Second Hand Smoke features Jon Bird '99, Jeff Brignac, Pierre Dupree '99, Will Johnson '99, and Terry Landry '00. Following last year's performance, the band reformed and is releasing music once more.
Winners of SPUD's 2013 Battle of the Bands!
A UD favorite! High Definition is a DFW based cover band that's guaranteed to get the party started. With genres like Rock, Dance, Pop, and Rap, High Definition adapts to the scene.
HighDef Band as it is now, began in 2008 when a few friends from the College of Music at the University of North Texas came together. The goal was to become established in the Dallas/ Fort Worth music scene as a premier cover band in Rock, Alternative, and Hip Hop. In the spring of 2010, after some success, the members of High Definition decided to take their act to the next level by adding a female singer to the line-up and expanding their repertoire to include pop, disco, and top 40′s music.
Hydra Melody is a five-member alternative rock band from San Antonio, TX that has five separate musical instincts, fueling a single cohesive sound.
Performing at SXSW in Austin, the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, Summerfest in Milwaukee, in clubs and concert halls across the southern region, or at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, the satisfaction of fans joining in on the infectious "Run, run, run" chorus of, "You're What I do On The Weekend" or swaying to the irresistibly downtempo of "The Weather" drives Hydra Melody. "The amount of fun and joy we get out of performing is a great influence on our work. We wouldn't trade it for anything or ever give up on our dream!" notes Jason.
With a positive message urging listeners to think for themselves, trust their own minds, and embrace their lives with all its complexities, plus a couple of songs of love and heartbreak, Hydra Melody succinctly offers relatable lyrics over deceptively complex arrangements. The focused writing, ongoing tours, and independent releases are paying off. Hydra Melodyʼs memorable melodic strands, heartfelt lyrics, sophisticated arrangements and powerful presentation are catching the ears of fans and critics alike.
Most recently Hydra Melody was able to move to Austin, TX for 6 weeks to focus on writing their new album full time. The band for the first time in its 8 year existence had the opportunity to wake up everyday and go to the rehearsal studio they had setup in south Austin and create over 15 songs of what they believe will translate into THE album they've always wanted, simply because the focus in the writing process was like none other. This new Hydra Melody album has a wide range of influences and they've stepped up the latin rhythms a bit more. The plan is to finish out this year touring with Third Eye Blind and get into the studio by January and record the album and have it released by early spring of 2014.