of some of the best songwriting coming out of central Oklahoma. Sure, they might not technically be family, but they are clearly a band of sisters all the same, bonded by the same brand of whiskey running through their veins.

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Depth & Current - Dysrhythmia

"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
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Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
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Former members of Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat form OKC's Burden Brothers


Charles Martin April 12th, 2007

Burden Brothers are touring to support "Mercy," their second album. Drummer Patrick "Taz" Bentley formed the band with Vaden Todd Lewis, formerly of The Toadies. "We're in it for the long haul, so we...

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Burden Brothers are touring to support "Mercy," their second album. Drummer Patrick "Taz" Bentley formed the band with Vaden Todd Lewis, formerly of The Toadies.

"We're in it for the long haul, so we're just drudging away," Bentley said. "For myself, I can't believe I'm still doing this. I can't believe people still pay to see us."

TOURING
Despite Bentley's rockabilly roots with Reverend Horton Heat, the Burden Brothers have a more hard-edged rock 'n' roll sound. Their past touring experience has helped them refine the process so it can be done effectively.

"It's gotta pay the bills. If it doesn't, I gotta bow out," Bentley said. "The importance of performing well and being excited to play for the people who paid to see you is immense."

DALLAS' DYING SCENE
Bentley is somewhat discouraged by Dallas' currently volatile music market, including the slow death of the city's legendary music village, Deep Ellum, where Reverend Horton Heat got its start.

"Dallas is going through a purge. Venues are closing," he said. "Deep Ellum is drying up. It's always going to resurface, though. Dallas is a great music city and someone will come along to reinvent an area for kids to come out and see shows." "Charles Martin

 
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