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Thursday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 4 Mar 2010

Listen up – this is an all-music edition: DOUBLE PLAY: Fort Worth’s Katsük seems to be everywhere these days. Last week, the band played a show at the Grotto, mixing in original tunes with a few well-chosen covers – including Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection.” “‘Rainbow Connection’ is just one of those songs that people […]

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Listen up – this is an all-music edition:

DOUBLE PLAY: Fort Worth’s Katsük seems to be everywhere these days. Last week, the band played a show at the Grotto, mixing in original tunes with a few well-chosen covers – including Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection.” “‘Rainbow Connection’ is just one of those songs that people just get, it draws back to their youth, it draws back to a time when they didn’t have bills, they didn’t have worries,” the band’s namesake, Daniel Katsük, told dfw.com after the show. “It brings back a whole sense of innocence.” The band was also recently in the KXT studios. If you missed the performance, video proof is now available at kxt.org.

TRIPLE PLAY: Also making the rounds of late: Bridges and Blinking Lights. The Denton band is promoting its second album, Heroes, Guns & Snakes. Our very own Paul Slavens got the media blitz going a few weeks back by featuring the band on Track by Track. This week, frontman Jake Wilganowski discussed the slow slog of recording with dfw.com. Wilganowski also took time out for a Q&A with quickdfw.com. Speaking about the new album, he tells Quick, “It’s a more refined indie-rock album without a full orchestra and choir and 30 guitars. It’s more representative of our live sound.”

MUSIC BITS: Liner notes has news on new recordings from Denton band Fur. (quickdfw.com) … The video’s now up from Somebody’s Darling’s appearance on DC9 Live at El Sibil. (DC9 at Night) … Wynton Marsalis previews his pair of performances this weekend with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. (dallasnews.com)

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