HAGFISH Punk rock band from the Deep Ellum district of Dallas, TX.
DARK HORSE DARLING Robbie-Vocals, Corey-Guitar, Aaron-Bass, Brian-Drums. Genre: Rock / Metal / Southern Rock.
LAVENS FATE Lavens Fate is a progressive rock/metal band from Spring, Texas. Founded in 2008 by guitarist Brandon Hall and vocalist Sam Zarzana. Since then, the band has completed it's line up, written a lot of new music,
and continues to generate momentum.
Minds Without Purpose Pop punk/crap punk band based out of Mansfield, Ohio. We all have different musical influences, but we have been told we have a sound similar to Blink-182, Green Day, Mest, Yellowcard, Etc...
We're not one of the stuck up bands where we preach around to people. We're all about having a good time and goofing off.
DUCADO VEGA & BLOODRICH Ducado VeGA is a multi-talented entertainer / musician. Songwriter, producer, artist, engineer, actor, author and motivational speaker. Bloodrich is more than just a band, it's an experience!
MIDNIGHT EMPIRE Vocals/Bass, Jacob Henderson, belts soul and fire into Midnight Empire with his pure, unrelenting vocals, insane range, and provocative lyrics.
DEAD BEAT POETRY Three Piece Band: Lulio Guevara,
Emsy Robinson, Kenan Forte. High energy Rock n Roll.
AHYONZ An electric mix of musical artists comprising the hottest, up and coming band in DFW performing rock, R&B, jazz, pop, gospel, neo soul, reggae, country and more!
WAKING ALICE DFW prog-metal quartet. Michael Garcia: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Brandon Brewer: Guitars, Vocals, Cody Mars: Bass, Vocals, Derrick Anderson: Drums, Sampling.
WORLD BENEATH WORLD Metal, Doom, Sludge...hollow words that fall far short in describing the apocalyptic bombast that is World Beneath World.
THE KUL Johnny Lenix
THE RED 100's Raul, Robbie D, Kyle. The Red 100's bring the ultimate orgy of sound to a fresh generation which finds itself sitting comfortable between Blues and 60's inflected Rock & Roll.
COMMON DEAD At one point declared clinically "dead" from a skull fracture that took his pulse, it's no wonder where Chicago native Andrew Laurenson gets the name Common Dead.
THE ROYAL TRAGEDY Modern rock band of Denton Texas USA.
Vocals / Guitar - Dose
Bass - Daniel
Drums - Greg
BRAND NEW MACHINE Modern Rock
Brantly Thompson - Vocals
Jon Ster - Guitar/Vocals
DPaul - Guitar/Vocals
Michael Gray - Drums/Vocals
W. Oliver IV - Bass/Vocals
PUBLIC LOVE AFFAIR High energy rock n roll that always cures the blues. Justin Russell, Jason Trevino, Ashley Simon, Caleb Ditzenberger.
BLOOD OF THE SUN Henry Vasquez Drums / Vocals, Dave Gryder Organ, Mike Doty Guitar, Eric Schmidt Guitar, Roger Yma Bass.
TEJASMOSIS Metal with some melody. Skrelody with roots deep in Arlington Texas. 5 talented musicians with the intention of keeping metal alive and kicking.
SIK One of the most Powerful Southern Groove Metal band to emerge from
Dallas, TX. The band is Metal with a broad sweeping appeal
to the mass. They are not limited by one style of Metal or Hard Rock;
therefore capturing the listening pleasure of all ages and all walks of
BEYOND THE CLONES Bedroom producer from south Devon with a new album out this year "Bored Computer". Electric House, Drum N' Bass, Dub, a mixture of genres with a lot of different influences.
SAYONARA Sayonara leaves you to your imagination when it comes to genre-labeling. Sporting the avant garde name, they surely are doing something against the normal grain of the Dallas music scene. With captivating lead female vocals reminiscent of Tsunami Bomb's Agent M and Circa Survive's Anthony Green, Sayonara is a heavy band without being a metal band.
STONEAGE StoneAge is an old-school arena rock band that's been thrilling audiences one way or another since the early 1970s. It's no wonder this band is all about rock 'n' roll basics - pounding rhythms, tight harmonies and fiery guitar riffs.
