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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

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Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
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Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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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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