New Music: Picnic, Lightning “American Ruin”

Haven’t had time to pop on here much lately, aside to check on stats and what not, but had to take a second to come drop this, because it f***ing rocks and these guys have been big supporters of the blog, so check out Funkytown’s own Picnic, Lightning melting your frickin’ faces off.

Video: Picnic, Lightning “American Ruin”

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DFWd Hype Project: Jake Paleschic “When It Is Played”

I’ve been meaning to do this one pretty much since I started posting these last week. Jake Paleschic is one of the more intriguing emerging artists in the DFW music scene. His sound blends the feel of traditional American folk music, country and indie rock for a textured, passioned and visceral sound. Today’s track “When It Is Played” is a stirringly beautiful track about the power of a song in a man. Give it a listen below. You can grab the full album (name your own price), Again, At Last, right here.

 

DFWd Hype Project: Andy Pickett “It Happens

One of the most recognizable faces in the Fort Worth music scene, Andy Pickett, fought back against stage fright to reveal his musical side to us all last year. His debut record, It Happens Every Night, introduces some natural pop sensibilities that hearken back to folks like Billy Joel, Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson. The album’s title track is one of the toe-tappingest, sing-alongiest tracks to drop in town for a while. He’s a  good dude with good things ahead of him. Andy has been running down to Austin every few months this year to work on his sophomore record with James Petralli (of White Denim), so expect to hear some new material (and more buzz) pretty soon, but for now, enjoy this little gem. You can pick up the full album here.

About the DFWd Hype Project series: Now that AsasRecords is a Hype Machine featured blog, I feel the need to drive some attention to some of the great artists in the metroplex that might be overlooked in the global scene. I decided to start the daily Hype Project series to feature those artists and help me fight the urge to just post a long stream of posts in one day. If you’re not a DFWd local and you dig the track, like it, share it, reblog it, get the word out. We’ve got some great talent here in our area and would love to get them out to your area.

DFWd Hype Project: Vodeo “Pillow Talking”

So, if you’re not from Fort Worth, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of our favorite yacht rock sons, Vodeo. If you are from Fort Worth, you know them as the guys that racked up pretty much all of the Fort Worth Weekly Music Award nominations. Now that we’re officially into summer, I figure their summery goodness is the perfect sound to start off this series. Down below, you can take a listen to the smooth grooving sounds of Vodeo’s “Pillow Talking”, complete with new music video. You can jam it on repeat this summer and go check out more of that good good here.

You can read my Better Know an Artist interview with the boys from Vodeo here.

About the DFWd Hype Project series: Now that AsasRecords is a Hype Machine featured blog, I feel the need to drive some attention to some of the great artists in the metroplex that might be overlooked in the global scene. I decided to start the daily Hype Project series to feature those artists and help me fight the urge to just post a long stream of posts in one day. If you’re not a DFWd local and you dig the track, like it, share it, reblog it, get the word out. We’ve got some great talent here in our area and would love to get them out to your area.

New Music: Charley Crockett “In the Night”

So, the record came out a few weeks back, and this single has been out for a bit now, but Charley seems to be underexposed on the global scene, so I thought I’d put this one out there for the world to wrap their ears around what we in the Metroplex have already found, the genre-bending greatness that is Charley Crockett. Cajun, Blues, Soul, Honky-Tonk and Gospel all rolled into one man.

You can check out our Better Know an Artist interview with Charley here.

Enjoy “In the Night” below.

Granada Theater Announces “Free Week” July 18-24

The Granada Theater has paired up with KXT and the Dallas Observer to bring about a week of free shows at one of the city’s favorite venues. The free shows will run July 18 through the 24th and will be offered on a first come-first serve basis. Also available for you line-skippers, $5  gets you in the door with a beer in your hand (on sale Fri, May 20).

The Schedule?

Tuesday, July 19th
Seryn
Quiet Company
the Azalea Project

Wednesday, July 20th
Ishi
the Octopus Project
Son of Stan

Thursday, July 21st
Vaden Todd Lewis (of the Toadies)
Amber Ferris (of Somebody’s Darling)
Brent Best (of Slobberbone)

Friday, July 22nd
Cory Morrow
Driving N Cryin
the Vandoliers

Saturday, July 23rd
Roky Erickson
Natural Anthem
Moon Waves

Sunday, July 24th
Quaker City Night Hawks
Dead Flowers
Oil Boom

KXT Announces Lineup for New Summer Concert Series, KXT Sun Sets

With the Belmont Hotel undergoing renovations this summer, KXT’s popular Barefoot at the Belmont series is on hiatus for 2016. In its place, KXT is bringing in a new series, KXT Sun Sets at the Pool at Dallas Power & Light. The series, like its predecessor, will present six intimate shows, centered around both national and local artists at Dallas Power and Light’s rooftop Pool Deck. The schedule kicks off Thurs, May 26, and tickets will be available at 10:00 the Wednesday before the event.

the Lineup?

Thursday, May 26
Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf)
Calhoun
(tickets available Wednesday, May 18 at 10am)

Thursday, June 16
Barns Courtney
Reinventing Jude
(tickets available Wednesday, June 8 at 10am)

Thursday, June 30
the Wind and the Wave
Jacob Metcalf
(tickets available Wednesday, June 22 at 10 am)

Thursday, July 14
John Doe
(tickets available Wednesday, July 6 at 10 am)

Thursday, July 28
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Charley Crockett
(tickets available Wednesday, July 20 at 10 am)

An Additional date will be announced soon.