MOSNO The 3rd World Rocker, is an international singer/songwriter native of Sudan, he is known for his Desert Eclectic style of songs, which is a blend of Arab-poetic lyrics, with a pentatonic flavor of singing. He performs with an ensemble of his talented friends to further bridge the gab of East & West, & melt away stereotypes of both his Sudanese & American cultures.
FEAR CONTROL A heavy riffing, loud screaming, double kicking audio attack from Austin, TX. Inspired by metal masters Metallica and Pantera as well as newer metal heroes Trivium, All That Remains, Lamb of God, and Bullet For My Valentine.
LATIFAH As an accomplished Jazz saxophonist and pianist originally from Dallas, Latifah's music a best described as a hybrid mix of sassy jazz, electronic pop, raging rock, soulful R&B and thumping hip-hop, which works to set her stella debut "Princess Latifah" apart from the rest.
KENNEDY Kennedy is an explosive five-piece Hard Rock band from North Texas based in the DFW metroplex. The band includes lead vocalist Calliman (Callie) Estes, guitarists Paul Trevino and Derek Sanders, bassist Brian Bolin and drummer Darrick (D.C.) Caster.
FOUR NIGHTS GONE Formed in 2010 by current members Damian LaRocco and Steven Romano and ex-bassist Angel Carranza in Staten Island, New York.
ELEVEN Eleven formed in Grand Prairie, Texas. Their originals can only be labeled as Americana. The sound is an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country and even a little southern rock.
JORDAN A young artist from Detroit, MI who has departed from the Gospel group to do R&B what he was truly passionate about, and now he's breaking out his roots with his new mix tape (Time Will Tell).
SPUR GANG SG got started in Cave Creek desert- Arizona 2004/05
TERMINAL VI Terminal VI is a hard-rock band from Los Angeles, CA in the style of Muse, A Perfect Circle, and Incubus. Currently supporting their debut album "Visions."
SYLO Texas Patented Power Groove Metal Now Touring Texas. SYLO Is From Texarkana, TX and has the drive to give the fans a great show, One Venue at a Time!
SOMETIME AFTER Having a new & different sound that is a blend of Indie and Progressive Rock. UNIQUE, EXCITING and POWERFUL music experience not often heard in music today.
TOO MUCH YOUNG Catchy, innovative, LA based pop/rock/hip-hop meshing genres in a seamless, tasteful manner, featuring members Jerry Powell, Levi Roopchand, Shane Czarnecki, Zach Storman.
THE GYPSY BRAVADO Dark, beautiful, haunting, riveting & full of soul. You can hear harsh modern blues, soul buried deep in a heart from faraway lands, gospel taken from the mouths of angels & waves of psychedelia.
The Dangits Mike Noyes - vocals, guitar
Branden Smith - guitar, vocals
Mark Baker - drums
Ben Silver - bass
This past year, the Dallas / Ft. Worth music community lost a dear friend when Sean Ashford lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. Sean was not a musician. He did not perform with any local bands, but he was an integral part of the DFW music scene the past 25 years. He worked many of the areas famous venues including the infamous Bronco Bowl, Iguana Mirage, Trees and his last place of employment, CSI (Special Event Insurance) in Deep Ellum.
In his memory, and for his love of music, the Ashford Music Fund was created by Sean's family, with his mother Mary Larke Godfrey as Chairman, along with several family and close friends on the Board of Directors. Long-time friend, and program director Chris Ryan of 97.1 The Eagle, is Vice-Chairman, along with James Chippendale, another close friend, generated the idea for Ashford Music Fund.
The night of the auction, Sean Ashford would have been celebrating his 44th birthday. In his honor, the AMF will host their first major fundraising event at the House of Blues with a variety of Music Memorabilia up for sale in both a Silent & Live Auction. All of the items come from Sean's extensive personal collection. All proceeds will go to the fund that supports youth music development throughout Texas. Doors open at 7 p.m. with silent auction. Live auction at 8 p.m.
The public is invited to attend this great cause to a fallen friend and to remember a great champion to the area music scene, Sean Michael Ashford.
