It is once again time for KXT‘s annual summer concert – Summer Cut. Summer Cut is an evening filled with performances by musicians from across the nation and around DFW. And, Summer Cut also features performances from all over the musical landscape too – indie, psychedelic, folk, gospel, funk, rock, pop, R&B and more. KXT’s Program Director Amy Miller says this year’s lineup “exemplifies the broad range of music that KXT is known for.”
The concert is being held at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas on June 3rd at a 7 p.m. and will be headlined by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, which garnered fame and celebrity for their hit “Home” in 2009 and 2010. If you didn’t hear the song on KXT, you undoubtedly heard it on a television commercials like this:
It should be noted that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have shifted away from the upbeat and participatory music that they were previously known for since the departure of the band’s secondary voice, Jade Castrinos. Their newest album is “PersonA.” Critics have said that this album features an “existential transformation” for the group and have described the music on the album as “somber.” Check out the video for the single, “No Love Like Yours” below.
Before Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros hit the Main Stage you will be able to see seven other acts. Scroll the rest of this post for links, descriptions and videos of the rest of the talent that you can see at the 2016 KXT Summer Cut.
In the 1970s, the Dallas group The Relatives played a musical mixture of psychedelia and gospel. Their band was led by Reverend Gean West whose voice guided the troupe both lyrically and sonically until he died earlier this year. Over the years, the group has broken up, reunited, reissued albums and just recently, even recorded brand new music. The Relatives 2013 album, “The Electric Light,” showed off their sound’s lasting power. The Relatives latest release, “Goodbye World,” is their final album with Gean West at the helm. The band is sure to be playing tracks from this album at Summer Cut.
The Wild Feathers are an Austin band that formed in 2010. Each of the band’s members – Ricky Young, Taylor Burns, Joel King, and Preston Wimberly – was a lead singer in another band before they joined forces out of a mutual love for ’60s and ’70s rock and folk. The Wild Feathers scored their big break in Nashville when they got a deal with Warner Bros. and began opening up for big names, like Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.
San Fermin is an 8-piece Brooklyn outfit known for their baroque pop style. The group has been performing sold out shows and festivals across the world and opening for the likes of the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart since 2013.
Bibi Bourelly is an up-and-coming artist from Germany who has been signed to Def Jam Recordings. If you haven’t heard about Bourelly before don’t sweat it. You’ve definitely heard the songs she’s written or co-written, like Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher” and Nick Brewer’s “Talk to Me.” She recently made her television debut on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
Claire Morales is a North Texas singer-songwriter has put out a “dreamy, wistful record [that] will be what sweetens the coming summer days” says the good folks at KXT. Check out Morales’ submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert for a taste of what you’ll get from her performance at Summer Cut.
For years, Ronnie Heart — a.k.a. Ronnie Gierhart — has graced North Texas with his vocal/songwriting/guitar playing skills, and notably, joined forces with bands like VEGA and Neon Indian. Now, with the release of his debut EP “you(r) mine,” the Latin-American, R&B, funk singer-songwriter is breaking out on his own — and you and your dancing shoes should be very happy about that.
Siamese is the psychedelic band of four theatrically-inclined friends from Dallas. Siamese mixes “avant glam art pop” with “lush handmade set design and murderous alter egos.” Their live shows are supposed to make you feel like you “could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work.”