Going on nearly 30 years, Baboon plumbs the depths of noisy insanity on one song and then emerges with power-pop precision on the next. Known for high-energy, off-the-rails live shows, the band makes a rare appearance at The Kessler on October 18th.

Daniel Markham
Like many of his West Texas contemporaries, Daniel Markham has often been able to tap into the isolating, yet calm lonesomeness of the panhandle. Whether it be Thrift Store Cowboys and Amanda Shires of the last decade, Terry Allen and The Flatlanders of the late ’70s, or Buddy Holly and Wink-native Roy Orbison of the late ’50s, they all the ability to capture the parting winds of the flat lands and the blistering sun of the West Texas deserts. It was ingrained in their sound–becoming signature for each in their own shades.
The now Denton-based Markham, a decade in as a songwriter and musician, presents his third solo full-length album, Disintegrator. Third. In ways, that’s a misleading description. In reality, it marks his 12th release–following Waiting to Derail’s self-titled, One Wolf’s One Wolf I and One Wolf II: Secret of the Wolf, Larry Legion and Forest of Swords under the Larry Legion persona, solo works Demonstrations, Hexagons, Ruined My Life, Pretty Bitchin’, and the collaborative efforts of Smoke Paint with Tony Ferraro and Harmony in Hell with Claire Morales.

Caved Mountains
Caved Mountains are an alternative psych band from Dallas. Imagine Sonic Youth in the garden of CAN tended by the Grateful Dead as a starting place. They have an excellent EP out called A Slow Decline, which was recorded by Jordan Richardson (Son of Stan, White Denim). Caved Mountains are in the middle of finishing a full length at the Echo Lab in Denton, so expect to hear lots of new material.