• Mud Bone
• Stone Groove band
• Midnight Thunder
• Daddy Rocks
• Krash Rover
• and Dallas Newest Country Artist Jeff Smithart
Bikers Against Cancer is proud to present this special event to bring awareness to one of the most recognizable illness most common in every-ones life. Together with Rick Kackley, a disabled veteran and cancer survivor, they have made this event a reality that is happening this weekend at Dallas Strokers on Harry Hines Blvd. Owner and biker, Rick Fairless, has always offered his location for special occasions like this and along with the support of many local country and rock musicians, Concert Against Cancer is bound to shine a positive light on this life threatening killer.
Come join in and be part of this important event and help the cause. Live music, silent auctions, cool motorcycles and one of Dallas' best kept secret, Strokers will be the place this Saturday, August 25th. All proceeds benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership and the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
• For more info on this event contact Rick Kackley at 214 335-7056.
Mothership is a tasty combination of 60's and 70's blues infused style riffs, teamed with the blistering guitar solos of the late 70's and early 80's, a rare 3 piece smelt of super sonic intergalactic Heavy Rock and Blues.
The gleam of the Mothership in the distant galaxy promised a future to music and mankind alike. Without the intergalactic journey, the legacy of rock music dies.
Friday June 15th at the House of Blues - Cambridge Room
Doors at 6 pm, show starts at 6:30 pm
• Ducado Vega and Zenya V.
• The Gypsy Bravado
• The Neckties
• TU Diep
• The Virgin Wolves
• DJ Krewl Kut
• Great Dane and the Dirty South Blues
RockTurnal Fest begins its official kickoff on Friday, June 15 at the House of Blues in Dallas. The festival begins at 6 p.m. in the Cambridge Room, and will feature several area performers. The lineup includes Ducado Vega and Zenya V., The Gypsy Bravado, The Neckties, The Virgin Wolves, Sayonara, Great Dane, the Dirty South Blues Band as well as rappers Tu Diep and DJ Kewel Kut.
This HOB festival is the brainchild of Ducado Vega, Zenya V, Mo Myles and Michael Bratton. The concept behind the show was to create a festival type atmosphere only indoors. The concert organizers wanted to focus on regional Indie talent in the North Texas area. They also wanted to provide a Lollapalooza like setting for talented artists, of different music genres, to come together and perform. The show will feature a wide range of musical styles including, rock, power pop, funk, blues, Hip-Hop, soul and alternative.
Ducado Vega and wife Zenya V. will headline the June 15th show. The couple recently decided to perform their funk / rock sound as a duo. This will be their first performance together as an act. RockTurnal Fest is the culmination of a year's hard work on the part of Vega. In 2011, the musician was voted the Best Funk act in the 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards. The supporting cast he put together, for this eclectic night of music, will feature some of the best regional acts the area has to offer.
• The American Fuse
Just when you thought the Dallas music scene was dead or dying and in need of a kick in the ass, along comes a gig that sets the buzz back in motion. That gig was The American Fuse opening for the Reverend Horton Heat at La Grange on a perfect night in April, Friday the 13th.
Dallas veterans The American Fuse include, Clint "The Punisher" Phillips on drums, Nate Fowler on guitar and vocals, Kinley Wolfe on Bass and vocals and the latest member, JT Dayton on guitar and backup vocals. Combining the years and the bands each of these musicians have played in is amazing. From Black Oak Arkansas, Sixty-Six, Grand Pricks, Seventy-Six, Lone Star Trio, The Gorehounds, Lord Tracy and The Cult are just a few that come to mind. The Fuse have paid their dues!
Those who know The American Fuse understand the excitement this band brings to a live gig. Getting to open for the righteous Reverend Horton Heat just makes the icing on the cake that much sweeter. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Reverend Horton Heat and presented byPabst Blue Ribbon Beer, the Rev is set to play 6 SPECIAL SHOWS in small venues located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area beginning at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, La Grange, The Prophet Bar, Club Dada, all in Deep Ellum, Lola's in Fort Worth, and Hat Tricks in Lewisville before heading out to the east coast and abroad. And on a personal note to the Rev, good move bringing back Scott Churilla on drums.
