Memphis-born , DC-raised and now Brooklyn-based Clarence Greenwood (aka Citizen Cope), Greenwood’s musical journey began in the mid-1990s, when he first drew local acclaim for both his intimate songwriting and unique sonic fusion. His official debut album, CITIZEN COPE, was released in 2002, while THE CLARENCE GREENWOOD RECORDINGS followed two years later. The road to THE RAINWATER LP also included guest appearances on blockbuster albums by Santana and Dido, while Citizen Cope songs such as “Let The Drummer Kick” and “Bullet And A Target” have been featured in a wide array of films, television series, and advertisements. With THE RAINWATER LP, Citizen Cope offers the clearest distillation yet of his distinct musical approach, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/songwriter rock ‘n’ roll and deep soul grooves. [He] has crafted an album redolent of such classic tunesmiths as Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder - both major touchstones for his emotively penned songs.
Come on out and say hello to the KXT Street Team who will be out in force for the Bob Schneider show at the Granada Theater on August 31. Bob and his band are known for their eclectic blend of musical styles; Good for fans of singer/songwriters with huge chunks of funk, country, rock and folk. This is a throw down party from beginning to end. Tickets and more info.
Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the Old 97’s broke into the national scene with Too Far To Care? Relive the dream on August 24 during their Too Far To Care tour as it stops by House of Blues in Dallas. Get tickets here. Read the NY Times article here.
Attention Fleetwood Mac fans! Lindsey Buckingham performs at Cendera Center on August 24 in Fort Worth. From Cendera’s site: “
Lindsey Buckingham has accomplished almost everything that can be done in rock ‘n’ roll, earning a spot in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with Fleetwood Mac, winning countless awards, selling out venues around the world, and helping define the sound of rock for the last 3 decades. He’s the predominant musical force behind such Mac albums as Rumours and the innovative Tusk, and has created a critically acclaimed body of solo work that yielded the hits, “Trouble,”
“Go Insane,” and “Holiday Road.” But one thing was missing as Buckingham and his band mates were dominating music. “The irony of the bulk of the Fleetwood Mac experience was that none of us were comfortable,” Buckingham confesses. “We had this external success going, which was not matched by any kind of internal success. It didn’t make any of us whole people or contented people in that sense.” Now married and with three kids Buckingham has found that internal success as he puts it. “It really does feel like the best time of my life,” he says. That contentment and peace are evident throughout his sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow.”
Please save the date for September 19 as KXT Presents The Walkmen at The Granada Theater! From their website: “It’s been ten years since the Walkmen made their debut album, Everybody Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. Ten years since they mixed the lovingly recorded analogue tapes down to the cheapest CD burner they could find. Ten years since lead singer Hamilton Leithauser snapped guitarist Paul Maroon’s arm in a celebratory wrestling match. Ten years since critics attached them to a New York scene they never wanted any part of.
But when Leithauser sings “We Can’t Be Beat,” on the opening track of their new album, he means it, like Cool Hand Luke getting up off the floor for one more round. “The world is ours,” he declares. This time, he may be right.
This spring, the band played a series of 10th anniversary shows that demonstrated how far they have outstripped their peers: two sets over two hours, no filler, rapturously received. In contrast, fellow graduates from New York’s celebrated rock revival class of ’02 have burned out or faded from view.
The Walkmen are the great New York band of their generation, and in Heaven, they have delivered their third killer album in a row. Although Leithauser argues that “our biggest accomplishment is just being here,” they are making the best music of their career and filling their largest venues yet. Their spot at the top of the bill at May’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival, curated by The National, demonstrates the respect in which they are held by the current wave of bands making music in the city.”
KXT 91.7, the Dallas Observer and Kessler Entertainment Group are pleased to present Triple Play at the Dallas City Performance Hall, featuring The Relatives, Pleasant Grove and Seryn. Pleasant Grove was one of the most influential alternative rock groups to emerge from the fertile Deep Ellum music scene during the mid-90’s. Their albums received an extraordinary amount of critical acclaim, and after disbanding ten years ago, the group have reunited twice for memorable reunion events. Denton, Texas-based Seryn are redefining the term “art rock”, with spectacular arrangements, captivating melodies and intelligent lyrics. Their North Texas-area shows sell out consistently, and the band’s music is a staple of KXT radio. The Relatives represent the storied past of West Dallas gospel and soul music. During the 70’s, the group released many singles that found their way to the American radio airwaves Now, almost 40 years later, the North Texas creative community has once again rediscovered the group’s music and embraced them with an enthusiasm usually reserved for “the next big thing”.