DeZorah is a band that defies classification. It is a conglomerate of four extremely talented and technically proficient musicians, each bringing with them an arsenal of musical knowledge and a deep love for sonic experimentation.
by Cayetano Garza Jr. • Photos by Jonathan Montemayor DeZorah drummer Trey Puga sports a bass drum head that has a line drawing of a cicada with the band’s name cleverly inscribed in the thorax of the insect. This image is apt in that much like the cicada, which after hatching burrows deep underground to […]
OK Robot slips comfortably between the driving pop punk that they grew up listening to and playing a sound that hearkens back to the jingle jangle and buzz of acts like Superchunk, Pavement or Sonic Youth.
Bringing Back the Big Sound by Cayetano Garza Jr. • Photos by Tam Corbette • Cover photo by George Villarreal Every band has an evolution. Oftentimes the founding members are childhood friends who spent hours upon hours together sharing inspirations, learning how to play their instruments, perfecting their craft. Members come and go, gigs start to […]
by John Justice On a commonly humid night in McAllen Texas, outside the famous Cine El Rey Theater, enCore publisher Daniel Wright and I pushed our way through the crowd, throwing elbows when we had to, and made our way backstage… where the rock-stars live. Hundreds of local youth, just like my friend and I, had come out to see […]
Touring in a van across the asphalt country is really not the romantic and successful journey young musicians imagine. While many yearn to create memories of success and traveling into ruby sunsets, the reality is that a hard month-long tour can change a young musician’s heart, for better or worse. Band members can feel cramped, friendships […]
Carving a niche and maintaining their roots...
by John Justice My heart is filled with warmth, and my brain is filled with variations of the Mega Man theme song. No, not because I’ve been reminiscing about my Nintendo-filled childhood, but because I’ve just spent the last few hours with Mercedes-based recording artists, The Equations. By far the most fun-loving group I’ve had the chance to interview, Mibo, Robert, Rigo and Ed have […]
“...[Since] we really don’t use vocals, we try to impact the listener as much as we can with our melodies and our style of writing.” - Nico
by John Justice Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with modern recording artists The Child Forgives And Creates. Well, I didn’t meet with all of them, only Kenny, Leo, and Nico. And we stood mostly. So aside from the fact that my opening line was pretty much a lie, right in your face, in broad daylight, possibly right in front of […]
In the Reggae-Dub Style
by Jim A freestyle mix of reggae, hip-hop and alternative rock, Supertree has a sound that can get any bar or party up on their feet. Vocalist/Guitarist Mike Landeros, Bassist John Justice (who plays on a SEVEN string bass) and Drummer Allen Lingesjo, all from Harlingen, formed after the departure of Sons of The Beach. […]