With a British-influenced timbre that emerged in many garage bands of the late '90s, the Greenhornes have an almost jam-like quality to their unperturbed tempo.
Danbert Nobacon makes music like a British anarchist fighting with instruments found in the Grand Ole Opry’s basement. With pared down backing and politically driven lyrics, Nobacon's songs have the feel of a tune swap at a punk campfire.
Big Smith, currently composed of 6 family members, has been evolving professionally since 1996. The band originates from Springfield, Mo., and exemplifies the culture of the Ozarks. Their music is guttural, mischievous and soulful. The family plays a few foot-stomping hillbilly tunes on KDHX in advance of its Twangfest 14 headlining set.
Militant and comic at once, TSIGOTI (which means "I see" in Cherokee) is a multi-national collaboration whose musical sensibility is best described as improvisational punk and whose commitment to social change rings out in every inventive tune.
Have you ever found yourself wondering where you could hear the sounds of traditional nomadic Tuvan Sygyt, Kargyraa, and Khoomei? Well, look no further -- your community radio station has you covered. From the mountainous Republic of Tuva, the throat singers comprising the Alash Ensemble gave an exclusive in-studio performance in the KDHX studios.
A little bit new wave, a little bit psychedelic, the Helium Tapes combine danceable rhythms with hard guitars and emotional vocals courtesy of songwriter Sunyatta Marshall.
With fuzzy-sounding guitar distortion and intricate vocal harmonies, Centro-matic epitomizes the reasons one should not "Mess with Texas." Singer Will Johnson brought his solo version of the band's sound to the KDHX studios.