Opening for the Rev was an honor for The Fuse, as they were asked personally by front man Jim Heath. The band, who has not played in over a years time, rehearsed two nights prior to the La Grange show. Tight but loose, American Fuse were simply fan-fuckin-tastic! Their 45 minute set included familiar songs from the Debut release, One Fell Swoop (Idol Records) like "Texas Speedball", "Ride My Motor", "Blame the Whiskey" and the classic, "Don't Chingale My Chevrolet" which ended their set. The newer songs, that should be on their next release were "Old Debt", "Wear You Out" and "Me & My Friends", which was surprisingly written by Clint during one of their songs (jokingly).
The American Fuse "Something New" Live at Trees Upload by LJRmedia »
What's in the near future for The Fuse?...well, getting out that long awaited second release is the latest news straight from the bands camp and hopefully playing a few more gigs here and there in around Dallas. Let's face it, 12 months is way too fucking long of a wait to see this band perform again.
Dallas 3 Piece Post Punk Band Sayonara Gearing Up For Their First Full CD Release
Not Your Average Cookie-Cutter Rock Band
Dallas based three piece band Sayonara, falls under the genre of Alternative Avant Garde Post Punk but delivers much more than that title describes. Their sound is fairly unique with smooth vocals by Debbie Pucek who is the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the group.
"Right now, the focus is writing and creating a buzz around the area. We know we have something no other cookie-cutter pop/indie/metal has and we're assembling to bring this much needed change to Dallas."
Working steadily, writing and recording via their mobile studio and practice space, Sayonara is working towards a full length CD that will be mastered by Kerry Kelecovich of Lilypad Records in Woodstock, Illinois. Collaborating with several producers to achieve the right sound and overall feel of their music, the band is taking their time to do it up right. When asked to describe their music Debbie states, "Our sound is evolving from what people are hearing from us on the Internet. Our newer, unrecorded, material is A LOT edgier and heavier. You can really hear the Blood Brothers' / Yeah Yeah Yeahs' influence. We're getting wonderful responses to the new songs."
Sayonara is busy giggin' around the DFW area with shows every weekend. One of the biggest up-coming shows is an acoustic performance as the opening act for Fair to Midland on March 31st at Andy's Bar in Denton.
Check out their new YouTube music video for the song "Mothership" and catch them live.
Global Battle Of The Bands Hard Rock Rising Closing In
• The Gypsy Bravado
Lou Anderson - Drums/Mandolin
Jeff Dacus - Bass/Classical/Vocals
Mo Myles - Keys/Synth/Vocals
Shawn Burgandy - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Local Denton band, The Gypsy Bravado recently placed first in the online voting portion for the Hard Rock Rising Competition. This is a Global Battle of the Bands that includes Europe, United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the Pacific Rim. The Mother of all Battle of the Bands! As a follow up, TGB also took first place in round one last week and are now heading for the final Dallas Battle March 31st at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas Texas.
Winners of the Hard Rock Rising Competition move on to compete against winners from other US cities. From there the winner will eventually enter the Grand Global Finale. One lucky band will have the chance to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe Event entitled London Calling 2012 Concert which will take place July 13-15, 2012 at Hyde Park, London, England.
Congratulations to The Gypsy Bravado. Check them out and support your local music scene.
Acclaimed Veteran Dallas Rockers '76' Hit It Hard At La Grange
Beers, Cheers, Guitars & Hookers, Yeah baby!
Terry Glaze- vocals, guitar
Brian Harris - guitar
Taz Bentley - drums
Kinley Wolfe - bass
Have you heard about 76? If you haven't, then you are missing out! The group's performance at La Grange February 17th was one of the best live local gigs to hit the metroplex in some time. Playing before a packed crowd, 76 had the audience eating out of the palm of their hands as they mixed in new songs like "Drive," "Don't Know Why" and "Another One" along with golden oldies.
