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The best kept secret in music


""The Lifestyle compus""

by Becca Finley, Music Editor

re:d Radio—Here's your weekly connection to acts you may not have heard of that you go see live, here in Dallas or a CD that you just need to put in your CD player. It'll change your life or at least your mood.

Get off your couch and go see HURT STREET. This band from Stephenville, Texas is hitting the Dallas scene hard. When this five-piece band gives you guitar, bass, drums, percussion, sax combined with Luke Wade's sultry vocals, you get the opportunity to hear a sound so unique and ripe that I am certain will not be limited to the Lone Star State for long. These musicians know how to craft an introspective song, their choices deliberate and infinitely respectable, while placing down a groove that keep you light on your feet and dancing. Check their schedule on
- Re:d Magazine

"TSU students should support local music"

KTRL Music Director

February 16, 2006

Stephenville calls itself the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” It is easy to see Stephenville as a thriving metropolis of country values and country music. If one looks below the surface, however, something a little more diverse appears. A rock n’ roll following has developed, and the fans and bands involved in it mean business.

Of the 13 most prominent local bands, 10 play rock music. Hurt Street came in runner-up in a battle of the bands at Dallas’s Hard Rock Cafe, Affliction is the fourth best hard rock band on and The Steve Daves won the opportunity to open for Bowling for Soup.

“The quality of music here is surprisingly diverse considering the area we are located in,” Chris Spiech, KTRL station manager , said. “Hurt Street appeals to the more mainstream audience where Affliction and Monument appeal to the kids who want to rock their asses off.”

Though musical venues do exist in Stephenville, they do not seem to be convinced that rock music will bring an audience.

“We really need to have a venue that supports quality live music and doesn’t care about what is popular or trendy,” Adam Mercer, drummer for Affliction, said. “If we could play in town more, we’d get more fans, and the club owner would get business. “

Affliction has been together since 1995, but still can’t play a show in Stephenville and have a large crowd. Generally 50 to 100 people is a good crowd for the group’s annual rock festival.

Hurt Street had their CD release party in Stephenville in early November and is currently touring around North and Central Texas. The CD release party proved to be successful, and the group was ecstatic about the turn-out, but they plan to book shows in Stephenville only twice a year. Despite the crowd size, Hurt Street is not losing sight of their goals.

“I just like getting up there in front of 10 people or 50 people or 1,000 people and losing myself in the music,” Bruce Cox, Hurt Street’s drummer, said. “We just love to play.”

Things are improving for these bands. The attendance at the local rock shows is growing. The students of Stephenville High School always make a good showing at shows, and the demographic of Tarleton is changing. “Any band’s goal is to play music for a living,” Hurt Street lead singer Luke Wade said.

“Music’s such a big part of my life and I want to have people come out and find what they think is good or great.”

Also, Tarleton State University’s radio station, KTRL 100.7 FM, came to fruition in February of 2004. Since then, local bands have had a medium that supports their interests. KTRL aims to support the bands.

“There are no other stations that play rock in Stephenville, and there are few stations anywhere in this area that are interested in playing local and unsigned music,” Spiech said.

At live shows in Stephenville, it’s almost customary that the band end the show by saying, “Support local music.”

- The J-Tac

""Hotter than Hot""

Those hotter-n-hot Hurt Street Boys will be shakin' things up at Tarlton State University for a big KTRL party tonight!

Combine the musical diversity of Led Zeppelin, the vocal stylings of Martin Sexton, the rock-out passion of Pearl Jam, add a dash of The Greatful Dead's jam band philosophy and a pinch of Dave Matthews Band. Blend with ice until you reach a groovy consistency. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with Jack Johnson's easy-going freedom to create the newest cocktail rage, Hurt Street. It's a party in your ears, and everyone's invited. Hurt Street began when Luke Wade picked up his guitar in his bedroom and began writing the songs that would revolutionize the rock scene in Stephenville, TX. A year later in the fall of 2002, enter jazz-trained bass player Aaron Lemons, rock drummer extraordinaire Bruce Cox, saxophone guru David Wade, and the percussive excellence of their newest member, John Wayne Shaw. After many shows and many name changes, Hurt Street has officially staked its claim in the Texas rock scene.
Joining Hurt Street, the not-too-shabby Vallejo!

I never thought I'd say this---but---I'm goin' back to college!



"Want More?" - Self-released EP 2003
"On Our Sleeve" - Self Released EP 2005
"Better Than You" - Self Released Single 2006
"Changes" - Self Released LP Due Out in January 06


Feeling a bit camera shy


A five piece modern alternative rock group with soulful and introspective lyrics that set themselves apart with their intense, yet danceable improvisational style. Although the members of Hurt Street consider themselves a rock group because of their tendency to write anthems and straight ahead grooves, their musicality has often landed them on bills with some of Texas best jam, alternative country, and rock groups. Hurt Street has shared the stage with the likes of Vallejo, Larry, Topaz, Reckless Kelly, and Jason Boland, in addition to being a headlining act, in their own right, throughout the state of Texas for almost four years. Hurt Street leaves audiences inspired by their powerful lyrics and captivated by a performance that is equally gratifying to both listen and watch. There music is a compelling combination of the visceral tone of the grunge rock of the early nineteen-nineties, grooves similar to those that have brought Dave Matthews to the top of the music industry, and thoughtful arrangements expected from the likes of The Counting Crows. Through almost endless regional touring and the release of their latest disk, "On Our Sleeve" in 2005, Hurt Street has staked their claim in the Texas Music Scene and are fixed on the great things that surely lie ahead.