This Week, Sudie Really Took Off.
Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it's fairly revealing. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.
Sure, 35 Denton is the big local music story of the week — as well it should be. When a festival that was once regarded as North Texas' biggest returns after a self-imposed one-year hiatus, well, let's just say it gets people talking.
Nonetheless, it was Dallas' own Sudie that finds herself atop our weekly local music power rankings. That's because, earlier this week, the 23-year-old premiered her new “Heartattack” video via the very widely read Jezebel. In the days since its premiere, the clip has racked up over 8,000 views.
In turn, this is the first time Sudie's ever appeared in the No. 1 spot.
That's not to say the little festival that could wasn't a big player in the rest of this week's rankings, though. 35 Denton headliners including Slobberbone, Ten Hands and Brutal Juice each fared well for themselves this week. As did day-panel participants and performers such as Jessie Frye and Layer Cake, the latter of which is reuniting to play the fest.
Like Sudie, Larry g(EE) premiered a new single and video this week. Come to think of it, Koolquise, Pyramids, Post Malone, The Demigs, Doug Burr and Hot Coffins each premiered new material this week, too.
Green River Ordinance, meanwhile, was announced as performer for at the inaugural Billy Bob's Fourth of July Picnic.
Elsewhere: Blackstone Rangers performs at tonight's Red Bull Sound Select Show; Mayta and SuperSonic Lips perform at this weekend's Indie Rock Latin America showcase; and The Roomsounds and The Gorehounds were among the acts that helped Three Links mark its two-year anniversary last weekend.
(Also receiving votes this week: Mind Spiders, Somebody's Darling, The Killdares, Dead Flowers, Andrew Combs, French 75, Dark Rooms, The Birds of Night, Star Music, Toadies, Kaela Sinclair, Kelly Clarkson, Bee Feral, Cashmir, Tunk, Jay Luse, Av The Great, Oil Boom, Jonathan Tyler, Brave Combo, Pat Green, Biographies, Scott Johnson, Dim Locator, New Fumes, Unmarked Graves, LEV, Jetta in the Ghost Tree, The Phuss, The Hope Trust, Valise.)
Sudie cover image by Melanie Shafranek.