"...However, it seems he took more than just some inspiration: The websites for the two organizations are virtually identical, from the bullet points about what makes a good trustee, to the design of the pulldown menus, and even the logo – a child's hand against an orange star. Flammer called those similarities "pretty much the extent of our connection to them." Yet Austin Kids First Treasurer Ben Maddox is also the registered lobbyist for Dallas Kids First..."
"...Ben Maddox's lanky left hand quivers the strings of an old Fender Duo Sonic, mercilessly bending the last notes of a solo to coax noxious gargles of Fuzz War distortion from his double amp stack. In sync, he howls a high, tuneful "ooh-oooohh" that miraculously harmonizes with the strained strings..."
"...LEE and AKF: two seemingly separate entities – but the connecting tissue is Teach for America. LEE's stated aim is "empowering Teach for America corps members and alumni to grow as leaders in their communities and help build the movement for educational equity." Meanwhile, AKF was founded by TFA alumni Ben Maddox and Sean Flammer, and its current board is comprised of all TFA alums..."
"...Featuring two members of Sound Team – guitarist/vocalist Matt Oliver and drummer Jordan Johns, joined by bassist Austin Jones – studio trio TV Torso took ACL's historically local stage (Zilker's Rock Island) with a certain local indie cred. Add former Voxtrot keyboardist Jared Van Fleet and ex-Corto Maltese guitarist Ben Maddox for the festival appearance, and the lineup that opened up the Austin Ventures stage on Sunday had all the trappings of a River City alt-rock supergroup..."
"...Following a few lineup changes, the group finally makes good with a proper EP, Answer Answer, on Friday, March 6, at the Scoot Inn with Brazos and Loxsly. "I like the idea of releasing EPs continuously," opines singer/guitarist Ben Maddox..."
"...My fiancée Annecy [Liddell], who plays in our current live lineup, sang a little as well. Garrett Hadden from The Dead Space played some guitar and so did Ben Maddox from Skin Drips and Hundred Visions..."
"...Having gotten properly waterlogged, much of the crowd reclaimed the top deck to absorb Hundred Visions’ catchy fuzz bombs. With the rhythm section of Eric Loftis and Wes Turner exhorting extra volume out of guitarist/vocalist Ben Maddox, who wore an influence-exhibiting Meat Puppets T-shirt, the local trio proved to be the boat’s loudest band as they bashed out “Thanks for Nothing,” off last year’s Pau Wau release Spite, with power and precision...."
"...Hundred Visions (Fri., 5pm, Reverberation) Grungy guitar rock trio fronted by six-string splatter painter Ben Maddox...."
"...Filling the void of LCD Soundsystem's early retirement, Hundred Visions jumps into the fire with "Last Cab From Tunis," a seductive strut of neo-disco and swaggering, bottom-heavy funk. Former Corto Maltese frontman Ben Maddox cuts more of a Harry Nilsson character than James Murphy, evinced on the flip side by the anthemic rock of "Red Tide" and "The Light That Starts the Day." Adrian & the SicknessCriminal Dog Days..."
"...Veteran songwriter Lee Simmons translates Jack Johnson's Californian breeze for West Texas skylines on his latest, Doniphan Nights, adult-contemporary pop for reflective, lazy afternoons. Corto Maltese's Answer, Answer plays out as an extended single for the title track – a sinister jaunt of modern glam-pop laced with Ben Maddox's cordial croon and glossy guitar – but the B-sides hold up, too, particularly "The Kiss Off," which sounds like the celebratory party after Arcade Fire's Funeral..."
"... Conservative Barney Maddox has poured $55,000 of his own money into a race to unseat moderate Pat Hardy on the State Board of Education. Maddox, a Cleburne urologist, is challenging Hardy in the Republican primary in District 11, which encompasses four counties on the west side of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex..."
"...The Catechism Cataclysm Director & Writer: Todd Rohal Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell. Cast: Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Walter Dalton, Miki Ann Maddox, Koko Lanham, Rico..."
"...Well, these guys must be the real deal, because despite my prejudice, I am forced to admit they kick butt. They write originals that could be confused with classics, especially Gary Bennett's "Are You Gettin' Tired of Me," which sounds like something Molly O'Day or the Maddox Brothers could have done..."