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Idol Records

Matt Meinke (left), James Henderson (center) and Jeff Ryan (right).
KETR

Fans of early alternative rock with fuzzy bass lines, soaring synths and atmospheric vocals should take note of the new Dallas band MOTORCADE. Their debut, self-titled LP on Idol Records is a brilliantly produced new take on a retro sound.

Calhoun singer Tim Locke performing "Blinders On" at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Dallas band Calhoun's sound bridges the gap between pop and old school alternative, and features the vocal range of singer Tim Locke. They've retained the same lineup for more than 5 years, and the band mates still love writing, recording and performing together.

(Left to right) John Dufilho, Matt Meinke and Brandon Carr outside the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Seasoned Texas performers John Dufihlo and Brandon Carr have made names for themselves as members of bands like The Deathray Davies and The Earlies, respectively. Their new collaboration is Corner Suns, whose self titled album just released on Idol Records.

(l to r) Jetta In The Ghost Tree singer Brandin Lea, Notably Texan's Matt Meinke, and guitarist Eric Webb
KETR/Carinne Manning

When his former band Flickerstick went their separate ways in 2010, lead singer Brandin Lea put his own health and wellbeing on center stage. Diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive, and experiencing a few close calls due to his alcohol habit, Lea opted to kick the booze and start fresh with his new psychedelic rock band- Jetta In The Ghost Tree.

(Left to right) Corey Howe, Vince Tuley, Ed Chaney and Evan Johnson of Dallas band Dead Flowers at A&M-Commerce's historic Binnion Hall
Matt Meinke

Since coming onto the Dallas music scene with their debut, crowd funded album in 2013, Dead Flowers continue to evolve and mature, as heard on their latest "His Blues" album. With members from diverse backgrounds and influences, they continue to find new ways to implement wildly different sounds into their rock-oriented recordings.