ARTIST TO WATCH: BRIE UNDERHILL
PROMOTER FOCUS: KING CAMEL AKA JEFFREY BROWN
ARTIST CHOICE: "THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE" BY THE ZOMBIES
This series is a regular feature of a selection of underground artists to watch in 2017
Brie Underhill, comic illustrator and Dallas native, weaves poetry, literary influence, and the influential dynamism of female friendship into her work. Her tender comics and illustrations speak their own private language, personifying a graceful acceptance of the balance between the existential experience of sadness and beauty. We had a few words about the inspiration behind her themes, her multifaceted talents and skills, and what 2017 holds for this artist.
ON REVIEW: CASS MCCOMBS AT THREE LINKS
The rise of technology, the internet, and the fundamental lack of sustainable jobs available has infused this generation with a self-determination and a universal DIY attitude unique, and at times, inscrutable to that of our parents' generation. The need to survive and the steep growth of the side hustle has incidentally split open the creative vein. Though the bad economy has forced many of our generation to take on jobs that don’t provide livable wages, it has also emphasized an inner tenacity to get what we want and need for our lives through the DIY ethic, and to not rely on the unreliable system to take care of us. If we are going to be broke, we might as well be broke doing what we love.
September 21, 2016
Wednesday night, September 21st, Three Links garage style venue was clocked up with an unfortunate host of my past and present lovers, the debris of sexual tension and bad relationships awkwardly bumping into one another, averting eyes and words, to see Cass McCombs perform. Deep Ellum’s self-proclaimed “neighborhood bar” had brought all the local kids into a cozy, shoulder to shoulder setting, bud light drunk and waiting to hear McCombs sweet lulls, touring his 9th and debut album on ANTI-Records, Mangy Love.