Band members are familiar veterans to the Dallas music scene. They include drummer Taz Bentley who has played with the Burden Brothers, Reverend Horton Heat, as well as Izzy Stradlin & the Ju Ju Hounds. He's also a much in-demand session musician. Guitarist Brian Harris has been a mainstay on the DFW circuit since the early eighties with bands like Burlesque, Lord Tracy and Queen For Day. On bass is Kinley Wolfe (aka Barney), one of the best bass slappers to ever grace the DFW music scene. Wolfe has been in Black Oak Arkansas, Lord Tracy, The Cult and American Fuse. He also plays in Club Wood, a local Dallas New Orleans style Jazzy-Blues band. A true master of the bass guitar, his solos are simply amazing. Last but not least is another name familiar to the Dallas music community, vocalist Terry Glaze. For those who are not in the know, Terry was the original singer for metal monsters Pantera, he is the original Cowboy from Glam. He also fronted MCA Records recording artists Tracy Lords. When Tracy Lords was signed, they were forced to change their name to Lord Tracy. Apparently the porn star (Tracy Lords) didn't want the band using her name because it could stain her reputation (wink). A showman and joke-ster, Glaze is a cross between comedian and singer, keep ‘em laughing and always rockin'.
It's hard to say if 76 is a one-off project for these talented musicians. Given their nomadic history in the business, this veteran group of players can't be contained in a single unit for long. For the moment, 76 is rocking out the DFW clubs. Whether they perform familiar tunes like Lord Tracy's "East Coast Rose" or some snappy little ditty about some hooker, 76 most definitely rocks. Do yourself a favor and catch them while you can.
The Dangits Go Balls Out With New Member And Blackbox Presents Booking Management
Into The Studio with New Drummer Russ Genders
• The Dangits
Mike Noyes - vocals, guitar
Branden Smith - guitar, vocals
Russ Genders - drums
Ben Silver - bass
2012 sets up to be a big year for The Dangits with a new drummer on board, Russ Genders and hooking up with Blackbox Presents, a local booking and management outfit out of the Dallas Fort. Worth area. The Dangits will be taking off February and most of March to work in their new drummer and writing new material. The band plan is to hit hard at the end of March and perform on a few more larger shows with touring acts through the help of Blackbox.
Writing new material is a priority for The Dangits this year as they hope to begin recording by late spring to release a 12" vinyl in late summer, that's right vinyl. Having access to a home studio set up, The Dangits can take their time and make music their way, the right way.... balls out!
Dallas Rock Band Midnight Empire Out To Make It Big
Debut Release "Everything and Nothing"
• Midnight Empire
Jacob Henderson - Vocals, Guitar
Art Struck - Guitar
Matt Cook - Drums
With a huge sound, smooth grooves and a high energy punch, Midnight Empire sets their path to make it big on a grand scale. With their recent debut release, "Everything and Nothing", recorded at Crystal Clear Studios, ME is gigging around DFW to prove they have what it takes to be noticed in this town. The band recently received local radio airplay & press from DFW rock station, The Eagle 97.1, which quite frankly is not easy to achieve in Big 'D'. The press continues as the Dallas Morning News will include a full spread set to run Thursday, February 23rd.
Having seen Midnight Empire perform live at the War Of Rock event last October, I can honestly say this band has potential The tightness, high energy they poured throughout their showcase was what I would call a REAL Rock and Roll experience!
Catch Midnight Empire Live: March 3rd at Hailey's in Denton, tentatively March 24th at The Prophet Bar, and April 7th at The Boiler Room.
Brand New Machine Rocks The House At The Scorpions MC Dallas Chapter
Scorpions MC Annual St. Valentine's Day Massacre
• Brand New Machine
Brantly Thompson - Vocals
Darren Wise - Guitar
Wiley E. Oliver - Bass
Kenny Sizelove - Drums
• Scorpions MC President Harley Hangs with Brand New Machine
Dallas based hard rock outfit Brand New Machine, performed an exclusive show for the Dallas Chapter of the Scorpions Motorcycle Club Saturday, February 11, 2012. A crowd of highly energized 'born to be wild' bikers greeted the group for the annual Valentine Day festivities.
BNM kicked off the evening with "Let'n It Roll", a fast driving song from their February 2012 self-titled release. They followed with the album's lead single, "What Do I Gotta Do." The night ended with the group's rousing cover of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell." The four-piece band consists of Brantly Thompson, vocals; Wiley E. Oliver IV, guitar; Darren Wise, bass; and veteran drummer Kenny Sizelove.
You can catch the Brand New Machine in concert next month at The Railhead in Ft. Worth on March 10, and opening for the Michael Schenker Group at Trees in Dallas, March 17.