KTRU 91.7FM Student Radio (Rice Univ., Houston, TX)
The Theater Fire, a quintet from Ft. Worth, Texas, compose beautiful Southwestern soundscapes in a manner evocative of Calexico and Knife in the Water, combining traditional country music influences with mariachi, folk, and blues-infused rock to create a complex and layered sound. One minute the rangy pedal steel guitar wails mournfully behind dark ballads, and the next, maracas herald the onset of a Latin beat